JULY 2022 – SEPTEMBER 2022

JULY 2022 – SEPTEMBER 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK : JULY – AUG – SEP 2022
04-07-2022 2.00 p. m. An interactive meeting was held between the officials of Adani Mangaluru International Airport Ltd (AMIAL) and KCCI at the conference room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed Shri Nirav Shah, Chief Airport Officer and Shri Vipin Nair, Head, Human Resources from AMAIL. Shri Nirav Shah discussed various infrastructure development measures in the airport in the coming months and took suggestions from the members present in the meeting. KCCI Vice-President Shri Ganesh M. Kamath, Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Past President Shri P.B. Abdul Hameed and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya were present. Hon. Secretary of KCCI, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed delivered the vote of thanks.
13-07-2022 11.00 a. m. An interactive meeting with Industrial Linkage Cell was organized by District Skill Development office, Mangaluru at Kanara Industries Association (KIA) Hall, Baikampady, Mangaluru. . KIA President Shri Isaac Vas welcomed the Chief Guest, Shri Hemachandra, District Skill Development Officer, Govt. of Karnataka and industry members who were present. Shri Hemachandra briefed the members about various state government schemes and also answered to the queries by the members. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor delivered the vote of thanks.
16&17-07-2022 9.30 a. m. State Level Conference of District Chambers of Commerce and Industry was jointly organized by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), Bengaluru and Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Hubballi at Hotel Denissons, Hubballi. Chief Guest on the occasion was Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj S. Bommai. Guest of Honour was Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani. FKCCI Bengaluru President, Dr. CA I.S. Prasad, KCCI Hubballi President, Shri Vinay J. Javali and other office bearers were present on the stage. Presidents/representatives of 30 district chambers of commerce across Karnataka participated in the two days conference. KCCI, Mangaluru was represented by its Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
21-07-2022 11.30 a. m. An Interactive meeting with Dakshina Kannada district officers, the heads of construction workers’ unions and construction owners’ unions was called by the Deputy Labour Commissioner (Nodal officer) (DLC -Construction Board), Govt. of Karnataka for Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Shivamogga districts, Shri K.V. Johnson at the Karmika Bhavan, Konchadi, Mangaluru to discuss about issues related to construction workers of the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Representatives from various construction unions expressed their concerns and provided suggestions to the officers present. Assistant Labour Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada, Govt. of Karnataka, Shri Shivakumar also addressed the gathering. KCCI was represented by the Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
22-07-2022 4.30 p. m. Regional Provident Fund commissioner – 1, Shri N. Gopalakrishnan met KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor to brief about the PF scheme, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) for members working in unorganized sectors. He sought KCCI support in the enrolment of members in this scheme. Section Supervisor, Shri Santhosh Kumar was also present in the meeting. Others present in the meeting were KCCI Vice President, Shri Ganesh M. Kamath, Hon. Secretaries and Directors, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Shri Ananthesh V. Prabhu, Directors of KCCI, Shri Amith Ramachandra and Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Chairman of KCCI Labour sub-committee, Shri Shamlal Yermal, Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A, Hon. Secretary of Dakshina Kannada Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, Shri K. Vilas Kumar, KCCI members, Shri Kirana Kumar and Shri Ujwal
25-07-2022 11.00 a. m. KCCI organized an industrial visit by the BBA (Aviation and Hospitality Management) students of P.A First Grade college, Nadupadavu, Mangaluru, at Adani Mangaluru International Airport, Mangaluru. Ms. Pooja and Ms. Suhani, Airport Customer Service Executives, explained about various departmental functions in the departure terminal for domestic and international passengers. Students were also taken to the arrival hall and customs clearance area and shown them the procedures.
27-07-2022 2.30 p. m. KCCI organized a seminar on ‘Decisions of the 47th GST Council Meeting and other relevant issues’ at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. Business owners, GST practitioners, accountants and students participated in the seminar. Smt. Hemalatha, Asst. Commissioner, SGSTO – 260 and CA Vikas Shenoy from Mangaluru addressed the seminar. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed the speakers and the audience. The speakers were introduced by KCCI Vice President, Shri Ganesh M. Kamath. CA Abdur Rahman Musba proposed the vote of thanks.
28-07-2022 10.30 a. m. District level Single Window committee and Kaigarika Spandana meeting was held at the District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District, Dr. Rajendra K.V. Also present was Joint Director, DIC, Shri Gokuldas Nayak. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
10-08-2022 2.45 p. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and SDM Law College (SDMLC), Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Law, Mangaluru at the KCCI President’s Chamber. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Principal/Chairman of SDM Law College, Dr. Tharanath, exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Hon. Secretaries and Directors, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Shri Ananthesh V. Prabhu, KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry- Academia Interconnect of KCCI, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A., Dr. Shaheema A.S., Assistant Professor, SDMLC and Dr. Ashwini P., Assistant Professor, SDMLC.
