(5th edition)

MCCIA is pleased to announce the fifth edition of ‘Pune International Business Summit’, to be taking place on Monday, 26th February and Tuesday, 27th February 2024 at JW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.

At the fourth edition of the Summit, we had the privilege of Inaugural Message from Hon’ble Shri Piyush Goyal - Minister for Commerce and Industry - Government of India. Additionally, we were honored to host diplomats, trade commissioners, and business delegates representing 11 countries.

This engagement played a crucial role in shaping the Pune International Business Summits and capturing the attention of both the Indian and global business communities.

Following the success of the 4th ‘Pune International Business Summit’, MCCIA is intensifying efforts to ensure that the 5th Summit in the Series to be even more impactful.

The focus of the two days long PIBS - 2024 will be on:

  • Emerging trends in International Trade and Investments
  • Strengthening the existing Global Supply Chains and developing alternative ones
  • Business Partnerships with Companies from India and abroad
  • Exploring Global Prospects for SMEs, Start-Ups and Women led businesses
  • Role of Technology in enabling international business growth


Key Features:
  • Addresses by Ministers and Senior officials from Central and Maharashtra State Government.(tbc)
Fireside Chats:
  • Mr. Ravi Pandit - Chairman of the Board, KPIT Technologies and Past President - MCCIA, with Mr. B.N. Kalyani - Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd.
  • Mr. Pradeep Bhargava - Past President- MCCIA and Chairman MECF, in conversation with Dr. Naushad Forbes - Chairman, Forbes Marshall Group.
  • Dr. Anand Deshpande – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Persistent Systems Ltd. and Vice President-MCCIA with an eminent Industry leader (being planned)
Address by Diplomats and Trade Commissioners:
  • The United States of America, Israel, South Africa, Flanders-Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Zambia.
Sector-Specific Sessions Focused on:
  • IT & ITEs -Cyber Security (Chaired by Mr. Dinanath Kholkar, Chairman – IT/ITes Committee of MCCIA)
  • Automotive (Chaired by Mr. Arvind Goel, Chairman Tata AutoComp Systems Pvt. Ltd. and Member of the board of MCCIA).
  • Food Processing (Chaired by Anand Chordia, Director Pravin Masalewale, and Member of the Board and Chairman Food Processing Committee - MCCIA).
Thematic Sessions:
  • Invest in Pune Session
  • Special Sessions on: Women Entrepreneurs in International Business.
  • Session on Trade and Investment Prospects with Karlsruhe-Germany
  • Session on Trade and Investment Prospects with Thuringia-Germany
  • Interaction with Officials from Flanders Investment-Belgium with interested participants
  • Sessions on: IPR/Legal Aspects/Mergers and Acquisitions/Investments in International Business
  • Regulatory Aspects in International Business
  • Networking Evening
  • B-2-B Meetings with Delegates from Montana - USA, Israeland Switzerland.


Participant Countries

  • Last edition: 11 countries
  • In this edition: 25+ countries

CXOs Participation

  • Last edition: 250 companies
  • In this edition: 300+ companies

Value Propositions to Partners

  1. Gain prominent organization branding through personalized invitation letters sent to 108+ country representatives, including Consul Generals and Trade Commissioners.
  2. Positioning and branding of your company via targeted email and WhatsApp campaigns to a network of 9500+ member companies
  3. Leverage MCCIA's extensive social media reach across platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, connecting with a target audience of over 135,000+.
  4. Receive a complimentary pavilion/booth at JW Marriott, providing a prime space to showcase your company's products and services.
  5. Benefit from strategic logo placement on backdrops, standees, photo booths, and billboards, ensuring widespread visibility.
  6. Feature your company with a full-page advertisement in MCCIA's monthly magazines, reaching a diverse readership.

