To capitalise on the opportunity that India presents, we're bringing together India’s leading private sector bank, ICICI Bank, and India market entry specialist firm Seamless, part of Sannam S4 Group for a five-city roadshow between 26 and 30 September here in the UK. This provides the opportunity for businesses to tap into the latest insight on India and, where helpful, have a one-to-one session to explore their particular needs. **techUK CEO Julian David will be joining the London session.**

The roadshow is suitable for UK SMEs and Corporates that have an existing interest in India or those who may be considering this growth market in future.

In the latest Santander Trade Barometer (Spring 2022), outside the EU, India is among the top four markets of interest for UK SMEs and Corporates. India is already the sixth-largest economy in the world and is projected to become the third-largest consumer market by 2030. Combine this with rapidly improving infrastructure, technology, urbanisation, and a ‘Make in India’ proposition that’s gaining interest, and it’s clear that organisations need to start taking notice of India.

The UK and Indian governments are aiming to sign the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the end of 2022. The FTA is expected to significantly cut trade barriers and help double the size of the trade corridor between India and the UK. In preparation, British companies are looking to accelerate rolling out their India expansion plans. Earlier this year, Santander UK and ICICI Bank announced a partnership to support this important trade corridor and UK companies in India.

Dates (all times are BST)

  • Bristol – 26 September at 12 noon
  • London – 27 September at 12:30
  • Birmingham – 28 September at 09:30
  • Manchester – 29 September at 09:30
  • Leeds – 29 September at 15:30

Register your interest and select your preferred location and we will contact you with further details and logistics.

The sessions will comprise of a roundtable event and one-to-one meetings.

Who is this suitable for?

  • Those considering whether India is the market for them – this could be as a sales market, manufacturing destination, or R&D centre/sourcing centre.
  • Those already working with the market but considering how to deepen their engagement (e.g., already have a distributor but now want to set-up local presence).
  • Those looking to make strategic investment in India (e.g., via acquisition) or where an investment brings with it an Indian footprint.
  • Those already working in the market but encountering headwinds.

 

Roundtable Session – Agenda

The roundtable session (90 mins) will explore the India opportunity and how to unlock this opportunity effectively, including practical considerations for setting-up in India and financing your expansion.

Welcome and Scene setting

Opportunity India 
Sameer Narang – ICICI Bank

Broad contours and India’s core growth drivers
India post covid, Sectoral Opportunity areas

India UK Digital Trade
Julian David - techUK

India UK FTA - Digital trade perspective and key elements
Likely impact for UK tech businesses and possible opportunities / challenges

Doing Business in India
Ed Dixon and Ashok Swarup-  Sannam S4

Enabling Reforms and succeeding in India
Operating Models – Exports, Sourcing and running Subsidiary in India
Nuts and bolts – how to create a successful organisation in India

Power of Partnership - Supporting UK businesses and SME’s 
ICICI Bank and Santander UK

How Santander and ICICI Bank are working together
ICICI Bank in India
Santander Navigator

Q&A

Join us 

Don’t miss the chance to hear from subject matter experts from ICICI Bank and India market entry specialists Seamless. To register, please click the button.

To find out more or if you have any questions please contact Gautam Sehgal.