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ISSUE No.04 | 2019
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From The President’s Desk


Every person, entity, company or chamber needs to reinvent itself time to time to keep pace with changing times to stay relevant. So it’s also time for IBG to add some layers to its already well-oiled engine. We have already kicked off the below, but full impact will take some time
  1. Regular fortnightly meet with Consul Generals and their commercial teams at IBG office. We just did with Hungary Consul and next is China
  2. Started meetings with Government secretaries on a weekly basis
  3. Started meeting Ministers as and when possible
  4. Understanding all policies if State and Central government, so as to get funding/benefits for our members
All these initiatives are for paid members only.
Become an IBG member to benefit from these new initiatives. It always helps to be part of a larger organization.

- Business Guru Vikash Mittersain
IBG Founder & President,




1. IBG Potboiler networking event at tote on turf.

A Power Packed #Networking Event honoring guests of honor from diplomatic mission.
1. Mr. Demeke Atnafu - Consulate General of the Fed. Dem. Rep of Ethiopia
2. Mr. Gavin Chay - Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore
3. Mr. Lalit Chokani - Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus
4. Mr. Ameet Agarwal - Honorary Consul of the Republic of Congo
5. Mr. Arun lalwani - Honorary Consul of the Republic of Niger
6. Mr. Paresh Mehta - Honorary Consul of the Republic of Nicaragua
7. Mr. Vivek Saria - Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Uganda
8. Peter Kern - Financial Counsellor - Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
9. Sandro Casule – Consular Attache – Consulate General of Italy

IBG Recognition Awards Categories:
1. Business Excellence – Mr. Mahesh Ahuja Business Head - Brittman India Pvt. Ltd.
2. StartUp – Mr. Ankur Hadkar Founder & Director - Innovative Spaces
3. Promising Member – Ms. Geeta Kalra Founder - Red Rabbit Travel Representations



2. IBG “Members Business Builder Meet”



3. IBG hosted a Chinese delegation today from Fujian province. The objective of this meeting was to closely interact with our members and see what possible business can be generated between the two countries.



4. Interactive Meeting with Hungary Consul General and his Team at IBG Office.



5. IBG Meet up with Police Commissioner of Mumbai Mr. Sanjay Barve



6. IBG Meetup with Mr. Nand Kumar, Principal Secretary & Chief Protocol Officer - Govt. of Maharashtra



7. Mr. Vikash Mittersain with Mr. Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary, Urban Development



8. Meeting with Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar - Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest.




1. Women Power 2019: Unleash the Power within You! - 11th May 2019, Mumbai - Request for Support!



2. Growth Propellers Symposium – 1st June 2019, Andheri, Mumbai




IBG in Business India Magazine!!



IBG President Mr. Vikash Mittersain’s Weekly Radio Talk by ALL India Radio

36. Ms. Sanyogita Atrey & Dr. Mridula:

Below is the link of Mr. Vikash Mittersain’s Weekly Radio Talk. In conversation Mrs. Sanyogita Atrey, Princess of Bihar, Chairperson & MD - 18SG Group (India's first women in Transnational Projects) & Dr. Mridula, Holistic Nutritionist and Divine Diet Coach on FM Gold Mumbai 100.1Mhtz broadcasted on 8th March 2019 in the program “Chhoo lo Asmaan”.

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37. Mrs. Abha Singh:

Below is the link of Mr. Vikash Mittersain’s Weekly Radio Talk. In conversation Mrs. Abha Singh, Advocate, Bombay High Court, Social Activist, Tedx Speaker, Former Civil Servant on FM Gold Mumbai 100.1Mhtz broadcasted on 22nd March 2019 in the program “Chhoo lo Asmaan”.

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Member’s Corner


1. One Eyed Octopus Studios Pvt. Ltd.
One Eyed Octopus Studios Pvt. Ltd. is an end to end design driven IT and interactive content setup based out of Pune, India and Melbourne, Australia. SAAS based products, electronic games, mobile applications and other forms of multimedia, both traditional and experimental are some of the services offered by OEOS. The Collective Mediaworks is a production house which operates as the media wing of One Eyed Octopus Studios Pvt. Ltd. TCM covers the complete spectrum of the audio visual medium and has expertise in producing films, digital content, corporate content, etc

Mr. Saptesh Chaubal
Mr. Saptesh Chaubal

Saptesh Chaubal is a gamification designer and an award winning film maker. He has been working in the Animation and Game design industry for the past 10yrs having worked with companies like Prana studios and Crest animation. Saptesh is one of the co-founders and the design lead at One Eyed Octopus Studios Pvt. Ltd. a design driven IT studio based out of India and Australia.



Mr. Parikshit Karnik

Mr. Parikshit Karnik

Parikshit Karnik heads the business consultation and HR services end of One Eyed Octopus Studios Pvt. Ltd. He was a part of Trinity Holdings as a HR Business Partner, later leading the group into starting up business set ups in Bahrain, Qatar, and Kurdistan Iraq and took on the role of Country Head of operations and Business development for the Trinity Holdings group upon repatriating to India.



2. Desai & Chinoy - Advocates & Solicitors
Desai & Chinoy is a boutique law firm rendering services since 1998 in specialised areas of law. Our aim is to develop long term relationships with our clients by providing services in a complex legal environment.

Our Founding Partners, Mr Shishir Desai and Mr Merzi Chinoy have been professional partners since 1987. We have multi–skilled teams who are highly responsive to the needs of clients faced with complicated problems. We also have a network of Associate lawyers/counsels who assist us in handling legal matters throughout India, so as to provide our clients with national support. Our Administrative team is adequately supported by efficient Managers.

