The fourth UK India Business Council Networking Summit was a huge success. Like last year, the UKIBC chose Manchester as the host city to encourage more companies, especially SMEs, from across the UK, to be part of the Indian growth story. Therefore, we were delighted to see a good mix of firms across a range of sectors on at this event.
In line with this we re-launched our Sector Subscription service offering at the Summit, which is tailor-made for smaller companies looking to enter India or are new to India. For an annual subscription fee of £100 (plus VAT), subscribers get free access to events, quarterly reports, and monthly updates. For more information, click here. To subscribe, click here
Over 450 delegates attended the Summit. As well as a CII defence and security delegation and over 30 organisations, including trade bodies from the UK and India supported us.
Business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers including the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills Dr. Vince Cable, the Indian High Commissioner H.E. Dr Bhagwati, Anil Shrikhande, President Rolls Royce India, and Phiroz Vandervala, Board Member, TCS addressed delegates. There were lively discussions and I hope you have benefited from learning more about market engagement strategies for India- what works and what doesn’t. The networking between companies and business leaders was excellent and participation in one-to-one meetings was a big hit.
At this year’s Summit we re-launched our homepage (www.ukibc.com). The front page has been reformatted to make the site more attractive and easier to use. We also launched new content covering the “Why India” and “How India” aspect of Doing Business in India.
We also took the opportunity to publish a new report, entitled Insight India: Market Engagement Strategies, which you can download from http://www.ukibc.com. This report is the second the series and seeks to illustrate how UK businesses – from a variety of sectors and deploying a range of market engagement models – are succeeding in India.
I hope you were also able to benefit from our new advice clinics where specialists gave expert advice on a variety of key topics including Export Finance, Regulation, IP, HR and UKTI Services.
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- Read our full communiqué here.
- You can see photos from the event, here
- To see the Summit video clip, click here
We will continue to enhance business to business dialogue and grow our sector based business communities. We will continue to connect British Industry to India.
Many thanks for your continued support.
We look forward to hearing your feedback.
UK India Business Council