3.30 p. m. KCCI organized a seminar on ‘Cyber Security – to prevent yourself and your business from cyber criminals and the bad hackers’, addressed by Shri Robinson D’Souza, Cyber Security Expert, at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. KCCI President, Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed the speaker and the guests. The speaker was introduced to the audience by the KCCI Vice-President, Shri Ganesh M Kamath. Business owners, academicians, students and other professionals attended the event. KCCI Hon. Secretary and Director, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed proposed the vote of thanks. Also present on stage was KCCI Hon. Secretary and Director, Shri Ananthesh V. Prabhu.
12-08-2022 9.30 a. m. Vivekananda College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Puttur, a centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research, P G Department of Commerce (M.Com), in association with IQAC organized one day national level Inter-Collegiate UG Commerce Fest, VYOM 2022 (Vibrant, Young and Outstanding Minds). at their PG Seminar Hall. The event was inaugurated by KCCI President, Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. Present on the occasion was Dr. Sripathi Kalluraya, President, College Governing Council, Vivekananda College, Puttur
3.00 p. m. New Mangalore Port Authority (NMPA), Mormugao Port Authority and Cochin Port Authority celebrated 25th year of PPP Investments in Major Ports, ‘Maritime Public-Private-Partnership Conclave 2022 at NMPA Business Development Centre, Panambur, Mangaluru. KCCI was represented by Director and Chairman of EXIM Cell of KCCI, Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira who participated in the panel discussion on stakeholders’ perspective: current scenario, trends and developments.
15-08-2022 9.00 a. m. 76th Independence Day was celebrated at KCCI. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President of KCCI hoisted the national flag. Event was attended by KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh M Kamath, Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Director and Editor of the journal Ms. Athmika Amin, Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Past Presidents of KCCI Shri Issac Vas, Smt. Vathika Pai, Shri G G Mohandas Prabhu, Shri Srinivas S. Kamath, Past Hon. Treasurers of KCCI, Shri M. Ahmed Bava and Shri Surendra Prabhu and the staff of KCCI.
17-08-2022 9.00 a. m. The Fifth Meeting of the Board of KCCI for the financial year 2022-23 and the eleventh meeting of the present committee of KCCI was held at the Board room of KCCI. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President, KCCI chaired the meeting in the presence of Directors and special invitees.
20-08-2022 10.00 a. m. On the occasion of Amrith Mahotsav of India’s Independence, the World Konkani Centre commemorated the Konkani stalwarts who contributed to the framing of Indian Constitution. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President, KCCI, unveiled the portraits of stalwarts at the World Konkani Hall of Fame, Rev. Fr. Anil D’Mello, Director, Fatima Retreat Centre, released the booklet on the five stalwarts.
23-08-2022 11.30 a. m. Stakeholders’ meeting was held virtually by The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. Various initiatives on the infrastructure development of the airport were discussed. Suggestions from KCCI were also taken.
26-08-2022 11.00 a. m. The 16th Annual General Meeting of Mangalore SEZ Ltd was held through webex meeting platform. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
01-09-2022 12.00 noon KCCI organized a special lecture on ‘Opportunities and threats in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution’ at Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Law College (SDM), Mangaluru. Prof. CA Lionel Aranha, Chairman of KCCI ADR Sub-Committee addressed the students. Also present on the occasion were Mrs. Deepa Salian, Faculty Convener, ADR Cell, SDM Law College, Dr. Shaheema A. S., Assistant Professor of Law, SDM Law College and KCCI Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
07-09-2022 10.30 a. m. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in association with Karnataka Bank Ltd., Mangaluru organized an Townhall Event, ‘Forex For You’ at Dr. T. M. A. Pai International Convention Center. The event was attended by various companies involved in EXIM trade, various banks and other associations. RBI Regional Director Shri R.Gurumurthy presided the event. Shri M S Mahabaleshwara, MD and CEO of Karnataka Bank addressed the gathering. RBI General Manager, Shri D.K. Kashyap, Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Shri Mithosh Raghavan P also addressed the gathering. The speakers briefed on RBI guidelines and directions, FEMA regulations, regulatory expectations in relation to foreign exchange transactions etc. KCCI was represented by CA B. Chandrakanth Rao, Chairman of KCCI Accounts and Audit committee and Chief Operating Office of KCCI, Shri Mytreya A.
