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India Inc. Leaders’ Summit

25-27 June 2019 | De Vere Latimer, Buckinghamshire

An annual global leadership meeting, India Inc. Leaders’ Summit is a two-day exchange of enterprise, innovation and dialogue convening business leaders, changemakers and entrepreneurs to enhance collaboration. This year’s Summit tackled critical areas of trade, investment, and partnership, with a focus on building winning partnerships between the UK, India and the world.

Voices From UK-India week 2019

UK-India Week 2018 Snapshot

  • 6th hugely successful leadership summit

  • 18 knowledge partners and sponsors

  • +90 high calibre and engaging speakers

  • 25 thought-provoking sessions

  • 100% invitation only and specially curated guest lists

  • +100 media articles andinterviews published

  • +350 business leaders and decision-makers in attendance

GALLERY

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019 – Video Gallery

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Leading the Charge: How should the world view India?

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: The Irony of India

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit: Special Address by Hon. Dr S. Jaishankar

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Africa, the new frontier

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit: Indian Multinationals and Global Innovators

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: The Buzz Is Real: the UK, India, and Tech Collaborations

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Reform And Transform

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Keynote: Senator Ian Gorst, Minister of External Relations, Government of Jersey

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Unleashing the Unicorns

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Betting on New India

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: Keynote by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chair NITI Aayog

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019: The globalisation of Indian Media

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PROGRAMME

25-27 June 2019 | The Mansion House, De Vere Latimer Estate, Buckinghamshire

A landmark annual global leadership event, the India Inc. Leaders’ Summit is a two-day exchange of enterprise, innovation and dialogue convening business leaders, changemakers and entrepreneurs to enhance collaboration. Tackling critical areas of investment, partnership, and strategy, it is the leading exchange of emerging ideas and ambitions.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | Leaders’ Summit

Cheyne Room
A private invitation-only dinner
Delegates Dinner Booking (Self-Book)

‘1838 Restaurant’

All other delegates are invited book their dinner at the hotel restaurant in advance or are free to make other local arrangements.

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Leaders’ Summit

Host: Ben Thompson
BBC Business Presenter

‘1838 Restaurant’

Morning Session
Cavendish Suite

Welcome Remarks

Manoj Ladwa
Founder & CEO, India Inc. Group

Inaugural Address

Ruchi Ghanshyam
HE The High Commissioner of India to the UK

Special Address

New markets and trends driving India’s global aspirations

India, though one of the fastest growing economies in the world, still has a long way to go before it fulfils its true potential. It is adapting to newer markets, technological opportunities and is evolving in the way it handles its relations with strategic partners such as the UK. How can India truly harness its strenghts and opportunities? Is this a big-bang moment for India on the world stage? How can the UK remain relevant in this journey?

In Conversation With

Shaurya Doval
Managing Director, Zues Capital

Catherine McGuinness
Policy Chair, City of London

Dr Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation

Crispin Simon
UK Trade Commissioner, Deputy High Commissioner, Western India

Is it time to put limits on innovation?

Does increased automation present a threat to job creation or does it provide unexplored opportunities? Automation is changing the nature of more and more jobs, with work stations becoming remote and skill requirements changing at rapid speed. How do businesses prepare for the future? What skills does a future workforce need to integrate in order to keep up with this seismic change? Or is it time to put on the brakes?

Keynote

Ravi Kumar
President, Infosys

In Conversation With

Jacqueline de Rojas
President, techUK

Debjani Ghosh
President, NASSCOM

Lord Jonathan Marland
Chair, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party

Decoding the Fourth Industrial Revolution

UK innovators are leading the charge on some of the key components of the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ involving the Cloud, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. While India has reaped benefits from the third Industrial Revolution (digital technology), it is still significantly agrarian, with manufacturing output relatively low as a percentage of GDP. What are the areas where India needs to take a quantum leap? How can a close partnership with countries like the UK help?

Keynote

Baba Kalyani
Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge

In Conversation With

Patrick Horgan
Director, Global Government Relations, Rolls Royce plc

Tim Jones CBE
Executive Director, Tata Ltd

Sunil Patel
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capabilities for Technology and Investments PwC

‘1838 Restaurant’
Afternoon Session
Cavendish Suite
The dynamics between India and China emerging in Africa

Dr Shashi Tharoor
Member of Parliament, India

(Video Conference)

New frontiers in Defence and Security co-operation
Curated by

The defence and security apparatus of both the UK and India are having to adjust to a rapidly shifting technological and geopolitical landscape. Aggressive innovation in cyber security is the response to unexpected threats that have put democratic powers on the back foot. Similarly, with India’s recent announcement of space defence capability, is this a moment for the UK and India to commit to a more ambitious future relationship in security co-operation? What could be the impediments?

