UK-India Business Summit


The relationship between Britain and India has never been better. Both countries know the crucial importance of forging even stronger trade links, based on the ties spanning centuries.
Today, as the UK gets ready for life after Brexit, and as India prepares for its general election, we offer an event which pulls into sharp focus the importance of an eventful year for UK-India relations.
IBG’s inaugural business summit provides an exclusive platform for sharing insights and thought leadership on all aspects of this truly special relationship.
Whether you’re already doing business along the UK-India corridor or you want to learn more about new opportunities and forge incredible connections, this is an unmissable event.

Participants (by invitation only):

Our timely summit will bring together:

• Business leaders
• Global investors
• Policy makers / diplomats
• Leading academics
• Thought leaders and influencers from across the UK, India and trading partners across the globe.

Topics to be covered:

Through panel discussions, high-profile and expert speakers,the summit will provide insights and new research into:

• Trade and investment: A panel examines the opportunities and challenges for future UK-India cooperation in a post-Brexit world.
• Innovation & Technology: How can the UK and India work more closely in the key areas of digitalisation, technology and artificial intelligence? Experts let us in on the secrets to successful partnerships.
• Arts, culture and sports: We must never forget the role ‘soft power’ plays in getting deals done. Take part in a discussion which reveals how it is not always about hard-headed business.

So why attend?

• A special line-up of inspirational speakers with interactive panel discussions involving global thought leaders.
• Meet and network with decision makers from public and private companies and institutions.
• Gather insights and seal opportunities to help grow your business in this fast-evolving corridor.
• Meet with leading trade organisations and professional service providers with expertise in the UK – India bilateral relationship.

A key partner for the summit is Hampshire County Council, representing the most export intensive county in England.

For further information about partnership opportunities and participation, please email:

Keynote Speakers

Lord Patel Bradford OBE

Chairman of India Business Group (IBG)

Ms Nusrat Ghani MP

UK Minister for Maritime

H.E. Mr Crispin Simon CBE

HM Trade Commissioner for South Asia & British Deputy High Commissioner for Mumbai/Western India

H.E. Mr Charanjeet Singh

Deputy High Commissioner of India

Trade and Investment panel

Prof. Prajapati Trivedi

Senior Director at Commonwealth Secretariat

Lesley Batchelor OBE

Director General of Institute of Export & International Trade

Sherina Petit

Partner & Head of India Practice at Norton Rose Fulbright

Lok Nath Mishra

Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank UK PLC

Mohit Goel

Chief Executive Officer at Omaxe Limited

Innovation and Technology panel

Dr Mohan Kaul

Chairman of Pontaq UK India Innovation Fund

Simon Spier

Head of International Trade at Tech UK

Jim Bligh

Director of Corporate Affairs for UK & Ireland at Tata Consultancy Services

Dr Ian Campbell

Interim Executive Chair at Innovate UK

Aji Issac Matthew

CEO at Indus Net TechShu Digital Pvt Limited

Arts, Culture and Sports panel

Manish Tiwari

Managing Director of Here and Now 365.

Mike Vidler

Head of India Bilateral Team at Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Shabana Azmi

Actress, Social Activist & President of Mijwan Welfare Society

Tom Harrison

CEO at England & Wales Cricket Board

Debarshi Pandit

Head of Multicultural Business / Special Projects at Sky Media


Alpesh Patel

Dealmaker, Department for International Trade (Global Entrepreneur Programme)