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At a Glance
6th China India Forum (2017) - Bengaluru, India
5th China India Forum (2016) - Jaipur, India . 4th China India Forum (2014) - Mumbai, India . 7th Convention (2010) - Perth, Western Australia
6th Convention (2009) - Jo'burg, South Africa . 5th Convention (2008) - Zug, Switzerland . 4th Convention (2007) - New Delhi, India
3rd Convention (2005) - Dubai, UAE . 2nd Convention (2004) - Mumbai, India . 1st Convention (2003)- Beijing, China
  November 18 - 20 2015, Mumbai, INDIA:

The year 2015, marks the 65th anniversary since India and China first established diplomatic ties and with both nations undergoing reforms and transitions of a similar nature, continued cooperation and support is essential for both nations to continue their rapid expansion.
The Fourth China-India forum, was held from 18 - 20 November at the Trident Hotel in South Mumbai. The purpose of this forum was to encourage and develop a mutually beneficial relationship between both nations such that it fostered increased economic and diplomatic relations.
This path to success was outlined in four simple steps. The first step would be to build connections between investment fund and the real economy of India - China. Second is to give Chinese entrepreneurs a thorough understanding of investment policies in India. Likewise, through a greater understanding of the Chinese government and its enterprises, Indian entrepreneurs would attain a comprehensive overview of the Chinese market. Lastly, the establishment of the “India - China Model” will serve a leading role; a platform for communication on which governments, enterprises, and industries and co-exist peacefully and grow together.

Hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the China -India Friendship Association (CIFA)and Podar Enterprise, the occasion included many important key note speakers like CIFA President Mr. Jiang Zhenghua, Chinese Ambassador HE Le Yucheng and many others.

Forum news on CPAFFC Website

Mr. Jiang Lighting the Lamp

Mr. Jiang Zhenghua - CIFA President

The Honoured Guests

Special Session of Select Chinese Delegates with Industry Minister, Maharashtra

Ms. Lin Yi - CPAFFC Vice President
The fourth China - India forum focused on developing mutually beneficial relationships makes evident that both nations are in similar political and economic positions and share similar interests. The communication, vigor, and impetus of both countries is on display for the world to admire.


18th November 2015  
16.00 – 17.00 Special Interactive session hosted by Government of Karnataka with Hon. Minister of Industries Shri R. V. Deshpande at Taj Mahal Hotel (Only Chinese Delegates)
20.00 – 22.00 Welcome dinner at Podar House (Only Chinese Delegates)
19th November 2015  Regal Room,Trident Hotel, Nariman Point Mumbai
09.00 – 10.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.00
Special interactive session with Hon. Minister of Industries, Maharashtra Shri Subhash Desai (Select Chinese Delegates)
10.00 – 11.00 Inaugural Session – Investment Opportunities: China & India
  Lighting of Lamp  
  Mr. Jiang Zhenghua CIFA President, Former Vice Chairman of National People’s Congress
  Shri Tarun Vijay  MP, President of Parliamentary Group on India China Friendship
  HE Le Yucheng Chinese Ambassador to India
  Shri Subhash Desai Industry Minister Maharashtra 
  Shri R. V. Deshpande Industry Minister Karnataka 
  Shri Rajiv Podar IBLF President 
11.10 – 11.30 Tea Break  
11.30 – 12.15 'Made in China' & 'Made in India'
  Mr. Deepak Garg CEO - Sany India
  Shri Atul Joshi Managing Director & CEO - India Ratings and Research
  Mr. Wu Song Head - Liugong India
12.15 – 13.00 Collaborative Cooperation and Development for Global Competitiveness
  Mr. Xu Xinsheng  Chairman - Foton India
  Shri Ravneet Gill CEO India - Deutsche Bank
  Mr. Shen Hong  Chairman - Highly India
 13.00 – 14.15 Lunch  
 14.15 – 15.00 Opportunities in Infrastructure, Ports and Smart Cities
  Mr. Liu Peng  CEO of ZTE India
  Shri Sanjay Dutt Executive Managing Director - South Asia - Cushman & Wakefield
  Mr. Zhang Ming President of Jianyi Group
  Shri Parvez Umrigar Infrastructure Expert
15.00 – 15.45 Initiatives for New Energy
  Mr. Liu Xueliang Head of BYD APAC
  Shri Hari Sankaran Vice Chairman & Managing Director of IL&FS Group
  Mr. Luan Kejun Secretary of Qingyang Municipal Party Committee
  Shri Satya Bansal Head Wealth Management, Barclays India
  Mr. Yin Minghui Head of Fanhua Group
15.45 – 16.15 Tea Break  
16.15-17.00 Financing of Cross Border Investments – China-India
  Mr. Hong Qing CEO of ICBC Mumbai
  Shri. Deepak Chatterjee CEO - IIFCL Projects Limited (IPL)
  Mr. Cao Liang Head of China Development Bank India Working Group
  Shri. Ananda Bhoumik MD Analytical Group, India Ratings and Research
17.00 – 17.45 China - India: e – commerce and services
  Mr. Bhushan Patil  Director of Alibaba International Division
  Mr. Fang Zhipeng  Head of China Postal Express & Logistics
  Mr. Hayes Benedict Executive VP - iProspect
19.30- 20.00 “China India Model – Chindia Award” Show
20.00 – 22.00 Gala Dinner
20th November 2015  Gulmohar Room, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point
10.00 – 13.00 Special Sessions
10.00 – 11.00
Beijing Investment Bureau
11.00 – 13.00
One on One Meetings
 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  
20 - 24th November 2015 Super Business Line's visit to Pune, Ahmedabad and New Delhi

