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:: For the Year 2016 ::
 
Yoga through various stages of a Woman's life, a workshop on Yoga for Women organised by WE - Women Entrepreneurs' Wing of WZCC, on 11th June, 2016 in Mumbai. ...Circular
WZCCME organized the Essential Skills Building Program on 13th May 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, from 2.00 p.m to 6.30 p.m. Topics covered were: "Leadership & Entrepreneurship and Understanding & Managing Finance."

Part II of the Program was organised on 27th May 2016 at the same venue and same time. Topics covered were - "Art of winning business and networking" and "How to effectively use social media for business development." ...Circular. To view the Report Click Here.
World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce was once again proud to join hands with Holiday Program for Youth (HPY) to conduct a thought provoking workshop for about 180 youngsters who were participating in the program on Monday, 16 May 2016 at J.B. Vatcha High School for Parsi Girls, Dadar ...Click here to know more
Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York had organised an event on Investments in India and the Tax Impactsat the New York Dar-E-Mehr on Sunday June 5, 2016 @ 1 PM. Speaker for the event was Vikram VenkataramaniI VVV CPA PC ...Circular. To view the Video Click Here.
WZCC had organized a program on 23rd April, 2016 on the subject of “Managing Change”. ‘Change’ is an inescapable part of an organization’s life and is essential for progress.
» Circular
» Synopsis of the program & write up on the Facilatator
» Report of the Event
WZCC VANCOUVER, BC CHAPTER had organised an event on Shipping as a career: Advantages and disadvantages, on 5th June 2016, at the Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr, 6900 Halifax Ave. BURNABY, BC V5B 2R5 . Speakers for the event were Capt. KHUSHRU IRANI & ASPI USTAD . ...Click here to know more
WZCCUK has organised an event about Crowd Funding and Peer-to-Peer Lending on 26th April 2016, at the Café Spice Namaste. Speakers for the event are Jonathan Hill and Ruby Sayed. ...Circular
WZCC BC had a general meeting on 24th April 2016, at the Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr, 6900 Halifax Street, BURNABY, BC V5B 2R5. ...Click here for the minutes of the meeting and more
WZCCME has arranged a Talk Show on 23rd April 2016, at the Park Regis Hotel, Dubai. The topic is WILLS and PROBATE including attestation of WILLS at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a new facility for expatriates.

Senior Advocate Bindu Chettur, Mohamed Salman Advocates and Legal Consultants, Kamkshi Mehlwal, Advocate Supreme Court of India along with two other judges will speak on significant aspects of succession and inheritance laws in the emirate and provide guidance to expatriates  on how they can register their Wills at DIFC.  All members are cordially invited to the meeting from 5.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m, which will be followed by refreshments. ...Invitation
WZCC - Pune Chapter invites you to a networking evening on Friday Feb 26, 2016 at the Poona Club, Bund Garden Road. Look forward to seeing you all. ...Invitation
WZCC has arranged a Seminar on “Mind over Matter – FINANCIAL WELLBEING”, by Mr. Maher Dhamodiwala, on 27th Feb, 2016 at Dadar Parsi Colony. Members who are interested in a scientific way to invest their hard earned money earned through Salary or through Business can attend the seminar. ...Details
WZCC- WE has scheduled a workshop on Saturday, March, 5, 2016 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm at Shapurji Bharucha Baug Hall, Andheri West, Mumbai.. ...Details
WZCCME arranged a Member’s meeting on 12th February 2016 at the Dubai Creek Club, to introduce the Super Six - the new WZCCME Team. Mr. Alan Gordon (Head of Marketing, Majid Alfuttaim) was invited as a speaker. He amazed the audience by showcasing how Dubai will grow in the next few years and how mega events have played a major role in fueling the growth story of Dubai. RJ Vineet Sharma of Suno 102.4 FM gave an entertaining twist to the evening by taking the audience on a musical journey of 100 years of Bollywood. ...Report
WZCC – Transformation from Indiscipline to Discipline. On 30th and 31st of January, 2016, members of WZCC along with guests witnessed an interesting event at a sprawling complex of Leslie Sawhney Training Centre at Deolali. ...Report
FEZANA AGM & WZCC North American Regional Meeting
» Announcement
» WZCC Regional Meeting (April 29 - 9 am to 1 pm)
» FEZANA AGM (April 29-30)
» Gala Evening planned by the local Zoroastrian Association of Michigan (April 30)
WZCC- Australia Chapterhosted an Annual Dinner at William Blue Dining on the 30th of January 2016. ...Report
WZCC- BC Chapter meeting on 24th January, 2016 at Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr. ...Details
 
:: For the Year 2015 ::
 
WZCC Global Meet | GOA (18th - 20th December 2015)
» Program Schedule
» Stay & Travel
» Interntional Centre Goa - Brochure
» AGM Photos
» AGM Report & Award Winners
Notice of Election of Directors of WZCC India Region. ...Details
12th AGM of WZCC India Region to be held on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 5.45 p.m. at West End Hotel, New Marine Lines, Mumbai 400020. ...Details
WZCC- BC Chapter meeting on 20th September, 2015 at Vancity Branch Richmond. ...Details
WZCC- UK Chapter has organised an event on 8th October, 2015 at Assado, London. Sir Bob Reid will be the speaker. ...Details
Mr. Nadir Dhanani presented a topic on Commercial Real Estate Investing, at a WZCC Houston Chapter event on August 26, 2015. About 30 years ago, Mr. Dhanani started as a cashier at a gas station and worked his way to becoming a very successful real estate investor. He has invested in gas station/fast food combination locations, shopping strips, and commercial buildings, and is currently developing two hotel properties. He provided very detailed insights into different types of commercial real estate investments such as medical facilities, shopping strips, buildings, hotels, land, etc. and he discussed the return on investment that can be expected for the various investments. He also discussed how to obtain bank loans, the business entities that can be set up for partnerships, the typical items that should be included in tenant leases, and the types of expenses that can be incurred by the property owners. He also compared commercial real estate investing to residential property investments and Real Estate Investment Trusts. The presentation was very well received by the attendees with a long Q&A session ...Report.
WZCC Recognition Awards - 2015
WZCC
honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories as follows:
» Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur
» Outstanding Zarathushti Professional
» Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur (Upto 35 years)
Click here for full information and easy guidelines on the nomination process.
WZCC – WE presented an interactive evening with Professionals who have made their mark in today’s competitive environmen, on 20th June, 2015. Click Here for the announcement. Click Here for photos of the event.
WZCC - Vancouver, BC Chapter Meeting on Saturday, 23 May 2015, at Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr. ...Details
On April 29, 2015, WZCC – Houston Chapter presented Mr. Krishna Shivram, CFO of Weatherford International Ltd., a multinational oilfield-services company based in Geneva, Switzerland ...Report.
WZCC- Mumbai Chapter has organised a very informative Workshop relating to Stress and Burn out in today’s fast-paced World. Human relationships have changed radically over a period of time. Humans who moved through natural cycles and at nature’s pace are now moving at a speedy tempo, with the result, many are unable to cope up with it and in turn, leading to stress which in turn results in a Burn Out. ...Details
WZCC- Mumbai Chapter has organised a Workshop on "Indian Succession Act of 1925" - as applicable to Parsis. Dated Saturday 11th April 2015 at Bombay YMCA Central Branch, Colaba. ...Details
WZCC - Mumbai Chapter has organised an overnight trip to Devlali on 28th & 29th March 2015. The overnight visit includes the award-winning Gargoti Museum, the only Museum in India that displays the mineral treasures of the earth. ...Details
WE - Women Entrepreneurs’ Wing of WZCC organised "Achieving Your Dreams", An Interactive Event to Celebrate International Women’s Day, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Sir JJPB Institution, Mumbai ...Details.
To view the photos taken during the event Click Here.
WZCC- Houston Chapter presented a talk on Wealth-Building Strategies: Challenging Conventional Wisdom by Mr. Farokh (Bill) Billimoria on February 25, 2015 at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land ...Report.
WZCC - Vancouver BC Chapter - Minutes for the meeting held on 21st Feb, 2015. Click Here for Details.
WZCC- Houston Chapter is proud to present a talk on Wealth-Building Strategies: Challenging Conventional Wisdom by Mr. Farokh (Bill) Billimoria on February 25, 2015 at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land.

Farokh will tell us how and why, what you don’t know could wind up hurting you financially!
His talk is designed to appeal to the financially clueless as well as the financially savvy. He will specifically address some of the conventional thinking on income taxes, IRAs, investments, social security, and discuss strategies that are designed to save income taxes, increase cash flow, invest wisely, build your net worth and most important, allow you to sleep at night! He will also address many misconceptions that prevent people from achieving optimum financial benefits. ...Details
WZCC - WE Program - We are happy to arrange this program “Enhanced Productivity using Computer and Mobile Apps” which addresses a long felt need for users to understand and keep pace with the latest in technology. This Program will be conducted by Mr. Yazdi Tantra, WZCC Global Chair for the Technical Committee. Click Here for Report.
WZCC Houston Chapterhas presented numerous events for the benefit of its members and non-members. 'WOMEN IN BUSINESS', a business forum was held on Nov 12, 2014. Click Here for Report.
 
:: For the Year 2014 ::
 
WZCC Houston Chapterhas presented numerous events for the benefit of its members and non-members. 'WOMEN IN BUSINESS', a business forum was held on Nov 12, 2014. Click Here for Report.
WZCC Pune Chapter, which only recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary, is now poised to soar to even greater heights. 10th October saw the installation of a new Committee.Click Here for Report. Click Here for Photos
Zarin Medhora's "World of HR and recruitment" workshop on Tuesday night was fantastic! Zarin took us into the depths of what a recruiter/employer looks for in a new recruit and what you could do to stand out from the pack!