Keynote

Alok Joshi
Member, India’s National Security Advisory Board Former Head of India’s Research and Analysis Wing

In Conversation With

Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party

Rahul Roy-Chaudhury
Senior Fellow, South Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies

In Conversation With

Manoj Ladwa
Founder & CEO India Inc. Group

(Via Video Conference)
Arnab Goswami
Managing Director, Republic TV

Leveraging an untapped global influence

There are more than 30 million people of Indian origin living in virtually every country outside of India. Representing a diverse geographical spread and skill set, more and more members of the Indian diaspora are keen to contribute to India’s growth story. Can the Indian Diaspora go beyond cheering at Wembley Stadium and hold the key to leveraging India’s soft power across the world? How do countries like the UK, which is home to over 1.5 million British Indians, respond and engage?

Keynote

Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale
Head of Foreign Affairs Department, Bhartiya Janata Party

In Conversation With

Fergus Auld
Head of South Asia Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dipen Rughani
Managing Director, Newland Global Group, Australia

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Member of parliament, UK

(Via Video Conference)
Nisha Biswal
President, US India Business Council. Former Assistant Secretary of State for South/Central Asia

Opening the doors to global opportunities
Curated by

With India’s drive towards universal quality healthcare through Ayushman Bharat, the UK’s cutting-edge expertise, and the prominence of Indian origin professionals in the NHS, the potential synergies in UK and Indian healthcare are clearly immense. However, are healthcare providers really serious about collaboration? Are the two countries matching up to the pace of global change and innovation? Can they open the doors to truly global opportunities?

Keynote

Baroness Dido Harding
Chair, NHS Improvement

In Conversation With

Ged Byrne
Director , Global Engagement at Health Education England

Noel Gordon
Chair, NHS Digital

Dr Ramesh Mehta
President, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Dr Aman Puri
Consulate General of India, Birmingham

India Inc. Inspiring Journeys Series

Against a backdrop of continuing challenges to ‘social norms’, how do families and busineses respond? In this diaologue, we hear from a famous mother and son duo who are making waves as they build their business globally and resolve intergenerational conflict points along the way. Businesswoman and the former president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Dr Jyotsna Suri, and her business partner and LGBTQ rights activist son, Keshav Suri, talk cadidly about their story.

In Conversation With

Dr Jyotsna Suri
Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Hotels

Keshav Suri
Executive Director, LaLiT Hotels

Charanjeet Singh
HE Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK

The Lawns of the Mansion House

The India Inc. Annual BBQ takes place against the quintessentially English backdrop of the Mansion House at De Vere Latimer Estate. Hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, this special evening of food and fun will round off the first day of Summit deliberations and welcome the Confederation of Indian Industry’s annual CEO’s Delegation and special guests from the world of business and politics.

Welcome Remarks

Manoj Ladwa
Founder and CEO, India Inc. Group

Opening Remarks

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industry

Special Address

Concluding Remarks

Chandrajit Banejee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

FORUMS

Cheyne Room
Hosted by British Asian Trust

15:30 Addressing Development Challenges : The Indian Experience

As aid budgets of developed nations get stretched or national priorities change, the role of corporates and family offices in addressing development challenges has hugely increased. Could the Indian experience offer insights and opportunities for more effective giving?

15:35 Welcome Remarks

Richard Hawkes
CEO, British Asian Trust

15:40 Responsible Business: beyond CSR and embedding delivery of the SDGs Building businesses that deliver social, economic and environmental returns

Keynote

Crispin Simon
UK Trade Commissioner, Deputy High Commissioner, Western India

In Conversation With

Richard Hawkes
CEO, British Asian trust

Manjula Lee
CEO,Worldwide Generation

Prabhat Pani
Tata Trusts

Philip Stevens
Head of Private Sector Department, DFID

Andy Wales
Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT

16:20 Q & A

17:00 An agenda for finance: the opportunities of social and innovative finance
How are new financial products supporting SDG delivery in India?

