Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf’s First Contribution to UK Asian Business Council

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf’s First Contribution to UK Asian Business Council

It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC news letter after being appointed Vice President (Health). I have worked in the UK National Health Service for about two decades after completing my MBBS and then the Psychiatric training on the Oxford training scheme.

There continues to be tremendous changes in the healthcare systems around the world. Overtime I hope to contribute to the UKABC with latest trends in the health sector and the opportunities that come with it.
At UKABC we aim to provide actual selling, purchasing opportunities and facilitate transactions. We would like to help entrepreneurs figure out how to get their ideas, products or prototype to the market. We can assist with embracing local regulatory rules which may appear to be daunting at a glance. To be a healthcare entrepreneur one has to be collaborative and be open to ideas and suggestions. At UKABC, we aim to make your entrepreneurial journey that more comfortable.

UKABC is pleased to announce the following:
–Tie up with Paras Healthcare (Super speciality Hospitals based across North India) and Ramzan Hospital in Kashmir Valley.
–Run medical tourism venture in partnership with Paras group of Hospitals.
As a passing shot one must remember that happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy’. I hope that as we contemplate working with each other, it will bring a sense of purpose and contentment to our lives. Thus till next time, here is to happy and healthy living.

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

I See You: Our revolutionary medical device

We have innovated a groundbreaking technology in the healthcare sector to support people in old-age. This innovation will completely transform the care industry, giving support to people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, asthma, diabetes, hypertension or severe disabilities.

With the care industry facing drastic cuts, our technology cannot only reduce cost, but streamline the administration of care providers and make monitoring of elderly, sick and disabled people simpler. Get in touch if you are ready to invest in revolutionising the healthcare industry.

Contact us for finding out more information about this product ! 

UKABC Presents : AIRIM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA Conference In London, 9th Nov 2017

UKABC Presents : AIRIM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA Conference In London, 9th Nov 2017

UK Asian Business Council in Association with London South Bank University is organising  AiRiM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA CONFERENCE on 9th November 2017.

Industry leaders will be sharing their experience in this conference on what is expected in the near future in this space and UK is amongst the top leading innovation in this industry. Some of the great innovations will be exhibited at this conference. Please click here for details and to book your space for participation.

For the first time UKABC is bringing a Rapid Investment Round for Start-up companies in this conference.

Contact us for delegate registration and sponsorship opportunities.

AiRiM – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA CONFERENCE

UKABC Presents The Brand & Leadership Conclave 2017 London, October 2017

UKABC Presents The Brand & Leadership Conclave 2017 London, October 2017

White Page International in Partnership with UK Asian Business Council introduces presents a research based listing & feature of Most Valuable Brands in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers as Process Reviewers.

UK’s Most Valuable Brands features the journey of 30 most valuable brands from UK based on grow. It also instigates to honor and bring forth the known and not-so-known personalities and inspirational leaders who have led from the front to elevate these brands to the stature of Most Valuable Brands.

For more details please visit the link below

 

India’s Most Admired Brands, Products & Leaders uncovered, The Brand Conclave in Mumbai on 19th February 2007 at Hotel Trident. Luminaries of marketing, advertising, corporate leaders from different industries and backgrounds, CEO’s, Asian entrepreneurs, VIP’s and other dignitaries from across the country marked their esteemed presence in this summit including our Chairman who was on the Jury and a speaker at the conference.

Please click here to view the awards night.

UKABC’s Introduction to : The Trump Tower, Mumbai – By Lodha Group

UKABC’s Introduction to : The Trump Tower, Mumbai – By Lodha Group

The Trump Tower Mumbai, the first truly global luxury branded residences in India, presented by Trump, the creator of the world’s most successful branded residences. Trump Tower Mumbai is India’s most unique residential development – a dazzling golden tower – only one of its kind in the country. Soaring over 75 storeys into the sky, the absolute edifice with a spectacular curtain-wall golden façade will redefine the Mumbai skyline.

Across the world, the most iconic addresses bear the Trump signature – epitomizing the ultimate in luxury. And Trump Tower Mumbai will be no different.