Zarin has kindly allowed us to distribute her presentation slides for the greater good of our community. Click Here to view. You will also be pleased to know that we will be uploading a video recording of the workshop. This will be available in the next few days via the Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/wzcca.
WZCC 11th AGM was held on 27th September, 2014. Click Here for Photos
WZCC Recognition Awards - 2014
WZCC
honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories as follows:
» Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur
» Outstanding Zarathushti Professional
» Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur (Upto 35 years)
Click here for full information and easy guidelines on the nomination process.
Program at Mumbai on Monday, 28 July 2014 – “Renewable Energy and other Green Technologties” A Unique Business Opportunity / Learning Experience ...more
WZCC UK Chapter - Zar Amrolia spoke on the intricacies of the city, its global reach, and the part it plays in our everyday lives.

The event was held on 30th June 2014 at Assado Restaurant. ...more
WZCC Pune Chapter - 10th Anniversary Celebrations - WZCC-Pune Chapter celebrated it's 10th Anniversary on 05 th July, 2014, with a Youth Training program 'EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD'. ...Photos
The WZCC Australia Event was held on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 90 Abercrombie Street. ...more
On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th, WE the Women Entrepreneurs’ Wing of WZCC organized a lively and informative Workshop, ‘Be the Change to See the Change’. ...Report
WZCC Mumbai Chapter had arranged a very interesting interactive Workshop pertaining to the Parsi Law which is applicable to Parsis as regards succession, inheritance, marriage and divorce. The workshop is on 28 March 2014. ...more
 
:: For the Year 2013 ::
 
The Indo-American Society and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce had an interactive session on “US Harsh Taxes affecting NRIs” on Monday, 23 December 2013 at Lincoln Auditorium, Indo-American Society, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. ...more
WZCC Global AGM / Event was held at Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai on Thursday, 26 December 2013. The Gala Awards function were held on the same day in the Ballroom of the Taj Lands End followed by cocktails and dinner. Click here for photos...

A Dinner was held by Minoo Shroff at Bombay Gymkhana on 25th Dec 2013. Click here for photos... of the same.
WZCC-Mumbai Chapterhad arranged a visit to Vapi and Valsad on Saturday, 30th November 2013 and Sunday, 1st December 2013 with overnight stay at Udwada. The overnight trip included a visit to Industrial Boilers at Vapi and Ecoplast Ltd. at Valsad. ...more
WZCC-Houston Chapter had a final program of the year. The Obama Care Act will affect every one of us. On Thursday, December 5th, we had Mr. Sarosh Collector, CPA and Mr. Kershaw Khumbatta, CPA who presented tax saving strategies and actions that need to be taken before the end of the year. The session covered topics related to Obama Care, tax saving strategies, and updates to the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act. ...more
WZCC Program - "Enhanced Productivity using Computer and Mobile Apps" was held on Friday, 8 November 2013.
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» Video of Full Event
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WZCC & TiE-Mumbai had organised a program on “LEARNING TO SUCCEED”, which was held on Saturday, 5 October 2013 at Rustom Baug. Announcement | Event Photos
The Houston chapter of WZCC has invited Mrs. Marilyn Sims, attorney at law, to speak about estate, trusts and related personal planning issues. She will also be speaking about charitable giving, education trusts and several other topics. Mrs. Sims will also be available to answer your questions.

We hope you can join us at Madras Pavillion on the Lake in Sugarland on Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30pm. Please note, we have a special rate of $10 per person (member and spouse) for all 2013 paid up members. Please do RSVP and look forward to seeing you all. Do look at the attached flyer for more information. ...more
Empowering for Growth - an Interactive Workshop, was organized by, WE - Women Entrepreneurs’ Wing of WZCC on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at PRG Hall, Della Tower, Dadar Parsi Colony, Dadar.
Ms Zarin Daruvala, President-Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank who was to preside as the Chief Guest for the 10th Annual General Meeting of the WZCC, had to excuse herself in view of urgent and pressing functional commitment to attend meetings abroad. ...more
10th Annual General Meeting of the WZCC India Chamber and the Mumbai Chapter
Date : Friday, 6th September 2013
Venue : Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai 400 001.
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WZCC Mumbai Chapter along with Mr. Mickey Mehta - Wizard of Wellness, had organized a special event for its members and others (Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Students, Youth-at-Crossroads, Employed, Retired/Semi-retired, Individuals, etc.) on A Comprehensive, Self-worth, Independent, Enjoyable and Fruitful Life - YOUR HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS. ...more
WZCC Recognition Awards - 2013
WZCC
honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories as follows:
» Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur
» Outstanding Zarathushti Professional
» Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur (Upto 35 years)
Click here for full information and easy guidelines on the nomination process.
"Sharpening Your Speaking Skills for Better Networking" - A Program organized by WE – the Women Entrepreneurs’ Wing of WZCC.
WZCC - Pune Chapter presented a program on "Plan your Private & Business Finances better - with the LATEST BUDGET implications & perspective - for the year ahead..." was held on Friday 5th of April 2013 at Hotel Sagar Plaza.
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» Announcement
WZCC - Houston Chapter presented a program on Opportunities in Residential Real Estate was held on Thursday 4th of April 2013 at Madras Pavilion on The Lake Restaurant. The Speaker were Mr. Farrokh Billimoria, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Green Leaf Real Estate Capital.
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» Announcement
WZCC - ME cordially invited you to a Networking Session at Hyatt Regency, Deira - Dubai, on Friday, 29th March 2013.
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» Announcement
WZCC & NEN presented a Introductory Training Program (Tools to Build and Grow your Business / Profession) was held on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24th March 2013 at Mumbai. ...more
WZCC - India Chapter presented a program on Presentation Of Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur/Professional Awards For 2012 & Talk On - "Energy Cost Saving". It was held on Sunday 24th of February 2013 at Mumbai. The Chief Guest for the evening was Ms Shernaz Mehta, Vice Chairman, The Zoroastrian Co-op. Bank Ltd. ...more
WZCC - Pune Chapter Members Meet & Mr. Bomi Bhote Felicitation program was held on 8th February 2013 at the Panchratna Hotel. ...Report
WZCC - UK Chapter presented a workshop on "So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?" was held on Thursday 24th of January 2013 at TBC. The Speaker was Nauzar Manekshaw. ...more

In spite of the slowdown in the economy across the country during the year 2012, the State of Texas continued to progress due to a strong performance of the oil industry.

The Houston chapter put together programs with the thought of educating our members and making them aware of the resources available to them in the greater community. Click here for a summary of the programs that were conducted.

WZCC 2012 Annual General Meeting - Singapore, January 2013 ...Click Here for details
 
:: For the Year 2012 ::
 

In spite of the slowdown in the economy across the country during the year 2012, the State of Texas continued to progress due to a strong performance of the oil industry.

The Houston chapter put together programs with the thought of educating our members and making them aware of the resources available to them in the greater community. Click here for a summary of the programs that were conducted.

WZCC 2012 Annual General Meeting - Singapore, January 2013 ...Click Here for details
WZCC 2012 Recognition Awards announced. The winners in the nominated categories of the WZCC Recognition Program for 2012 are as under :-
Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur - Ms. Homai Engineer and Capt. Percy Meher Master.
Outstanding Zarathushti Professional - Mr. Bomi Bhote.
Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur - Dr. Zuleika Firdosh Homavazir.

WZCC International AGM - January 2012.

» Programme Details
» Details of Iran Delegation
» AGM Photos
» Awards Night
» AGM Videos
» Keynote address by Mr. Kishore Chaukar
» News Reports - Parsi Times
» AGM - 2011 Souvenir

WZCC - Professionals & Business Networking Session Program was held on Saturday 4th of February 2012 at Dadar (E).

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» Press Release
» Announcement

WZCC - Houston Chapter Dinner Meeting was held on Thursday 16th February 2012 at The Zarasthushti Heritage and Cultural Center, Houston. The Speakers were Mr. Sarosh Collector, CPA & Mr. Kershaw Khumbatta, CPA.

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WZCC - Pune Chapter PPP youth program was held on Sunday 4th of March 2012 at Pune. for Report.

The UK-chapter the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce was delighted to offer members and their guests an opportunity to be among the first to enjoy an evening of fine food and fellowship with The Entrepreneurs–City of London on Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 6.30pm, with a networking dinner at Cafe Spice Namaste to celebrate this diversity.

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WZCC - NY Quarterly Meeting with our distinguished Guest Mr. Gev Nentin Senior VP, Fifth Third Bank & ZAGNY President was held on Sunday 18th March 2012.

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‘WZCC - Pune Chapter presented 'Cloud Computing - the Power for you' - program on 18th March 2012 at Pune.

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‘WZCC - Pune Chapter Members’ Meet & Dinner program was held on 30th March 2012 at the Panchratna Hotel.

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WZCC - Budget 2012 - Its Hangover program was held on Wednesday 4th April 2012 at Fort.

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WZCC - UK Chapter presented a workshop on Achieving Personal and Business Goals. It was prganised for your benefit on 26th April, 2012 and was a great opportunity to combine ‘Business with Pleasure’.

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WZCC - Pune Chapter presented Presentation Skills – Preparation, Content and Delivery on 6th May, 2012 at Pune.

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WZCC - Houston Chapter presented Climbing the Corporate Ladder on 16th June, 2012 at Houston. The presenter is Mr. Rohintan Deputy.
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WZCC - Mumbai Chapter presented a program on Mental Gymnastics to reduce Stress, by Mr. Yazdi Pheroze Munsif, known in his professional circles as a Stress Management "Guru", at Mumbai.
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WZCC - Mumbai Chapter presented a program on "How to use people to build business @ SME's" was held on Saturday 21st of July 2012 at Mumbai. ...more
WZCC - Mumbai Chapter the Inaugural Program of WE - The Women Entrepreneurs' Group of WZCC was held on Saturday 28th of July 2012 at Mumbai.
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The New York Chapter of The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce, WZCC-NY, is pleased to invite you to WZCC DAY 2012. The day will proceed on August 1, 2012 in New York.

