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What’s happening at this year’s ‘India Week’ in London

This year’s ‘India Week’ – a week long series of events designed to support growing bilateral relations between the UK and India, is beginning this week in London.  

Starting this Saturday (June 29), India Week is expected to attract more than 100 business leaders from India and other countries, with opportunities for high level networking, arranging B2B  meetings and interacting with senior policy makers.

A series of events are taking place throughout the week, with a focus on business, education and entertainment.

On July 3 an Education Innovation Conference is set to take place at the University of Oxford, where educators from across India will come together to talk about the future of education.

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Last year, more than 30 Indian higher education and skill development leaders from India and over 90 of their counterparts from the UK gathered for the event. In the evening, an awards function will take place, recognising some of the most innovative private sector educationalists from India. 

This year’s event will follow a similar format, with over 40 confirmed education institutions set to take part.

On July 4, the Indo-UK Business Conclave Awards will take place at London’s House of Commons (by invite only).

This event is designed to celebrate India’s successful startup ecosystem, and recognise leading MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) businesses from India and Bharat, including from Tier II cities that do not otherwise get recognised at global platforms.

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On July 5 the ‘Ideas for India’ conference is taking place at the Royal Lancaster hotel as well as a shopping festival and fashion show, which will proceed through July 6. Guests who book to attend this free event, can visit an immersive exhibition called ‘The Anand Brothers: A Journey Through Film, enjoy a live catwalk featuring the latest fashion trends, and an exhibition area of over 50 shopping stalls, featuring lifestyle, fashion, jewellery, real estate and more from the UK and India.

Film fans can also enjoy a Film Conclave at the Royal Lancaster on July 6. This will consist of a conversation about Indian content, and the business of entertainment, bringing together film production companies, distributors, content, creators, agencies and others in the entertainment supply chain.

In the evening, India Week will conclude with a black-tie celebration dinner for over 350 guests including celebrities and CEOs.

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Throughout the week, a series of speakers will share their expertise including Pankaj M.Munjal, chairman and MD of Hero cycles LTD and Tony Matharu, Founder and Chairman of Integrity International Group.

Actor Taha Shah Badussha will also share his experience as well as Lawyer and television celebrity, Sana Raees Khan.

India Week is organised by the Economic Policy Group (EPG), who point towards India’s increased importance in the world economy.

Now the most populous country in the world, India’s economic growth rate is the highest amongst major economies today.

“In a turbulent world, India offers a bright spot,” they say.

“India’s economic growth rate is the highest amongst major economies today, as China struggles with a bloated infrastructure sector, local government bad debts, a zero-Covid policy and an ageing population. At the same time, wars in Europe and the Middle East have strained global relationships, while the US is focused on its Presidential election.

“As the Western world diversifies its supply chains and geopolitical dependencies away from China, India stands to benefit.

“The UK and India face a stellar future economic relationship, with the imminent resolution of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement. EPG’s India Week 2024 is an annual get-together of change-makers, policy and business leaders for high-level discussions on pertinent topics.”

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