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The Chamber was founded in 1836 by seven Britishers and three Parsees “to encourage a friendly feeling and unanimity among commercial men on all subjects involving the common good, to promote and protect the general mercantile interests of this [Bombay] Presidency, to collect and classify information on all matters of general mercantile interest, to obtain the removal … of all acknowledged grievances...” In those days there was an entrance fee of Rs 150 and a monthly subscription of Rs 20. Other objects and duties included simplification and facilitation of business practices, communication with public authorities on all matters of mercantile interest and to carry out arbitration of disputes among members.

Established in 1836, the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest Chambers in the Country. Bombay Chamber has an illustrious history of 182 years. It is registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956) a non profit organisation. Chamber has played a significant role in the development of the city. It was largely responsible for the first railway built in India-The Bombay-Thana railway completed in 1853, has representation on the Port Trust, relentless advocacy postal system led to the passing of the India Postage Act of 1854 and standardization of weights and measures, until in 1932, set up machinery for arbitration of commercial disputes in 1880, Established customs of trade.

The Chamber has initiated several practices like making a detailed Presidential address at annual meetings October 1870, presentation of Accounts in a published form 1860-61, have its annual accounts audited by a professional firm of auditors in 1881-82.

The Chamber's Unique Selling Point, is the intellectual capital inherent in its membership which focuses in "Giving rather than Asking", along with the Thought Leadership. The Chamber currently has few thousand members, including a large number of SME's, most reputed large and medium, professionally managed, corporate manufacturing and commercial companies, financial institutions, multinationals, public sector companies, auditors, architects and chartered accountants who together contribute a significant portion of India's trillion dollar economy. The Chamber provides a forum for interaction of its members and formation of considered industry opinions and viewpoints. These are done under the aegis of the Managing Committee of the Chamber and Expert Committees.

The Chamber has played a significant role in supporting the development of industries in Mumbai over the last several decades. The Chamber serves as an effective vehicle of communication between the regulatory bodies, the corporate and the society. It collaborates with other Industry associations and thus increases its reach to the decision makers beyond boundaries of Mumbai. It also supports a large base of Micro Small and Medium enterprise members and contributes effectively towards overall development of its member companies by addressing core issues and remaining responsive to the needs of business.

The Chamber provides services to its members through dissemination of information, publications, special studies and through activities like organizing business delegations, seminars and training programmes. The Chamber also provides labor advisory services for its members. Other services include visa facilitation services to its members and issue of non-preferential certificates of origin.


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Seminar on Burning Issues & Recent Development on E-Invoicing (Feb 25, 2020)

Economic Scenario in India and Way Forward (Feb 25, 2020)

Site Visit - Johnson & Johnson, Mumbai (Feb 14, 2020)

Certified Training in First_Aid (Feb 12, 2020)

Regional Awareness Workshop for National CSR Awards 2020 (Feb 07, 2020)

Practical Training in ADVANCED FIRE SAFETY - 30th Jan 2020 (Jan 30, 2020)

Countdown to Budget 2020 (Jan 24, 2020)

Interactive Session on Integrated Marketing Communication - Why (Jan 24, 2020)

Certified Course on OHSMS Internal Auditor-Based on ISO 45001 (Jan 22, 2020)

AgriCorp2019 - Water Smart Agriculture - A Business Perspective (Jan 17, 2020)

Certificate Training - Electrical Safety (Dec 19, 2019)

Site Visit for Insight into Office Ergonomics Safety (Dec 19, 2019)

Interactive Session on Indian BFSI Sector & its Tryst with Data (Dec 10, 2019)

Master Class On Emotional Intelligence-The Leadership Advantage (Nov 13, 2019)

6th Annual International Conference "Globalization at Crossroad" (Oct 11, 2019)

Coffee Table Book "Mumbai Of My Dream" (Oct 24, 2019)

Release of Publications (Oct 24, 2019)

Workplace Safety Awards 2019 (Oct 24, 2019)

Course on Water Security Solutions for Business (Oct 18, 2019)

Bombay Chamber Awards - Civic and Good Corporate Citizen Awards (Oct 24, 2019)

Meeting with Consulate of USA officials (Oct 23, 2019)

Seminar-Terms of Delivery (Incoterms(R)2020) & Terms of Payment (Oct 17, 2019)

Site Visit - CSR Initiative of Siemens Ltd. at Mokhada (Oct 11, 2019)