09-09-2022 9.30 a. m. KCCI, KCCI ADR Centre in association with Mangalore SEZ Ltd. organized a workshop on ‘Contracts & Alternative Dispute Resolutions – Means of settling disputes outside the court room’. Prof. CA Lionel Aranha, Chairman of KCCI ADR Sub-Committee conducted the workshop. The workshop was well attended by representatives of companies operating within the Mangalore SEZ Ltd. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President, KCCI welcomed the participants. Keynote address was delivered by Shri V. Suryanarayana, CEO, Mangalore SEZ Ltd. Also present on the occasion was CS Phani Bushan, Company Secretary of Mangalore SEZ Ltd. Chief Operating Officer of KCCI, Shri Mytreya A gave the vote of thanks.
3.30 p. m. CA Ananthesh V Prabhu, Hon. Secretary, KCCI inaugurated the Commerce Association of the Department of Commerce of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) for the year 2022 -23. He spoke on the importance of the commerce education to foster trade and industry and also the role played by KCCI in promoting trade in the region.
10-09-2022 9.30 a. m. Manipal Institue of Technology, Manipal and Innovation Centre, MAHE in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangalore, organized Academia-Industry Conclave 1.0. KCCI was represented by the President, Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Director and Incharge of Industry Academia Interconnect of KCCI, Shri P.B.Ahmed Mudassar addressed the gathering on Initiatives for Industries by KCCI and opportunities for students of the colleges having MoUs with KCCI. Chief Operating Officer of KCCI, Shri Mytreya A was also present.
16-09-2022 2.30 p. m. A workshop on GST departmental audit and annual return is organized by KCCI at their Meeting Hall. KCCI President, Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor delivered the welcome address. Vice-President, Shri Ganesh M Kamath introduced the speakers. Ms. Meera Pandit, Joint Commissioner, Commercial Tax, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest on the occasion who addressed the audience. CA Coline O. Rodrigues presented the topic on ‘GST Audit notices and how to respond to such notices’ and CA Vikas Shenoy spoke on ‘Filing of Form 9 under GST – its importance and implications’. KCCI Hon. Secretary, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed proposed the vote of thanks. Also present on stage were Hon. Treasurer of KCCI, CA Abdur Rahman Musba and Hon. Secretary, CA Ananthesh V. Prabhu.
MAY 2022 – JUNE 2022

MAY 2022 – JUNE 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK MAY – JUNE 2022
12-05-2022 4.30 p. m. The Kaigarika Adalath programme was held at Dr. T.M.A Pai International Convention Hall, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Medium & Large – Scale Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani. Various industry associations participated in the interactive meet to discuss about various issues concerning industries. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
18-05-2022 4.30 p .m. The Second Meeting of the Board of KCCI for the financial year 2022-23 and the eighth meeting of the present committee of KCCI was held at the Board Room of KCCI, Chamber building, Mangaluru. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President, KCCI chaired the meeting. Directors and special invitees were present in the meeting.
24-05-2022 10.00 a. m. Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Karnataka, NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme), Kaushalya Karnataka and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) jointly organized district level “Advantage Apprenticeship Awareness Program” at Hotel Deepa Comforts, Mangaluru. Shri Isaac Vas, President, Kanara Industries Association (KIA) delivered his welcome address. Shri Hemachandra, District Skill Development Officer, Dakshina Kannada, gave an overview of District Skill Development and Apprenticeship promotional activities. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, KCCI President addressed the gathering. Also present were Shri Prakash Rao Kalbhavi, Vice Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangaluru and Ms. Athmika Amin, Hon. Secretary, KIA who presented their views on the role of apprenticeship in the organization. Closing remarks was given by Shri Hemachandra, District Skill Development Officer, Dakshina Kannada.
31-05-2022 4.30 p. m. An informal meeting was called by Shri Sanjay D’Souza, Business Head, Emerging Enterprises Group, HDFC Bank, at the conference Hall of KCCI. He briefed the President, Office-Bearers and Directors on various financial assistance by the bank to the MSMEs. President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor welcomed the group from the HDFC bank. Feedback and suggestions about their services were taken by the bank. Other officers from the group were Shri Purna Nayak, Regional Head, Karnataka, Shri Vinup Thankappan, Territory Head, Mangaluru, Shri Prakash Padiyar, Relationship Manager, Mangaluru, Shri Chidananda Shetty, Cluster Head, Mangaluru, Shri Rajesh Pai, Manager, Kottara Branch. Vice President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath commended the developments in their service through digitalization. Others present from KCCI were Hon. Treasurer CA. Abdur Rahman Musba, Directors Shri Divakar Pai Kochikar, Shri Amit Ramachandra, Ms. Athmika Amin, Shri Vincent Cutinha, Past Presidents Shri P. B. Abdul Hameed, Shri G. G. Mohandas Prabhu and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya.
