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SGCCI

The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been serving the industry for more than 75 years with focus on promoting trade, commerce, and industry. With various initiatives such as trade fairs, business networking events, training programs, and policy advocacy on business-related issues, SGCCI is fostering a behest for growth and excellence in business community. Surat's rise to prominence as the world's diamond- cutting centre and India's most prominent man-made textile industry, has put the city on the global map, empowering and facilitating business expansion across the world. At SGCCI, we believe in building strong, meaningful connections that go beyond the workplace. Whether it's through our volunteer initiatives, social events, or online forums, we're committed to creating a community where everyone feels welcome and valued


At SGCCI, our objective is to bring people together and create opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and growth. With our industry experts and qualified teams, we're able to help businesses and individuals connect with others in their industry and beyond, regardless of the regional boundaries. SGCCI significantly impacts the qualitative and quantitative growth and expansion of commerce and industry in Southern Gujarat, qualifying it to effectively compete on a worldwide scale.

SGCCI core focus also includes knowledge sharing and training programmes, via seminars, workshops, trade meets, expo etc., to boost Trade and Commerce. SGCCI is committed to the development and strong evolution to the MSME segment in Southern Gujarat region by way of implementing the various initiatives of the government. Surat has a strong base of manufacturing and is contributing in a big way to the national GDP with involvement of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises(MSME).

SGCCI is totally committed towards promoting the "BRAND SURAT" worldwide, attracting FDI into the region, enabling exponential industrial growth. People of South Gujarat are very enthusiastic, enterprise oriented, resourceful and hold an entrepreneurial mind set,which bolsters them to expand their business horizons, beyond the boundaries.

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About Surat


SGCCI

Surat city is also a home to a large number of textile mills, including both small-scale and large-scale industries, that manufacture a wide range of textiles, such as synthetic textiles, cotton textiles, silk textiles, and more. Surat's textile industry has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century, when the city emerged as a major center for cotton trade. Over time, the industry has grown to become one of the most significant contributors to the city's economy, employing a large number of people and generating significant revenue.

The textile industry in Surat has undergone significant changes and modernizations in recent years, with the adoption of advanced technologies and the introduction of new products and production techniques. Today, Surat is one of the leading textile manufacturing hubs in India, with a wide variety of products that are exported to different parts of the world.

Regardless of the various challenges, including escalating labor costs, price swings, and competition from other regions, across the world, Surat is still expanding and changing, due to continuous adaptation to new technologies and innovative ideas.


The Vision and Mission of SGCCI

Mission

To provide quality service to members , trade and industry of South Gujarat at large enabling them to grow qualitatively & quantitatively, to make the region competent enough for the global challenges.

Vision

The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry shall strive to be a world class Chamber of Commerce by:

  • Representing views of trade and industry to various levels of Government.
  • Networking global trade and commerce to benefit members.
  • To promote quality systems in the trade and industry that meet worlds class levels standards.
  • Promoting trade and industry internationally through linkages.
  • Instituting recognition schemes for individuals & companies to promote excellence.
  • To upgrade technical know-how in the trade and industry through various seminars, conference and workshop.

SGCCI

Quality Objectives


government

Representing views of Trade and Industry to various levels of Government

networking

Networking Global Trade and commerce to benefit members.

standards

To promote Quality Systems in the Trade and Industry that meet world class levels and standards.

interantionTrade

Promoting Trade and Industry Internationaly through linkages.

Institute

Instituting Recognition Schemes for Individuals and Companies to promote excellence.

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

To upgrade technical know-how in the Trade and Industry through various Seminars, Conferences and Workshops.



