Calling all UK exporters and companies keen to grow their exports to, or investments in, India – the world’s fastest growing G20 economy.
Crispin Simon, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for South Asia, Rhiannon Harries, Director for Trade and Innovation for South Asia, and our team of experts will be in the UK this summer to advise UK companies on exporting to and investing in India.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) India team will be joined by advisors from Invest India as well as partners from across the UK.
The Roadshow will be visiting the following UK cities:
- Cardiff – Monday 24 June
- Bristol – Tuesday 25 June
- London – Friday 28 June
- Midlands – Monday 1 July
- Manchester – Wednesday 3 July
- Sheffield – Thursday 4 July
- Edinburgh – Friday 5 July
India is the world’s fastest growing G20 economy. It is currently experiencing a sustained period of strong growth – powered by a demographic dividend, growing middle class and strong economic reform. In two years, India has moved from 130 to 77 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings – an unprecedented jump of 44 places. In 2018, UK exports to India grew by 17.3% to £7.6 billion, registering their 8th successive quarter of growth.
As global growth moves east, India matters to the UK more than ever. The size of the Indian economy, the world’s 6th largest with the highest expected growth rate in the G20, makes India a vital market for UK exporters.
Beyond the economic facts, our nations share the ‘Living Bridge’ of countless personal and professional ties. This has resulted in the creation of significant opportunities for trade, research and innovation partnerships, especially between India and the UK’s young, tech-savvy populations. The Tech Living Bridge has been formalised through the India and British PM led UK-India Tech Partnership which identifies and connects businesses, venture capital, universities and others to help British and Indian entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises develop and access markets.
DIT India has 15 priority sectors, with validated opportunities in almost all segments. We will tailor the roadshow toward sectors that are most relevant for your region.
Who should attend?
Existing UK exporters and companies that are already trading in overseas markets and would like to learn more about the opportunities for their business in India. Companies will benefit from dedicated time with our market experts, through 1-2-1 pre-booked meetings. Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.