04-06-2022 5.00 p. m. The 15th City Level Advisory Committee Meeting of Mangaluru Smart City Limited was held at the Court Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District Dr. Rajendra K. V., I.A.S, KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor.
05-06-2022 9.30 a. m. KCCI celebrated World Environment Day by planting a sapling at the KCCI premises. KCCI Past President Shri P. B. Abdul Hameed graced the event by planting the sapling. Present on the occasion were KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Vice-President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath, Director Shri P. B. Ahmad Mudassar, Past Hon. Treasurer Shri Ahmad Bava and staff of KCCI.
06-06-2022 10.00 a. m. Department of Commerce (Professional), St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organized Professional Day at their Robert Sequeira Auditorium, Loyola Centre for Research and Innovation (LRCI). Principal of St. Aloysius College, Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis S. J. presented the key note address. Chief Guest for the event KCCI President, Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor addressed the students. Other Guests of Honour were Shri B. A. Nazeer, Director, KCCI and Shri P. B. Ahmed Mudasar, Director and Incharge of Industry Academia Interconnect, KCCI and Shri Mytreya, Chief Operating Officer, KCCI. Dr. Alwyn Vincent D’sa, Registrar, St. Aloysius College also addressed the students. Dr. Zeena Flavia D’Souza, HoD – B.com professional welcomed the guests. Ms. Ruth Samantha Almeida, Convener gave the vote of thanks.
07-06-2022 12 noon District Consultative committee meeting of GST (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) was held in GST office, Mangaluru to discuss about various issues related to GST. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Meera Suresh Pandit, Joint Commissioner, Administration, DGSTO- Mangaluru. Various tax practitioners from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts attended the meeting. KCCI was represented by its Hon. Secretary CA. Ananthesh V. Prabhu
10-06-2022 3.00 p. m. The third meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka State Council 2022-23, was held at hotel Avatar, Attavar, Mangaluru. The meeting was followed by an interactive session with Shri Kamal Bali, Deputy Chairman, CII Southern Region, and President & Managing Director, Volvo India Pvt. Ltd. Panel discussion was held on “Navigating the new normal: Building Resilience, Finding Opportunities, and Managing Growth” by Past Chairman of CII Karnataka with Mangaluru members. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
16-06-2022 10.30 a. m. KCCI organized Industrial visit to the BBA and B.com – Logistics and Supply Chain Management students of P.A First Grade college, Nadupadavu, Mangaluru, at Deccan Plast Industries, Baikampady, Mangaluru. Shri Nizamuddin M M, Manager, Deccan Plast Industries oriented the students at the manufacturing plant.
18-06-2022 6.30 p. m. KCCI Members’ Day Conclave 2022 was held at Dr. T. M. A. Pai International Convention Centre, M. G. Road, Mangaluru. Members’ Day Lecture was delivered by Chief Guest, Shri Shrinivas V. Dempo, Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies, Goa who enthralled the audience with his inspiring lecture. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, KCCI President welcomed Shri Dempo, Board of Directors, Past Presidents, committee members, members and invitees. The Past Presidents were honoured by Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. Shri M. Ganesh Kamath, Convenor and Vice-President, KCCI introduced Shri Dempo to the audience. Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Hon. Secretary, KCCI gave the vote of thanks. The event was compered by Smt. Vathika Pai, Past President of KCCI.
22 & 23-06-2022 1.45 p. m. KCCI organized industrial visits to the BBA – Aviation and Hospitality Management students of P.A First Grade college, Nadupadavu, Mangaluru, at Hotel Avatar, Attavar, Mangaluru. Executive Director, Shri Prashant Aroor, Hotel Avatar and his team extended their hospitality and guided the students across various services they offered and also the career opportunities in this industry.
23-06-2022 3.00 p. m. KCCI organized an industrial visit to the BBA – Aviation and Hospitality Management students of P.A First Grade college, Nadupadavu, Mangaluru, at the Hotel Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. Ms. Sulochana Shetty, HR Manager and Shri Sai Kapil, Flight Catering Manager, Hotel Ocean Pearl, briefed the students about various services they offered to the customers.