Features:

  • Striking Design – India’s most unique skyscraper, 75 storeys tall with a golden curtain wall facade.
  • Uber Luxury residences with stunning views – HBA designed residences offering scintillating vistas of Bandra-Worli Sea-Link, The Arabian Sea and the smoothening greens of The Park.
  • 3-sides open residences providing plentiful light, ventilation and privacy. Panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Racecourse.
  • 3 Residences per floor
  • Captivating Designer Lobby
  • Ultimate neighbourhood – The Park, Worli, a 17 acre Park on a Hill inspired from the great urban parks of the world.
  • Fully air-conditioned homes with well-designed layouts and a fully fitted Poggenpohl kitchen
  • 5 Fixture Master Bathroom with in-built TV and Jacuzzi tub*
  • Advanced 5 Tier Security system

Exclusivities:

  • A Private Jet at your disposal – Exclusive fractional share membership to India’s finest private jet service.
  • A tranquil spa treatment room
  • Private pool
  • 24×7 Health Club with Gymnasium
  • Stylish Lounge
  • Trump Lifestyle – The most revered and famed white-glove services
  • On-site Resident Manager available 24×7
  • Exclusive privileges at Trump Hotel Collection properties worldwide

For more information contact 

Mr SHAILESH SONAWANI
Associate General Manager | International Sales (Europe & Africa)

India : +91.9920920901 | UK : +44.7760903318 | Kenya: +254.734093674
Email: [email protected] | Web: www.lodhagroup.com

 

UKABC’s Introduction to Nexia BT – towards the Malta Citizenship (Individual Investor) programme

UKABC’s Introduction to Nexia BT – towards the Malta Citizenship (Individual Investor) programme

In today’s world of economic and political instability, travel restrictions, and for many other reasons, second citizenship and residency programmes are becoming increasingly popular.

Malta offers those seeking a second citizenship or residence enticing options. As a well-respected, economically and politically stable EU country, Malta is widely regarded as an ideal place to live and an attractive destination for business, investment, tourism and opportunity! An English-speaking environment with good air and sea links, modern communications infrastructure and endowed with hospitable people, Malta also provides excellent education as well as first class health care. It currently boasts the best performing economy in the EU, is part of the Schengen area and offers attractive taxation rates at both corporate and personal levels.

The citizenship (Individual Investor) programme grants applicants and their dependants with the 10th ranked passport allowing visa-free travel to 168 countries as well as the right of establishment in other EU countries and Switzerland. The recently introduced Residence and Visa programme offers beneficiaries an indefinite residence permit which also allows visa-free travel to other EU countries within the Schengen area.

Malta: Within the context of Malta’s Presidency of the European Union – The EU & FDI: Love Lost?

Malta: Within the context of Malta’s Presidency of the European Union – The EU & FDI: Love Lost?

The EU & FDI: Love Lost? UKABC was a proud partner of this conference, organized by Malta Enterprise.

Conference was focused on a variety of issues such as the EU as an FDI location; policy issues affecting FDI flows, particularly those related to corporate taxation, climate change and the freedom of movement of capital; as well as how the EU is perceived as a destination for FDI by actors in third countries, particularly in China and the US. Leading stakeholders and representatives of international organisations addressed the conference and took part in panel discussions.

 

Session 1
The EU as an FDI Location

  • The FDI Premium of EU Membership
    – Prof. Nauro F. Campos, Brunel University
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  • The EU’s Competitiveness as a Location for FDI
    – Dr Eva Rytter Sunesen, Copenhagen Economics
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Session 2
Policy Issues Affecting FDI

  • FDI and Corporate Taxation in the EU
    – Prof. John Vella, Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University
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  • Climate Change Policies & MNE Strategies
    – Prof. Hinrich Voss, Leeds University
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Session 3
Enabling Third Country Investment in the EU

  • China’s Corporate View on FDI in the EU
    – Dr Marcus Schütz, formerly of Volkswagen China
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  • EU Reformed Approach on International Investment Policy and Investment Treaties
    – Mr Carlo Pettinato, DG Trade, European Commission
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Keynote Address

  • Global FDI Trends and Key Emerging Issues for Investment Policy Making
    – Ms Christiane Stepanek-Allen, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    View Presentation
UKABC Invitation to Event :  Leading The Family Business in Challenging Times, 19th June, Monday, 1.30 pm, Victoria Street, London

UKABC Invitation to Event : Leading The Family Business in Challenging Times, 19th June, Monday, 1.30 pm, Victoria Street, London

Special invitation for UK ABC members

FAB – Families And Business and Wedlake Bell present the Second Edition of The London Seminar Series: Leading The Family Business in Challenging Times.