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WZCC honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories as follows:
» Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur
» Outstanding Zarathushti Professional
» Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur (Upto 35 years)
Click here for full information and easy guidelines on the nomination process.
WZCC 2012 Recognition Awards announced. The winners in the nominated categories of the WZCC Recognition Program for 2012 are as under :-
Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur - Ms. Homai Engineer and Capt. Percy Meher Master.

Outstanding Zarathushti Professional - Mr. Bomi Bhote.

Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur - Dr. Zuleika Firdosh Homavazir.
WZCC - Dubai Chapter : Getting Fit in Dubai
India's leading holistic health guru, well-being and life coach, Mickey Mehta, plans to enter the Middle East market by launching his renowned health, wellness and fitness brand, Mickey Mehta's 360° Wellness Centre in the UAE, amid a boom in the region's wellness industry. ...more
WZCC - Pune Chapter presented a program on "Small Screen - Large Opportunities!" was held on Sunday 5th of August 2012 at Pune....Announcement
WZCC - Pune Chapter presented a program on "The German Presence in Pune" " was held on Friday 10th of August 2012 at Hotel Panchratna, Tadiwalla Road.
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WZCCI - 9th Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 21st of September 2012 at Mumbai. ...more
WZCC - Houston Chapter presented a program on "Become a Business Owner and Live Your Dream" was held on Thursday 11th of October 2012 at Madras Pavilion on the Lake Restaurant. Speaker for the program is Mr. Ash Shah, President & CEO of Impex International.
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WZCC - Middle East Chapter presented a program on "An interesting & inter-active evening, along with a fun filled Quiz program followed by cocktails and a varity of refreshments" was held on Friday 2nd of November 2012 at Hotel Hyatt Regency (Deira).
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WZCC - Mumbai Chapter presented a program on "Entrepreneur Skills Enhancement Program - Training Workshop" (ESEP) was held on Saturday 3rd of November 2012 at Mumbai ...more
Rashna & Yazdi Daruawalla, members of WZCC - ME Chapter arranged an event, Chi Kung Course by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit - 9 & 10 November 2012 in Dubai. ...more
WZCC - Mumbai Chapter presented a program on “Mind – Its Mysteries and Control” was held on 1st (Saturday) & 2nd (Sunday) of December 2012 at Devlali. The presenter was Mr. Yazdi Munsif ...more
WZCC - Houston Chapter presented a program on "Get your Career off to a Flying Start" was held on Saturday 1st of December 2012 at Houston. The presenter was Mr. Rohintan Deputy.
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» Announcement
WZCC - NY Chapter Fall 2012 Quarterly Meeting
The NY Chapter Chair Dr. Natalie Gandhi & the Board had organised a festive networking event. It was the last meeting for Dr. Gandhi as a New York Chapter Chair. Click here for the announcement.
WZCC - Mumbai Chapter presented a program on "Finding Your Personal Power - A one day Interactive Workshop" was held on Saturday 8th of December 2012 at Mumbai. The Workshop was conducted by Ms. Freyaz Shroff, Head, Kurniv Success Solutions. ...more
WZCC - Pune Chapter presented a program on “Excel 2007 for beginners”. was held on Sunday, 9th of December 2012 at Pune. ...more
 
:: For the Year 2011 ::
 
WZCC - NY Holiday Evening Dinner with our distinguished Guest Prof. Noriya Sumihara, Tenri University, Japan was held on Friday 30th December 2011. ...more
WZCCI - Pune Chapter presented "Social Media Marketing Program - Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc." on Sunday 20th November 2011 at Pune. ...more
WZCC - Social Media Marketing Program was held on Saturday 15th October 2011 at Dadar Parsi Colony, Dadar (E). In order to conceive and deliver programs and content of maximum use to the community, we are conducting a brief Opinion Poll on Facebook to know your preferences. Please visit the WZCC page on Facebook and click your opinion on the type of programs you would like to see in future from WZCC. It will take just a minute and help us create meaningful and useful programs in future. ...more
WZCCI - 8th AGM was held on Sunday, 25th September 2011 at West End Hotel.
» Circular to Members
» Notice & Agenda - Mumbai Chapter
» Notice & Agenda - India Chamber
» WZCCI - 7th AGM Minutes
WZCC - Houston Chapter presents "Import - Export 101 & Commercial Banking in Current Conditions" was held on Wednesday 7th of September 2011 at Madras Pavilion on The Lake Restaurant. Speaker for the program is Mrs. Sherry Mama, Senior V.P. of Metro Bank & Mr. Mohammad Tariq, Chief Lending Officer of Metro Bank. Click Here for Report.
WZCC - NY Holiday Evening Dinner with our distinguished Guest Prof. Noriya Sumihara, Tenri University, Japan was held on Friday 30th December 2011.
WZCCI - Pune Chapter presented "Social Media Marketing Program - Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc." on Sunday 20th November 2011 at Pune.
WZCC - Social Media Marketing Program was held on Saturday 15th October 2011 at Dadar Parsi Colony, Dadar (E). In order to conceive and deliver programs and content of maximum use to the community, we are conducting a brief Opinion Poll on Facebook to know your preferences. Please visit the WZCC page on Facebook and click your opinion on the type of programs you would like to see in future from WZCC. It will take just a minute and help us create meaningful and useful programs in future.
WZCCI - 8th AGM was held on Sunday, 25th September 2011 at West End Hotel.
» Circular to Members
» Notice & Agenda - Mumbai Chapter
» Notice & Agenda - India Chamber
» WZCCI - 7th AGM Minutes
WZCC - Houston Chapter presents "Import - Export 101 & Commercial Banking in Current Conditions" was held on Wednesday 7th of September 2011 at Madras Pavilion on The Lake Restaurant. Speaker for the program is Mrs. Sherry Mama, Senior V.P. of Metro Bank & Mr. Mohammad Tariq, Chief Lending Officer of Metro Bank. for Report.
WZCC - Introductory Workshop on 'Handwriting Analysis & Grapho-Therapy' Program was held on Friday 26th of August 2011 at Fort. It was conducted by conducted by Mr. Khushroo B. Master, Associate Vice-President - Godrej & Boyce, also a practising graphologist since 18 years.
WZCC - INVESTMENTz REDEFINED Program was held on Friday 15th of July 2011 at Fort.
WZCC - Cloud Power for You ! Program was held on Friday 17th of June 2011 at Dadar (E). The program was ably conducted by Mr Tantra at the lovely offices of PRG Hall in Dadar and sponsored by Ecoplast Ltd. Mr Tantra explained the emergence of cloud computing and the concept of an Instant On Enterprise.
WZCC - Houston Youth Career Connect Mentorship Program was held on Saturday 11th of June 2011 at ZAH Center.
WZCC - HPY Program was held on thursday 19th & friday 20th of May 2011.

The Annual General Meeting of the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce was held via Video Conference on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6.00 PM Indian Standard Time.

» Annual Report
» Photos
» Report of AGM 2011 - Tehran
» Announcement
» Proxy Form
» Agenda for AGM
» Circular for Tehran
 

WZCC - Montreal, Quebec, Canada meeting was held on Sunday 24th April 2011

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» FLEX Hand Dryer 1
» FLEX Hand Dryer 2
 
WZCC 2010 Recognition Awards announced. The winners in the nominated categories of the WZCC Recognition Program for 2010 are as under :-
Outstanding Zarathushti Professional - Dr Firdos Tehmurasp Shroff - Mumbai, India

Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur - Dr Keki H Gharda - Mumbai, India

Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur - Khushroo Boman Daruwalla - London, U.K.
» Award Speech from - Prof. Dr. Firdos T. Shroff
» Response from - Dr. Keki Gharda
 
WZCC - Houston Chapter presents "Negotiating with the Savvy Buyer", on Thursday 7th of April 2011 at Madras Pavilion on The Lake Restaurant. Speaker for the program is Annette Monks Muckelroy, V. P. Sandler Training.

We knowingly or unknowingly negotiate about something everyday in our life. Business owners negotiate projects, projections and deadlines with department heads and managers. Sales managers negotiate sales quotas, territory assignments and performance incentives with their sales teams. Salespeople negotiate price, terms and purchase incentives with savvy buyers who are always looking for a better deal. Learn how to craft agreements and build strong and beneficial relationships.
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WZCC - presented "Marketing & Funding Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs", on Saturday 9th of April 2011 at Welingkar Institute of Management.
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» List of participant
» TiE Stree Shakti
 
WZCC - Houston Chapter press release of 10th Annual WZCC Gala Dinner & meeting.
 
WZCCI-Mumbai Chapter announce a program on "Renaissance of Entrepreneurship Within Our Community", on 4th March, 2011 at 07:00 p.m. at West End Hotel, Mumbai.

Chief Guest, MS. SHERNAZ VAKIL will talk on “Women Entrepreneurs In Indian Society”. Keynote Speaker, MR. SAM BALSARA, will deliver his speech on "Entrepreneurship - 99% Perspiration, 1% Inspiration”.
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The WZCC-Chicago Chapter proudly presents the first in a series of Lunch & Learn informational presentations at the ZAC monthly meeting Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m. The Topic is Investing Planning in Uncertain Economic Times. Speakers are Farokh Billimoria and Kayomarsh Mehta.
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WZCCI-Mumbai Chapter had an interesting session on "Top Tips to Enhance your Gmail Experience" by Mr. Yazdi Tantra, our Technical Director, on 18th Feb., 2011 at Ripon Club, Mumbai.
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WZCC - Houston Tax Seminar was held on 10th February 2011 at The Zarasthushti Heritage and Cultural Center, Houston. Speakers for the seminar were Mr. Sarosh Collector, CPA & Mr. Kershaw Khumbatta, CPA.to view the recording of the seminar.

to view the recording of the 2010 seminar.

