Introduction by host Dr. Rajesh Doshi
Innoverse 2022 – the National SME business conclave hosted by BIA - began on a stirring note on 10 September 2022, at the ITC Maratha, with the rendition of the National anthem. Dr. Rajesh Doshi, BIA secretary, invited BIA president Mr. Nevil Sanghvi and BIA vice president Mr. Ashish Gandhi to escort special guests - BIA’s oldest president, Shri Mohanbhai Patel, Mr. Sandeep Waslekar, Mr. Prabhat Kumar, and Mr. Bharat Dabholkar to the dais.
& Mr. Manak Singh Narula
Co-host Mr. Manak Singh Narula went on to provide an introduction to the conclave, pointing out, “Each and every one of us, in some way, is an innovator.” Calling the programme a journey into the universe of innovation, he encouraged participants to logout from regular thoughts and tune in their mental frequency in a high-receptive mode. Meanwhile, the giant video screen continuously depicted a road trip in motion...
Welcome note by President Mr. Nevil Sanghvi
Welcoming the gathering, Mr. Nevil Sanghvi pointed out that, alongside the country’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, BIA is also celebrating its 75th year. He maintained, “BIA is passionately driven to assist in the growth journey by becoming the flag-bearer of MSMEs, not just in India but across the globe. We will be exploring how your business, which plays an important role in driving the economy of the country, can bring innovation to its core.”
Spreading the light with lighting of the lamp
Bringing together the senior most living past President Mr. Mohanbhai Patel, Mr. Sundeep Waslekar, Ad guru Mr. Bharat Dabholkar, CGST Commisioner Mr. Prabhat Kumar Gupta, Dr. Rajesh Doshi, VP Mr. Ashish Gandhi, President Mr. Nevil Sanghvi and Mr. Manak Singh Narula for lighting of the auspicious lamp. Paving way for an auspicious day that brings success, happiness and an atmosphere of positivity and warmth.
Unveiling of the Coffee Table Book
It was then time to unveil thefirst look of the coffee-table bookEmpowering Entrepreneurs which tells the story of BIA over 75 years. Thereafter, various dignitaries were felicitated on stage with mementoes to mark the event. The entire team who helped make Innoverse 2022 a reality was also thanked on stage. Innoverse 2022 - the journey of innovation has begun on the right note!
BIA 75th Year Celebration
There couldn't be a better way to celebrate the 75th year of BIA's establishment. A grand celebration with all the past Presidents, the present and the future Presidents. Shri. Nanik Rupaniji, a true Indian philanthropist, businessman, former President of Indian Merchant Chamber and much more felicitated every BIA President to date with a token of appreciation for their immense contribution towards Bombay Industries Association. In the words of our present President Mr. Nevil Sanghvi - “When we honour the past and embrace the future; then the present becomes a celebration.”