History

2017

January 12, 2017 - Meeting With Mr. Tushar Nandi & His Colleagues From Centre Of Training and Research in Public Finance and Policy (CTRPFP), W.B. on Industry View on VAT
January 20, 2017 - Seminar on Packaging of Horticultural Produce, Processed Foods, Handloom, Handicrafts and other Cottage Industry Products
February 01, 2017 - Viewing of Union Budget presentation
March 03, 2017 at 4 pm - Shoptalk @ EICMA
March 03, 2017 at 4 pm - Meeting of the General Members of the Association Regarding Volatile Paper Price Situation & The Way Forward
March 10, 2017 - National Workshop on Potential of Food Processing in Odisha with Focus on Packaging of Fresh & Processed Foods for Micro, Small & Medium Entrepreneurs' of Odisha
March 29, 2017 at 5 pm - Emergent Meeting of the General Members of the Association
April 03, 2017 - “TOKEN STRIKE” by M.S.M.E. Corrugated Board Box Industry in PROTEST Against Unmerited Price Rise Opportunism By BIG Paper Mills
April 11 - 14, 2017 - Attended SinoFolding Carton 2017
April 12, 2017 - WORKSHOP ON FUTURE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS FOR MANGOES
April 30, 2017 - EICMA at Mango Export Development Packaging, Malda
May 24, 2017 - Meeting With Delegation From Thailand
May 30, 2017 - Condolence Meeting On Demise of Shri Dau Dayal ji Kothari
June 15, 2017 - Interactive Session on ‘GST : Impact and Implications’
August 19, 2017 - 45th Annual General Meeting of EICMA - Sri Narendra Kumar Jhunjhuwala Elected As President
October 27, 2017 - Interactive Session On CGST With Kolkata North Commisionerate
November 3 - 5, 2017 - World Food India 2017 - Attended by Past Presidents Sri Milan Kumar Dey & Sri Hemant Saraogi
November 10, 2017 - "Shubho Biijoya & Deepavali Milan" - A Musical Evening With Cocktails & Dinner
December 5, 2017 - Session On "Agri-Business Opportunities In West Bengal" - Attended by Sri Achyut Chandra, Hony. Secretary, & Joint Chaiman, N.M.D.C EICMA
December 16, 2017 - World Orange Fest - Nagpur - Participation By NMDC Chairman, FCBM, Sri Milan Kumar Dey Along With Past President Sri Hemant Saraogi
December 26, 2017 - A condolence meet to pay respectful homage to Shri A. B. Ajmera

2016

January 29, 2016 - A Panel Discussion, Chai Pe Charcha & An Interactive Session on WhatsUp in Corrugation Industry
January 29, 2016- Felicitation of The Legend - Sri A.B. Ajmera
April 18, 2016 - Extra Ordinary General Meeting To Discuss The Volatile Paper Price Situation
May 27, 2016 - Seminar On New Market Development At Malda, W.B. - Packaging of Mangoes
June 18 & 19, 2016 - Participation In National Workshop on Sustainable Mango Production
July 29, 2016 - Meeting With Sri J. K. Aikat, Director, Food Processing Industries, West Bengal
September 2, 2016 - 44th AGM of EICMA - Session on Business Risks & Insurance By Marsh India Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. - “ You have a Choice “ By Sri. Brijesh Dalmia, Eminent Motivational Speaker
September 23, 2016 - Eco Tech Paper Mill - Plant Visit & Interactive Session
September 24, 2016 - Interactive Session With Industry Fraternity From Assam - "WhatsUp In The Corrugation Industry"
October 5, 2016 - GST Seminar By Sri Bimal Jain organised by ICCMA
Nov 18 - 20, 2016 - EICMA President Sri Milan Kumar Dey, Felicitate With The Highest Award From FCBM - Late S.N. Harlalka Award

2015

3rd EICMA M.C. Meeting, followed by meeting & fellowship with Corrugation Fraternity of Orrissa organised on Jan 30, 2015 at Swosti Grand Janpath, Bhubaneshwar
Launching of Mobile/Ipad/Notebook version of EICMA website on February 28, 2015, by Sri A.B. Ajmera, Past President at EICMA R & D Centre
Live Viewing & Discussion On the Union Budget 2015-16 amongst M.C. Members, Taxation Experts & Vendors
Sri Milan Dey, EICMA Presidents, leads delegation of members to attend Sino Corrugated 2015 to Shanghai, China, held from April 14-17, 2015
IIP, Golden Jubilee Celebration - Felicitation of Sri A.B. Ajmera, Founder Member on May 14, 2015, Mumbai
Seminar On Direct & Indirect Taxes was held on August 26, 2015 after the forty second AGM at Kolkata. Sri Narayan P. Jain, eminent expert on Direct Taxes, spoke on practical approach on Income Tax, while Smt. Nandini Ghosh, JC, WBCOMTAX, discussed the important changes in legislations under VAT
Sri Chetan Shah, Akshar Printing & Packaging Works was presented with "The Corrustar" award at the 44th Conference of FCBM held at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi, between November 20-22, 2015

