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About Us

"Working together for a Stronger Economy"

The Economic Development Forum is a non-profit membership organisation which is dedicated to help economic developers in doing their job with greater amount of effectiveness and thereby raising the profile of the profession. Forum's members create better quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. It also helps in improving the overall performance of Indian organisations. EDF is a member-driven association dedicated to strengthen Indian communities by supporting local organizations engaged in community and economic development. Our member organizations rebuild distressed communities in small cities and rural areas in India through economic development, employment-generating activities and offering social services. Our member organizations also contribute in real estate development of the country and play a great role in overall development of small businesses.

The Forum's members represent Government, business organisations, educational and the agricultural sectors. EDF helps in enhancing leadership skills for the economic development for our communities, members, and partners. EDF is determined to help in improving the results along with better relationships with customers, staff and other stakeholders. EDF works in varied sectors including business, auto, trade, education and health. It also encourages those who have shown exceptional ability and have performed well in managing their organizations. One of the main aims of EDF is to ensure substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in India by upgrading knowledge, skills and networking in all aspects of economic development. EDF provides a platform for companies and individuals to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices. It also advocates business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with various governments, non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations. The Forum's mandate is to assist Indian organisations and to improve their performance and capabilities by providing the best practice business framework and by offering support, training, assessment services, access to award programmes and networking with like-minded organisations.

Many organisations aim to be world class but are completely unaware of the basic meaning. When someone becomes a Forum member, the organisation gets access to valuable networks, learning environment and support. The Forum also assists in evaluating and prioritizing business improvement opportunities and developing best practices within the organisation. EDF provides the power of leadership and knowledge to serve the professionals who lead the community. Our network is so vast that people of all walks of life i.e. from public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, have been benefited from the rich experience of our members. When anyone joins EDF, the level of his expertise and confidence enhances to a large extent. EDF gives you the chance to form and cement relationships with economic developers from around the world. It not only gives you latest ideas and better solutions to the problems but also helps you to avail and en-cash plethora of opportunities. This organization has successfully developed skills of a large number of people which in turn helped them to have a progressive career.

EDF's Excellence in Economic Development Awards is best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. EDF recognizes only the most successful, innovative, and effective leaders, programs, partnerships, and promotional materials. Award recipients gain valuable publicity and exposure to their peers in the economic development field. The Economic Development Forum support, and pay tribute to the achievements of the region's individual leaders and organizations and to praise their exceptional performance and commitment to excellence. In other terms, EDF honours entities that have confidently impelled economic development in the region, with an outstanding display of excellence in practice throughout their path. Forum constantly focuses on nurturing and developing leadership in diverse industries, for the purpose of creating resource bases and solid foundations which will effectively supports and contributes to the region's growth. Through transparent, competitive and awarding procedures, EDF recognizes the commitment, courage and capable talent of individuals and organizations which marks a difference in the region's economy and society.