In Conversation With

Tom Hall
Executive Director, Head of Philanthropy Services UK, UBS

Alpesh Patel
Founder, Praefinium Partners Ltd

Abha Thorat-Shah
Executive Director (Social Finance)

Christian Pettenkofer
Executive Director Capital Relief Transactions, Munich Re

17:35 Q & A

18:00 Concluding Remarks

11:00 – 13:00 Bridging UK – India the Creative Way

Creative Industry’s Contribution to the corridor

Hosted by

The India and UK have a rich and vibrant relationship collaborating on trade, technology, investments. There is a need for the Creative Industry on either side to engage more to understand the perceived challenges of investing in this space and opportunities for leveraging India’s soft power.

This panel sets out to explore ways in which the interface between Liberal Arts, Academia and Policy between UK and India can be strengthened so that we take opportune of the potential of a unique moment in our collective history.

14:00 Welcome Remarks

Ramesh Mehta
President, Bapio

Hosted by


14:05 Overview on global engagement, practical issues / the current challenges

Keynote

Ged Byrne
Director , Global Engagement at Health Education England

14:15 Collaboration of HEE with BAPIO

Keynote

Jonathan Brown
Chief Operating Officer, HEE

14:20 Overview of Interim Workforce Plan and international recruitment

Keynote

Baroness Dido Harding
Chair NHS Improvement

14:30 Support from Government of India

Keynote

Dr Aman Puri
Consul General India, Birmingham

14:40 Solutions to the challenge

15:50 Roundtable concludes

Thursday 27 June 2019 | Leaders’ Summit | Global Investors’ Conclave

The Mansion House, De Vere Latimer Estate, Buckinghamshire[/fusion_text]

Opportunities and Challenges in an Uncertain World

Welcome Remarks

Manoj Ladwa
Founder and CEO, India Inc. Group

Opening Remarks

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industries

Sanjay Nayar
Managing Director, KKR India

Special Address

Brand India is addressing old challenges and exploring new opportunities. A slew of difficult, but much needed reforms, which have helped break some shackles of legacy laws and red tape, have set the Indian economy on an upward trajectory. The participants in this session are driving big bets on India in their respective ways. What has driven their decision making in the last few years? What do they think will sustain global investor interest in the Indian economy? What are their predictions for the Indian economy in the next two to three decades?

Keynote (Via Video Conference)

Dr Rajiv Kumar
Vice- Chair, NITI Aayog

In Conversation With

Sujoy Bose
CEO, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Sanjay Nayar
CEO, KKR India

Dimitris Tsitsiragos
Senior Advisor Emerging Markets, PIMCO

Making it big in the age of disruption

Success of the so called “Unicorns” in India has made start-ups a household name. The average time taken by start-ups to reach the $1 billion club in India is five to seven years, second only to China where it is four to six years. The technology sector in India saw the creation of eight Unicorns in 2018 alone. What aspirations does an India born Unicorn have? Is it global growth or domestic domination? Where will the next wave of Unicorns come from?

Keynote

Debjani Ghosh
President, NASSCOM

In Conversation With

Munish Varma
Managing Partner EMEA, SoftBank Vision Fund

Anand Shah
Senior Vice President, Ola & Co-Founder, Ola Electric

Bhavin Turakhia
Founder Radix, CodeChef, Founder & CEO Flock & Zeta

The coming of age of India’s financial sector

The Indian financial sector is going through upheaval. It is getting integrated with global finance like never before. Indian companies increasingly look towards global sources of capital. At the same time, Indian firms are seeking to compete globally in FinTech innovation and global business banking. What are businesses demanding from financial institutions in order to compete effectively? What are the experiences faced by global financial firms when they dip their toes into the Indian market? What more must the Indian Government do to encourage investment into India?

Keynote

Senator Ian Gorst
Minister of External Relations, Government of Jersey

In Conversation With

Anjalika Bardalai
Chief Economist, TheCity UK

Mohit Joshi
President, Infosys UK

Mihir Kapadia
CEO, Sun Global Investments

BV Krishnan
Member, Capital Markets, KKR

Loknath Mishra
Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank

How should the world view India?

As India seeks to take its place at the top table of world diplomacy and business, how does the world view India? How should the world view India? In this wide ranging and captivating exchange delving into India-US relations, Brexit, China’s ambitions and the threats of terror and climate change, General David H Petraeus will share his candid insights, drawing on decades of experience on the frontline of business, politics, and conflict.

