We’re wishing a happy Independence Day to our Pakistani and Indian friends.
Every Independence Day we at UKABC reflect on what it means to be ‘independent’ and the journey a country and its people go on to reach this point. What makes a country progress or hinders its progress, whether a newly independent country or the oldest on earth, is based on the following:
Keeping the above in mind, we’re pleased to announce that UK Asian Business Council will launch Asia and Africa Times in January 2018. It’s an uphill task that we feel is incredibly important in order to ensure there is a free and fair platform connecting all of the regions where our partner businesses and organisations reside.
If you would like to be involved in this exciting new, please get in touch [email protected]
AIRIM – 8-9 November 2017, London
UKABC ventures in to the world of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media.
UK Asian Business Council in association with London South Bank University is organising a conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media on 8 and 9 November 2017. Industry leaders will be sharing their experiences and their expectations for the future in this exciting field. The UK is amongst the leading innovators in this industry and some of their great innovations will be exhibited at this conference.
At the conference UKABC will be introducing a Rapid Investment Round for start-ups in the style of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. Please click here for details. www.airim.co.uk Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship details.
It is with great pride that we announce that Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf, Dr. Ashutosh Choubey and Mr. Junaid Siddiqui have agreed to join the UK Asian Business Council Board. Click here to view our team
Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf Vice-President (Health)
Dr Ashutosh Choubey Director, Industry Outreach
Junaid Siddiqui Adviser (Bio-Tech)
“It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC after being appointed Vice President (Health).” Click here to read full article – Dr Sarfraz Ashraf
Paras Hospital Partnership:Immediately after joining UKABC’s Board, Dr. Ashraf facilitated a partnership with Paras Hospitals of India. UKABC will be promoting Paras Hospital’s Medical Tourism Service all over the world. Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]
Healthians India Partnership: UKABC has partnered with Healthians India to provide at-home tests for chronic diseases to limit the inconvenience and speed-up diagnosis time for those of ill health. If you have any experience in this field, we’re seeking your input through a survey on UKABC London-Healthians, a preventive healthcare company in chronic diseases. Please click here for the survey.
UKABC Partners with National Apprenticeship UK: The National Apprenticeship Service is responsible for supporting businesses to engage with apprenticeships through successful partnerships working with intermediaries. Please click here for more details
Kawasaki Fund – Charity focused on raising awareness for children with misdiagnosed heart disease that often affects adult life. Charities mission is “To save lives and promote recovery in those who acquire heart disease (KD)” Click here for more inforamtion
28th August: Cricket Match and 70th Year of Independence Celebration, Pakistan. Click here for tickets.
1st September: Meet & Greet for Jora Dus Numbri, Deep Sidhu and Bollywood Great, Dharminder. Please click here for more details. To watch a trailer please click here
3rd September: London Mela is in its 15th year and is an established highlight in the capital’s cultural calendar. London Mela is an artistically led celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia and the diaspora. It is one of the only melas in the country to champion new work, and it provides a platform for emerging British artists. As well as bringing traditional and classical art forms to a wider audience. Please click here for details.
22nd September: The International Diversity Festival in London was established to recognise the outstanding social and economic contributions of Minority Ethnic businesses, professionals, individuals, social enterprises and change-makers who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and survival skills in business operation and community development. Please click here for details.
5th October:UKABC’s Workshop on Life Coaching: Anna Mangeri will present a workshop on How to be a Leader and How to develop Leadership. Vandana Dass will be present a seminar on Employment law / HR Please click here for details to know more about Anna and the workshop. Please contact [email protected]to book for space.
27th October: Asian Beauty Pageant International celebrates beauty in all shades. This year’s celebrity judge is Ms. Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994. Please click here for more details.
UKABC Exclusive discount for Hot Desking and office space for UKABC Members Max Factor House, Watermans Park, Brentford High Road, TW8 0BB
Ecuador: 1. Low-cost housing project for 32,500 homes in Quito 2. New Amazon market in the city of Ibarra 3. Expansion of a two-lane road to four-lane road between Toachi and Santo Domingo 4. Alkaline mineral water investment
Germany: 1. Rescue helicopters and aircrafts for sale 2. Hospital equipment for sale
Iran: 1. Batteries for all types of vehicles and machinery for recycling and recovery of plastic and lead material for sale
Iraq: 1. Infra-structure, roads and buildings investment 2. Hospitals and healthcare products for sale
1. Project Amara: Codename Megastar by Lodha
Located at Kolshet in Thane, India and set in a land parcel of over 87 acres, Amara is minutes from Pokhran Road and Eastern Express Highway with easy access to the best malls, hospitals, schools and office parks.
Homes designed by Hafeez Contractor offers an unmatched lifestyle, and they’re now offering the opportunity to buy with their highest-ever savings ensuring you truly get the ‘Best Life at the Best Price’.
Amara offers a grand 25,000 sq.ft clubhouse with multiple mini-clubs, the finest sports complex in Mumbai with football ground, multiple sports courts and swimming pools, 25 acres of open space and much more.
Ample provision for quality retail or convenience stores, laundry, medical clinic, ATM etc. Option of 1, 2 and 3 bed residences, all designed by STX Singapore.
Prices starting from Rs 69 lakhs
2. Project The Park, Worli
The Park, Worli has the most desirable set of residences set around a 7-acre private park with stunning views of Bandra –Worli Sea-link, Mahalaxmi Racecourse,and Worli Sea-face apart from the soothing views of The Park greens.
The Park is spread over 17 acres of land with beautiful landscape in the heart of Mumbai. The true meaning of luxury is epitomized at The Park with amenities including a world-class luxury spa and health club, six temperature controlled swimming pools, Serene Ganesha temple, lawn tennis and basketball courts, jogging and walking tracks and a mini golf course.
The Park offers spectacular 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments with Italian marble flooring, international fittings, multi-level security, concierge services and large, open spaces.
Prices starting from Rs 5.49 crores
I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time out to read our newsletter.
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.
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 !
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.
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 leaderswho have led from the front to elevate these brands to the stature of Most Valuable Brands.
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.
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.
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
A Private Jet at your disposal – Exclusive fractional share membership to India’s finest private jet service.
A tranquil spa treatment room
24×7 Health Club with Gymnasium
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
We are raising finance for a super hit Bollywood film which is to be reproduced in four different regional languages of India Also for a film based on true events of gang wars of London which led to a 6 year old girl being handicapped.
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.
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.
The EU as an FDI Location
The FDI Premium of EU Membership
– Prof. Nauro F. Campos, Brunel University View Presentation
The EU’s Competitiveness as a Location for FDI
– Dr Eva Rytter Sunesen, Copenhagen Economics View Presentation
Policy Issues Affecting FDI
FDI and Corporate Taxation in the EU
– Prof. John Vella, Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University View Presentation
Climate Change Policies & MNE Strategies
– Prof. Hinrich Voss, Leeds University View Presentation
Enabling Third Country Investment in the EU
China’s Corporate View on FDI in the EU
– Dr Marcus Schütz, formerly of Volkswagen China View Presentation
EU Reformed Approach on International Investment Policy and Investment Treaties
– Mr Carlo Pettinato, DG Trade, European Commission View Presentation
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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’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:
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
A Quick Introduction to The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara
Bunyoro-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