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Business Opportunities With India - Going To The Next Level - Mar 07

Business Opportunities With India - Going To The Next Level - Mar 07

Held on 20 March 2007, this jointly run emita and Leicestershire India Trade Bureau ' event gave an insight into the important sectors and opportunities for both UK and Indian businesses.

Leicester County Cricket Club, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD
Tue 20th Mar 2007, 09:00 to 17:00

This event has finished.

India is one of the World's leading markets and those who attended the event gained a valuable overview from the presentations and case studies delivered by key speakers experienced in trading with or from India.

To gain an overview of what was covered at the event please download the Business Opportunities with India – Going to the Next Level flyer or the case studies and presentations below.

Event Presentations and Case Studies to DownloadProgramme

Presentations that the speakers agreed we could use are hyperlinked in the programme text below

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09:15 Registration and Refreshments

10:00  Welcome & Introduction - Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive, Leicester Shire Economic Partnership (Chairman)

10:05  Latest Developments in UK & India Relations: Mr Kamalesh Sharma - Indian High Commissioner

10:30 Why British Companies Should Do Business with India: Ratika Jain - Head UK, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) (874KB Acrobat pdf file) 

10:50  Professional Services (Accounting, Legal, IT): Mark Beresford - Director, Kinetic Cubed (995KB Acrobat pdf file)

11:10   Refreshments

11:25  Agriculture, Food Processing & Packaging:  Dr Peter Elsmore - Pinciple Lecturer, Lincoln University Business School, Mr Anand Kumar and Miss Mohsina Rizvi Agha - MBA Students, Lincoln University Business School (329KB Acrobat pdf file)

11:45  Healthcare & Biotech:  Richard Perry - International Trade Advisor, UKTI East of England (553KB Acrobat pdf file)

12:05  Engineering Sector:  Vipul Vachhani - Business Director, Jaivel Europe Ltd (405KB Acrobat pdf file)

12.25  Doing Business with India:  The Legal and Financial Framework:  Andrew Shipley - Partner, Nelsons Solicitors (341KB Powerpoint file)

12:45  Lunch

13:30  Breakout Session 1

Case Study 1: Benoy Architects - Graham Cartledge (948KB Acrobat pdf file)

Case Study 2: Quenby Group Ltd - Tom Seabrook (400KB Acrobat file)

Workshop 1: Support Services for East Midlands SMEs - UKTI (Liz Basing) (628KB Powerpoint file), LITB (Mahendra Mistry) (328KB Powerpoint file)

14:10  Breakout Session 2

Case Study 3: Felcon CDI - Martin Hazlewood (813KB Powerpoint file)

Case Study 4: D & H Engineering - Vaz Mistry & Terry Percival (715KB Powerpoint file)

Workshop 2: Support Services for East Midlands SMEs - UKTI (Liz Basing) (See workshop 1 powerpoint file above), LITB (Mahendra Mistry) (See workshop 1 powerpoint file above)

14:50  Breakout Session 3

Case Study 5: Shuttleworth Business Systems - Andy King (541KB Powerpoint file)

Workshop: 3: Importing from India - David Pearson (195KB Powerpoint file) 

Workshop 4: Language & Culture - Mahendra Mistry & Somi Hazari (304KB Acrobat pdf file)

15:30  Refreshments and Networking

About Mr Kamalesh Sharma, Indian High Commissioner

Mr Sharma has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the Indian Foreign Service, and was appointed High Commissioner to the UK in August 2004.  He has also represnted India at the United Nations, New York and as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Representative to East Timor.


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