2014

EICMA Debate on the motion - "Corrugated Box manufacturing does not have a future for our next generation entrepreneur" on Jan 1, 2014
Live viewing & discussion on interim Union Budget 2014-15 on Feb 17, 2014
E.G.M. on the un precedented Price Hike on Kraft Paper. Industry observes “Bandh” on 02.05.14 & 03.05.14 to protest the hike on Apr 25, 2014
Live viewing & discussion on Union Budget 2014-15 on July 10, 2014
Interactive Session on Vat & other Taxes with Smt Nandini Ghosh, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Commercial Taxes, organised along with 42nd AGM on Aug 22, 2014
Sri Hemant Saraogi, Past President – EICMA & Sri Chetan Shah, M.C. Member – EICMA, win Corrustar Awards at the 42nd FCBM Conference at Udaipur on Dec 16, 2014

2013

EICMA Debate on the motion - "Corrugated Box manufacturing does not have a future for our next generation entrepreneur" on Jan 1, 2014
Live viewing & discussion on interim Union Budget 2014-15 on Feb 17, 2014
E.G.M. on the un precedented Price Hike on Kraft Paper. Industry observes “Bandh” on 02.05.14 & 03.05.14 to protest the hike on Apr 25, 2014
Live viewing & discussion on Union Budget 2014-15 on July 10, 2014
Interactive Session on Vat & other Taxes with Smt Nandini Ghosh, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Commercial Taxes, organised along with 42nd AGM on Aug 22, 2014
Sri Hemant Saraogi, Past President – EICMA & Sri Chetan Shah, M.C. Member – EICMA, win Corrustar Awards at the 42nd FCBM Conference at Udaipur on Dec 16, 2014

2012

Joint Meeting between Associations of Paper Traders, Paper Mills & Paper Industry End Users organised by Federation of Paper Trader's Association of India
Participation in Indpack 2012 at Guwahati, organised by IIP
Union Budget viewing & discussion by MC Members
EICMA - Holi Get Together, GBM Meeting
Participation In Workshop On Entry Tax By Bharat Chamber of Commerce
Presentation on MSME FINANCING by Sri Anup Sanghai - C. A. Kolkata at EICMA M.C. Meeting
Meeting with Smt. Nandini Ghosh, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Commercial Tax; hosted by FOSMI
"Project Tomato" - Seminar for New Market Development for C.B. Boxes
Seminar On Indirect Taxes - VAT, Entry Tax & Service Tax by C.A. Rip Das after the 40th AGM of the Association
Participation Interactive Session On Service Tax hosted by FOSMI
Sri A.B. Ajmera Past President, EICMA & FCBM felicitated with “Life Time Achievement” at the AGM during the 41st FCBM Conference at Mumbai

2011

Meeting with the Secretary Sri S. Daschaudhuri & Assistant Secretary Smt. Gargi Dey of WBSCVET regarding HRD Development
Live Viewing & Discussion On Union Budget 2011-12
Holi & Nabo Barsho Meet
Workshop & Business Meeting With Orissa Corrugators at Bhubaneswar
Workshop On Packaging Of Processed Foods & Milks Products For MSMES'S – IIP at Bhubaneswar
Meeting with Sri K. C. Chowdhury - PRO Directorate of Commercial Taxes, W. B.
Participation In Seminar On Economic Growth & Indirect Taxation
Participation In Round Table Conference on "Small & Medium Enterprises" hosted by Bharat Chamber Of Commerce
Seminar By EICMA On "Income Tax Search & Survey" - Speaker - Narayan P.Jain - IT Advocate
Seminar On Motivational Topic - "Adversity Creates Opportunity" - Speaker - Sri Vinod Agarwal
Meeting with Smt. Nandini Ghosh, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Commercial Tax; hosted by FOSMI

2010

EICMA Get Together for Members & Spouse 
Live viewing & discussion of Union Budget 2010-11
Press Conference to discuss the grave paper price situation faced by the Corrugated Box Manufacturing Industry
Seminar on "Expansion & Compression In Corrugated Packaging"
Meeting With Smt. Nandini Ghosh, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Commercial Tax; hosted by FOSMI 
Advisory Committee Meeting Kol Commissionerate-V
Meeting With Sri A. B. Banerjee, Dy. General Manager, NSIC – Howrah 
Meeting with Sri Mahender Singh Bardan, Chief Commissioner, Central Excise - Kolkata & Sri Venkatanarayan Mangaraju, Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise – Kolkata
Paticipate & attented Seminar on Corporate Responsibilty on Environment by Ballavpur Paper Mills, Ranigunj 
Mr. B.D.Kotharia received HARLALKA AWARD at 39th FCBM Conference at Hyderabad