WZCC - Houston Chapter press release of 10th Annual WZCC Gala Dinner & meeting.
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:: For the Year 2010 ::
 
WZCC - Houston Chapter press release of 10th Annual WZCC Gala Dinner & meeting.
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WZCC - Houston Chapter 10th Annual WZCC Gala Dinner on 28th December 2010 at Hotel Intercontinental Galleria Houston. Speaker for the program is Iron Chef Finalist Jehangir Mehta.
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WZCC - Membership Survey
As a part of the on-going exercise to provide better value to members, we seek your time, indulgence and co-operation, to provide WZCC information based on the attached survey format.
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WZCC - Program - Entrepreneurship in a Connected World
The Program was held on Monday 20th of December 2010 at Della Towers Conference Room. Speaker for the program is Mr. Adil Adi, a member of WZCC & Founder and President of World Link Inc., Dallas, Texas, USA.
WZCCME - Announcement
Based on the keen interest expressed by WZCCME Members, an interactive session with Tim Searle, CEO of GLOBALEYE and Cynthia Trench, a Solicitor from Trench & Associates, Dubai has been arranged at the Aviation Club at 7.30 p.m on 27th November 2010. The topic of discussion will be "Why should I make a Will?" Members and Guests are cordially invited to the function.
WZCC - Chicago Chapter is pleased to announce its next meeting on Friday 19th of November 2010 at the home of Cyrus Rivetna.
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WZCC Mumbai Youth :: Networking Session - III had arranged its 3rd Networking Session on the 23rd of October 2010. The session was conducted at Della Towers, Dadar.
WZCCI - Mumbai Chapter had planned an interactive session on "Why Entrepreneurs Really Fail" by Nozer Buchia from Texas. It was held on Friday, 8th October 2010 at West End Hotel.
WZCC - 7th Annual General Meetings of the WZCC India Chamber and the Mumbai Chapter for the period ended 31st March 2010 was held on Saturday, 25th September 2010l. to view photos. to view the programme details.
WZCCI - announces Entrepreneur Development Program
Last year WZCC conducted a path-breaking event - Business Plan Contest - with astounding success

This year the programme is named Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP), as it has a better fit with our Program Objective. for more details.
Farokh Engineer - Cricketer has been invited by Tie of Houston to speak at their dinner program on Thursday 30th September, 2010 at Petroleum Club.
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WZCC - Mumbai Youth Wing presented a Workshop on Presentation Skills on Saturday 4th September, 2010 at Dadar Parsi Colony.
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WZCC - Announcement from Chicago
Based on the enthusiasm, demand and interest for continuation of our Speednetworking exercise at ZAC on July 25, we are pleased to bring you a new YahooGroups list that will aim to educate, inform and share information between not just WZCC members, but any and every Zarathushti interested and in need of help and support. for more details.
WZCC - Houston Chapter had an interesting and informative presentation on Why Entrepreneurs “Really” Fail, by Mr. Nozer Buchia. It was held on 11th August 2010 at Madras Pavilion Restaurant.
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WZCC - Mumbai Youth talk by Mr. Keki Mistry
It was held on Friday 6th August 2010 at Walchand Hirachand Hall, Churchgate.

Every year, the WZCC honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories - Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur, Outstanding Zarathushti Professional, Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur. The criteria for nominations for the year 2010 are available here. The last date for nominations is 31st July 2010. Please send in your nominations (the nominees need not be members of WZCC) and encourage your friends and relatives to do likewise before the due date.

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WZCCI - Membership Annual Subscription 2010 - 2011
Annual subscription for the coming year 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2011. to view details.
WZCC - Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. - Full Day Program was held on Saturday 31st July 2010 at 9.30 a.m at the Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli Factory Complex is Plant 13, Annexe, Training Room No.1N.
WZCC - NY Chapter Summer Meeting was held on Sunday 18th July 2010 at 12:00 - 4:00 p.m at Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr, 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY 10901.
WZCC - Pune Meeting was held on Friday 9th July 2010 at 7.30 p.m at The Plaza Room, Hotel Sagar Plaza, Camp. for more details.
WZCCI - Networking Session on Blogging & Tweeting was held on Thursday 24th June 2010 at Banquet Hall, West End Hotel. to view photos.
Seminar on "Increasing marketing and presentation skills of IT companies for market access" in Mumbai was held on Friday 28th May 2010 at Hotel Ambassador.
WZCCI - Program on Financing and Promotion Schemes for Entrepreneurs was held on Thursday 20th May 2010 at Hotel Avon Ruby. to view photos.
WZCC - Youth Management Workshop
Management Training sessions were held from 7th to 9th May, 2010 at Whistling Woods, Lonavala.
World Zarathusthi Chamber of Commerce and Cluster Pulse invites you to the training of "Role of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in website promotion" and "Role of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in increasing sales" on Tuesday 6th April 2010 at 6.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m at Hotel Atithi, Nehru Road, Nr. Hotel Sahara Star, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai 400 099, India. to view details & to view photos.
News from Dubai
The first WCCME AGM for the year 2010 was held on the 6th of March, 2010 graced by H.E Mr. Justin Siberell, US Consul General and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, as the Chief Guests and Parizaad Zorabian, the noted film star and Boman Irani, her husband, a real estate developer in Mumbai, as our Guests of Honor. The celebrity roster was completed by noted writer Bapsi Sidhwa. This was the 7th AGM of WCCME and was attended by quite a few first timers. to view the snaps & to view minutes.
WZCC - Cluster Development for SMEs
Now that WZCC has signed the LOU (Letter of Understanding) with GTZ / Cluster Pulse, we would like to put it to use for your benefit.

If you are into Information Technology (IT) or IT enabled services, or IT Training, or involved or interested in any way with any of these, please to register yourself.

As a first step, to take advantage of being part of an IT Cluster, you will need to register your basic data with Cluster Pulse. to download the Data Sheet. Fill up the Form as much in detail.
WZCC - UK Chapter event : City of Thieves at 6.30 p.m on Tue. 20th April. 2010 at Forsters Solicitors LLP, 31 Hill Street, London W1J 5LS (Green Park Tube Stn).
WZCC - Youth Launch Event was held at 7pm - 9pm on 27 March. 2010 at Parsi Resource Group @ Della Tower - Dadar Parsi Colony. for more details.
WZCCI - Pune Chapter
Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz, President, 'Managing Across Cultures', and one of the International Directors of WZCC, facilitated an evening of fun and learning about 'Communicating across Cultures' on 10th March, 2010 at Pune. Participants could hear her inputs as a cross-cultural management consultant, trainer and global leadership coach, with professional experiences in 22 countries. Participants went through a very interesting exercise (a dynamic card game) that helped managers and others learn about cultural transitions, cultural conflicts and about communicating. It was particularly useful for those doing those working in multicultural teams, and also applicable to all of us in our daily communications, at home or at work. to view the snaps taken during the event.
A tax seminar on a new Foreign Bank Account Regulations (FBAR) by US Internal Revenue Service affecting all foreign bank account holders, officers on board of foreign company, etc. was presented by Mr. Sarosh Collector in Houston. It was very informative. The seminar was broadcast live online and we were glad to have participants from Chicago, Boston, Seattle, etc. to view a recording of the speech.
First Meeting for WZCCA will be held at AZA starting at 1:30pm on Sunday the 28th of February 2010. Members are requested to be present at the meeting, as the members need to know their Goals and Objectives and where WZCCA wishes to stand in the whole scheme of WZCC worldwide. Your attendance will be greatly appreciated.
WZCC - Toronto and New York chapters enjoy The first Skype-in Joint Collaboration
On Feb. 18, 2010 the Toronto and New York Chapters of WZCC experimented in a joint session conducted through Skype. Xerxes Wania and Sam Meer of the WZCC-Toronto Chapter conceived the idea and approached the NY Chapter-Chair, Natalie H. Vania-Gandhi. The Joint Session also enjoyed the engaged participation of Yazdi Tantra in Mumbai.
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WZCC – Houston Chapter
We have put together a informative program regarding the new rules and regulations for people who have anything to do with foreign bank accounts, or even if you are a beneficiary or signatory on an account. for further details.

Being tax season, other questions regarding taxes will also be addressed. Our speaker is Mr. Sarosh Collector, CPA. Please RSVP (required) to zarirs@sbcglobal.net or call 713-963-4229.
WZCC - Tie-up with Cluster Pulse
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology, Govt. of India is planning to introduce a regulation that would reserve 20% of the e-government deals for SMEs. Even now, 20-30% of the work given to large...
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WZCC - BC, is planning a Trade Show on 4th April 2010 (Sunday) at Ambleside Park West Vancouver.
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WZCC - NY Chapter 2010 Winter Quarterly Meeting on 21st February 2010 (Sunday) between 11:30a.m to 4:00p.m at Zoroastrian Center, 106 Pomona Road Suffern, NY 10901.
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WZCC - NY Chapter "A Post-Dubai Wrap-up: Sharing Impressions from the World Congress" on 18th February 2010 (Thursday) Skype-in Joint session with Toronto First-Of-Its-Kind between 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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WZCCI – Entrepreneurship Workshop on IT and IT enabled Services on Saturday, 20th February 2010 at the TCS House (previously Rallis House - opp. Sterling Cinema), Raveline Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
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WZCC - NY events Announced
We are excited to announce two fine events for February. Mark your calenders and start sending in those RSVP's.
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:: For the Year 2009 ::
WZCC - Business Plan Awards Night
At a glittering Awards Night held on Sunday 20th December, 18 Parsis about to become businessmen were felicitated and of which, six were awarded with cash prizes.
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WZCCI – UK Chapter CV & Career Development Workshop on Sat 5th Dec. 2009 at Zoroastrian Centre, 440 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow HA2 9TL.
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WZCC – NY Chapter
The November 22 meeting occurred at the Suffern New York Darbe Mehr on a sunny and brisk day. President Arnaz Maneckshaw summarized the Chapter's strong progress over her three year term.
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WZCC – Houston Chapter
A visit to the Port of Houston was organized by the WZCC Houston Chapter on November 22, 2009. A group of 30 individuals were given a 90-minute leisurely boat ride on board of M. V. Sam Houston along the Ship Channel. for the Report.
WZCCI – Mumbai Chapter had organised an wonderful overnight visit to Pune on 14 and 15 November 2009 at Reach Tetrapak India Pvt. Ltd., Talegaon. There was a site visit and presentation highlighting the needs of modern packaging.
WZCC – NY Chapter presented a Panel Discussion on Sunday 22nd of November 2009, between 12:00-3:00 p.m. It was held at Darbe Meher, 106 Pomona Rd, Suffern, NY 10901.
WZCCA had held a meeting at Farida Irani's residence at 80 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills on Saturday 7th of November.
WZCC 2009 Recognition Awards announced
» Outstanding Zarathusthi Professional - Ms Homaii A. Daruwalla (Mumbai)
» Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur - Mr Umeed Zareer Kothavala (Pune)
» Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur - Mr Firdosh Bhesania (USA)
WZCCI - 6th AGM in September
The 6th Annual General Meetings of the WZCC India Chamber and the Mumbai Chapter for the period ended 31st March 2009 was held at West End Hotel, 45, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020 on Sunday, 13th September 2009.
» Videos of Presentations during the meeting & Downloads
» AGM Programme Schedule
» WZCCI Chamber Notice and Agenda
» WZCCI Mumbai Chapter Notice and Agenda
» Nomination Form for Election of WZCCI Director