Aim & Objective of Forum

  • To hold Seminars & Conferences on different subjects , conduct researches, organize and promote exhibitions, Shows and other activities for furtherance of trade and to found, maintain and manage educational and cultural institutions Publish Charts, catalogues, directories, leaflets, statistics , Journals , Books and other Publications, and circulating them.
  • To raise funds for carrying out the activities of the Association.
  • To accept donations, raise subscriptions from the members of the society or other persons, to invest the funds of the trust with such individual societies, firms or companies and for providing income to societies on such terms and conditions as may deem proper and necessary for the fulfillment of the aims of the societies.
  • To promote literacy, cultural and other social activities by awareness programmes, adult education, lectures, essay competitions, exhibitions, cultural programmes, press conferences and seminars.
  • To ensure the development of trade and traders so as to establish better understanding, co-ordination and unity amongst all traders and their respective organizations through the association.
  • To communicate with government, local and public authorities, other trade associations, chambers of trade and commerce in India and other countries and with individual on various subjects.
  • To organise seminars on social justice, educational and economic upliftment, to raise legal demands and fundamental rights provided by the constitution of India.
  • To arrange tours or provide conveyance to any person or persons to and for any historical or universally acclaimed religious places or to reduce or remove the mental depression which may encourage and boost the spiritual instinct for living a better and happier life.
  • To do such other things/acts/activities which are necessary and which may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of any of the objects of the society.
  • Provide Perspectives on Best-Performing CEO's, Executives and Leaders, Leadership in an era of new changing World
  • Preparing the next generation of Executives and Leaders, to ensure continuous flow of well qualified leaders
  • To emphasize the significant achievements of leading figures and government leaders.
  • Honoring the Creativity and Leadership in the Era of International Competitiveness.
  • Leader and Leadership Sustainability and switch Strategies from the Best-Performing CEO to Leadership Role Models.
  • Strategic and Executive leadership development for various executive positions in government and business organizations.
  • Encourage the spirit of competition among organizations to highlight the concept of good leadership.
  • Widen the concept of effective leadership in institutions to make optimal use of existing resources and develop the creative and competitive rules of governance in the effective application of institutional principles
  • Promoting the culture of leadership excellence and modern management systems in the government and business organizations
  • Promoting the best practices of creative leadership in government and business organizations.
  • Encourage the spirit of competition and cooperation between government and private institutions in the application of global best leadership practices.
  • Present a platform for the comprehensive exchange of ideas and experiences of outstanding leadership and senior executives and distinct personalities to identify success stories and achievements locally, regionally and globally.
  • Define the potential of leaders in developing strategic plans for the future of the organization and drawing the right directions in achieving these objectives.
  • Developing the culture of successful leadership and creative performances in the region in the field of Knowledge Economy, according to the international standards of quality and institutional performance.

"Celebrating Excellence & Honouring Achievers' Globally"

Economic Development Forum identifies the excellence and honors those individuals and organizations whose efforts have set up higher benchmarks in the economic development at various levels. This organization is the one which wholeheartedly promotes and honors every effort which helps in upgrading the quality of life of the people all over the globe by ascertaining every possible support. The awards build credibility and offer massive media coverage which increases the visibility and enhances the company's reputation. Since awards always inspire the individuals and businesses, EDF also firmly believes in this principle and motivate those who come up to its expectations by proving their worth. During its journey of 15 years, EDF has succeeded in enhancing the parameters of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy by recognizing and honoring innovators and defining excellence. It unwaveringly continues its untiring journey of celebrating the indigenous achievements of leaders and organizations that have made notable difference to their profession, industry, and to the economic progress regionally as well as globally. EDF has continuously focused on merits, encouraging best practices and recognizing outstanding contributors. The awards put the spotlight on those leaders and organizations who have really excelled in best practice and have shared them among a wider audience.

On this very important occasion, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm and sincere welcome to the pillars of our institution that comprise the leaders, decision-makers, intellectuals and experts, and all the supporters and other counterparts, who have supported us unconditionally and have been with us throughout our journey. On behalf of Economic Development Forum, I would also like to express my gratitude towards all the organizations for their valued support in achieving goals and projecting innovations that come together to build a culture of excellence in improving and developing the performance of government and private institutions in the region and the future leaders. It's an open secret that the future world economy would be entirely based on technology and knowledge where the government and business organizations have to explore more and more possibilities for the creation of a knowledge-based economy. As a part of this transformation, this institute which is regarded as a premiere institution in its field since its inception is committed to match the most advanced international standards without compromising with its world class delivery mechanism in research and field studies.

Without any prejudice, EDF honors the principles and prominent leadership of the various regional and global leaders, decision makers and various organizations that have set an example in leadership excellence. It's focal point is the economic achievements and administrative influence of individuals. EDF wholeheartedly appreciates the pivotal role played by such individuals in leading the regional economy to the threshold of the new world. It also promotes those who have contributed immensely to make their vision a great success, and who were able to take the maximum advantage of the opportunities available to them regionally and internationally and making the best out of those opportunities. I once again thank you all for your continued support towards the Economic Development Forum, whose principal aim is to seek and build a culture of excellence to improve the performance of governments and private institutions in the region. We welcome new ideas and suggestions from each one of you so as to improve our existing programmes.

Hope to see you in our future events.

Deepak Johri
President/Patron