Category: Business

5 Jun

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

5 Jun

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Pakistan Property Expo

UKABC is proud to be an Associate for the event which is being held at London Olympia on 8th-9th July 2017. Please click here for more information.

We were also an Associate at the event in Birmingham in April.  You can view the interview by clicking on this link.

My news report on 2nd day of #ImagePakistanShow , highlight of the day was the discussion on CPEC & it's impact on Pakistan's economy.#GeoNews

Posted by Saima Haroon on Sunday, 9 April 2017

6 May

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

27 Feb

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


9 Dec

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.

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 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 

25 Nov

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:

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 


25 Nov

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

19 Sep

UKABC invitation: 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 7 to 9 January 2017, Bengaluru, Karnataka

UKABC Invites you to join 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention | 7 to 9 January 2017, Bengaluru, Karnataka

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the State of Karnataka, have the pleasure to invite Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons-of Indian Origin (PIO) to the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention from 7 to 9 January 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Flyer Youth PBD Flyer 2017 (1)

Flyer about Youth PBD and some highlights of PBD Convention. Click on image to view large size

Young non-resident Indians and Persons-of-Indian origin are invited to the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 7 January 2017 in Bengaluru. Youth PBD is a special occasion and platform for young PIOs and NRIs to know more about contemporary India; network with other young Indian Diaspora; and resident young Indians. A flyer about Youth PBD and some highlights of PBD Convention is attached.

Please share both flyers with other NRIs and PIOs, especially the young Indian Diaspora. You can also post the flyers in the social media platforms of Indian Community Organisations, Associations and other platforms.

Registration for PBD 2017 is through an online process accessible at
Payment of registration fees is through an online payment gateway.

Details of the programme, registration fees and other aspects of the 14th PBD Convention are also in the same website

We look forward to your participation in the 14th PBD Convention !

Objectives of PBD 2017:

  • PBD 2017 will focus on the theme “Redefining the engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.
  • To strengthen Diaspora engagement and provide a platform for networking with the Diaspora.
  • To recognize the Diaspora’s contribution to India and know their expectations and concerns.
  • To deepen engagement with young Diasporas, to help them know more about their roots.

PBD gives a platform to the Indian Diaspora to know about the Government’s achievements in various sectors and policies and initiatives undertaken by Government. The delegates of the PBD will also have the opportunity to interact with the Indian Diaspora belonging to different countries and network with them and explore how they leverage their resources in a nation building activities in India.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be result oriented, not selfie session unlike previous editions

– Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,while announcing the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event, said that this edition of PBD will be result oriented and will not be a conference where people simply click selfies, photos, eat and go away. *(NEWS LINK)

What happens in a PBD?
The PBD convention attracts overseas Indians from all over the world. Nearly 3000 delegates participated in the PBD in January 2015 in Gujarat. The PBD Convention features Plenary Sessions; an Exhibition; Cultural programmes and provides an opportunity to interact with other Overseas Indians, Policy makers, Political leadership and others. The highlight of the PBD convention is the inaugural address by the Prime Minister. Chief Ministers of several states also participate and address the delegates on opportunities available in their respective states. The last day of PBD features the valedictory address by the Hon’ble President of India, who will also confer the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on Overseas Indian for their achievements and contribution both in India and abroad.

The Youth PBD is a new feature which has been introduced recently. It is a special day long programme which provides a platform to connect with Young Overseas Indians and discuss subjects of relevance to them. The Young PBD delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with other Young PIOs and Young Indians of their own age group. The highlight of the Youth PBD is the inaugural address by the Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, followed by a plenary session, and a cultural programme and dinner.

29 Jul

Guinness World Record Creation by Painting the biggest flag of India on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

Your chance to join UKABC’s Guinness World Record Creation Attempt by painting “The biggest flag of India” on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

UK Asian Business Council invites you to join for making “Guinness Book of World Records” by paint the biggest flag of India. Come and be a part of this once in a life time opportunity, where the Tri-colour flag will be painted on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London.

We invite you to participate in the flag painting and once the record is observed by Guinness Book of World Record and The Record is made – You can also get certificates for participation.

Paint and canvas will be provide by UKABC, all you have to do is turn-up and paint the flag.

UKABC has secured an approval from Guinness Book of World Records to paint the biggest flag of India. This will be painted at India Day – which is hosted at Indian Gymkhana Club on 21st August 2016 to celebrate the achievements of India and Indians in UK and Europe.

Indian community organisations in UK, in coordination with UKABC invite you with your family and friends to participate in the biggest flag painting and Independence Day celebrations on Sunday 21st August 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Indian Gymkhana Club in London.

Please register below and bring a copy of this ticket with you for entrance to the venue.

Highlights of the day

  • 11:00 AM – High Commissioner of India to the UK unfurling the Indian National flag at Gymkhana Club.
  • Rendering of the National Anthem by 25 young kids from age group 7-20 years.
  • Public participation Painting of Biggest Indian Flag painted – to be observed by Guinness Book of World Record.
  • Announcement of the schedule of Hindi classes
  • Cultural Events – Dance performances
  • Free Food and Drinks

We request your presence and invite you for registrations at this joyous occasion and participate in painting the biggest flag of India ever in the world.

Participants will get a certificate from Guinness Book of World Records after their inspection and decision.

We are seeking sponsors and we will be raising money on the day too. The funds raised will be used towards Sarva Jana Hitaya ( ) and Swach Bharat Campaign.

Please do come join us, there will be lots of attractions throughout the day including the cultural performance, food and drinks.

Final India Day - Tshirts

23 Jul

UKABC Invites You to Put Your Nominations Across for British Asian Achievers Awards – 14 Oct 2016 at Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London

UKABC Invites You to Put Your Nominations Across for British Asian Achievers Awards – 2016.

The British Asian Achievers Awards 2016 is to respect and honour the outstanding work within the Asian community. It is to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Business and Professional Asians which has been attained to the optimum.

The British Asian Achievers Awards 2016 is the event that pays tribute to the finest in the Asian Community for their success across all spheres of life emphasising, inspiring achievements and highlighting inspirational role models in the industry of business, sport, entertainment, philanthropy, popular arts, culture and many more.

UKABC join hands with Jagatwani to promote the First British Asian Achievers Awards 2016, which is to be held in Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, in Central London on Friday the 14th October 2016.

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This is a perfect sponsorship opportunity for businesses and individuals to show commitment towards the ongoing success of British Asians.

Baroness Verma Launched BAAA Website At House Of Lords – 22 July 2016 At 5.00pm

The Rt. Hon’ble Baroness Verma, the Former Minister of International Development & Energy & Climate Change) launched the website at the House of Lords at 5.00pm, on Friday 22nd July 2016

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Following the event, It was exciting to meet Deypty Mayor of London – Rajesh Agarwal , Baroness Verma, Chairman of Asian Business Association at London Chamber of Commerce – Vijay Goel,  Celebrity Speaker and Finalist of BBC Show The Apprentice – Richard Woods.

The website – is built and promoted by UKABC & will be primarily used to promote the BAAA Awards, to receive nomination entries and distribute information about British Asian Achievers in the UK

Nominations are now open and you can fill your nominations on