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Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI) is functioning as the apex organization of all kinds of packaging industries for the last many years. PIAI has integrated Packaging industries and allied Sector to explore emerging business opportunities and support for business Growth, Export Promotion, International Collaborations, Joint Ventures, Identify Advanced & patented Technology, channelising Investment, Import facilitation and Business Expansion & diversification.

Packaging Industry Association of India is providing assistance to Small, Medium and Large Companies for Domestic Business Growth, marketing & promotion of packaging products, equipment, machinery, materials and items at National and International markets. PIAI provides business networking platform for connectivity among manufacturers, exporters, importers, raw material suppliers, buyers, technology providers and end users to establish and enhance business contacts and business alliances. PIAI is playing important role to create awareness among enterprises about new & advanced technological developments, transformations and innovations in the field of Packaging sector for global competitiveness as well as promoting & branding unique products at domestic and global market.

Packaging Industry Association of India was founded by Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe, who is involved in packaging business and he is also the Founder & President of SME Chamber of India. He has been on the forefront to give suggestions, views, and recommendations to various Government departments for policy change & implementation, new schemes and incentives for the better business growth as well as resolve the issues with the concerned departments. PIAI is also doing regular research and the market survey of the sector to understand more about growth, issues, trends, threats, challenges, opportunities, hurdles and potentialities of the sector.

Objective

Act the apex organization of Packaging Industry sector
Empowerment of Packaging Industries for global competiveness
Support for Domestic Business and Export Promotion
Impart knowledge and expertise to packaging industry
Improvement of quality standards for local & global Markets
Suggestions for Policy Changes & Implementation
Resolve issues of Packaging Industrial sector
Organise Trade promotional activities
Protect interest of Packaging Industries

Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe

Being a serial entrepreneur, Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe has Founded “SME Chamber of India” in 1993 to support & empower SMEs for Business Connectivity, business growth, strengthening them for global competitiveness, export promotion, imparting knowledge & education for capacity building & transformation of Businesses, business expansion & diversification, channelising finance & investment, identify opportunities for joint ventures, technology transfer, Contract Manufacturing Tie-ups, mergers & acquisitions, Import Facilitation, Commercialization of inventions & innovations, Government Services, Setting up new manufacturing Industries, Marketing, promotion, Franchise and Distributorship business activities in India & abroad. He has also been supporting start-ups, Young & Women Entrepreneurs to explore emerging business opportunities and convert their business ideas into profitable ventures.

As the “SME rights activist”, Mr Salunkhe has been on the forefront for policy change & policy implementation, regularly interacting With Hon Prime Minister & his office, various Ministries, regulatory authorities, financial Institutions to resolve issues of SME sector, advocacy for new policy, schemes & advantages, Ease of doing Business for SME. He is instrumental to set up “SME Stock Exchange”, TReDS – Electronic platform for Trade Receivables, National Skill Development Corporation, Change of Definition of SMEs, exclusive SME divisions in all Indian missions in various countries, Start-up India, Collateral loans and revival of sick manufacturing units.

Under his dynamic leadership, SME Chamber of India and its associate organisations have been organising various National & International level trade promotion activities & events, conferences, Seminars, Webinars, Interactive round table discussions, study tours & delegations to visit various countries for exploring emerging Business opportunities as well as “India SME Excellence Awards” to recognise achievements & exemplary contributions of SME sector.

Contribution and active involvement:
Presented Plans and suggestions to Mr Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister to transform SME sector for revival & better performance on 27 December 2019.
Organised SME & Entrepreneurship function in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 1st May, 2002 at New Delhi for MSME sector
Member of RBI Governor’s Pre-Monetary Policy Review Committee
Member of Industry and Task Force, Maharashtra, Chairmanship of Chief Minister (2002 – 2007)
Member, RBI Empowered Committee for SMEs and SLIC for various states
Member of National Advisory Board of MSME, Government of India (2011-2013)
Board of Director of Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Ltd. (2002 – 2004)
Board of Director of Asia Mergers and Acquisitions Association
Speaker at “European SME Congress” organized by European commission on October 2016 at Katowice, Poland.
Speaker at “World Trade Symposium” annual conference organized by Financial Times in June 2016 at London.
Speaker at G-20 Conference on SME sector at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014.
Speaker at “SME Assembly” organized by European commission on November 2013 at Vilnius, Lithuania
Inaugurated the “Industrial & Commercial Bank of China” – ICBC Bank, India Branch on 15th September 2011 at Mumbai. ICBC is the world’s largest bank, with brand value of US$ 47.8 billion. ICBC Bank ranks 13th amongst the most valuable financial brands.
Initiated “India SME Excellence Awards” and “Pride of Maharashtra Awards”.
Recommendation for setting up SME Stock Exchange during the tenure of Mr C B Bhave, as the Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in 2010.
Recommendation and instrumental for setting up National Skill Development Corporation with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning commission of India.
Organised SME & Entrepreneurship Awards function in the presence of Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister Mr Lalkrishna Advani on 1st May, 2003 at New Delhi.
Recommended to Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, then Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2002 to change of the definition of Small Scale Industrial sector and to create new MSME Act.
As the Chairman of Law & Order of “Federation of Association of Maharashtra”, took the initiative to improve deteriorated law and order situation of Mumbai in November, 1998.
As the co-partner of Government of Maharashtra has organised “Advantage Maharashtra” the first ever Global investment grand event in 1996 at Mumbai.
Frequently travelling to USA, Canada, UK, Israel, various European Countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Mauritius, Qatar, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and GCC Countries. Member of various Government Committees, Study Groups and expert group to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector for the last 20 years.

Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe was instrumental in Family manged business from 1982 after completion of education in Commerce & Business Management and he has established his own “Macro Group of Companies” in 1991 at Mumbai. The group is involved in Manufacturing of Packaging Machines & Equipments, Packaging technology, supporting large corporate & SMEs for the development of Packaging unit, processing & operations with advanced technology, Exports, Distributorship and Marketing of Packaging machines, Capital Goods, Industrial Products, Electronic, Electricals and import facilitations as well as supporting Many SMEs to export their products.
Mr. Salunkhe can be contacted on : president@piaiindia.com

Initiative

Packaging Industry Directory
Setting up group of manufactures and suppliers
B2B platform to enhance business and partnership
Identify advanced and patented technology for purgation of Packaging products and machines
Marketing and branding at global level
Setting up Packaging Industrial cluster zone & park
Packaging Industry training Institute
New schemes and Polices to empowerment of Packaging Industry