World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – Southern California Chapter
The meeting was held at The Zoroastrian Center. A lunch was offered graciously by the Center for our members, after which our speaker, Cush Bhada, was introduced. His topic, Is this a Good time to Buy or Invest in Real Estate? to view the Meeting Report.

WZCC North Texas Chapter Meeting
The second meeting of our chapter was held on September 19, 2009, at the Schimelpfenig Library in Plano, Texas. We currently have a total membership of eleven. Twenty eight people, including Speakers, attended this meeting, with Yasmin and Rustom Engineer as our Special Guests, from Houston.

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WZCC Delhi Chapter Meeting
Delhi Chapter held its regular meeting at the Freemasons Hall, New Delhi on 30th Aug 09. for the Report.
WZCC-NY AND TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) host a power Networking Event in NYC - July 20th, 2009.
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WZCCI announces its first Business Plan Contest
WZCC brings you an opportunity to showcase your Business Plan. Attract Investor Funds and also win attractive Prizes.

Also an opportunity for Investors to mentor bright ideas and individuals.

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World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – Southern California Chapter
A meeting was held at the California Zoroastrian Center in Westminster, California. It began with a lunch that was graciously hosted by the Directors of the California Zoroastrian Center. The WZCC Board was invited to meet with the Directors. Perinne shared with them the mission and purpose of WZCC and impressed upon them the need for all Zoroastrians – Iranis and Parsees – to work together for the good of the community. to view the Meeting Report.

Presentation by Tata Motors on the “Nano”
The WZCCI – Mumbai Chapter is most grateful to Tata Motors, for assigning two Executives from the Nano Engineering Team who unfold for us, the ‘Story of the Nano’, on Friday 7th August 2009 at the West End Hotel. to view the videos.
The Pune Chapter organized a very interesting Networking Meeting on 22 July, 2009 wherein 5 WZCC members from Pune Chapter made presentations on their own businesses, the challenges they were facing and solicited suggestions from the 50 members present. It was interesting, stimulating and useful to all those who attended.

In case you could not attend, it may be interesting to view the videos of the meeting and see if you could guide / advise the youngsters. for the Videos.
Zoroastrian Stimulus Plan: Private Job Search & Career Counseling Service
FEZANA and the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) are excited to offer this free, private Job Search, Career Counseling, and Entrepreneur Mentoring service to the worldwide Zoroastrian community.

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Join WZCC--NY/NJ/CT/PA Membership Drive & Event Info
On behalf of The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) we'd like to encourage you to learn more about the value and benefits of this niche organization and to join our membership.

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World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – UK
A presentation on “Influencing your way to Success”! was held on Tuesday 7th July 2009 at Imperial College London.
Presentation on “Modern Trends in Execution of Construction Projects”
World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce - India brought an opportunity for Construction & Ancillary Companies to Interact, Grow and Strengthen their networks. The Program was on Saturday, 4 July 2009 at the West End Hotel, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400020.
» Videos of the meeting
» Photo Gallery
» Presentation by Mr. S. P. Bagli
» Report
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Zoroastrian Stimulus Plan:
Private Job Search & Career Counseling Service.
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WZCC-Houston presents Mr. Tony Elavia, Phd. for a investment seminar entitled "INVESTING IN TURBULENT TIMES". for more details.

Nationally Distinguished Economist Amar Bhide Speaks at WZCC-NY May 18, 2009 saw a compelling session at NewYork's WZCC May meeting in Suffern, New York. Amar Bhide, the Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business from Columbia University, spoke on his provocative book "The Venturesome Economy, How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World".

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WZCC Southern California - On April 1 2009, the North Texas chapter of the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) was honored and delighted to host Mr. Jal Soli Shroff for an award ceremony and dinner.

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The Zoroastrian Co-op. Bank Ltd. (ZCBL) has announced a Special MicroFinance Scheme for Entrepreneurs. Under this scheme, a special MicroFinance Fund of Rs.5 crores has been set up, out of which they will be financing Entrepreneurs, to help them set up a new business / service / profession or enhance their existing ventures. The lending will be in the form of a Term Loan upto a maximum amount of Rs.10 lakhs per borrower, for setting up business/for equipments, machinery, furniture etc. Margin will be fixed on case to case basis depending on the financial status of the applicant. for more details.

WZCC - Central Florida Chapter Meeting
A great performance once again by our CFG to hold our first WZCC CFG Chapter meeting on Sunday afternoon 5/24/2009. to view the announcement. to view the snaps taken during the meeting.

WZCC – ME group held its member’s meeting on 8th May 2009 from 7 p.m to 10.p.m at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai. Chief Guest for the evening was Dr.Villoo Morawala Patell.
Mr Suresh Kumar, an eminent banker in the Middle East region, and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Financial Services PSC, who was invited as a guest speaker provided some interesting insights into the current economic scenario in Dubai. The meeting was followed by dinner and belly dancing show.
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WZCCI - Pune Chapter
WZCC Pune had a Gala evening on 17th April, with an exciting Business Quiz, followed by cocktails and dinner. to view the report. to view the snaps taken during the event.

WZCCI - Mumbai Chapter overnight visit to Valsad
The Managing Committee (Mumbai Chapter) had an overnight visit to Valsad, Daman and Talasari on the 28th February and 1st March 2009. The idea was to visit three industries as well as have a good time.

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WZCCI - Finance program for Non-Finance Executives
A one and a half day program on Finance for Non-Finance Executives was held on Jan. 31 & Feb 1 2009, at Patuck Complex, Mumbai.

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» Snaps taken during the progam
:: For the Year 2008 ::
 

WZCC 2008 Recognition Awards announced.
Outstanding Zarathusthi Professional - Mr Jal Soli Shroff (Hong Kong), Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur - Dr.Villoo Morawalla Patell (India) & Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur - Nowshir Rusi Engineer (Dubai).

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WZCC Global Annual General Meeting in Houston - December 28-31, 2008

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WZCCI - Pune Chapter
WZCC Pune had an interesting program for 19th Dec 08 for a dinner meeting. for details.
WZCC - Meeting held on the 7th of December 08 at AZA
to download the minutes of the meeting. to download the YEP launch brochure.
WZCC - UK Career Clinic on ‘Recession-Proofing Your Career’
On 24th November 2008, over 70 WZCC-UK members and Young Zoroastrians attended a packed WZCC-UK Career Clinic to get answers to the most pressing question of the day.
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WZCC - New York Chapter
Announces the Fall Event (4 Q Meeting).
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WZCC - North Texas Chapter Meeting
On sunday 26th October 2008, at 12 p.m., at Davis Library Meeting Room Texas. We encourage all Zarathushtis and their guests who are interested, including students, to participate.
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WZCC - New York Chapter
Lunch and Learn: Leveraging Social Networks for Results: In Life, Career and Community.
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WZCCI - Newsletter 2008
to download the Newsletter.
WZCC - North Texas Chapter Meeting
Was held on sunday 28th September 2008, at 11 a.m., at Christopher parr Library Meeting Room Texas.

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WZCC – Middle East Group held its member's meeting on 1st August 2008 at the Avari Hotel, Dubai. The event was interesting.

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5th Annual General Meeting of the WZCC India Chamber - July 27, 2008

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WZCC - UK event at the House of Lords. to download the Press Release.

to view the Report of WZCC - Houston Seminar on Global Business Connection.

to view the Report of WZCC - Sydney Forum in April 2008.

WZCC Youth Enhancement Forum!

Please join us as we launch our WZCC Youth Enhancement Forum! on Saturday, 19th July 2008 at AZA House. 196 Annangrove Road Annangrove NSW 2156 from 11:00am - 4:00 pm. The topic is “The Business of Networking”. for more details.

Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), April 28 - May 3, 2008.
WZCC – Mumbai Chapter in association with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad conducted a unique Entrepreneurship Development Program for entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises. The objective of the program was to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of these businessmen, who had not undergone any formal training in entrepreneurship or management.

» EDP - Program Synopsis
» EDP - Program Snaps

World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce-Chicago (WZCC-C) event of "Celebrating Zarathushti Entrepreneurs and Business". This event would be held as a part of Silver Jubilee Celebrations event of the Darbe Meher of Zoroastrian Association of Chicago (ZAC) during August 30-September 1, 2008 in Chicago.

for information about WZCC-C and ZAC registration and local Chicago logistics for the August 30-September 1, 2008 celebrations events. Please register promptly so that better preparations can be made.

