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Malayalee Business Promotion Programme (MBPP)

(Supported by Kerala Development Society,Delhi)

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What is Malayalee Business Promotion Programme

Malayalee Business Promotion Programme (MBPP) promotes innovative businesses and networking opportunities among Non-Resident Keralites (NRK). It is a new generation business promotion initiative using modern technology and innovative strategies. Based at Delhi, MBP assists entrepreneurs to link with like-minded businessmen for enterprise development.

We promote enterprise development and employment creation by providing services to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises with a special focus on Non Resident Keralites.

This programme has two components

  • Kerala Business Forum (KBF)
  • Malayalee Business Network (MBN)

We organize network meetings of entrepreneurs, unregistered business peoples, start ups, professionals who wants to set up new business, etc. For details please visit www.malayaleebusiness.com

We organize business conferences of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) under this programme. We provide technical support services to business networking.


Kerala Business Forum (KBF) is a network of non-resident Keralite entrepreneurs belonging to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for promoting innovative businesses and networking opportunities. It is a new generation business promotion initiative using modern technology and innovative strategies. As a community of global Keralite entrepreneurs, Kerala Business Forum facilitates a network - physical and virtual - for promotion of innovative business ideas. Based at Delhi, KBF assists entrepreneurs to link with like-minded businessmen for enterprise development through networking one-to-one meetings and conferences.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Non Resident Keralites (NRK) face a number of problems such as limited access to finance, non-availability of skilled labour at affordable cost, limited capital and technical know-how, low production capacity, constraints in modernization and expansion, ineffective marketing strategy, difficulties in identification of new markets and barriers created by red tape bureaucracy . To surmount these road blocks, a platform of experienced and successful Keralite business people and professionals like KBF can be of immense help.

A Platform of New Business Ideas and Business Plans for Innovative Business

Kerala Business Forum facilitates formulating innovative businesses ideas, starting of innovative businesses. The Forum facilitates the exchange of new business ideas and innovative business plans. To be successful in business, an entrepreneur need to develop a detailed business plan with key milestones that are achievable. Kerala Business Forum facilitates the preparation of business plans through well experienced professionals and experts.

The forum facilitates the dissemination of information about technology needs and technology availability. University- industry linkage will be facilitated. Kerala Business Forum attempts to bridge the gap between academia, industry and government for better articulation of policies.

Workshops and Training Programmes

We organize seminars, workshops, training programmes and business promotion meetings for MSME. These programmes will help in sharing the experiences and best practices in the industry and Promote International exposure of Entrepreneurs.

KDS and Kerala Business Promotion

Kerala Business Forum is supported by Kerala Development Society (KDS Delhi). KDS had carried out a series of activities to promote business of Non-Residential Keralites over the years. Some of them are listed below:

  • Meeting of Delhi-based Keralite Business men was organized in Delhi on 1 November 2003. Over 100 businessmen participated.
  • An international promotional programme for the State of Kerala, jointly with office of Resident Commissioner, Government of Kerala was organized in Delhi on 15 April 2005. Attended by Ambassadors/ Commercial Counsellors of 15 different countries, including Canada, Chile, France, New Zealand, Poland, Sri Lanka, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia and The Netherlands. Presentations on potential sectors were made and specific investment proposals were deliberated.
  • Several Business Promotion Meetings organized in Delhi during 2002-2015. For instance, Country specific Kerala promotional programme for Kerala- Montenegro was organized on 25 April 2005. Country specific Kerala promotional programme for Kerala-Slovenia business collaboration was organized on 10 November 2005. These meetings had facilitated business linkages between Keralite companies and companies of the respective countries.
  • Meeting of Ayurveda companies in Korati, Trichur, Kerala jointly with KINFRA on 8 May 2013.


The network meetings are being organised inNCR of Delhi with the different components/ sessions to promote different forms business alliances and expansion among malayalee enterprises. These include interactive sessions, motivationspeeches by successful Malayalee entrepreneurs, Orientations/trainings on any business skill aspects, StartUp programme.

KDS and Industry/ Business Experience in Other Indian States

Kerala Development Society has made intervention in the business development of other Indian States. Some of these activities are listed below:

  • Worked as Technical Support Institution (TSI) for Preparation of District Perspective Plans and Annual Plans in three districts of West Bengal and three districts of Assam covering various sectors including Industry and Business
  • Worked for three years: 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 in six districts
  • President and Director of KDS, Dr. Jacob John has a long industry experience in India and internationally. He has worked with UNIDO (India and Italy), CII (New Delhi), ASSOCHAM (New Delhi)
  • KDS has a good team having wide industry experience covering various Indian States.
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