19th June, Monday, 1.30 pm onwards at 71 Queen Victoria Street, London.

Session 1 – What is a Family Business strategy and how can it be linked with the Corporate Business policies?
Session 2 – How to engage and incentivise non- family executives?
Session 3 – Managing and minimizing the impact of divorce on the Family and Family Business

The sessions will focus on delivering thoughts and ideas that are practical and can be used by family business owners to strengthen their own Family Business.

By Invitation Only seminar. Special invitation for UK ABC members. Please click to register
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UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

At a time when globalisation is being contested
 by an organised anti-market movement, the Great Lakes Trade Summit will offer a platform for those dedicated to making a positive case for the alternative: a popular conservatism that works for the individual, not the corporates.

This conference is an initiative of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), who recognise that the European Union’s protectionist trade policies have often stunted the ability of third countries to add value. This needs to change. Following the Brexit vote, the time is ripe for reform, toward a Europe that advances global 
free trade with confidence.

Click here to Download Sponsorship Opportunity Brochure for Kampala 2017

UKABC Invitation – Join Business Delegation for South Pacific Indian Diaspora Conclave 20-21 April 2017, Auckland-New Zealand

UKABC Invitation – Join Business Delegation for South Pacific Indian Diaspora Conclave 20-21 April 2017, Auckland-New Zealand

UKABC, invites you to join our delegation of businesses that would like to connect and avail the opportunity of partnering with NZ businesses to take the technology, IP, and products across the world.

UKABC, In association with India Trade Alliance (ITA) invites you to join us for the South Pacific Indian Diaspora Conclave on 20/21 April 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

We are inviting businesses from across the UK, Europe and Pacific to join this historic event.
For UK, Brexit has provided NZ and UK an opportunity to move closer than before and with the recent visit of NZ PM to UK, the NZ UK FTA is also under way.

ITA and UKABC want to kick things off and showcase the importance of Expat Indians across the world to connect not only with India but also the adopted country of our residence.

Click Here to view Full Information – SPIDC proposal UKABC

 

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017 – 50% discount on registration and a great deal for stay at a 5-star hotel – UKABC Promotion with PIOCCI

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017 – 50% discount on registration and a great deal for stay at a 5-star hotel – UKABC Promotion with PIOCCI

UKABC is excited to be part of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017. We would like to share with you an exclusive 50% Discount Deal on PBD 2017 Fees, which is available for all POICCI Members.14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 7 to 9 January 2017 Bengaluru Karnataka

Are you planning to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017, India’s premier event for the diaspora?

The event will take place 7-9 January 2016 in Bengaluru. It will be attended by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on January 8 and President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on January 9, 2016. A large number of other dignitaries are expected.

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PIOCCI
is holding a conclave on January 6 to discuss India’s Growing Economy and Rising Soft Power – Business Opportunity for Diaspora.

PIOCCI is offering 50 percent discount for participation in Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD). PIOCCI members save US$125 on the PBD registration.

PIOCCI is also offering an exciting venue for your stay at a 5-Star hotel in the heart of Bengaluru for Rs 5,000 per night (Rs 5,500 for twin-sharing). And this includes Free Internet, Free Breakfast and health club.

Please check PIOCCI website pbd.piocci.org for further details and for the registration to avail the deals.

Please register ASAP as the last date of registration is approaching fast.

Please feel free to forward this news to your friends who may be interested to connect with business leaders among the Indian diaspora and business leaders in India.