The New York Chapter
Stay tuned for the 3Q meeting to be held on September 21st. The tentative title of the 3Q meeting: Scientific Development and Entrepreneurship. Contact nvania@encouragenewbiz.com OR shaun_mirza@countrywide.com for more details or if you would like to be a panelist.
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The Houston Chapter held, “THE GLOBAL BUSINESS CONNECTION", on Sunday, 25th May, 2008. to read more. to view a few snaps taken during the event.

Every year, the WZCC honors individuals by awarding Recognition Awards in 3 categories - Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur, Outstanding Zarathushti Professional, Outstanding Young Zarathushti Professional / Entrepreneur. The criteria for nominations for the year 2008 are available here. The last date for nominations is 31 July 2008. Please send in your nominations (the nominees need not be members of WZCC) and encourage your friends and relatives to do likewise before the due date.

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WZCCME organized their Annual General Meeting on 24.1.08 at the Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai. The Chief Guest for the function was Mr.Firdosh Mehta, Director, Perry Equipment Corporation, USA and WZCC International Director and Chapter Chair, Dallas. The Meeting was followed by networking dinner.
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Meeting of December 14, 2007

The Thinking Youth Program held at AZA House was discussed and the success it had.

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WZCC Global AGM 2007

The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC), hosted a two-day event in Pune (Jan 12/13, 2008), to celebrate the Zarathushti spirit of enterprise.

» AGM - Presentation
» AGM - Report
» AGM - Pictures

WZCC Houston Chapter Proudly Presents a talk by Mr. Atul Vir, President Equator Advanced Appliances, on “How I became an Entrepreneur and why I can’t go back”, on Nov 28, 2007, at Madras Pavilion Restaurant.

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Own Your Business Program - Coming Soon.....
WZCCI 4th AGM on 30/09/07
» Notice & Agenda
» Notice of Elections
» Nomination Form - Chamber Director
» Nomination Form - Member
» Meeting Report
» Meeting Pictures
WZCC - India, Chapter wise Reports of AGM 2006-07
» Mumbai
» Delhi
» Ahmedabad
» Pune

The Youth Leadership Enhancement Program is an initiative of the 9th World Zoroastrian Congress.

The program offers community youth members between ages of 23 to 35 years an opportunity to be ‘Future Responsible Leaders’.

for more details.

The Trade Delegation to Pakistan in September, was a resounding success. Many Opportunities were opened up and thanks to Byram Avari, it was a most satisfying experience. Please look up some photographs already put up in the Gallery Section, with more to follow.
for Circular, Programme, Participants Profiles, etc.

WZCC-Australia to hold its members meeting for 2007. for more details.

Mr. Firoz (Phil) K. Pestonji, Aussie Info Tech is launching a fashion product show this Sunday, 29th July 07, in Perth for products as provided by Technica / Monidel of Thane (A WZCC member- Percy Karani ). They will be selling their Parsi fashion products range like Garas, embroidered kurtis, table napkin range etc.

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One Day Business Cell Seminar: It was a sultry Sunday morning – 15 July 2007 - when a band of 27 enthusiastic entrepreneurs descended on the Nehru Science Center, each one with a fire in his/her belly and an open mind. And that was all that was needed. for the Report & presentations made during the seminar.

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WZCC Houston & North Texas (Dallas) Chapters, Present A World Perspective on the WZCC at Zarathushti Heritage and Cultural Center on Sunday, June 24, 2007. to see the announcement.

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The Zoroastrian Society of Ontario (ZSO) was very pleased to host the XIV North American Zoroastrian Congress “IMPACT – Unleash the Spark Within!” The Congress was held in Toronto, Canada from Friday June 29 to Monday, July 2, 2007.

to download the Report. The website for the congress is operational at www.zoro-impact.com.

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As part of IMPACT!, the WZCC Toronto Chapter had developed an interactive program for Friday June 29, 2007 to help you explore your entrepreneurial potential and work with event attendees in a real-world, business simulation game. Working with facilitators from Big Fish Interactive, you will develop business plans, marketing strategies, make production decisions, negotiate contracts and win market share in a fast moving environment.

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WZCC Iran Region working committee to hold the 1st World Zarathushti Trade, Industrial & Cultural Fair. This fair is in the planning stage. We propose to hold this fair at Tehran somewhere in Mid September, 2007 for a period of 7 days.

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On March 14, 2007, nearly 50 members and guests of WZCC-Houston Chapter
Gathered at Madras Pavilion, Sugar Land, and listened attentively to Rustom Engineer talk about opportunities regarding Franchise Businesses.

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:: For the Year 2006 ::
 
WZCC AGM-2006
» Reports & Presentations.
» Photos taken during the Program
» Schedule for the meeting

Collecting data for the largest Zoroastrian Directory in the world, online.

Yazdi Tantra (yazdi@on-lyne.com) is in the process of collecting data for the largest Zoroastrian Directory in the world, online. He has already aggregated more than 50,000 names and addresses from published / public sources from all over the world. Please do take some time off to have a look at www.theparsidirectory.com, register yourself and your friends and relatives. If you have access to any directories online or offline or if you could put Yazdi in touch with someone who can help in furthering the process, he will assist in getting that data online, including conversion of data into electronic form, if need be.

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Bomy Boyce visits Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat Chapter - Get Together & Networking

Gujarat Chapter had held a Get Together & Networking. Mentor Cell Setup with Chief Guest - Mr. Yazdi Tantra.

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Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP-1) – Enterprise Workshop

WZCCI has succesfully completed the YEP-1 workshop held between 12 to 18 of June, 2006 at Nehru Science Center - Worli. for a few snaps taken during the meeting.

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UK AGM 10 May 2006

The WZCCUK had a programme at the BBC where the new Finance Director of the BBC Miss Zarin Patel addressed our members on 10th May 2006. Then, we all moved to La Porte des Indes, a prestigious London Restaurant and had our AGM. At the AGM, our illustrious founder Chairman Karan Bilimoria ( soon-to-be Lord Bilimoria ) retired after 3 very successful years and in his place Shernaz Engineer was unanimously elected. Jimmy Contractor of Tata Limited was re-elected as Vice Chair. We enclose some pictures of the 10th May which was completely sold out with over 100 attendees. Pictures were taken by ZTFE President Paurushasp Jila who has now joined the WZCCUK committee and by Kobad Avari. Zarin Patel is the the first woman and the first Brit of Asian descent to hold the position of Finance Director of the BBC.

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Shayan Italia, an artist/songwriter for the forthcoming album DELIVERANCE releasing ONLINE 23 July 2006 in over 25 countries. He also happens to be the first Zoroastrian to ever release a MAINSTREAM music album on International waters since Freddie Mercury did over 25 years ago. You can hear and order Shayan Italia's music at www.shayanitalia.com

WZCC-Atlanta has arranged an afternoon program for Sunday May 28, 2006. It promises to be an interesting afternoon. Please encourage your members to attend particularly the ones from New York.

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For all budding entrepreneurs within the Zoroastrian community, the time to act is right now. The WZCCI is offering a facility by organizing a workshop, especially for the young, confident and enthused people of our community to start an enterprise or to grow their current enterprise.

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WZCCI subscribes to An Industrial Monthly Journal on Industrial Development, Technologies and Project Opportunities called "ENTREPRENEUR INDIA" published by National Institute of Industrial Research.

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A young Zoroastrian kid who lives a life where his first love is Horses and now he has used this love to reach a stage where he can bring glory not just to India but to our community as a whole if we are able to collect enough funds to send him off to Beijing!!!!!!

Please use your personal contacts and help him get sponsored for the event. Riyad is the son of an extremely good friend and is a part of Mr. Homi Davier's wife’s family and any assistance provided would be most appreciated. Lets get together and get him some $$$$$$$’s. to download the sponsorship letter. You really must see his Website, it is terrific!!!

The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has realized the heritage value of Parsi embroidery, and given a grant under their craft development projects to Parzor. In a constructive effort to preserve and adapt Parsi embroidery, Mr. Ashdeen Lilaowala will conduct craft seminars/workshops in Ahmedabad (mid July 2005), Surat (first half of October 2005) Mumbai (January 2006) and Navsari.

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The Pune chapter members need to renew their memberships for the year 2005-06. New members can also register.

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A brief review of the recent trip of Mr. Rumy Mohta, President of Richmond Travels, to India with the Gov. of Virginia, Hon. Mark Warner.

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It is time for renewal of membership for the memebers of WZCCI for the year 2005-06. Please send your renewal fee cheques in favour of WZCCI - Mumbai Chapter, latest by 31 July 2005. to see the fee structure and related details.

WZCC UK membership year - 2005 / 06 has begun. to download the registration form.

WZCCME had an interesting Program on ‘Is your Money Growing?’ at the India Club, Dubai on 25th October 2005. The Program was conducted by Sharad Nair, Head of Private Banking Unit.

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WZCC Houston Chapter had held a Dinner Meeting on 19th October 2005 at the Zarathushti Heritage and Cultural Center, Houston. The Speaker was Ms. Marilyn Sims, Estate Planning Attorney and CPA. She spoke on: "The Importance of a Will", "Consequences of Not Having a Will" and other Legal matters.

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An Interactive Session to guide members on CBDT's Circular on Fringe Benefits Tax had been organised at Diplomat Hotel on the 14th Oct. 2005. A distinguished panel of experts addressed the members on the provisions and answered members queries.

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A formal launch of the Hyderabad Chapter took place on on September 24, 2005 in the presence of Mr. Minoo R. Shroff and the President of the Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman of Secunderabad & Hyderabad Mrs. G.Y. Chenoy.

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A meeting of Zoroastrain business people was held at the Australian Asian Association hall on 22nd Sept. 2005. Mr Ader Gandi from San Fransisco, informed the attendees about the World Zarthuasti Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was about the Inauguration of the WZCC-Perth Chapter.