SGCCI

Past Presidents


Mr. Ashish P. Gujarati
Past President
Mr. Ashish P. Gujarati
2021 - 2022
Mr. Dinesh R. Navadiya
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Mr. Dinesh R. Navadiya
2020 - 2021
Mr. Ketan Paragji Desai
Past President
Mr. Ketan Paragji Desai
2019 - 2020
Mr. Hetal Rumendra Mehta
Past President
Mr. Hetal Rumendra Mehta
2018 - 2019
CA Pravinkumar Muljibhai Shah
Past President
CA Pravinkumar Muljibhai Shah
2017 - 2018
Mr. Bhavaniprasad S. Agrawal
Past President
Mr. Bhavaniprasad S. Agrawal
2016 - 2017
CA Chandrakant Shantilal Jariwala
Past President
CA Chandrakant Shantilal Jariwala
2015 - 2016
Mr. Mahendrakumar Nathubhai Katargamwala
Past President
Mr. Mahendrakumar Nathubhai Katargamwala
2014 - 2015
Mr. Kamlesh Yagnik
Past President
Mr. Kamlesh Yagnik
2013 - 2014
Mr. Paresh R. Patel
Past President
Mr. Paresh R. Patel
2012 - 2013
Mr. Rohit S. Mehta
Past President
Mr. Rohit S. Mehta
2011 - 2012
Dr. Ajoy P. Bhattacharya
Past President
Dr. Ajoy P. Bhattacharya
2010 - 2011
Mr. Nilesh Vinodchandra Mandlewala
Past President
Mr. Nilesh Vinodchandra Mandlewala
2009 - 2010
Mr. Chetan S. Shah
Gold (Invitee)
Mr. Chetan S. Shah
Mr. Arvindlal Champaklal Kapadia
Mr. Arvindlal Champaklal Kapadia
2007 - 2008
Mr. Pravinbhai Babulal Nanavati
Past President
Mr. Pravinbhai Babulal Nanavati
2006 - 2007
Mr. Dilip N. Chasmawala
Past President
Mr. Dilip N. Chasmawala
2005 - 2006
Late Shri Dinesh Mandalaywala
Late Shri Dinesh Mandalaywala
2004 - 2005
Mr. Ashokkumar Bhikubhai Shah
Past President
Mr. Ashokkumar Bhikubhai Shah
2003 - 2004
Mr. Nayanbhai Navinchandra Bharatia
Past President
Mr. Nayanbhai Navinchandra Bharatia
2002 - 2003
Mr. Prafulchandra Babulal Shah
Past President
Mr. Prafulchandra Babulal Shah
2001 - 2002
Mr. Bharat Tribhovandas Gandhi
Past President
Mr. Bharat Tribhovandas Gandhi
2000 - 2001
Mr. Amarnath Daryailal Dora
Past President
Mr. Amarnath Daryailal Dora
1999 - 2000
Mr. Rajendra Navinchandra Chokhawala
Past President
Mr. Rajendra Navinchandra Chokhawala
1998 - 1999
Mr. Premkumar Nandlal Sharda
Past President
Mr. Premkumar Nandlal Sharda
1997 - 1998
Mr. Vasantlal Ishwarlal Bachkaniwala
Past President
Mr. Vasantlal Ishwarlal Bachkaniwala
1996 - 1997
Mr. Rupin Rameshchandra Patchigar
Past President
Mr. Rupin Rameshchandra Patchigar
1995 - 1996
Mr. Mahendra Ratilal Kajiwala
Past President
Mr. Mahendra Ratilal Kajiwala
1994 - 1995
Late Shri Hirabhai Gandhi
Late Shri Hirabhai Gandhi
1993 - 1994
Late Shri Ramesh Gajiwala
Late Shri Ramesh Gajiwala
1992 - 1993
Mr. Sharadchandra Champaklal Kapadia
Past President
Mr. Sharadchandra Champaklal Kapadia
1991 - 1992
Mr. Jayvadan N. Bodawala
Past President
Mr. Jayvadan N. Bodawala
1990 - 1991
Mr. Rajnikant K Marfatia
Past President
Mr. Rajnikant K Marfatia
1989 - 1990
Late Shri Keshavbhai Patel
Late Shri Keshavbhai Patel
1988 - 1989
Late Shri Champaklal Modi
Late Shri Champaklal Modi
1987 - 1988
Late Shri Jayantilal Chokhawala
Late Shri Jayantilal Chokhawala
1986 - 1987
Late Shri Chimanlal Patel
Late Shri Chimanlal Patel
1985 - 1986
Mr. Ishverlal J. Desai
Past President
Mr. Ishverlal J. Desai
1984 - 1985
Late Shri Nareshchandra Patwa
Late Shri Nareshchandra Patwa
1983 - 1984
Late Shri Chaturlal Singapuri
Late Shri Chaturlal Singapuri
1982 - 1983
Late Shri Mohmmad Shafi Chamadia
Late Shri Mohmmad Shafi Chamadia
1981 - 1982
Late Shri Nagindas Bardoliwala
Late Shri Nagindas Bardoliwala
1980 - 1981
Late Shri Nanalal Gajjar
Late Shri Nanalal Gajjar
1979 - 1980
Late Shri Pranlal Bachkaniwala
Late Shri Pranlal Bachkaniwala
1978 - 1979
Late Shri Arunchandra Jariwala
Late Shri Arunchandra Jariwala
1977 - 1978
Late Shri Dahyabhai Patel
Late Shri Dahyabhai Patel
1976
Late Shri Hasmukh Reshamwala
Late Shri Hasmukh Reshamwala
1975
Late Shri Vrajlal Dhamanwala
Late Shri Vrajlal Dhamanwala
1974
Late Shri Sanmikhlal Mehta
Late Shri Sanmikhlal Mehta
1973
Late Shri Bhagwandas Lekhadia
Late Shri Bhagwandas Lekhadia
1972
Late Shri Bhupendra Kapadiya
Late Shri Bhupendra Kapadiya
1971
Late Shri Prabhudas Modi
Late Shri Prabhudas Modi
1970
Late Shri Manilal Chevli
Late Shri Manilal Chevli
1969
Late Shri Pravin Choksi
Late Shri Pravin Choksi
1968
Late Shri Surajram Bachkaniwala
Late Shri Surajram Bachkaniwala
1966 - 1967
Late Shri Morarbhai Jariwala
Late Shri Morarbhai Jariwala
1964
Late Shri Niranjan Shishvawala
Late Shri Niranjan Shishvawala
1963
Late Shri Jayantilal Jariwala
Late Shri Jayantilal Jariwala
1962
Late Shri Babubhai Solanki
Late Shri Babubhai Solanki
1960
Late Shri Chandrakant Parekh
Late Shri Chandrakant Parekh
1959
Late Shri Jayantilal Vakharia
Late Shri Jayantilal Vakharia
1958, 1961
Late Shri Ashwin Mehta
Late Shri Ashwin Mehta
1957
Late Shri Manchhubhai Jariwala
Late Shri Manchhubhai Jariwala
1956
Late Shri Mohanlal Bunki
Late Shri Mohanlal Bunki
1955
Late Shri Chunilal Reshamwala
Late Shri Chunilal Reshamwala
1954
Late Shri Vinayaklal Jariwala
Late Shri Vinayaklal Jariwala
1953
Late Shri Jaykishan Vakharia
Late Shri Jaykishan Vakharia
1952
Late Shri Kanchanlal Kapadiya
Late Shri Kanchanlal Kapadiya
1951
Late Shri Nagindas Kharvar
Late Shri Nagindas Kharvar
1949
Late Shri Bhagubhai Jariwala
Late Shri Bhagubhai Jariwala
1948
Late Shri Dr. Amichand Shah
Late Shri Dr. Amichand Shah
1947
Late Shri Ranchhoddas Popawala
Late Shri Ranchhoddas Popawala
1946, 1950, 1965
Late Shri Rai Bahadur Maneklal Kapadiya
Late Shri Rai Bahadur Maneklal Kapadiya
1945
Late Shri Rao Saheb Vrundavan Jadav
Late Shri Rao Saheb Vrundavan Jadav
1944
Late Shri Diwan Bahadur Bhupatrai Shastri
Late Shri Diwan Bahadur Bhupatrai Shastri
1940 - 1943

