ISSUE No.9 | 2016-17
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From The President’s Desk
Another year coming to an end. How fast time flies. It seems just yesterday that I sent you the first newsletter of the year in January.


Its been a roller coaster, to put it mildly. So many expectations, mostly being met from the Modi Government. And to top it all, the biggest big ticket explosion of Demonetisation of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes. This is a great move by our PM Modi to cleanse the age old system of corruption, fake notes, make the economy more digital oriented, to have transparency, etc etc. there is ofcourse some pain being felt across the length and breadth of the nation, but it is a much needed surgery . going forward we should see the economy benefiting hugely over time.

You will see some changes in IBG outlook. We are making it more business oriented for the benefit, particularly of paid members. We have a tie up with counterparts in Iran, which is the new emerging rich market after lifting of embargo. IBG will be a facilitator for Indo-Iran trade. We will not just impart knowledge, but actively work for members to bring business (exports, imports, infrastructure, etc)

IBG is also entering into a tie up with a large Free Trade Zone in Dubai, for members who wish to open offices/companies in UAE.

Presently, a person/company has to go physically to Dubai to set up a company. This will be eliminated, and IBG will be the front end and all formalities will be handled here in Mumbai itself. Will send out a special mailer once this tie up is in place.

The next year has become a bit uncertain due to the Notes issue, but we should see smooth sailing and growth beyond April 2017. I take this opportunity to wish you all a Great new Year and prosperous 2017. Hold your head high and go into the future with confidence.

- Vikash Mittersain
IBG Founder & President,



Event Calendar
for Dec 2016
  1. Members meet on Tue. 13th Dec. 2016 at Escobar 7p.m




1. IBG Knowledge Cafe by Rajesh Sawhney on Wednesday 16th Nov at Good Wife, BKC






2. Board Room ++ kick off

As you are aware, the Board Room ++ has been launched as a super exclusive club, where only CXO and above will find place as members. This was launched on 30th Sept.2016 at the Sofitel at a gathering of high level individuals.

As part of the regular events for the Board Room ++, we are kicking off with a periodical small get together at the Facebook office , an interaction with members (and potential members) with Facebook senior officials. This event was held on 23rd Nov. at Facebok office . Ms. Shaina Nc and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil and H.E. Duke DeAndre were the chief guests to this event.





3. IBG was an outreach partner with Google Developers Devfest on 27th Nov. at Hotel Goldfinch.





4. With the Iran market now opening up to the world, there is a huge opportunity for Indian traders, manufacturers, etc to source their imports of Iran products, as also cater to The Iran market needs. There is also a huge Infrastructure opportunity.


IBG is now providing a gateway to the Iran market. It has tied up with an company in Iran to facilitate imports, exports, infrastructure businesses etc between Iran and India via this tie up. IBG will offer this trade opportunity to its members. We will time to time send you the specific opportunities with market data and access. Our Iran agent will arrange deals with respective buyers and sellers.



5. IBG had conducted a meeting on 21st Nov. with Wisconsin State Govt. senior officials on how to grow trade in between the two countries.


We can also plan a visit to Wisconsin in 2017 with the potential IBG members. They would appreciate such a visit and setup appropriate meetings for IBG members. In preparation for that visit, they include here information on all of the top industry clusters in Wisconsin. This will give you a good overview of their industry in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Driver Industry Clusters: Please find under each of these links electronic versions of our industry snapshots and profiles as well as companies in the industry in Wisconsin.




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


Mr. Pradeep Dwivedi
Pradeep Dwivedi is CEO of Sakal Media Group, one of the largest independently owned media business in Maharashtra with forays in print, television, digital and events. An accomplished industry leader with an experience of over 23 years of business management cutting across functions and industries.

In his most recent role, Pradeep was the Chief Corporate Sales and marketing officer at Dainik Bhaskar Group; one of India’s Largest newspaper group. He commenced his career with managing sales, distribution and marketing with Eicher Motors Limited in the automotive industry. This was followed by Consumer Banking and Financial Services Industry assignments in prestigious multinational firms like GE Capital Commercial Finance, Standard Chartered Bank and American Express Bank in diverse areas such as business development, sales& risk operations in commercial, unsecured and secured products. Subsequently as Regional COO of Tata Teleservices Ltd, he was managing their Enterprise Business and had held roles in Service operations, marketing leadership, strategic business development and new product innovation.

He is an active participant in many industry associations such as IAA (International Advertising Association – India Chapter) as Honorary Secretary & Managing Committee member and The Advertising Club of India as managing committee member.




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Dated : 10th Dec. 2016
IBG Team