Types / Kinds of Meetings of a Company

Every Company has its stakeholders, who are the individuals and/or organisations, having a direct or indirect interest in the operation of the company. These stakeholders are mainly the shareholders, employees and management, bankers and other financial institutions, government, Customers, suppliers and contractors, various communities etc. 

In order to bring a harmony between these stakeholders and the company, either a selected group of officials of a company or the whole company, sometimes, arranges meetings with these stakeholder(s).

Though most of the meetings held between the stakeholder(s) and the company are arranged as per the requirements from time to time, some meetings are held due to the compulsion under the company law.

Types/Kinds of Meetings under Companies Act, 1956:

  1. Meetings of Board of Directors (which includes meetings of various Committees of Directors);
  2. Statutory Meetings of Shareholders(Members);
  3. General Meetings of Shareholders(Members)
    • Annual General Meeting,
    • Extraordinary General Meeting,
    • Class Meeting;
  4. Meetings of Debenture Holders;
  5. Meetings of Creditors and Contributories
    • In case of winding up,
    • Otherwise than in winding up;
Other Important Meetings:
  1. Bankers Meeting (including Consortium meetings with Bankers);
  2. Client/Customer Meet;
  3. Investor Meet;
  4. Employees Meet (generally happens once in a year);
  5. Inauguration Meet (foundation day celebration).

It is pertinent to note here that some of the kind of meetings (as mentioned above) does require a Quorum (minimum number of persons for the meeting), to be considered as a valid meeting.

Most of the meetings, those are mentioned in the "Other Important Meetings" above, generally, does not required a Quorum to be present. However, under an agreement or an special understanding a Quorum limit can also be fixed for all such meetings.


As we all know Notice or intimation of the meeting's schedule, venue and items for discussions are generally given prior to the meetings. There are specific provisions in the companies act 2013 as to the minimum days gap between the actual meeting and the notice serving date, for board meetings, general meetings etc.