In Conversation With

Lord Jitesh Gadhia
House of Lords peers & Investment Banker

General David H Petraeus
Member and Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Former CIA Director

‘1838 Restaurant’
Supporting Partner

Afternoon Session
Cavendish Suite

Barry Gardiner
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

Successful Indian multinationals, with their global ambitions, need to be on top of frontier technologies in their sector. This requires significant R&D expenditure and strategic investments into the right partners across the globe. How do top executives choose their partners? What are the benefits that the investee companies enjoy?

In Conversation With

Babita Ambekar
Partner, Head of India Practice (Corporate)

Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale
Head of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party

Anish Patel
Partner and Leader, India Group, PwC UK

Hemal Shah
Director of International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center

Roshan Shetty
Head of FS for Benelux, Switzerland and Nordics, Infosys

Technology has played a pivotal factor in building the bridge between the UK and India. The UK-India Tech Partnership, which was set up by the two Prime Ministers in 2018, provided a fillip to this activity. How can the UK and India push this relationship to lead on tech? What will be the next frontier in tech for these two nations.

Keynote (Via Video Conference)

Amitabh Kant
CEO NITI Aayog

In Conversation With

Amo Kalar
Deputy Director, Trade & Innovation, British High Commission, New Delhi

Gus Bartholomew
Co-founder, Supplycompass

Tom Adeyoola
Founder & CEO, Metail

INDIA INC. BIG DEBATE

India Inc. Inspiring Journeys Series

The journey of India has been as fascinating as it has been at times frustrating for its well-wishers. In this ‘blockbuster’ concluding session of the Summit, some of the biggest commentators and thinkers on India will, through their own personal journeys, debate the irony that is India, and what the future holds for what will soon be the most populous country on Earth.

In Conversation With

Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party

Sir Mark Tully
Veteran Journalist and Former Bureau Chief of the BBC, New Delhi

FORUMS

The Center For New Economic Diplomacy (CNED), co-founded by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Department for International Development (DFID), India, is delighted to partner with UK-India Week 2019. CNED is an initiative that seeks to create new research, promote new voices, discover new solutions, and build new policy frameworks that will serve the global agenda outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Accords.

Hosted by Observer Research Foundation

14:30 Welcome Remarks

Dr Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation

Oli Keetch
Head, Strategy, Corporate and Global Partnerships,
Department for International Development (DFID), India

Keynote

Kate Hampton
CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UK

Ilyas El Omari
President, Regional Council of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima

15:05 Investing in Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Africa

Africa is growth’s new frontier: Its dynamic economies are contributing significantly to global growth; its businesses are fashioning new solutions and responding to development opportunities; and its entrepreneurs are implicating the business landscape across the globe. This African opportunity requires new pipelines for the flow of finance, and new instruments to direct investments. This panel will discuss the possible avenues for unleashing African growth by focusing on finance and investments. It will focus on digital Africa, sustainable Africa, and the African human capital potential.

In Conversation With

Serena Chaudhry
Editor, Africa Journal, Thomson Reuters, UK (Moderator)

Gwendoline Abunaw
Managing Director, EcoBank, Cameroon

Lucy Corkin
Business Manager, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

Penelope Jane Herbst
Strategy Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa

Rathin Roy
Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

16:17 Youth, Leadership and Innovation

Speed Talk by

Khalila Mbowe
CEO and Founder, Unleashed Africa Co. Ltd.

16:25 Africa First
India, UK, and the Commonwealth

The UK, India, and Africa present a compelling trilateral relationship towards achieving the SDGs. The SDG agenda is a saga of transformations within India and the countries of Africa, along with the relationships they forge with traditional development actors like the UK. New and robust collaborations between these three partners could help create nimble institutional frameworks for the delivery of development projects, examination of their effectiveness, and promotion of transparency and accountability. This afternoon session will interrogate the role of relevant actors, priority sectors, capacities and capabilities, and individual efforts that can contribute to this critical 21st century agenda.

