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India - A Global Business Opportunity

The UK India Business Council, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the High Commission of India in London would like to formally invite you to join us at this year’s International Business Festival in Liverpool.

Together, we are arranging a day of India-focused activities as part of the festivals Manufacturing week.

‘India Day’ will take place on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 1000 – 1800.

At a growth rate of 7.5% Indian economy is among the fastest growing economies of the world and is making great strides in its efforts to improve its ‘ease of doing business’ rankings making India an even more attractive business partner to global economies than ever before. Delegates from 100 different countries attend the International Business Festival and the Festival provides a platform to attract new international investors, suppliers and partners.

Our morning session will look at “India – A Global Business Opportunity”. The seminar would be headlined by a Senior Government Official from the Government of India, and followed by a Panel of Indian and Global Business Leaders, who would provide testimony to the improving ease of doing business in India and their overall experiences in the market, including the success stories as well as challenges.

After lunch, we will be focussing on the considerable opportunities available to UK businesses as a result of the recently launched “Access India Programme” (AIP). This is a flagship initiative of the High Commission of India in London and has been formed to encourage and assist UK SMEs to access the Indian market. This event provides a great opportunity to meet senior officials from the Indian government and network with businesses and various organisations active in the UK-India corridor.

All attendees will recieve a FREE pass to the International Business Festival, once you have registered for this event, you will automatically be assigned a complimentary ticket.

AGENDA

0930: Registration and Networking

1000: India – A Global Business Opportunitiy

  • Welcome and opening remarks – CII
  • Keynote Address by Senior Government of India Official
  • Panel Discussion on Doing Business in India moderated by CII
  • Interactive Q&A session
  • Closing remarks by UKIBC
  • Session ends

1300: Networking Lunch

1400: Access India Programme Seminar

  • Welcome and opening remarks by HE Mr Dinesh Patnaik, Indian Deputy High Commissioner
  • Access India Programme by Kevin McCole, COO, UK India Business Council
  • Case Studies and Panel Discussion
  • Interactive Q&A session
  • Networking
  • Session ends

1600: International Business Festival

Please click here to register 


Access India Programme Business Breakfast

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across Sheffield City Region are invited to this exclusive Access India Programme event. Find out more, hear from experts, and network over breakfast.

This event will cover the considerable opportunities available to UK businesses through the Access India Programme (AIP). The programme is a flagship initiative of the High Commission of India in London and has been formed to encourage and assist UK SMEs to access the Indian market.

The first of its kind for supporting UK businesses, the AIP seeks to identify high-potential UK SME companies and assists them in establishing themselves in India. For these companies, the programme will provide a detailed programme of activity, mentoring, networking opportunities and market entry support services – all without charge.

The High Commission of India in London is supported by UK India Business Council as the official Knowledge Partner for the programme.

Sheffield City Region is a strong supporter of the AIP and, as part of our commitment to developing trade and investment opportunities in India, we wish to extend the invite to our local SMEs to hear about the support that is available to successfully enter this incredible market of opportunity.

The event begins at 8:00am for a networking breakfast, with discussions beginning from 8.30am. Please register now to secure your place.

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)-funded Exporting for Growth Programme.


EVENT DETAILS

Date: 20 MAR 2018  @ 08:00 – 10:00
Location: MERCURE SHEFFIELD ST PAUL’S HOTEL AND SPA, 119 NORFOLK STREET, SHEFFIELD S1 2JE

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/access-india-programme-business-breakfast-registration-42896766383


Access India Programme Event - Staffordshire

We are pleased to announce an exclusive event covering the considerable opportunities available to UK businesses as a result of the recently launched ‘Access India Programme’ (AIP). This is a flagship initiative of the High Commission of India in London and has been formed to encourage and assist UK SMEs to access the Indian market. The event provides a great opportunity to meet senior officials from the Indian government and network with businesses and various organisations active in the UK-India corridor.

AIP is a market entry support programme which is free at the point of entry. It aims to assist, small and medium-sized UK companies in trade and technology / investment collaborations with India. The High Commission of India in London is supported by UK India Business Council as the official Knowledge Partner for this programme.

We encourage innovative companies across all sectors, but would particularly welcome UK-based organisations (across the supply chain / value chain) with offerings in the following areas:

• Innovative products and technologies in the manufacturing sectors (including automotive, aerospace, defence, security and advanced materials)
• Innovative energy companies across all subsectors
• Innovative digital, smart infrastructure, healthcare including technologies such as AI, IoT and Big Data.
• Food processing, logistics, smart textiles, etc are also key areas to be explored

This event is being organised in association with The Department for International Trade, Staffordshire Chambers and Perkins Engines.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.


EVENT DETAILS

Date: 19 MAR 2018 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Location: PERKINS ENGINES, TIXALL ROAD, STAFFORD, ST16 3UB

Register Here: https://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/events/access-india-event-staffordshire/


Past Events

Launch of the Access India Programme

On 27 September, 2017, the High Commission of India in the UK launched a dedicated and strategic programme, the Access India Programme (AIP), a market entry support programme for facilitating investments by UK businesses into India. This is a first of its kind, flagship programme focusing mainly on helping medium and small UK enterprises.

AIP aims to provide UK businesses chosen for the programme with the necessary market entry support including investor facilitation and hand-holding services, which are critical for market entry decisions and successful entry to the Indian market.

The High Commission of India has appointed the UK India Business Council as the knowledge partner to implement the programme.

HE Mr YK Sinha, High Commissioner of India to the UK, inaugurated the AIP programme

Ambassador Dinesh K. Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK, shared an overview of the Access India Programme and detailed the benefits the programme will provide for UK businesses

An overview of the Make in India initiative was provided by Invest India

There was an interactive panel discussion hosted and moderated by Richard Heald, OBE, Group CEO, UK India Business Council. The key panellists included Ambassador Dinesh K. Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK; Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB; Richard Cotterell, General Manager – Large Engines, Perkins Engines; and Rhydian Pountney, General Manager – RoW Sales Division, Renishaw Plc

There were 70 participants across various sectors who attended the programme.