25-06-2022 11.00 a. m. KCCI organized an industrial visit to the B.SC – Food Technology students of P. A. First Grade college, Nadupadavu, Mangaluru, at Aruna Industries, Padubidri, Mangaluru district. Shri Sukumar C. Shriyan, General Manager, Ms. Krithika R Bangera, Junior HR Officer,  Shri Sukesh S. Suvarna, Supervisor, Aruna Industries, oriented the students at the manufacturing plant and briefed them about their various consumer products.
27-06-2022 3.00 p. m. Mangaluru Branch of Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) celebrated International MSME Day by organizing a CPE seminar on the topic, ‘Role of CA as a Business Solution Provider to MSMEs’. The event was held at ICAI Bhavan, Mahendra Arcade, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest on the occasion. CA Aditya Kuchibhotla from Bengaluru was the resource person.
27-06-2022 5.00 p. m. CHD (Centre for Health Development) group celebrated their eighth Foundation Day by organizing a discussion on “Public Health in all policies” . The event was held at the Vajra Hall, Moti Mahal, Mangaluru. Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Founder and CEO, CHD Group welcomed the gathering. Guests of Honour for the event were His Excellency Shri Federico Salas Lotfe, Ambassador of Mexico to India and Dr. Harsha Somaroo, President, Public Health Association of South Africa.  KCCI Hon. Secretary and Director Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya attended the event.
28-06-2022 4.15 p. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and SDM college of Business Management, Mangaluru at the KCCI President’s Chamber. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Vice Principal of the college Asst. Prof. Dr. Muralidhara Rao K. S, exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were Asst. Prof. Dr. Prasannakumara T, SDM college and Office Bearers of KCCI, CA Abdur Rahman Musba, Hon.Treasurer, Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and CA. Ananthesh V Prabhu, the Hon. Secretaries and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A. 
4.30 p. m. The Third meeting of the Board of KCCI for the financial year 2022-23 and the ninth meeting of the present committee of KCCI was held at the Board Room of KCCI. President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Directors and special invitees.
MARCH 2022 – MAY 2022

MARCH 2022 – MAY 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK – MARCH – APRIL – MAY 2022
15-03-2022 4.30 p. m. Canara Bank organized MSME Credit Camp at their Circle Office, Light House Hill Road, Mangaluru. KCCI Vice-President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath was the Chief Guest at the event who briefed the audience about various initiatives taken by KCCI for MSMEs. He was honoured by the General Manager of Canara Bank, Shri Yogesh Acharya.
19-03-2022 10.00 a. m. Fisheries Export Promotion Workshop was jointly organized by COOPEXCIL – NCDC (Cooperative Sector Exports Promotion Council – National Cooperative Development Corporation) and Dept. of Fisheries – Govt. of India (Dof – GoI) under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojna (PMMSY) at hotel, The Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. Shree Prabhu Paulraj, Director, COOPEXCIL – NCDC, New Delhi, welcomed the delegates and guests. Various measures to boost fisheries exports were discussed. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, KCCI member Shri Steevan Ronald D’Souza of Transit Global and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A. Shri Steevan Ronald D’Souza of KCCI presented his views on the infrastructure support for Export Promotion.
22-03-2022 11.30 a. m. A District level Single Window Committee meeting was held at District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director, DIC, Shri Gokuldas Nayak. KCCI Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath attended the meeting.
23-03-2022 11.00 a.m Additional District Commissioner Shri Krishna Moorthy H.K., held a meeting at his office to discuss about the event to be conducted by the state government on ‘Election system and the need for improvements’ at the Town Hall of Mangaluru on 01st April, 2022. Various educational institutions and other stake holders attended the meeting. Students were encouraged to participate with their views and suggestions. KCCI was represented by Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
24-03-2022 9.00 a. m. An informal meeting was called by Sr. Vice President, Dr. L. Ravindran of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) and KCCI, Mangaluru at the hotel, The Ocean Pearl, Kodialbail, Mangaluru. The Chambers shared their activities and challenges related to their jurisdictions and ways to take them forward. Mutual co-ordination and participation of both the Chambers in some of the activities were discussed. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Vice President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath, Directors Shri Amit Ramachandra and Shri P.B. Ahmad Mudassar, Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A and Past President of BCIC Shri H.V. Harish were present.
5.00 p. m. A meeting was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangaluru division through virtual mode with all exporters to understand the issues and concerns of exporters to prepare for the District Export Promotion Committee meeting. The meeting was attended by KCCI Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed.