In Conversation With

Dr Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation

Daisy Amdany
Executive Director, CRAWN Trust

Simon Maxwell
Former Director, Overseas Development Institute, UK

Usta Kaitesi
Deputy CEO, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

Yamini Aiyar
President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, India

17:25 Closing Remarks

Speed Talk by

Tanoubi Ngangom
Programme Director and Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

20:00 Onwards Dinner at Latimer House

Hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry

14:30 Welcome Remarks

Kumaar Bagrodia
Leader, Confederation of Indian Industry YI Delegation and Founder, NeuroLeap

Inclusivity Agenda in Boardrooms

Maithreyi Seetharaman
Co-Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum

14:50 Matchmaking Jobs and People

15:00 Family Businesses and Disruptive Leadership

15:10 Future Tech and Employment Generation

Abhimanyu Munjal
Joint Managing Director and CEO, Hero FinCorp

15:20 Succession Planning: Born with a Golden Spoon?

15:30 Nurturing Leadership and Disruption

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industry

15:45 Modern Day Skills Agenda: Future of Jobs

Mark Hannant
Managing Director, Team Magenta

16:15 Comparing Then And Now: Expanding Business Globally

Kumaar Bagrodia
Leader, Confederation of Indian Industry YI Delegation and Founder, NeuroLeap

17:00 A Film Tribute to Lord Bhattacharya

17:15 Closing Remarks

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry

14:30 Boosting Our Regions and Cities

The UK’s strategy to engage and empower its cities and regions, and India’s increasingly vibrant and competitive federal structure, provide an ideal dynamic to boost shared prosperity opportunities. How can regions and cities lead the charge towards greater international cooperation?

Welcome Remarks

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

14:45 The Role of India in the New World Order: Increased importance of Global Regional Cooperation

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industry

14:45 Cluster Approach in Regional Cooperation

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Rajan Navani
Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies

15:20 India in the UK: Innovate in UK, Make in India

Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chair, CII Start up Council and Co-Founder, Infosys Limited and Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Baba Kalyani
Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge

Dr Rajiv I. Modi
Chairman and Managing Director, Cadila Pharmaceuticals /fusion_text]

16:30 Regional Opportunities in the UK

16:40 Speed Talk by

Jim Bligh
Chair, CII UK IBF and Corporate Affairs Director, TCS

16:50 Speed Talk by

Julie Russell
Government of Wales

17:00 Speed Talk by

Andrew Cowan
Chair, Manchester India Partnership and Chief Executive, Manchester Airport Group

17:15 Ease of Doing Business in India

17:25 Closing Remarks

*Programme is subject to change

FORUMS

26-27 June 2019 | De Vere Latimer, Buckinghamshire

DAY 1: 26 June 2019 | Leaders’ Summit

Cheyne Room
Hosted by British Asian Trust

14:30 Addressing Development Challenges : The Indian Experience

As aid budgets of developed nations get stretched or national priorities change, the role of corporates and family offices in addressing development challenges has hugely increased. Could the Indian experience offer insights and opportunities for more effective giving?

Welcome Remarks
Founder and CEO, India Inc. Group

14:45 Responsible Business: beyond CSR and embedding delivery of the SDGs Building businesses that deliver social, economic and environmental returns.

Keynote

Crispin Simon
UK Trade Commissioner, Deputy High Commissioner

15:45 Blended Finance for Development: The opportunities of social finance
The private sector as a partner for SDG delivery in India

In Conversation With

Tony Burdon
Head of Private Sector Department, UK Government Department for International Development

Tom Hall
Executive Director, Head of Philanthropy Services UK, UBS

Christian Pettenkofer
Executive Director Capital Relief Transactions, Munich Re

16:45 Tech4Dev: Using technology to grow businesses with social impact
How can businesses and civil society leverage technology to help deliver the SDGs?

In Conversation With

Manjula Lee
CEO, World Wide Generation

Alpesh Patel
Founder, Praefinium Partners Ltd

Andy Wales
Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, British Telecom

17:25 Concluding Remarks

DAY 2: 27 June 2019 | Leaders’ Summit | Global Investors’ Conclave

The Center For New Economic Diplomacy (CNED), co-founded by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Department for International Development (DFID), India, is delighted to partner with UK-India Week 2019. CNED is an initiative that seeks to create new research, promote new voices, discover new solutions, and build new policy frameworks that will serve the global agenda outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Accords.