It is our constant endeavour to maintain and improve the quality of services offered to our clients. We encourage knowledge sharing, vital for achieving best solutions. Our experience, combined with the stability and efficiency of our organisation ensure that our clients receive value for money solutions.

With regard to our fee structure, we follow the “time sheet system” under which the actual time spent in a matter is logged and billed on an agreed rate basis. However, in some cases depending upon the client’s need, we may negotiate our fees on a “lump-sum” basis.


Mr. Merzi Chinoy

Mr. Merzi Chinoy
Founder Partner

Merzi is a Commerce and Law graduate of the University of Mumbai. He was on the merit list in the Second Year LL.B. exam conducted by the University of Mumbai. He signed Articles of Clerkship with the Solicitors’ firm, M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co. and is enrolled as a Solicitor with the Incorporated Law Society, Mumbai.

He specializes in real estate, conveyancing and commercial laws and has handled several large and prestigious real estate transactions throughout India.

He was a member of the Ethics Committee set up by Tata Memorial Hospital, the premier institute in Cancer Research & Development in India which undertakes various innovative Oncology Research projects.
He was the Chairman of the Public Premises Tenants’ Association for the last several years. He has served as a Director of Lions Club of Mumbai (East) and is on the Board of companies and public trusts. He is a member of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Founder Member of the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce, India and was a member of its first Managing Committee. He frequently contributes articles on law to various magazines and journals.

Mr. Merzi Chinoy – Founder Partner,



Mr. Shishir Desai

Mr. Shishir Desai
Founder Partner

Shishir graduated from the Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics. He completed his LL.B. Degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai. He was on the merit list in the Second year LL.B. Exam conducted by the University of Mumbai. He signed Articles of Clerkship with the Solicitors’ firm of M/s. Kanga & Co. and stood first at the Solicitors’ exams of the Mumbai Incorporated Law Society and won prizes for securing highest marks in all the subjects. He worked in the Solicitors’ firm Crawford and Bayley for over four years before embarking for private practice in 1983. He has also passed the Chartered Secretaries’ Examination and he is a Member of The Chartered Secretaries’ Association of India. He has also passed the Solicitors’ exam conducted by the Law Society, London and is enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England.

He specializes in Corporate Laws (including Financial Instruments and Financial Restructuring), Laws concerning Foreign Collaborations, Exchange Control, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public Issues (IPOs) and Commercial Laws.
He also assists foreign clients in setting up their India operations and represents them on their Board.

He has worked with Merrill Lynch in advising their High Net worth clients. He has been advising in family disputes relating to inheritance matters.

He is on the Board of several public limited companies. He is also a trustee of several public charitable trusts. Mr. Shishir Desai – Founder Partner,



Testimonials From Members


Ms. Meenal Sinha

Ms. Meenal Sinha

I have been a member of the IBG since inception and have loved every moment of it. It's a great place to make strong business relationships if you are not the kind who looks for short term transactional gains but believe in the power of long term relationship building like me. IBG Potboilers are a great place to meet like minded entrepreneurs and professionals and bond over a mix of serious discussions as well as a fun evening.

Vikash himself has been a great mentor and support to me, always ready with a word of advice, ideas and suggestions whenever I seek them. With my IBG family there, I am sure someone's got my back! Referral Business got through IBG

1. Shyam Sharma - Stratton Court signed up at a co-working space through us. Business value INR 10,000 + taxes
2. Sachin Deourukhkar (ex member) referred a client who has taken a co-working space through us. Business value INR 27,000 + taxes - invoice raised this month

3. Dimple Merchant connected me to her friend who is helping (actually bailing me out) with my son's Japanese exams Invaluable support cannot be measured or mentioned enough.



Mr. Deepesh Deshmukh

Mr. Deepesh Deshmukh

This was the first time I’ve done PR for my company. So I was worried, confused, and unsure of how everything works. I didn’t know of any PR Agency until I got introduced to one of our IBG Members, Ms. Anindita Gupta, founder of Scenic Communications. Frankly when I met Anindita for the first time to discuss PR, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

But the way Anindita handled everything for me, all my anxiety melted away. Her team is extremely competent and she explained to me the entire process in detail. And once I gave a Green Signal, their execution was absolutely impressive. Scenic Communication has done PR Strategy for us and has shown tangible results in promoting and driving our business.
They came up with innovative ideas and implemented them with great finesse. The best part was that they were sensitive about my budget and used their resources diligently. I’m delighted to write this testimonial for Scenic Communication. I’m happy to continue to use their services for my business and I highly recommend this Agency for their PR & Social Media Marketing Services. I also would like to thank IBG to give us a tremendous platform to connect with business owners from various walks of life and help us to grow our businesses. I consider Mr. Vikash Mittersain, the President of IBG, as my Mentor. He is always there for all of us and his guidance is absolutely invaluable.




Additional New Benefits on being IBG member:
  1. Members get to present their array of work and business at our Networking event.
  2. Members get to unveil their expertise and company credentials once in our IBG Newsletter which is released in the first week of every month and read over by 1 Lac Business People.
  3. Get added on IBG Whatsapp Group and interact with other IBG paid members.
  4. Get to be a part of only paid members event where you will get badges according to your industry sector which makes easier to identify specific needs.
  5. IBG is connected and in collaboration with several consulates. Thus the trade inquiries which are floated from their country is been passed on to our paid members. Also IBG paid members get to be part of such meetings held in turns.
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