November 23, 2016




Mr. Vijay Goel, Founder, Indo-EU Business Forum while  addressing the members of  All  India Association of Industries, Bombay  Stock Exchange   and   World  Trade Centre, Mumbai said that ,“The  Indo  European Business  Forum  is  a free  meeting  place for   business leaders and professionals  to  connect,  network  and   share  knowledge relating to doing business in India and the EU, IEBF  has taken a big  step forward in the  direction  of  achieving its  mission by  opening  an  India chapter. The India chapter would further synergize with efforts of the UK office in order to take its activities to even greater heights. Mr. Goel led a high level business delegation of 27 delegates representing businesses from UK, Lithuania, Italy and Greece to India to promote trade.

Mr. Goel further said that, “Indo European Business Forum is promoted as an open forum of like-minded people who believe in simple truth: “India   can    offer   strong   and   sustained   business   opportunity for European Union countries”.

IEBF is supported by leading personalities from India and EU from a variety of sectors. Our advisory board consist of people who shape the world.

He added the aim and objective of mission is to, provide a platform to share knowledge, experience and opinions related to doing business in India and EU. As well as share information related to resources available on print media and on the internet that offer knowledge, information and expertise of doing business in India and EU. Adding that it also seeked to share relevant data amongst various UK, EU and Indian companies who wish to exploit Commercial Opportunities in India and EU and to organize events to share such data amongst interested participants.

Mr. Ashish Chauhan,  MD &  CEO , Bombay Stock Exchange  said  that ,  “Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.  (BSE) is  Asia’s first and  the  Fastest  Stock Exchange in world with  the speed of  6  micro second and on  the India’s leading exchange groups. Over the past 140 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, the bourse was established as ”The Native Share & Stock Brokers’ Association” in 1875.

He further added that,”More than 5500 companies   are   listed on  BSE making  it   world’s No.1 exchange  in   terms  of   listed  companies. The companies   listed   on   BSE command a  total  market  capitalization  of USD 1.64   Trillion   as  of  Sept. 2015.   It   is   also   one   of   the  world’s  leading   exchanges i.e. 5th   largest  in September 2015  for  Index  options trading  (Source World Federation of Exchanges).

BSE has won several awards and recognition that acknowledge the work done and progress made  like India Innovation Award for the Big Data implementation, ICICI Lombard & ET Now Risk Management BFSI Company 2013, SKOCH Order of Merit Certificate was awarded to BSE for E-Boss for qualifying amongst India’s Best 2013, the Golden Peacock Global CSR Award for the initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility, NASSCOM – CNBC-TV18’s  IT User  Awards,  2010  in  Financial  Services  category,  Skoch Virtual  Corporation 2010 Award  in  the  BSE  Star  MF  category and Responsibility Award (CSR)   by the  World  Council  of  Corporate Governance. Its recent milestones include the launching of BRICSMART indices derivatives, BSE-SME Exchange platform, S&P BSE GREENEX to promote investments in Green India.

BSE’s  popular  equity  index  –  the  S&P  BSE SENSEX – is India’s  most  Widely   tracked   stock market  benchmark  index.   It   is   traded internationally on the  EUREX as well as leading exchanges of the BRCS nations (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa).

Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All Indian Association of Industries said that, “We at the All India Association Industries (AIAI) receive over 60 delegations during the year with a objective to promote bilateral trade between India and other major countries. We should look at some focus sectors to promote Trade between UK and European countries for better results, as Europe and UK are not only the investors in India, but we to need exchange technology transfers, promote joint ventures and import-export amongst UK and European countries.”

The meeting was attended by over 250 delegates from India and overseas besides Consul Generals / Trade Commissioners of European countries and others and it was a very successful Networking Session.


Mr. Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO , Bombay Stock Exchange presenting a momento to Lord David Evans, looking on is Mr. Vijay Goel, Founder, Indo-EU Business Forum and Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI) at a networking reception on November 21, 2016 at BSE Mumbai.