2009

EICMA Members attended the inauguration of Ballavpur Paper Manufacturing Ltd.
MANGO MAHOTSAVA 2009, Kolkata
Live viewing & discussion of Union Budget 2009-10
Conference Curtain Raiser
EICMA members attend inauguration of Pinax Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.
Diwali Get-together 
“Corrupack – 2009” Exibition at Kolkata
Press Conference on the eve of 38th FCBM Conference, hosted by EICMA
38th FCBM Conference at Kolkata, hosted by EICMA
Mr. Bharat Kedia received HARLALKA AWARD at 38th FCBM Conference

2008

Press conference on various industry issues
All India Bandh (Strike) by Corrugated Box Manufacturers from 29th June - 1st July 2008 supported by EICMA
Meeting with Mr. Dilip Desai of Desai & Co., Consultant 
Meeting with Sri Amit Awasthi, Advocate 
Meeting & Representation to Mr. M. Mukherjee, Minister, Govt. of West Bengal
Joint meeting with various associations on SSI excise issue
Submission of Memorandum personally to Chairman, CBEC –Sri P.C. Jha

2007

Participated in "Mango Mahautsav, 2007"
EICMA members visited "Sino -Corrugated 2007", Shanghai (China)
FCBM M.C. Meeting Hosted by EICMA
The web site was officially launched by the respected founder president of EICMA, Sri M.L. Bengani

2006

Meeting with Shri K R N Chary, Commissioner of Service Tax pertaining to the industry problems

2005

EICMA participated in "Mango Mahotsav, 2005"
Business get-together with Mill Owners & Paper Traders at Bengal Club

2004

Workshop on "Know you Adhesive" at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata
Donation to Tsunamii victims by EICMA
EICMA organized the New Year MILAP at Bansdroni, Kolkata
Membership Directory published
A.B. Ajmera received award from Master Printers Association

2003

EICMA hosted the FCBM meeting at Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
R & D  Centre at Merlin Link, Kolkata was inaugurated
Member get-together was organized at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata
Participated in National Mango Show, 2003
Seminar on "Waste Reduction" at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata

2002

Delegation from EICMA met Sri Sugata Bhattacharya, Department of Commercial Tax seeking clarification on various issues
Submitted comprehensive Memorandum on proposed West Bengal Value Added Tax (VAT) to Dr. Ashim Kumar Dasgupta, Honorable Minister of Finance

2001

Excise introduced in Corrugated Industries - various Workshops & Seminars organized
EICMA contributed Rs 25000/- towards B K Doshi Award to FCBM
EICMA contributed generously to the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund
Membership Directory published for the first time
Meeting with Commissioner of Excise & Customs seeking clarifications

2000

Workshop on "Costing of Corrugated Boxes" at Bengal Club
Shri A B Ajmera & Shri R G Agarwal nominated on committees of FICCI
R & D and Training Center premises finalized

1999

Rate of Sales tax reduced to 4% from 12.5% with representations to Ministry of Finance West Bengal

1998

R & D Laboratory started at 100, Dilkusha Street, Kolkata

1997

Silver Jubilee Celebration

1996

Organised Workshop on "Quality Assurance of Raw Materials and CFB Boxes"
A tour was organised to Corrugated Asia '96 held at Singapore, twenty one EICMA members attended the exhibition

1995

Hosted FCBM Conference - Shri A B Ajmera becomes President for the second time Membership for EICMA reaches 100 members

1994

Our Member Ever-Ready Packaging Industry (P) Ltd won "National Award for Quality Products 1994"

1993

Organised wokshop on "Productivity of Corrugated Box Industry"

1992

Organised workshop on "Costing of Corrugated Box"

1991

Shri D D Kothari became President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce - EICMA's parent body

1990

Shri Satish Kapur attended International Conference I.C.C.A. at St. Martin ( Leeward Islands)

1989

Seminar on "Engineering, Exports and Transport Pack"

1988

Shri Satish Kapur elected Director of International Corrugated Case Association, France

1987

Hosted FCBM Conference - Shri Satish Kapur elected President

1986

Introduced "HARLALKA AWARD" for outstanding contribution at National Level

1985

Organised Buyers-Sellers Meet with customers

1984

Organised seminar on "Tobacco Packaging"

1983

Organised seminar on "Horticulture Produce"

1982

Organised seminar on "Horticulture Produce"

1981

Round Table Meeting on "Up-gradation of Quality" with Paper Mills

1980

Hosted FCBM Conference - Shri S N Harlalka becomes FCBM President
Excise duty imposed on the industry which was removed by representation to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India

1979

Organised seminar on "Tea Packaging"

1978

Organised seminar on "Defence Packaging"

1977

Shri A B Ajmera becomes Member of ISI Packaging Sub-committee

1976

Shri A B Ajmera elected President of FCBM at Baroda Conference

1975

Shri B N Ghosh & Shri A B Ajmera selected as Members of Packaging Committee of Defence Army Stores (Canteen)

1974

Shri B N Ghosh elected Director of International Corrugated Case Asssociation, France

1973

Hosted FCBM Conference

1972

Formation of EICMA
Shri A B Ajmera inducted as a Member of the Governing Body of Indian Institute of Packaging, Calcutta