ISSUE No.7 | 2016-17
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Another year, Another Diwali. On one side we hear the economy has hit 7.50% growth rate. On the other, reports say the sponsors of Dandiya Raas are missing. These 2 are contradictory. Its difficult to judge the true ground level economic situation. Is your business better off in one year since the last Diwali. Did your turnover increase? Are your profits better. Is your cash flow improved? Is there higher demand for your products and services? Did you buy a new car? Or an improved and more expensive mobile phone? Were you able to take your family for a overseas holiday?

I have been asking these questions of IBG members in the last one month, with a mixed bag of responses. Why don’t you tell me your own experiences? I will include the best 3 answers in the next IBG Newsletter.

In my own opinion, there has been a lot of action by the government during the year. Yet the actual results are still a way off. The decisions taken are to show results, though I have no doubt that we will see real improvements in couple of years. A lot of streamlining has been done. Bottlenecks removed. Coal if being brought out of the mines,

the Power generating plants have started working again, generation is already at an all time high, Industry is getting electricity to ramp up production, and the workers are getting better wages. This is just one chain . There are many instances like this. We should move forward with investments now, so that by the time we are ready with more production and productivity, the economic cycle will be ready to absorb the increased production of goods and services.

In case members want any representations to be done to the government, pl write in to me. If there are enough common needs, IBG will approach the powers to look into your requirements.

I take this opportunity to wish all of you a great Festival of Lights, May Goddess Lakshmi smile on you and your family, and may you prosper in the coming year

I look forward to hear back from all members and associates
- Vikash Mittersain
IBG Founder & President,



Event Calendar
for Oct 2016
  1. Exclusive Paid Members event only on Wed. 19th Oct. at Intercontinental Marine Drive, 7p.m




1. POTBOILER on Tuesday 13th Sept. at Escobar,Bandra




2. VTP Group Pune presents its new and existing properties at the Boardroom++ on 30th Sept. 2016, Sofitel

The BoardRoom++ was exclusively launched on this day. Details of The BoardRoom++

The BoardRoom++ will be the Premier Chief Executive Leadership Organization. It will be exclusively for President, Chairman of the Board, CEO, Managing Director or Managing Partner.

This initiative is to foster a close knit group of like minded, similar status business people. This group of business leaders will exchange knowledge, learning, support at business and personal level, be confidential sounding boards, inspire each other.

It will become a community of top leaders to address common issues, learnings, goodwill, support, trust and confidentiality.

This vertical will have events like:
  1. Learning Events: The BoardRoom++ will affiliate with leading Institutions like Harvard, NIT, Cornell, etc to do special courses for members.
  2. Speaker Sessions: Top level Indian and International speakers will be invited to an evening with members. These would include Politicians and Bureaucrats.
  3. Business Events: There will be events that bring business value to Members.
  4. Fun events like Sailing, Golf, outstation trips for families.
  5. Spouse events.

Qualifying Requirements:
To qualify to apply for membership, you have to be a CXO Level or above category. The company or division that you head should have a minimum of 50 employees and a turnover not less than Rs. 20 Cr. at last audited accounts.

Membership Fees:
There is no joining fees.
The annual membership fees is Rs. 50000/-.

The BoardRoom++ will be similar to other super exclusive groups like EO, YPO, RoundTable, etc. We will have affiliate and corresponding arrangement for members to attend when on overseas trips.




3. “Disruptions in Industries Through Digital” hear from Vivek Bhargava on 4th Oct at The Good Wife, BKC




4. IBG in association with AHVentures at StarUp on 17th IIT Powai




5. IBG paid members only-Invitation to attend the QFC Asia Road show 2016 taking place on the 12th October 2016 at the Trident Hotel, BKC, Mumbai

The Qatar Financial Centre in association with WAVTEQ invited IBG members to attend the QFC Asia Road show 2016 which took place on the 12th October 2016 at the Trident Hotel, BKC, Mumbai. This key event provided an unrivalled opportunity to examine the outlook for investment in the Middle East and Qatar, and support the Qatar Financial Centre can provide your business. The programme featured a combination of keynote addresses and lively panel debates from high-level policy makers from QFC and some of the existing investors in the region, shared their knowledge



6. IBG is also conducting interview series for startups. We plan to make an album of all these interviews and then get on to TV channels. Below are the videos of IBG Startup Interview Series conducted till now:


