India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa shares the many highlights and key takeaways from the incisive and thought-provoking deliberations during UK-India Week 2019.
It’s been a few weeks since UK-India Week, which featured our 6th annual India Inc. Leaders’ Summit, a glittering Awards evening, and the first-ever India Day at the Houses of Parliament. I am delighted to share with you the many highlights and key takeaways from this year’s excellent deliberations.
You will see from the report the support of friends like you, our landmark events are growing from strength to strength. They have become an established feature in the global Indian business and policy calendar. We also continue to receive extensive media coverage in the UK, India, and now, increasingly, across the world. This year we had over 200 media articles written about our events and quoting our content.
This year, like every year, had over 1,000 participants and many high-quality speakers and discussions across the Week. Keynote addresses and participation included former CIA Director General David H. Petraeus, India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar, UK Chancellor of Exchequer Sajid Javid, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav, Indian Opposition leader and author Dr Shashi Tharoor, and an array of business leaders from over 14 countries. We have endeavoured to capture the key takeaways from each of the blockbuster interactions. Sessions and speaker interviews are also available in full on the India Inc. YouTube channel.
To coincide with the Week, the influential House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee launched its hard-hitting Report on relations with India, which also generated a lot of interest.
I was especially proud to launch the 3rd edition of our ‘100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations’, which this year was a list comprising entirely of amazing women from all walks of life. I was also delighted to have been able to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran BBC journalist Sir Mark Tully, who has for over five decades covered India extensively and has been known as the ‘Voice of India’.
Another proud moment for me was to announce a contribution by India Inc. to Childline, through our chosen Social Impact Partner, the British Asian Trust, that will support over 500 vulnerable children in India who live in fear of abduction and child slavery.
Building on the success of our work in the UK, I am pleased that in September we will be launching a North America edition of our monthly ‘India Global Business’ magazine, to complement our UK and Global editions. All our publications and event details are available on the India Inc. app, which we launched earlier this year.
Finally, I am pleased to announce that the dates for UK-India Week 2020 have now been confirmed. Please block your diaries for 22 to 26 June 2020. Registration and sponsorship details will be featured on our website www.indiaincgroup.com shortly.
I am sure you will find the UK-India Week 2019 Highlights & Report of great interest.
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