UK-India Business Summit 2019 & Indian Awards 2019

UK-India Business Summit 2019 & Indian Awards 2019

Strengthening the bond

TechUK is delighted to be an official partner to the UK-India Business Summit 2019, presented by the India Business Group. 

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
  • Time: 9:00 - 2:30
  • Place: Nash Room, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

The relationship between Britain and India has never been better. Both countries know the crucial importance of forging even stronger trade links, based on the ties spanning centuries.

Today, as the UK gets ready for life after Brexit, and as India prepares for its general election, we offer an event which pulls into sharp focus the importance of an eventful year for UK-India relations.

IBG’s inaugural business summit provides an exclusive platform for sharing insights and thought leadership on all aspects of this truly special relationship.

Whether you’re already doing business along the UK-India corridor or you want to learn more about new opportunities and forge incredible connections, this is an unmissable event.

The high level Summit will provide an exclusive platform for sharing insights and thought leadership on all aspects of this truly special relationship. 

Why to attend?

  • A special line-up of inspirational speakers with interactive panel discussions involving global thought leaders.
  • Meet and network with decision makers from public and private companies and institutions.
  • Gather insights and seal opportunities to help grow your business in this fast-evolving corridor.
  • Meet with leading trade organisations and professional service providers with expertise in the UK – India bilateral relationship.

Participation (by invitation only): To express interest in attending the event, please contact

IBG’s bilateral summit will bring together:

  • Business leaders
  • Global investors
  • Policy makers / diplomats
  • Leading academics
  • Thought leaders / influencers

Keynote speakers:

  • Lord Patel of Bradford OBE | Chairman of India Business Group (IBG)
  • Ms Nusrat Ghani MP | UK Minister for Maritime
  • H.E. Mr Crispin Simon CBE | HM Trade Commissioner for South Asia & British Deputy High Commissioner for Mumbai/Western India

Topics to be covered:

Through panel discussions, high-profile and expert speakers, the summit will provide insights and new research into:

Trade and investment: A panel examines the opportunities and challenges for future UK-India cooperation in a post-Brexit world.

  • Prof. Prajapati Trivedi | Senior Director at Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Lesley Batchelor OBE | Director General of Institute of Export & International Trade
  • Sherina Petit | Partner & Head of India Practice at Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Lok Nath Mishra | Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank UK PLC
  • Mohit Goel | Cheif Executive Officer at Maxe Limited
  • Moderator: Alpes Patel | Dealmaker, DIT (Global Entrepreneur Programme)

Innovation: How can the UK and India work more closely in the key areas of digitalisation, technology and artificial intelligence? Experts let us in on the secrets to successful partnerships.

  • Dr Mohan Kail | Chairman of Pontaq UK India Innovation Fund
  • Simon Spier | Head of International Trade at techUK
  • Jim Bligh | Director of Corporate Affairs for UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services
  • Dr Ian Campbell | Interim Executive Chair at Innovate UK
  • Aji Issac Matthew | CEO at Indus Net TechShu Digital Pvt Limited
  • Moderator: Alpes Patel | Dealmaker, DIT (Global Entrepreneur Programme)

Arts, culture and sports: We must never forget the role ‘soft power’ plays in getting deals done. Take part in a discussion which reveals how it is not always about hard-headed business.

  • Manish Tiwari | Managing Director of Here and Now 365
  • Mike Vidler | Head of India Bilateral Team at Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Shabana Azmi | Actress, Social Activist & President of Mijwan Welfare Society
  • Tom Harrison | CEO at England & Wales Cricket Board
  • Debarshi Pandit | Head of Multicultural Business / Special Projects at Sky Media
  • Moderator: Alpes Patel | Dealmaker, DIT (Global Entrepreneur Programme)

IBG Indian Awards 2019

TechUK is also participating in the the third edition of the prestigious Indian Awards will take place on 29th May 2019 at the Houses of Parliament. The invitation only gala dinner will recognise top contributions to UK-India relations and bring together influencers and stakeholders from across the UK, India and globally.

The awards are open to UK-based individuals, organisations and businesses who continue to nurture and advance the commercial and cultural bonds between our two great nations.

To find out more about the Indian Awards 2019, please visit the event page here. You can also find out more about the UK-India Business Summit here.  

If you are interested to participate or would like to discuss partnership/sponsorship opportunities, please contact

  • Simon Spier

    Simon Spier

    Head of International Trade
    T 020 7331 2008
  • Dominykas Broga

    Dominykas Broga

    Programme Manager | International Trade
    T 07931 565 239

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