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UK businesses explore partnerships in Indore
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'GREAT' campaign aims to develop opportunities in automotive, infrastructure, public health and education sectors in Indore in India.
Kumar Iyer, British Deputy High Commissioner Western Region and Director General, India, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will lead a British “Business is GREAT” campaign in Indore from January 15-17. This is aimed at inviting Indore to partner with British businesses for mutual benefit.
As part of the activities, UKTI will host a series of events on January 15, in which about 28 UK companies will participate. These will include:
a seminar on public health
a symposium on fuel economy and green technology for the auto sector
an infrastructure and energy round table
a lecture at IIT by Professor Peter Lindstedt, Professor of Thermofluids, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Consul for the Engineering, faculty and Business School of Imperial College London, ranked one of the top 10 universities in the world
In addition the UK will be the Country Partner at the annual Indore Management Association (IMA) Golden Jubilee Conclave, which will include an exhibition by British companies. A reception for business leaders in Central India will also be held in association with IMA.
This will be Mr Iyer’s first visit to Indore after arriving in India. Looking forward to his visit Mr Iyer said:
Indore is one of India’s fastest growing Tier-II cities, with strengths in key sectors such as automotive and pharmaceuticals. It has the potential to grow into a major industrial hub, given its location in central India and the presence of high-quality educational institutions. The UK can complement Indore businesses in charting new growth, and the GREAT campaign is aimed at forging connections, developing opportunities and initiating business exchanges.
The GREAT campaign in Indore is part of a recently launched all-India activity which invites businesses in high-growth regions such as Indore, Chandigarh, Chennai and Bangalore to collaborate with the UK. Its purpose is to highlight the GREAT British offer:
a strong manufacturing heritage with some of the biggest global brands across sectors
a stable, business-friendly environment, a culture of innovation
the best educational institutions
UK delegates/exhibitors/partners in Indore (MS Word Document, 288KB)
- Mr Kumar Iyer will hold a media briefing on Tuesday 14 January at 4.30pm at Summit 3 at the Radisson Hotel, Ring Road. An invitation is attached. You are requested to kindly depute a representative who should please carry a print out of the invitation for reasons of security
- Prof Peter Lindstedt and Members of the UK Education Delegation will be available to meet the media on Wednesday 15 Jan at 12.30 pm at IIT Indore PACL campus. You are requested to depute a representative
- The automotive sector symposium to be held on Wednesday 15 Jan 15.30-17.30 hrs at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ring Road, Indore is open to the media. You are requested to depute a representative
- UKTI is the UK Government’s international business development agency, supporting overseas businesses seeking to establish in the UK and helping UK companies grow internationally
For further information please contact Shireen Mistry + 91 98200 13629, Nazneen Sahiar + 91 98338 11617, or Vaishnavi Murali + 91 99001 41354.