29-03-2022 4.00 p. m. KCCI organized a seminar on Labour Law Compliance for its members at the Meeting Hall of KCCI. Shri Shivakumar B.E., Assistant Labour Commissioner, Mangaluru Division addressed the gathering on various critical topics like compliance and documentation regarding various labour acts and other. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor delivered the welcome address. Vice-President, KCCI, Shri M. Ganesh Kamath introduced the speaker. Vote of thanks was given by Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed.
31-03-2022 5.30 p. m. KCCI organized a webinar for its members on considerations for establishing business in Mexico. Mr. Emeka John Eni, Esq. Managing Partner, Attorney & Counselor-at-Law was the speaker who spoke on the mentioned topic. Hon. Secretaries of KCCI, Shri Ananthesh V Prabhu delivered the welcome address and Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed gave the vote of thanks.
01-04-2022 11.00 a. m. Discussion on Electoral reforms was jointly organized by the Deputy Commissioner office, Mangaluru City Corporation, SDM college, District Entrepreneurship Association and Mangaluru University at the Kudmal Rangarao, Town Hall, Mangaluru. The event was chaired by Shri Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Speaker of Legislative Assembly. St. Aloysius college, P.A college and Sahyadri college were among other colleges whose students participated in the discussion. Present on the occasion were Shri Vedavyas Kamath, MLA South, Mayor Shri Premananda Shetty, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rajendra K.V and Shri Jinendra Kumar, Vice President, Mangalore Bar Association.
03-04-2022 3.00 p. m. An interactive session with Dr. Murugesh R Nirani, Hon’ble Minister of Medium & Large -Scale Industries, Govt. of Karnataka was organized by Kanara Industries Association (KIA), Bikampady, Mangaluru. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor participated in the event.
06-04-2022 10.30 a. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Srinivas University Institute of Management and Commerce (SU IMC), Mangaluru at the conference room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Dean, SU IMC Prof. Keerthan Raj exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A., Prof. Venkatesh Amin, Trainer, SU MIC and Prof. Varun Shenoy, Training & Placement Officer, SU IMC. The collaboration aims facilitation of student talent empowerment towards industry development.
11-04-2022 10.30 a. m. Central University of Kerala, Dept. of Commerce and International Business School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), virtually organized Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Quality of University Education on the topic, “Monetary Policy Responses of Central Banks of Different Countries to Rising Inflation”. KCCI Vice President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath was the Chief Guest who delivered the inaugural address.
4.00 p. m. KCCI organized an interactive session for the members with Shri Akshy Sridhar, Commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor delivered the welcome address. Vice President Shri Ganesh Kamath introduced the chief guest to the audience. Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed gave the vote of thanks. Shri Ananthesh V Prabhu, Hon. Secretary was also present.
22-04-2022 10.00 a. m. Srinivas University Institute of Management & Commerce (SU IMC) held their inaugural function of MANEGMA – 2022, a hybrid national conference on “Emerging Trends in Post Covid Scenario in Management, IT, Social Sciences & Education” at Srinivas Auditorium, Pandeshwar, Mangaluru. Dr. P.S. Aithal, Vice Chancellor, Srinivas University briefed the audience about the conference. Prof. Keerthan Raj, Dean, IMC, SU introduced the Chief Guest to the audience. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor who was the Chief Guest at the event addressed the gathering. Prof. Amith D. Menezes, Convenor, MANEGMA 2022 also addressed the gathering. Prof. Venkatesh Amin, Training Director SU IMC gave the vote of thanks. Also present on the occasion were KCCI Director and Incharge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmad Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A.
25-04-2022 4.30 p. m. The First Meeting of the Board of KCCI for the year 2022-23 and the seventh meeting of the present committee of KCCI was held at the Board Room of KCCI, Chamber building, Mangaluru. Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, President, KCCI chaired the meeting. Directors and special invitees were present in the meeting.
27-04-2022 10.00 a. m. Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business, School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) organized Leadership Thought Series (LTS) on the topic, ‘Why Gandhi Matters’ at their Class Room No. 209, Teaching Block 2 of the college. Welcome address was rendered by Dr. Saranya P, Faculty, Dept. of Commerce and International Business, Presidential address was given by Prof. Dr. T. Mallikarjunappa, Head, Dept. of Commerce and International Business, Central University of Kerala. Inaugural address was delivered through virtual mode by the KCCI Hon. Secretary, CA Ananthesh V. Prabhu. Key note address was given by Prof. (Dr) John Moolakattu Stephen, Dean, School of Global Studies, Dept. of International Relations and Politics, Central University of Kerala. Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Divya A V., II year M.Com student and event was compered by Ms. Geethanjali V., II year M.Com student.