Tentative program structure


Day – 1

9:00 to 10:00 am 

Registration with Networking Hi-Tea

10:00 to 10:05 am

Opening Remarks by Mr. Prashant Girbane – Director General, MCCIA

10:05 to 10:15 am

Welcome Address by Mr. Deepak Karandikar – President, MCCIA 

10:15 to 10:35 am

Keynote Address by Minister

10:40 to 11:20 am

One-on-one Fireside Chat with Mr. Baba Kalyani – CMD, Bharat Forge Ltd.

by Mr. Ravi Pandit – Chairman of the Board, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

11:25 to 12:05 am

One-on-one Fireside Chat with Dr. Naushad Forbes - Co Chaiman, Forbes

Marshall by Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, Past President – MCCIA and  Chairman – MECF

12:10 to 12:55 pm

Panel Discussion with Diplomats:

Hosted by Mr. Prashant Girbane, Director General – MCCIA. Panelists from Switzerland, Israel, Belgium, Finland

1:00 to 2:00 pm


2:00 to 2:30 pm

One-on-one Fireside Chat -3. (Tentative)*

Hosted by Mr. Anand Deshpande – Managing Director, Persistent Systems

2:35 to 2:45 pm

Launch of “Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security” by US Consul General – Mike Hankey

2:45 to 3:30 pm

Industry Panel Discussion on Cyber Security. 

Hosted by Mr. Dinanath Kholkar, Chairperson – IT committee of MCCIA. 

3:40 to 4:00 pm

Session on AI by Dr. Tehilla Altschuler (Renowned AI Experts from Israel)

4:00 to 4:30 pm

Tea Break

4:30 to 5:10 pm


Panel Discussion on Trade Facilitation.

Hosted by Mr. P.C. Nambiar – Director Group Exim, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.


(1)  Mr. Varun Singh - Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Pune

(2)  Mr. Sirsendu Mukherjee - Branch Manager, ECGC

(3)  Ms. Chitra Raste - Regional Head, Export-Import Bank of India


5:15 to 6:00 pm


Industry Panel Discussion on “Present and Future Trends of the Indian

Auto/EV/Alternative Fuel segments”

Hosted by Mr. Arvind Goel – Chairman, Tata Autocomp Systems Limited



6:15 to 7:00 pm



Panel Discussion on Invest in Pune Region.

Hosted by Mr. Prashant Girbane, Director General - MCCIA Panelists: 

(1)  Mr. Chandrakant Pulkundwar (IAS), Division Commissioner – Pune Division

(2)  Mr. Suhas Diwase (IAS), Collector – Pune District

(3)  Shekhar Singh (IAS), Municipal Commissioner – Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

(4)  Mr. Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal (IAS), Metro Politian Commissioner and CEO      – Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority

7:30 pm onwards

Networking Dinner 


Day - 2

10:00 to 10:45 am

Industry Panel Discussion on Agri & Food Processing Industries

Hosted by Mr. Anand Chordia – Director, Praveen Masalewale (Suhana)

10:50 to 11:35 am

Panel Discussion on IPR, Legal aspects, M&A, Investments in International Business. 


(1)  Dr Mohan Dewan, Advocate, Patent and Trademark Attorney and Principal - R. K. Dewan & Co 

(2)  Mr. Shailendra Bhandare, Partner - Khaitan & Co.

(3)  Mr. Hormazd Charna, Founder - MergerDomo

Chaired by Mr. Raman Nanda, CEO of STEP Transformations

11:40 to 12:25 pm

Panel Discussion with Diplomats.

Hosted by Mr. Prashant Girbane, Director General – MCCIA. Panelists from Indonesia, Peru, Zambia, South Africa

12:30 to 12:50 p.m.

Trade and Investment Opportunities with Karlsruhe, Germany

12:55 to 1:15 p.m.

Trade and Investment Opportunities with Thuringia, Germany

1:15 to 2:00 p.m.


2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Fire Side Chat/ Panel Discussion with Women Leaders in International Business 

2:45 p.m.

Vote of thanks


Concurrent Sessions at the Board Room


Day – 1 on 26th February 2024


Concurrent Sessions at the Board Room

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Trade and Investment Opportunities with Flanders - Belgium



Day – 2 on 27th February 2024


Concurrent Sessions at the Board Room

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

South Africa: Interaction with Consul General and Business delegation

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Indonesia: Interaction with Consul General and Business delegation

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Switzerland: Interaction with Swiss Diplomatic and Economic Network India

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Zambia: Interaction with Consul General and Business delegation

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Finland: Interaction with Consul General and Business delegation

5:30 pm to 6 pm

Peru: Interaction with Consul General and Business delegation



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