About

Surat & South Gujarat


About
  • Ranked 4th fastest growing city in the world.
  • GDP rate at 11.5%.
  • India’s 8th and Gujarat’s 2nd largest city with a population of 4.5 million.
  • Among the highest income tax paying cities in Asia in the year 2010-11, Surat contributed Rs. 22000 Million to national exchequer.
  • City with highest average annual household income.
  • Has practically 0% unemployment.
  • Crisil and ICRA have graded Surat at the top of the list as an urban civic body on the operating and financial efficiency.
  • 3rd cleanest city of india-INTACH.
  • Hazira Industrial Area about 15 kms. From the city has more than Rs.1300000 Million investment with the presence of corporate giants like RELIANCE, ONGC, ESSAR, L & T, KRIBHCO, GAIL, SHELL, NIKO, NTPC, ABG Shipyard, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL etc.
  • Surat was adjudge best in the following four areas and was awarded by The than Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh at the National conference of the JNURM in New Delhi. - Best performing JNURM city - Best Financial Management - Best inclusive Pro-Poor Project implementation - Best implementation of Seven Point Program.
  • Surat is right on western express highway corridor between Mumbai- New Delhi. It is better accessible and is a faster distribution point to Northern India compared to Mumbai.
  • South Gujarat has flourishing Industrial Estates at - Ankleshwar - Sachin - Navsari - Gundalav - Pardi - Umbergaon - Bhilad - Vapi (Asia’s biggest Industrial Estate)
World’s Largest Diamond Cutting & Polishing Industry
  • Major share in the world’s Diamond cutting and polishing.
  • Highest workforce of the world diamond community is in Surat employing more than 1.5 million people.
  • India’s total Diamond Export Accounts to 94675 crores (Apr 12 -Mar 13), and Surat is the major contributor in that.
  • 3500-4000 Units Functional
  • Contribution of Diamond Industry in the total Foreign Exchange of India is 14%
Country’s Biggest Man- made Textile Industry
  • Over 6Lacs Looms consuming 2700 tons of yarn per day.
  • Approximate 450 plus Processing House.
  • More than 75000 Shops in Textile Markets.
  • Over more than 40,000 wholesale Outlets.
  • Producing 30 million meters cloth per day.
  • 60% of the nation’s Man Made Fabrics are from Surat.
  • Industry employee over 1.4 million people.
  • Around 1,00,000 embroidery machines involved in value addition.
  • In Surat Textile Industries Innovative Weavers as well Traders are expanding.
Exports
  • Traditional Businesses like Diamond, Jari, Textile and Garments.
  • Agriculture Exports of Fruits like mangoes, Sapodilla (Chikoo) etc.
  • Floriculture, Aquaculture and Fishery
  • Dyes, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronic Components
Projects
  • Gem & Jewellery Park
  • Apparel Park
  • Textile Park
  • Surat SEZ is the first private SEZ in Gujarat
  • Surat is the only city in India which has 3 SEZs’
  • Indian Diamond Institute