Hosted by Observer Research Foundation

14:30 – 14:35 Welcome Remarks

Dr Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation

14:35 – 14:40 Opening Remarks

Oli Keetch
Head, Strategy, Corporate and Global Partnerships, Department for International Development (DFID), India

14:40 – 14:50 Keynote Address

Kate Hampton
CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UK

14:50 – 15:05 Keynote Address

Ilyas El Omari
President, Regional Council of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima

15:05 – 16:05 Panel Discussion: Investing in Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Africa

Africa is growth’s new frontier: Its dynamic economies are contributing significantly to global growth; its businesses are fashioning new solutions and responding to development opportunities; and its entrepreneurs are implicating the business landscape across the globe. This African opportunity requires new pipelines for the flow of finance, and new instruments to direct investments. This panel will discuss the possible avenues for unleashing African growth by focusing on finance and investments. It will focus on digital Africa, sustainable Africa, and the African human capital potential.

Serena Chaudhry
Editor, Africa Journal, Thomson Reuters, UK (Moderator)

Gwendoline Abunaw
Managing Director, EcoBank, Cameroon

Lucy Corkin
Business Manager, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

Penelope Jane Herbst
Strategy Director, Africa GreenCo, South Africa

Rathin Roy
Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India

16:05 – 16:17 Break

16:17 – 16:25 Speed Talk: Youth, Leadership and Innovation

Khalila Mbowe
CEO and Founder, Unleashed Africa Co. Ltd.

16:25 – 17:25 Panel Discussion: Africa First: India, UK, and the Commonwealth

The UK, India, and Africa present a compelling trilateral relationship towards achieving the SDGs. The SDG agenda is a saga of transformations within India and the countries of Africa, along with the relationships they forge with traditional development actors like the UK. New and robust collaborations between these three partners could help create nimble institutional frameworks for the delivery of development projects, examination of their effectiveness, and promotion of transparency and accountability. This afternoon session will interrogate the role of relevant actors, priority sectors, capacities and capabilities, and individual efforts that can contribute to this critical 21st century agenda

Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation, India (Moderator)

Daisy Amdany
Executive Director, CRAWN Trust

Simon Maxwell
Former Director, Overseas Development Institute, UK

Usta Kaitesi
Deputy CEO, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

Yamini Aiyar
President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, India

17:25 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

Tanoubi Ngangom
Programme Director and Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

20:00 Onwards Dinner at Latimer House

Hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry

14:30 Young Leaders’ Forum

Welcome Remarks

Kumaar Bagrodia
Leader, Confederation of Indian Industry YI Delegation and Founder, NeuroLeap

14:40 Inclusivity Agenda in Boardrooms

Maithreyi Seetharaman
Co-Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum

14:50 Matchmaking Jobs and People

15:00 Family Businesses and Disruptive Leadership

15:10 Future Tech and Employment Generation

Abhimanyu Munjal
Joint Managing Director and CEO, Hero FinCorp

15:20 Succession Planning: Born with a Golden Spoon?

15:30 Nurturing Leadership and Disruption

Keynote

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industry

15:45 Modern Day Skills Agenda: Future of Jobs

Mark Hannant
Managing Director, Team Magenta

16:15 Comparing Then And Now: Expanding Business Globally

Kumaar Bagrodia
Leader, Confederation of Indian Industry YI Delegation and Founder, NeuroLeap

17:00 A Film Tribute to Lord Bhattacharya

17:00 Closing Remarks

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry

14:30 Boosting Our Regions and Cities

The UK’s strategy to engage and empower its cities and regions, and India’s increasingly vibrant and competitive federal structure, provide an ideal dynamic to boost shared prosperity opportunities. How can regions and cities lead the charge towards greater international cooperation?

Welcome Remarks

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

14:45 The Role of India in the New World Order: Increased importance of Global Regional Cooperation

Keynote

Vikram Kirloskar
President, Confederation of Indian Industry

14:45 Cluster Approach in Regional Cooperation

Chandrajit Banerjee
Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Rajan Navani
Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies

15:30 India in the UK: Innovate in UK, Make in India

Kris Gopalakrishnan
Chair, CII Start up Council and Co-Founder, Infosys Limited and Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Baba Kalyani
Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge

Dr Rajiv I. Modi
Chairman and Managing Director, Cadila Pharmaceuticals /fusion_text]

16:30 Regional Opportunities in the UK

16:40 Speed Talk by

Jim Bligh
Chair, CII UK IBF and Corporate Affairs Director, TCS

16:50 Speed Talk by

Julie Russell
Government of Wales

17:00 Speed Talk by

Andrew Cowan
Chair, Manchester India Partnership and Chief Executive, Manchester Airport Group

17:15 Ease of Doing Business in India

17:25 Closing Remarks

India Inc. Leaders’ Summit

Bigger, Better, with an all new programme

The Annual India Inc. Leaders’ Summit 2019 is a residential retreat at a breath-taking venue,
the De Vere Latimer Estate in Buckinghamshire on 26-27 June 2019.