*Key Speaker Highlights*

*CIFA President: Mr. Jiang Zhenghua*

  • " In retrospect of the history of China India relations, friendship and cooperation are the common desires and fundamental interest of our two peoples. Enhancing mutual understanding and strengthening communication are always the constant theme in the course of our bilateral relations
  • Our two countries have played indispensable roles in major international issues including global governance, sustainable development and climate change, etc.
  • Mutual trust and efficient cooperation between China and India can not be gained without the support, inclusiveness and mutual concern of people from all walks of life
  • Our two countries are determined to take measures to ease the trade imbalance and realize sustainable development of our bilateral trade. This demonstrates the great significance and necessity of furthering China India trade cooperation."

*President of Parliamentary Group on India China Friendship: Shri Tarun Vijay*

  • There is Huge potential for cooperation and collaboration between the two countries in terms of trade, investment and people
  • We should aim for a Trillion $ business partnership in the near future
  • As the President of Parliamentary committee on India China Friendship association, i'm happy to be associated with this forum of China India Friendship association that promotes business and friendship.

*Hon. Chinese Ambassador to India: HE Le Yucheng*

  • "Bilateral relations have never been better and are deepening further for mutual benefit owing to the regular meetings between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as also Premier, Li Keqiang
  • Though china's gdp had for the first time in years grown by less than 7 per cent registering 6.9 per cent in the third quarter its economic aggregate had touched $10 trillion last year and the government was striking a balance between maintaining steady growth and making structural adjustments.
  • China has traditionally been strong in manufacturing, but now seeks to build up its services sector and closer collaboration between the two countries can find synergy in india's primacy in services

*Maharashtra Industry Minister: Shri Subash Desai*

  • "E commerce is new to India yet in Maharashtra we encourage and support the growth of E-commerce as it is a growing trend. Very soon, E-commerce will have control of the trading business
  • We are also improving our infrastructure road development and warehouse housing facilities to support e–commerce.
  • Nagpur is central to the government of Maharashtra for logistically; therefore we are focusing of E - commerce development in Nagpur.
  • Prime Minister Modi has announced that many smart cities are going to be built in India 10 of which will be in Maharashtra. The USA and China are both encouraged and invited to invest and support these endeavors."

*Karnataka Minister: Shri R. V. Deshpande*

  • "Karnataka is at the forefront of business enterprise in India. You name the sector, we lead it.
  • We are known as the garden state of India. Come to Mumbai, Delhi Kolkata, Chennai and see whose weather is the best.
  • We are a progressive state; governments are working towards easing some of the obstacles to transform our economic relationship from buyer/seller to one of investment.
  • We don't believe in sickness but rather in healthy business enterprises."

*Rajiv Podar, IBLF President *

  • China is known to be ‘the Factory of the World’ whereas India the ‘Back office of the World’
  • Indian expertise of high quality precision, blended with low cost mass production; China can provide the best combination to cater the global markets.
  • During the visit of the Hon President of China HE Mr. Xi to India Chinese investments worth 20B USD was committed. Areas included Industrial Parks, Railways, Smart cities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing etc.
  • We must encourage expertise, knowledge and skill of our members rather than duplicating it for individual benefit.

*Organizer of the India China Forum Event: Madam Li*

  •  "I came to India in 2007 and I felt that I must start this initiative between two of the largest countries in the world, India and China. I have studied Hindi at university level and I feel Indians and Chinese have past connections. It’s time for us to come together, unite our resources and the future is sure to be bright with this powerful
  • I feel business linkage between India and China is very important
    and this forum highlights just that. I am grateful to Mr. Podar for making
    this happen and very happy that my last 6 trips to India have yielded in
    the result of this forum. "

200+ people Chinese delegation including several high level representations of Provincial Governments and Chairman of leading companies attended the forum and were equally matched by Indian delegates.

Evening of 19th November witnessed the "CHINDIA Award" Show where top Indian and Chinese companies were given recognition for their remarkable work done towards enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.


CPAFFC Vice President Ms. Lin Yi also announced a special recognition award for Podar Enterprise and Fortune Plus which was handed over to Mr. Rajiv Podar and Madam Li Zhongdong by Mr. Jiang Zhenghua.

Forum had a beautiful signature board that captured presence of all guests.


The forum saw use of technology in terms of face recognition for registration and Simultaneous interpretation using wireless devices.

On the night before the forum, i.e. 18th November, Mr. Rajiv Podar hosted a welcome dinner for all the Chinese Delegates at Podar House where Mr. Kantikumar Podar, Chairman Podar Enterprise and members of Podar Family welcomed the Chinese delegates.

Mr. Jiang Zhenghua presented a gift to Mr. Kantikumar Podar


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