  1. Mr. Satish Kataria - Managing Director of Catapooolt
  2. Ms. Shraddha Patil & Mr. Bhavesh Kothari - Co-Founders of The Mentorpreneurs Inc
  3. Dr. Dhaval Mody - Managing Director of Mentagram
  4. Mr. Vijay Talreja - Director of Adapty
  5. Mr. Sidhartha Mohanty - Founder & CEO of
  6. Mr. Arunabh Parihar - Co-Founder & CEO of Zapdel
  7. Mr. Abhishek Malhotra & Mr. Rohan Dey - Co-Founders of PropRates
  8. Mr. Aditya Das Gupta - Managing Director of KeyQual Technologies Private Limited



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Member’s Corner


Mrs. Usha Shroff
Presenting at the feet of all the Bhaktas of our Durga Ma, Kali Ma to some, on the occasion of our festive season - NAVRATRI! The producer of ANANDMAYI, is none other than Sangitsevika Usha Shroff, under the banner of Fantasy International Impex, (FII). Over 20 years with FII, Usha has produced more than forty classical & light music shows and CDs.

Usha's intrinsic potential and keen interest in music was realised & actualised by Sangeet Martand Ustad Dilshad Khan and Padma Bushan Begum Parween Sultana, who trained her to excel in classical vocal music. Usha has music in her DNA, gained from her father, the esteemed Sarangi Maestro, Shri Narottamdas Mehta , Bachubhai to music lovers & close friends. He specialized in this rare and difficult instrument of 25 strings, considered to be next to voice and was considered to be a legend of his time.

Click here to know more-



Mr. Pankaj Singh Yadav
JoyfulMinds works in the back end as a confidante that is supported by its affiliates and team who work round the clock to assess, address and design solutions which have positive outcomes. Our efforts have led to today people scheduling sessions over phone, in-person consult or e-mail averaging at over 3000 calls monthly of which we’ve been proud of, as even though we are not a suicide prevention helpline but we continue to do our bit in addressing real world challenges of people that otherwise would’ve been unaddressed and affected them with greater consequences in the future in terms of their jobs, relationship or health.

Today individuals can reach us by giving a missed call on 8767-462-462 OR can refer a loved one or someone to raise a red flag and report crisis for our team to get in touch with the aggrieved and address it.



Mr. Vipul Tanna
KAY IMPEX , headed by Mr Vipul Tanna, one of the oldest Organizations in IT SOLUTIONS and SERVICES (, diversifies into two new exciting ventures, URBAN DANCE ERA (UDEC)- Dance Cos, LUXURY HEALTH CRUISE (LHC) -Travel and Tourism one of the First Health cruises in India sailing from Mumbai.(COSTA)

  1. At UDEC we teach all Dance and Fiteness styles , ranging from Bollywood , Salsa , Contemporary to Yoga and Pilates, under the guidance of KARISHMA TANNA trained under Terrance Lewis and Broadway (Newyork). Contact Karishma Tanna: 9820058092 / 022 26255348 email :
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    This is the First launch of COSTA HEALTH & WELLNESS CRUISE in India which sails to Maldives and back.

This concept of Health with Holidays with full entertainment is a fantastic package where Guest holidaying can also take care of their health and enjoy . It’s a perfect Family as well as a Corporate holiday program. SPECAIL OFFERS FOR 2 Kids up to the age of 18 years FREE is rolled out.

For details and booking contact : Rita Tanna : 9820068091 email :





Additional New Benefits on being IBG member:
  1. Members get to present their array of work and business at our Networking event.
  2. Members get to unveil their expertise and company credentials once in our IBG Newsletter which is released in the first week of every month and read over by 1 Lac Business People.
  3. Get added on IBG Whatsapp Group and interact with other IBG paid members.
  4. Get to be a part of only paid members event where you will get badges according to your industry sector which makes easier to identify specific needs.
  5. IBG is connected and in collaboration with several consulates .Thus the trade inquiries which are floated from their country is been passed on to our paid members. Also IBG paid members get to be part of such meetings held in turns.
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The BoardRoom++ Event held on 30th Sept.2016
at Sofitel was sponsored by VTP Group



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Dated :14th Oct. 2016
IBG Team