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The 2nd AGM of Mumbai Chapter was held on Sunday, 18th September 2005 at West End Hotel, 45, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-400 020 . The meeting preceded the WZCCI Chamber AGM at the same venue.

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At our last dinner program, which was held on the 31st of Aug. 05, we had over 40 attendees at the Madras Pavilion on the Lake in Sugarland. Our first speaker was Mr. Darayus Kolah.

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The Bowen Technique Program conducted at India Club on 23rd August 05 was a big success. The event was a joint effort put in by two Chapters, WZCC Australia and the Middle East to facilitate networking and enhance business opportunities between overseas members.

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The 1st Iran-India Cultural Festival was held at the Chabahar Free Trade zone from 6th August to 13th August, 2005. The Iran Government beared the full cost of those who actively participated in this Cultural Festival.

The Investors’ Interest Group was inaugurated by Mumbai Chapter on Friday 22nd July 2005 at the WZCCI office at Gamadia Colony by Mr. Jamshed Desai, Head – Portfolio Management Services & Investment Advisory Services of IL&FS Investsmart.

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The Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe had organised the 8th World Zoroastrian Congress in London during 24th June to 1st July 2005. The meeting was carried on successfully with Zoroastrians from throughout the world.
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The 2005 WZCC AGM was held on June 29th, 2005 in London, UK. A number of people attended meeting. to download the minutes. to download the report of the meeting.

Amidst rains and a working day, the WZCC had a well-attended gathering for its members at a downtown venue on 28th June’05 evening. The highlight of the evening was a wonderful presentation by the chapter chair Kersi Limathwala of their recent cultural cum trade delegation trip to Iran.

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The International Board of WZCC was keen that a Trade Delegation of its member from across the world visit Iran. As India had taken the lead last year to organise a successful Trade Delegation of WZCC to the Middle East, hence, this year, India was encouraged to plan a Trade Delegation to Iran. In spite of the fact that there was neither a membership base nor any Chamber activities in Iran, a Trade Delegation was organised by India as it was felt that a visit would at least initiate the process of setting up the Chamber there.

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WZCC-New York Chapter had its last meeting on June 12th, 2005. Dr. S. Andaz gave a presentation on Lung Cancer & Cardiac Diseases. to downlaod the PDF presentation. Similarly Dr. C. Andaz also gave a presentation on Breast Cancer. to download the PDF presntation.

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WZCCME had held an ‘Audio Video’ Quiz on 3rd June 2005 at the India Club. The quiz was anchored by a professional Quiz Master.

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The Pune chapter had a meeting on the 3rd of June 2005, at Hotel Regency. Dr. K.B. Grant who has been the receipient of the prestigious Punia Bhushan award and has epitomised great entrepreneurial spirit, was felicitated in the meeting.

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On May 18th, 2005 evening at the Madras Pavillion on the lake in Sugarland we had a program entitled "Health is Wealth". Health affects all aspects of our life especially our profession. A program was held offering practical advise on Cardiovascular Diseases - Prevention and Treatment by Dr. Darius Wania. Cancer Screening and Early Detection for Women and Men by Dr. Yasmin Engineer. Special guest Mr. Bob Bateman - Physician Backed and Formulated Vitamins for Specific Diseases and Other Health and Welfare Purposes.

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On May 18, 2005 there was a business luncheon at the Westin Galleria. Speaker was Mr. Jim Kollaer, President of the Greater Houston Partnership and co-hosts were the Houston Minority Business Council.

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The WZCC UK had its first networking event of this year on 18th May 2005 at the Burton Room at the Institute of Directors. Mr. Jimmy Sarbh shared his fascinating progress in India.

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WZCCI had arranged an orientation session on successful Japanese concepts that are internationally recognized and adopted. Our speaker Mr. M. Ramamurthy, spoke on AOTS & International Training Opportunities. The meeting was held on 7th May 2005 at the AOTS Alumni Association of Western India, at 6:30 p.m. to view some photos taken during the meeting.

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WZCC-Chicago Chapter had organized a Entrepreneurship Conference on Angel Finance Research & How to start your own Business, get finance, etc. This workshop was held on April 30, 2005. to see what a few of our members have to say about the meeting.

The WZCC-Australia Chapter had a meeting on April 24th, 2005. Mr. Sam was the guest speaker. He talked on his Coin Collection.

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WZCC-India, Mumbai Chapter's April Meeting Program was held on Monday, 18th April 2005 at the Bombay Parsi Panchayat Board Room. It was a Interactive Session to guide members on the new VAT provision.

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The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) recognises, every year, the contribution of Eminent Zarathushti Businessmen to the promotion of industry, trade and commerce by conferring Honorary Membership of the Chamber. This is a singular honour and its bestowed on only one Eminent Zarathushti Businessman Worldwide. This year several nominations were received for Zarathushti businessmen who have distinguished themselves internationally and the unanimous vote was in favour of Pallonji S. Mistry. to view photographs.

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On March 30, 2005 WZCC-Houston was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Govenment Procurement Connections 2005 at the George R. Brown convention center.

We had made an announcement prior to this and would like to thank those of you who attended.

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WZCC-I had the Mumbai Chapter's March Meeting Program, held on Friday, 18th March 2005. The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Kersi Limathwalla, President- WZCCI-Mumbai Chapter. He spoke on Changes in Income Tax law in the Union Budget 2005. For those who missed the informative talk, you can download the same in two parts: & . To view some of the photographs taken during the meeting, .

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WZCC - Houston Chapter presented a seminar on "Women in Business". The speaker was Ms. Sandy R. Poffinbarger, Executive Director of WBEA (Women's Business Enterprise Alliance). The event was held on 17th March, 2005 at MADRAS PAVILION RESTAURANT, TEXAS. to view the snaps taken during the seminar.

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WZCCME had held the 2nd Annual General Meeting on 10th March 2005 at Hotel Intercontinental in Dubai. Mr. Firdose A. Vandrevala, Chairman of Tata Teleservices and Managing Director of Tata Power presided at the function. to view the photographs taken during the meeting.
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WZCC India - Mumbai Chapter & members of the managing committee had a speech on "Union Budget 2005", by Eminent Sr. Counsel Mr. Firoze Andhyarujina. The event was held at M.C. Ghia Hall on 5th March 05 at 6:15 p.m.

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The last WZCC UK event for this membership year was scheduled for 21st February 2005. The venue being the London Business School at Regent's Park, one of the top 10 MBA schools in the world.

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 The New York Chapter celebrated 20th Feb 2005 as "ENTREPRENEUR DAY". New or established business owners and professionals participated & exhibited their products and professional services at this meeting.

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WZCCME’ had held the first event of the year 2005 in Muscat, Oman. The function was held on 10th February, at the ‘Passage to India’ Restaurant at Ruwi. The program started at 7.30 p.m and many of the WZCCME members from UAE and Oman attended the function!

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WZCCA had organized a meeting on Sunday, 30th of Jan 2005. The guest speaker, Mr. Michael Nicholas gave a talk on Franchising in Australia. Michael has a well-established business and he spoke on why you should not work for anybody but yourself. to view some of the snaps taken during the meeting.

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The WZCCA had organised the, "Jashan e Sadeh" on Saturday 29 January at 6:30 pm. It is a regular event on the calendar and is celebrated 50 days and 50 nights before Nowruze (the word “sadeh” means one hundred in Persian).

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The Houston Chapter had arranged a meeting on the 19th of Jan 2005. Their were 45 attendees who enjooyed the talks on "How to Get Into Business for Yourself", "How to Find Your Niche Market” and “Moving From Start-Up to Managing Your Business".

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Mr. Zubin Sethna came to Ahmedabad and presented a paper on "AN INVESTIGATION INTO HOW INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CONSUMPTION IS AFFECTED WHEN DEALING WITH ORGANISATIONS FROM EMERGING ECONOMIES". The presentation was held on 13th Jan 2005 at Cama Hotels Ltd., Ahmedabad.

The same presentation was also held in Mumbai on 20th of January 2005 at Bombay Parsi Panchayat, Fort.

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The WZCC Journal Committee has declared the winner of the contest for naming the Journal. The entry to relate the name of the Journal to Barsam used in our ceremonies representing Hamazori (togetherness) was very appropriate as WZCC's main aim is networking and working together. to view the letter sent to the winner.

WZCC being a global entity was in need of a vehicle to showcase our Zarathushti success and progress and so we now see a new beginning with this, our new WZCC JOURNAL! We must take some time to thank Meher Bhesania, our Regional Director for the Middle East who had visualized this project, got a business plan together, put a team in place and has now delivered this, our first commemorative issue. I will definitely encourage everyone to save a copy since it demonstrates Zarathushti history in the making.

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A book authored by Soli J. Engineer, CPIM, "PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING—Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success" has been published by J. Ross Publishing.

Manufacturing and service organizations are continuously searching for solutions to their seemingly never-ending inventory, delivery, cost, productivity, quality, and profit woes. Progressive Manufacturing provides powerful, cutting-edge, commonsense solutions to these and other perennial problems faced by most organizations.

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:: For the Year 2004 ::
 

The 2004 WZCC AGM was held in San Jose, CA on December 28th & 31st, 2004. Many of the members actively participated in the meeting. However, a few of them had their proxies who attended the meeting. This fulfilled the quorum requirements and made the meeting meaningful.

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WZCCI had arranged a dinner programme on 20th December 2004 at Diplomat Hotel starting at 6.30 p.m. Our keynote speakers were Mr. Hemraj Singh - Regional Manager, National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), who spoke on how NSIC will be of assistance to Small Scale Industries. & Mr. A. R. Muralidharan - General Manager Small Industry Development Bank of India (SIDBI). He spoke on Financing for Small Scale Industries. to view a consensed report. To view the snaps taken during the programme, .