30-04-2022 6.30 p. m. Inaugural function of Belthangady Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) was held at the Buntara Bhavana, Guruvayanakere. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was one of the Chief Guests for the event. The event was inaugurated by Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Belthangady Taluk, Shri Harish Poonja. The event was chaired by the new President of BCCI, Shri Pushparaj Shetty. Other Chief Guests were MLCs Shri Harish Kumar and Shri Pratap Simha Nayak who graced the occasion. Also present were Shri Haaris I.J, Vice President, BCCI, Shri Suneal Shenoy Treasurer, BCCI, Shri Ronald Lobo, Secretary, BCCI, Shri Yashwant Patwardan, Vice Secretary, BCCI
09-05-2022 11.00 a. m. A preparatory meeting is convened at District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru to discuss about the preparations for the workshop organized by the Govt. of Karnakata on “Udyami Agu, Udyaoga Needu” & “Kaigarika Adalath”. The meeting was chaired by Shri Gokuldas Nayak, Joint Director, DIC. KCCI was represented by its President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
4.00 p. m. Preliminary meeting on “Udyami Aagu Udyoga Needu” and “Kaigarika Adalath” – Mangaluru Division was virtually conducted under the Chairmanship of Managing Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra, Bengaluru. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI, Shri Mytreya A participated in the virtual meeting. Joint Director of District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru briefed on the registrations from different colleges and also the preparations for the event.
11-05-2022 4.30 p. m. An informal meeting was called by Shri Pratap Heblikar, Former Special Secretary, Government of India and Dr. Prof. Chengappa Bidanda, former senior research fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, Former Senior Editor, Deccan Herald and formerly Christ University, Bangalore to discuss on the Maritime (Coastal Security). The meeting was held at the Conference room of KCCI. Also present were Prof. Jayaraj Amin, Chairman, Dept of Political Science and Dean, Arts Faculty, Mangalore University and Dr. Dayanand Naik, Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Mangalore University. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor, Hon. Secretary Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed, Director Shri Divakar Pai Kochikar, Director and Incharge of Industry Academia Interconnect Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar, Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A was present in the meeting.
12-05-2022 9.30 a. m. Karnataka Coastline Business & Conclave was jointly organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Karnataka State council, Karnataka Maritime Board and State Bank of India at the Hotel, The Ocean Pearl. Hon’ble Minister of Medium & Large -Scale Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Murugesh R Nirani was the Chief Guest. Welcome address was given by Shri Ullas Kamath, Chairman, FICCI Karnataka State Council, Keynote address was delivered by Dr Venkata Ramana Akkaraju, Chairman, New Mangalore Port Authority. Special address was given by Shri Kapil Mohan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary & CEO – Karnataka Maritime Board, Govt. of Karnataka. Others present on the stage were Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director, MRPL, Shri Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Infrastructure Development Ports & Inland Water Transport, Govt. of Karnataka and KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor. The vote of thanks was given by KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor.
10.00 a. m. A workshop on Be an Entrepreneur Become an Employer was organized by the Department of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of Karnataka and Karnataka Udyoga Mitra to create awareness among young professionals and graduate students on advantages of becoming a self-reliant entrepreneur and contribute to the economy instead of seeking employment. The event was held at T.M.A Pai International Convention Centre, Mangalore. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Medium & Large -Scale Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Murugesh R Nirani. KCCI Vice- President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath and other dignitaries from various sectors were present on stage.
FEBRUARY 2022 – MARCH 2022

FEBRUARY 2022 – MARCH 2022

CHAMBER AT WORK – FEBRUARY – MARCH 2022
17-02-2022 11.00 a. m. District level Single Window Sub-committee meeting was held at the District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director, DIC. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor attended the meeting.
18-02-2022 2.00 p. m. KCCI Vice-President Shri M. Ganesh Kamath met Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi at Circuit House, Mangaluru and briefed him about the developments in the KCCI Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (KCCI ADR Centre). It may be recalled that Justice Abdul Nazeer had inaugurated the KCCI ADR Centre on 14th March, 2020.
21-02-2022 10.30 a. m. Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) organized a public hearing on tariff revision application by Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mangaluru. KCCI was represented by Hon. Treasurer CA Abdur Rahman Musba and Director and Chairman of Energy, Power, Banking, Finance and MSME, the sub-committee under Industrial Cell of KCCI, Shri B.A. Nazeer. It may be recalled that the KCCI had opposed the tariff revision by MESCOM.
23-02-2022 4.30 p. m. The Eleventh meeting of the Board of KCCI was held at the Board Room of KCCI. President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Directors and special invitees.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and Alva’s college, Moodabidri at the Board room of KCCI. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Principal, Dr. Kurian of Alva’s college exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were Board of Directors and special invitees of KCCI. Also present was Ms. Jayashree, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Commerce, Alva’s college.