PIOCCI can also connect with the national and state governments in India at all levels. For any queries, please feel free to write to PIOCCI at [email protected] 

UKABC Promotes Investment opportunities in Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda, followed by appointment as Business and Economic Advisor

UKABC Promotes Investment opportunities in Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda, followed by appointment as Business and Economic Advisor

UKABC’s Chairman appointed as the Business and Economic Advisor to the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda by the order of King HRM King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, to support New Strategic Agenda, driven by increased focus by the Kingdom on the following key pillars of development:

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UKABC’s Chairman appointed as the Business and Economic Advisor to the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda by the order of King HRM King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I on 28th Oct 2016

  1. Education
  2. Infrastructure ( satellite city)
  3. Environment
  4. Culture revival
  5. Health
  6. Land Restoration
  7. Tourism
  8. Oil and Gas
  9. Finance
  10. Cooperatives
  11. Minerals

Click to access ” Brief Guide to Invest in Bunyoro-Kitara “

A Quick Introduction to The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara

bunyoro-kitara-kingBunyoro-Kitara is an ancient Kingdom in the Great Lakes region of Africa, which until 1895 was a state that only ceded its sovereignty with resistance to colonial occupation by Great Britain.

Repressive colonial policies resulted in lost time for developing the area, despite vast resources. To date, the Kingdom has embarked on transformational activities, targeted at development of the people and area in Bunyoro Kitara with the Theme of “The New Bunyoro-Kitara”

King Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I is the raining Ruling King. The Kingdom is composed of 6 districts Hoima, Masindi, Kibaale, Kiryandongo, Buliisa, Kagadi and Kakumiro. Bunyoro Kitara Kindom cover the area of 7,173 mi²

Why INVEST Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom?

  • Social stability since 1986 with a strong cultural background.
  • Well endowed in Natural resources (Human and Minerals).
  • Consistently improving infrastructures.
  • Trainable and fast adaptable workforce
  • Welcoming population and No labour tensions.
  • A unique tropical climate with three agricultural seasons, well endowed with forest cover and water bodies.
  • We are in good working relationship with government in support to regulatory frame work incentive and political environment

To know more and access the list of currently open opportunities at Bunyoro-Kitara, please contact us 

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UKABC Promotes Investment opportunities Malta, in association with Malta Enterprises

UKABC Promotes Investment opportunities Malta, in association with Malta Enterprises

UKABC is excited to open Investment opportunities to our members and investors worldwide, in association with Malta Enterprises

Malta has been welcoming investors into the country since the early 1950s. This means that both private and public service providers are well aware of the requirements of an incoming operation. The process of setting up on the island is a straightforward and transparent one in which the investor is always kept updated as to what is required. 

Prospective investors often make use of a service provider from the private sector capable of seeing to all their legal and logistical requirements from company registration, access to banking facilities to the recruitment of staff. Furthermore, Malta Enterprise has a specialised unit known as Business First tasked with providing a single point of contact to prospective investors or ongoing operations for their interactions with various government departments according to their requirements.

Malta has a thriving service-based economy with a significant industrial component, dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing (including pharmaceuticals/medical devices, high-value plastics, electronics, research and development), tourism and financial services.

Over the past few years, the Maltese Islands have attracted a variety of enterprises engaged in diversified activities including pharmaceutical production, healthcare and medical devices, precision engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical/electrical assembly, high-value printing and security products, software development and ICT. Some of the foreign-owned enterprises that have established activities in Malta and have been operating successfully for many years include – Siegfried, Baxter, Cardinal Health, Metallform, De La Rue, Methode Electronics, Trelleborg, Playmobil and Toly Products.

 

The strength of the Maltese economy is based on its strategic location, being situated in the middle of the Mediterranean region, at the crossroads between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The country has a fully developed open market economy and a multi-lingual population (88% of Maltese people speak English), a productive and efficient labour force, an attractive fiscal environment (net tax impact of 5%) and well-developed finance and ICT clusters (including software development, call centres and shared services)

Peter P Meli
Economic Attache’ Malta High Commission , Malta Enterprise (UK Office)

Malta is an island of stability with decades of experience and a welcoming innovative mindset. It is a forward-looking destination, with an open business-centric commercial community that stands tall as an EU member state, and a proven record of economic success.

For further information, please contact [email protected]