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ISSUE No.4 | 2017-18
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I see that a lot of people are visiting Dubai of late. Its mostly for a quick holiday , some for work, some for better opportunities. I have a company office in Dubai since 4 to 5 years. Its been a splendid experience with no interference from authorities , ease of operations, no taxes, nearly no reporting or filing returns, etc. One can do better tax planning too for overall revenues. It depends on case to case, based on your business.

The time has come for India’s business people to set up shop in Dubai. The entire Middle East can be your market at your doorstep if you have a base in Dubai. Travel to other countries is very efficient as Dubai is well connected by airlines, being a major hub.

Its always good to have a leg outside the country. It facilitates many business decisions which would not be possible otherwise. It’s a good place for investment too. Property rates at all time low. Whats more, one can buy a flat and lease it out at a return of around 7 to 8 %.

IBG has made UAE, particularly Dubai the focus this year. We are representing DMCC, the Free Trade Zone of Dubai. we are authorized to give licenses for doing business in Dubai with this connection right here in Mumbai itself. Normally one needs to visit Dubai several times and incur this extra expenditure for this. Even office space in DMCC can be allotted by us.

We are also in a tie up with IBPC, the major Indian chamber of commerce of Dubai . This facilitates interaction with the businessmen of Dubai. there is a lot to learn from those who have their business in Dubai, as they are world traders and manufacturing businesses. They live and operate in an unfettered business environment .

To give a deeper understanding , we are doing a event on 10th May at Intercontinental Marine drive. We expect to have the Consul General of UAE attending this event . we also have 2 speakers from Dubai who have deep insights into the workings there. Those who wish to attend this event, do write in to

- Vikash Mittersain
IBG Founder & President,



Event Calendar
for May 2017:
  1. India-Dubai Business opportunities on Wed. 10th May at Intercontinental Marine Drive




1. IBG Knowledge Café Event on 19th April at Intercontinental, Marine Drive



IBG had a great speaker at the Knowledge café event on 19th at Intercontinental. Venky Iyer - Founder of Goli Vada Pav, which has already established 300 outlets across Maharashtra and India. He spoke eloquently about his story, with all its ups and downs. Giving herewith a few pics of the evening. Around 120 members attended this enthralling talk. It’s an amazing saga of grit and perseverance. What is astonishing is that it is a humble vada pav being made by automatic machines to maintain consistency and to give larger numbers in short time cycles.



2. The BoardRoom++ Nadirji Godrej’s Roundtable held on 20thMarch at Godrej Industries.



The BoardRoom++ had an opportunity to take its delegation to Mr. Nadir Godrej’s office and gain a private view of his thoughts and style of working which makes him so successful. He read from his Poetry and answered the burning questions our members asked.



3. IBG in association with Google Developers Group Mumbai conducted Women Techmakers 2017 on 21st April at Rise Mumbai.

Women from tech industry, early age startups and business groups from Mumbai were part of this event. We also had some expert senior women developers as speakers from bookmyshow, Accenture, Google.






4. IBG Founder & President Mr. Vikash Mittersain interviewing Mr. Rohit Talwar, CEO - Fast Future Research at Facebook HQ Mumbai on 3rd April 2017




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Mr. Manish D. Balwani
Manish D. Balwani (Founder, Managing Partner -- Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP)

Manish D. Balwani (Founder, Managing Partner -- Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP) comes with over 12 years of experience as an equity research analyst

Over the years, he has analysed industries & companies and been an investor in the Indian stock markets. With the aim of leveraging his knowledge and expertise to research, consulting and business support for Start-ups, MSME's and Social Businesses he founded -- Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP in the year 2013.

Value Creation Catalyst is a business facilitator providing boutique services in: (a) Industry & Business Research (b) Business Planning & Development Support (c) Fund raising & strategic advisory; to Start-ups, MSME's and businesses having Social Impact. Value Creation Catalyst has been on the Due Dilligence panel for Millennium Alliance Social Business Award (for last 4 rounds) and Manish D Balwani also serves on the evaluation committee of these awards. He further looks forward to working with the Start-ups, MSME's and Social Businesses and can be contacted on




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