The Houston Chapter had arranged an Interactive, Motivational and Confidence Building Seminar, on December 1st, 2004 at PAVANI INDIAN CUISINE, Houston. The topic being, "You Got To Make It Happen", Conducted by Ms. Sue Kazor - Dale Carnegie Training. As expected, people from various lines of business & profession attended the meeting.

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The World Zarathushti Chamber Of Commerce (WZCCA) meeting was held on Sunday 28th. November 2004 at 3:30pm at AZA House. Our guest speaker this time was Mr. Freddy Madon.

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The Zarathushti Cultural Center of Delaware Valley, had arranged An Evening of Indian Entertainment on November 26th, 2004 at Ramada Inn, NJ.

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Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library and her team hosted the WZCC UK at the British Library on 16th November 2004. Graham Shaw, Head of Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections and Ursula Sims-Williams, curator of the Iranian collections spoke on the wide range of Zoroastrian materials to be found in the Library, from manuscripts, letters and rare printed books to drawings and photographs.

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WZCC New York Chapter is the first in the World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce to invite foreign dignitary, Consul General of India, Mr. Pramathesh Rath, for the meeting which was held on 14th Nov. 2004. The topics were very interesting and the attendees got a chance to taste Parsee delicacies. To top it all the International TV network, TV Asia covered this historic event. This must have given New York Chapter and WZCC an international exposure.

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To mark this year as the "Year of the Young Entrepreneur" a full year calendar of programmes has been chalked out for entrepreneurs in specific fields. Our first programme on the calendar was "Video, Photo, Music - For Aspiring Entrepreneurs". This was held on Friday, 5th November 2004, 6.00 p.m. at our WZCCI office.

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WZCCME had conducted a Program on 3rd November 2004 at India Club, Dubai. The Title of the Program was "Leading to Change". Tom Young of Sensie International presented the program. Tom talked on critical issues of our times such as Globalization, Leadership,Change and how our businessmen and professionals could stay lean and mean to surf that tsunami of change.

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The 1st AGM of Mumbai Chapter was held at Diplomat Hotel, Mumbai on Friday, 15th October 2004. We are glad that many of you joined us for the meeting. President/Vice President of Essar Oil Ltd. addressed our members on business opportunities for entrepreneurs to set up petrol stations with an attractive scheme. to download the Presentation. to view a few of the snaps taken during the meeting.

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The Pune Chapter had held a Contributory Dinner Meeting on October 7th, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Conference / Banquet Room of HOTEL REGENCY - Dhole Patil Rd (Near Ruby Hall).

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THE HOUSTON CHAPTER had arranged a kick-off Dinner, on September 28, 2004, to lead the attendees into a full year of events, seminars & workshops for 2005.

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WZCCME Group held a program on 15 th Sept 2004 at India Club. The title of the Program was 'Property Market in Dubai'. The speaker of the event was Mr.Trevor Evans, Vice President, Exhibition & Events, Damac Properties.

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The First AGM of WZCC-India was held on 12th September 2004 at West End Hotel. The meeting was followed by a Corporate/General Knowledge Quiz.

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Mumbai Chapter had organized a New Year Ball on the auspicious occasion of Parsi New year on Friday, 20th August 2004 at West End Hotel. This family function was followed by Cocktails & Dinner.

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Mr. Firoze Andhyarujina gave a speech on "UNION BUDGET 2004" held by the Indo Swiss Society, WZCC - India, Mumbai Chapter on 12th July, 2004, at M.C. Ghia Hall. Mr. Minoo R. Shroff was the Chief Guest for the same.

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The Second WZCCI Pune chapter meeting was held on 19th June, 2004, Saturday at Hotel Regency, Pune.

 

The WZCCI - Mumbai Chapter held a meeting on 13th June 04, at Diplomat Hotel, Mumbai. Mr. Nariman Mogrelia, Chairman & M.D. of Zoro Garments Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, and President of Madras Parsi Zarathushti Anjuman, was the Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker at the meeting.

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A meeting was held on 26th April 04, at Diplomat Hotel, Mumbai, for showcasing young entrepreneurs. The Dubai Trade Delegates shared their experiences about Dubai Trade during the Dubai visit, in presence of more than 85 attendees. Mr. Dadi Mistry - Regional Director and Mr. Adi Engineer - President, Pune Chapter were also present. The meeting continued with an interactive session followed by Dinner.

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The Ahmedabad Chapter was inaugurated by Mr. Kersi Limathwalla on 25th April 2004. This was preceded by the release of the Parsi directory for Ahmedabad on 24th evening. A lot of Zarathushti’s in Ahmedabad showed enthusiasm to join the Ahmedabad Chapter.

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The Two way Trade program of WZCC between Middle East and India was a great succes. This special program was promoted for the first time and Professionals and Businessmen from both countries participated in this program to explore possiblities of doing business together.

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The Pune chapter of the WZCC-I held it's first Member's meet on 8th April 04 at Hotel Regency with a lively gathering of over 40 participants. Addressing the participants, the Chapter President- Adi Engineer emphasized the importance of re-vitalizing the entrepreneurial role that the community had been famed for in the past.

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Ms. Meher Bhesania and Mr. Russi Patel showcased Dubai / UAE to the members, in the Mumbai Chapter's Meeting Program held on February 4, 2004 at Bombay Gymkhana. The attendees showed tremendous enthusiasm and many of the members filled up the feedback forms, indicating their areas of interest.

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The WZCC announces the Annual Recognition Awards for the year 2004. Categories would be - Outstanding Zarathushti Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Zarathushti Professional of the Year, Outstanding Young Zarathushti Entrepreneur/Professional of the Year. The Nomination package contains the Rules, Categories, Definition and Evaluation Criteria & Nomination Forms.

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Tenaz Dubash and Team, are a group of talented young filmmakers, who have taken on the task of informing the world about our community, and its ancient heritage in a modern context.

The core team consists of a producer/director, two camera-people and an editor, who between them, have produced, written, and edited for ABC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. This hour-long documentary, will re-introduce our ancient heritage and our current community to the world.

"They are seeking SPONSORS".

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The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) recognises every year, the contribution of an Eminent Zarathushti Businessman Worldwide, to the promotion of industry, trade and commerce by conferring Honorary Membership of the Chamber. This year, several nominations were received, of which the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors was in the favour of Mr. Pallonji S. Mistry - Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. The Membership carries with it a specially crafted glass trophy and a certificate to be presented at San Jose, U.S.A. on December 28, 2004.

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WZCC 2003 Recognition Awards announced. OUTSTANDING ZARATHUSHTI ENTREPRENEUR - Mr. Farrokh R. Patel, OUTSTANDING ZARATHUSHTI PROFESSIONAL - Prof. Dr. Zarin R. Turel, OUTSTANDING YOUNG ZARATHUSHTI PROFESSIONAL/ENTREPRENEUR - Zenobia Tantra & Zubin Tantra.

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Russi M. Lala, a well-known Zarathusti journalist and author of many best-selling books (some so popular, that they have even been translated into Japanese), has just produced a superbly written and meticulously-researched biography: "FOR THE LOVE OF INDIA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMSETJI TATA (ISBN# 0-67-005782-7).

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Karan Billimoria appointed to Cambridge.
Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning is delighted to announce the appointment of eminent entrepreneurs Dr. Hermann Hauser and Karan Billimoria, CBE, DL as the first honorary Visiting Entrepreneurs in the 800-year history of the university.

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The WZCC Australia Chapter (WZCCA) was inaugurated at Sydney in August 2004. Mr. Phil Madon spoke on how a Zoroastrian empire which covered Europe Asia and parts of China dissolved into pockets and since the last fifty years into small parcels all over the globe.

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Often, the most difficult obstacle in teaching entrepreneurship is providing a sense of the real-world reality, the true stories from the trenches. Carolyn Henley Ciesla provides an article on Entrepreneur Mentoring

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WHERE OTHER FEAR TO TREAD / Firm cleans up with dirty work / after a boost from a government program, Stafford environmental consultants are going beyond radioactive remediation.

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:: For the Year 2003 ::
 

The Mumbai Chapter's Meeting Program was held on December 16, 2003 at Diplomat Hotel. Mr. ROHINTON RIVETNA, the President of the world body of WZCC, was the Keynote Speaker for the same. It was followed by an Interactive Session.

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A special programme was held on December 5, 2003, at Radisson Hotel, to felicitate Mr Nariman. Mr Rohinton Rivetna, our President from USA, was present to do the honours.

 

WZCC - Report of the Annual General Meeting 2003:

2003 was a terrific year for WZCC where two large chapters - India & Middle East were added to our International Network.

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WZCC - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2003:

WZCC celebrates its third year of operations at at the Annual General Meeting on Nov. 22, 2003 at Toronto, Canada.

WZCC's 2003 Annual General Body meeting  was hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Toronto under the stewardship of its President Ervad Kobad Zarolia.  His team went beyond the call of duty in ensuring that delegates were met and assisted on arrival and throughout the three-day weekend of meetings.

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Meeting held at Garware Club House on 21st November 2003 at 6.30 p.m. on INTERNET MARKETING FOR ENTREPRENEURS followed by WEBSITE DEMONSTRATION & Dinner. The four I's: Identity, Interaction, Information and Innovation were explained & would be implemented by the members.

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The Pune Chapter was inaugurated on 15th November 2003, at the Corinthian Club, Pune. Mr. Adi Engineer has kindly consented to preside over the Chapter. Ms. Meher Pudumjee of Thermax and Mr. Farhad Forbes of Forbes Marshall were the speakers from Pune Chapter, besides Mr. Minoo Shroff, Mr. Kersi Limathwalla and Mr. Merzi Chinoy.

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Meeting of Mumbai Chapter held on 14th September 2003 on INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS, COMMUNITY PROGRESS.

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The Delhi Chapter held a seminar on 9th August 2003, where the Guest Speaker was Mr Christopher Doyle.

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WZCC-India, Mumbai- Dinner Meeting on Friday 18th July  2003.

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Meeting held at Mumbai on Sunday 8th June 2003.

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