28-02-2022 8.00 p. m. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India, addressed the members of KCCI and business communities on the upcoming projects concerning blockades of Mangaluru – Bengaluru road via Shiradi Ghat during monsoon. The event was organized at The Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru by KCCI in association with Kanara Industries Association (KIA) and CREDAI Mangalore. KCCI President Shri Shashidar Pai Maroor welcomed the Chief Guest, Shri Nitin Gadkari. Guests of Honour were Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, DK & President, Karnataka State BJP, Shri Angara Sullia, Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport, Govt. of Karnataka, Shri D. Vedavyas Kamath, MLA, Mangaluru South, Dr. Bharath Y. Shetty, MLA, Mangaluru North, Shri Premanand Shetty, Mayor, Mangaluru City Corporation.
05-03-2022 6.30 p. m. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mangalore District Annual Day 2022 was held at the hotel Ocean Pearl, Mangaluru. Opening Remarks were given by Shri Jeevan Saldhana, Chairman, CII Mangalore. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A attended the event.
07-03-2022 3.30 p. m. District Skill Committee meeting was held at the Court Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s Office at Mangaluru. The meeting was attended by KCCI Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A.
08-03-2022 11.30 a. m. New Mangalore Port on behalf of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways organized an event to showcase PM Gati Shakti & the ongoing progress and outcomes of the projects in the Business Development Centre Auditorium. The event was attended through the virtual platform by KCCI Chief Operating Officer Shri Mytreya A.
4.00 p. m. Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), on the occasion of the International Women’s Day organized “FKCCI’s Women Achiever Award 2022” at Sir M V Auditorium, K G Road, FKCCI, Bengaluru. Smt. Vathika Pai, Past President, KCCI was conferred the award representing the Dakshina Kannada District. Chief Guest on the occasion was Kum. Shobha Karandlaje, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Guests of Honour were Smt. Gunjan Krishna, IAS, Commissioner for Indl. Devt. & Director of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. K. Ratna Prabha, IAS (Retd), Chairperson, UBUNTU, former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. C. Shikha, IAS, Commissioner, Commercial Tax Dept., Govt. of Karnataka, Smt. S.R. Anuradha Pradeep, Senior Advocate, Bengaluru. The event was presided by Dr. CA I.S. Prasad, President, FKCCI.
09-03-2022 9.00 a. m. St. Aloysius College Institute of Management and IT – AIMIT, organized Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) – 2022 at Arthur Shenoy Memorial Auditorium, AIMIT. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor was the Chief Guest on the occasion who delivered his inaugural address. KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A were also present on the occasion. Dr. Swapna Rose, Faculty coordinator – EDP presented the welcome address. Dr. Rajani Suresh, Dean, Academics & Research welcomed the Chief Guest and briefed about the event. Rev. Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director – AIMIT gave his Presidential address. Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Romola Venisa Mendonca, Student Coordinator, EDP. The event was compered by Ms. Nitha Mary Varghese, student of AIMIT.
10.00 a. m. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KCCI and St. Aloysius Institute of Management and IT (AIMIT), Kotekar, Beeri, Mangaluru, at their college campus. KCCI President Shri Shashidhar Pai Maroor and Rev. Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director – AIMIT exchanged the MoU. Present on the occasion were KCCI Director and In-charge of Industry Academia Interconnect, Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer of KCCI Shri Mytreya A, Dr. Rajani Suresh, Dean, Academics & Research, AIMIT and Dr. Nagendra S, Associate Professor, AIMIT.
4.30 p. m. District Industries Centre (DIC), Yeyyadi, Mangaluru, Joint Director Shri Gokuldas Nayak held a meeting to discuss on identifying training centres for imparting training programmes for the candidates in various skills seeking employment, thus making them employable under Karnataka Skill Development Corporation. The meeting was attended by KCCI Director Shri P.B. Ahmed Mudassar and Chief Operating Officer, Shri Mytreya A. Other stakeholders also attended the meeting.
11-03-2022 2.00 p. m. Central University of Kerala, Department of Commerce and International Business School of Business Studies in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), organized Professional Development Programme on Enhancing Quality of University Education on the topic, ”Russia-Ukraine War and its Strategic Implications for the World Order – Implications for the Trade, Commerce, Society and the Government of India”. The event was conducted through virtual platform. Director and Chairman of Industrial Cell Sub-committee of KCCI, Shri B.A. Nazeer was one the resource persons who presented his views on the topic.