Mindfulness And Emotional Intelligence For Leaders (Sep 25, 2019)

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Policy, Strategy & Practice (Aug 28, 2019)

Site Visit to the Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd - Chakan (Aug 23, 2019)

Corporates for Change Conclave (Aug 08, 2019)

Certificate Course on Leadership & Accountability (May 14, 2019)

Visit- H. E Mr. Artis Bertulis, Ambassador of Republic of Latvia (May 16, 2019)

Shadow The leader - Season 5 (Nov 08, 2019)

Office Safety Awards 2018 (Sep 28, 2018)

Enhancing Competitiveness of India - Vision 2025 (Jun 29, 2018)

10th Biennial Conference on Ports, Shipping and Logistics (Feb 16, 2018)

Shadow the Leader - Season 4 (Sep 10, 2018)

BFSI Conclave Day II - Panel Discussion on Role of Fintech-Neobanks in the Emerging Lending Landscap (Aug 27, 2021)

BFSI Conclave Day II - Panel Discussion on New Trends in Insurance - Regulation and Digitisation (Aug 27, 2021)

BFSI Conclave Day I - Panel Discussion on Emerging Technology in Enabling Financial Services (Aug 26, 2021)

BFSI Conclave Day I - Panel Discussion on Friction Less Service and Delightful Experience to Custome (Aug 26, 2021)

BFSI Conclave on Frictionless Service & Delightful Customer Experience - Day 2 (Aug 25, 2021)

BFSI Conclave on Frictionless Service & Delightful Customer Experience - Day 1 (Aug 24, 2021)

Bombay Chamber 185th Annual General Meeting (Aug 23, 2021)

An Interactive Session on Digital Payments - The Way Forward (Jun 03, 2021)

Webinar on Impact of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 on Advertisement, Media, Communication & Mark (Sep 17, 2020)

Address By Mr. Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, Team Lease Services on Ease of Doing Business (Aug 12, 2020)

Webinar on Cyber Hygiene and BFSI Sector (Jun 05, 2020)

Webinar on The New Normal for Family Businesses (May 28, 2020)

Webinar on Water Neutrality (Jun 19, 2020)

Creating Tobacco-Free Workplace and Workforce (May 28, 2020)

Webinar on Financial Independence and Resiliance (Jul 31, 2020)

MSME RELIEFS - WAY FORWARD towards a Brilliant Growth (Jul 28, 2020)

Address by Guest of Honour, Dr. Swati Piramal 184th Annual General Meeting (Jul 15, 2020)

184th Annual General Meeting Bombay Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (Jul 15, 2020)

Urban Thinkers Campus Series 2 on Financing Recovery for Resilient and Sustainable Cities (Jul 06, 2020)

Abbreviated Speech of Mr.V S Parthasarathy, President, Bombay Chamber & Commerce Industry at 184th A (Jul 13, 2020)

"Back to the Future" Series - Fireside chat with Ashok Barat, Past President Bombay Chamber (Jul 14, 2020)

Webinar on The Leadership Challenges in Current times (Jun 22, 2020)

Lecture on Non-Performing Assets and Bank Lending Growth (Mar 28, 2019)

Civic and Good Corporate Citizen Awards 2017-18. (Oct 16, 2018)

Business Growth & Managing New Normal in Cashless and Digital Economy (Apr 21, 2017)

Conference on Business Integrity into Business Practice Approaches & Ways (Mar 02, 2017)

Panel Discussion on Expectations from Union Budget 2017-18 (Jan 12, 2017)

Keynote Address by Chief Guest Dr. Rathin Roy (Jan 13, 2017)

Address by Guest of Honour, Dr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan (Jan 12, 2017)

Mumbai Draft Development Plan 2034 (Jul 15, 2016)

Bombay Chambers initiative towards farmer welfare "Site Visit organized for Farmer entrepreneurs FPO (Jun 17, 2016)

Bombay Chamber Visit to Northern Ireland and UK Agencies (Jun 07, 2016)

9th Intenational Shipping Conference (Jan 22, 2016)

Managing Risks & Liabilities in the Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage Sectors (Jun 17, 2015)

Managing Risks & Liabilities in the Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage Sectors & Beverage Sectors (Jun 17, 2015)

Exclusive Business Sessions on Monetary Policy & Strategy for Industrial Growth (Apr 16, 2015)

Fraud, Manipulation and Insider Trader in the Indian Securities (Jan 23, 2015)


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