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SME Business Club has initiated by Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe Founder and President, SME Chamber of India and Chairman and Managing Director, Macro Group of Companies to provide platform to small and medium Entrepreneurs to enhance business connectivity and explore emerging business opportunities.

Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe has founded SME Chamber of India in 1993 to provide support to SMEs, Young Entrepreneurs and Start-ups for business growth, export promotion, imparting knowledge & education for transformation of their business activity, capacity building for global competitiveness, interface with policy makers, channelise finance & investment, joint ventures, technology transfer, setting up industries and expansion and diversification of business activities in India and Overseas. Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe has been organising various State, National and International level activities and trade promotional events for the empowerment and strengthening Entrepreneurs since 1985.

Mr Salunkhe has been instrumental for policy change and policy implementation and has taken an initiative to set up SME Stock Exchange, National Skill Development Corporation, TReDS – Electronic platform for Trade Receivables, inclusion of SME sector for providing level playing field in ease of doing business facilities, identification of emerging export market for SMEs and advance technology for better productivity and quality, exclusive SME department in Maharashtra State as well as guidance to Start-ups, Young and Women Entrepreneurs for converting their business ideas into profitable venture and commercialization of inventions & innovations.


Founder of following organisations:
  • SME Chamber of India (Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India)
  • Start-Ups Council of India
  • Marathi Chamber of Business and Industries
  • Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA)
  • SME Business Management Institute
  • SMEtalks Platform
  • SMECoach Platform
  • India International Trade Centre (Investment and Trade Promotion Organisation – recognised and supported by Government of India and Government of Maharashtra)
  • SME Export Promotion Council
  • Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI)
  • SME Technology Development Centre
  • SME Connect – Magazine (Registered)

  • International Division:
  • International Business Forum
  • India – US SME Business Council
  • Europe - India SME Business Council
  • India – GCC SME Business Council
  • India – Japan SME Business Council
  • India - China Business Council
  • India – Canada SME Business Council
  • India - UK SME Business Council

Involvement:
  • 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
  • Participated as the Jury of various awards selection committees formed by eminent organisations.

Contribution:
  • Recommendation and instrumental 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 2008.
  • Advocacy for Collateral free loan for Micro and Small Entrepreneurs of Rs. 2 crore from Rs. 1 crore to Hon’ble Prime minister & Finance Minister of India in 2016.
  • 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 the ICBC Bank ranks 13th amongst the most valuable financial brands.
  • Initiated “Pride of Maharashtra Awards” and “India SME Excellence Awards”.
  • Perusing with various State governments for providing industrial land at concessional rate for SMEs.
  • Perusing with Ministry of finance and Reserve bank of India to change definition of NPA and providing financial assistance at lowest rate of interest to SMEs.
  • Suggestions to central and various state government departments for considering special support and exemption to SME sector in ease of doing business process and formalities.
  • Recommendation for the financial support for SME sector for participating in international exhibitions through Canara bank and launched this facility on 16th September 2014 at Mumbai in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister for Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.
  • Recommendation and instrumental for setting up National Skill Development Corporation with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning commission of India in 2009.
  • 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
  • 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 the Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2002 for Policy change and definition of Small Scale Industrial sector and to create new MSME Act.
  • Being a Chairman of Law & Order of “Federation of Association of Maharashtra”, Mr Salunkhe took the initiative to improve deteriorated law and order situation of Mumbai and organised confidence building activities amongst businessmen, industrialist and traders on 17th November, 1998.
  • Active involvement in organising “Advantage Maharashtra” the first ever investment event along with Government of Maharashtra 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 for business conference and promotion of SMEs for International Co-operation.
  • Mr Salunkhe has been member on various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs to the Government related to Industry, Finance, Banking, Exports, Start-ups and SME Sector for Policy change, Policy Implementation, Increase of Incentives and advantages.

Mr Chandrakant Salunkhe has founded Macro Group of Companies in 1991 at Mumbai which is involved in Manufacturing Packaging Machines & Equipments, Distributorship and Marketing of Capital Goods, Industrial Products and Export of Packaging Machines & Equipments, Processed Food Products, Packaging Products & Industrial Products.


Founder of Macro Group of Companies:
  • Salunkhe Packaging Pvt. Ltd.
  • Salunkhe Exports Pvt. Ltd
  • Macro Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Geoptech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bricks Marketing and Promotion Pvt. Ltd.
  • Macro Events & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.