  • 6th hugely successful leadership summit

  • 18 knowledge partners and sponsors

  • +90 high and engaging speakers

  • 25 thought-provoking sessions

  • 100% invitation only and specially curated guest lists

  • +100 media articles and interviews published

  • +350 business leaders and decision-makers in attendance

  • Full day Global Investors’ Conclave

  • 4 specially curated business & policy forums

  • Focus on technology & innovation

  • Delegate participation beyond UK and India

  • AI and Virtual Reality Showcase Hub

SPEAKERS

26-27 June 2019 | De Vere Latimer, Buckinghamshire

SPOTLIGHT

SPEAKERS’ GALLERY

PRESS COVERAGE

Ease migration rules for Indians to win post-Brexit deals, say MPs

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UK needs to boost India relations to seal trade deals

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MPs warn against UK neglecting ties with India in favour of China

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Attracting talent from India is crucial for UK success

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UK is ‘falling behind’ in race to engage with a ‘rising India’, MPs Warn

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Britain has failed to strengthen relationship with India, says new report

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UK-India week 2019 in London: The event line-up

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UK falling behind in race to engage with India, says Parliament inquiry

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UK falling behind in race to engage with rising India

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UK not engaging enough with rising India, says key panel

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UK is ‘falling behind’ in race to engage with a ‘rising India’, MPs warn

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Britain is a ”steadfast friend” of India: UK minister

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UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry

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Britain ‘falling behind’ in global race to engage with India

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UK ‘must welcome more Indians to get trade deal’

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NHS Digital chief executive listed in 100 most influential women in UK India relations

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UK-India Week 2019: Setting the pace for winning partnerships

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Pakistan’s large-scale terrorism industry prevents it from behaving like normal neighbour: S Jaishankar

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Attracting talent from India is crucial for UK success

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Brexit or no Brexit, India never says no to business: Jaishankar

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Pak’s large-scale terrorism industry prevents it from behaving like “normal neighbour”: Jaishankar

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Mark Tully Gets Lifetime Achievement Award For Role In UK-India Ties

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UK-India Week: Interactions across three continents at Global Leaders’ Summit

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Press Coverage

The UK-India Week 2018 was widely covered by national, international and regional press in UK and India with over 200 articles published on the event.

Post-Brexit UK-India partnership can shape global economy

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Lord Bilimoria among top 100 influencers in the UK-India relations

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London Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered big winners at UK-India Awards

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Post Brexit UK-India partnership can shape global economy

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Post Brexit UK-India partnership can shape global economy

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BJP will win over 300 seats in 2019 election: Piyush Goyal

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FICCI launches initiatives to promote India-UK trade and investment

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Student visa snub is ‘kick in teeth’ for India

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Post Brexit UK-India partnership can shape global economy

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Can’t say that I miss Delhi’s air quality, says top UK minister

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London Mayor condemns UK’s visa policy towards Indian students, terms it ‘offensive’

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Malavika’s Mumbaistan: London calling

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Liam Fox stands firm as fears mount over India trade links on visa hit

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UK links India’s refusal to sign MoU on illegal migrants to strict student visa norms

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Niti Aayog is India’s action tank: Rajiv Kumar

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UK political leader blames Theresa May’s ‘rigidity’ for Indian student visa row

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India questions UK’s linking refusal to sign MoU on illegal migrants to strict student visa norms

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Indian High Commissioner to UK says Brexit is both “opportunity and challenge” for India-UK relations

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A chorus against U.K.’s ‘hostile policy’ on Indian student visas

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UK political leader blames May’s ‘rigidity’ for Indian student visa controversy

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Not impossible at all for India to achieve a double-digit growth rate : Piyush Goyal

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London Mayor condemns UK’s visa policy towards Indian students, terms it ‘offensive’

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FM Goyal hopful of achieving double-digit growth rate

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Double digit growth in India should make us rethink where our trade priorities lie, regardless of Brexit

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An Indian summer in the UK

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Sadiq Khan: London’s status as the world’s shopping capital is under threat

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Lord Bilimoria among top 100 influencers in the UK-India relations By H S Rao

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London Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered big winners at UK-India Awards

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