Successful Inaugural of House Of Common Business Breakfast Club – We Thank You

Successful Inaugural of House Of Common Business Breakfast Club – We Thank You

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”square” message_box_color=”chino” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert”]United Kingdom Asian Business Council’s inaugural Business Breakfast Club was held at The House of Commons on 19th May 2016. The event focused on issues, challenges and opportunities relating to UK businesses and entrepreneurs, with the highlight focus of ‘Make in India’.

This event highlighted cultural and commercial benefits of businesses partnering with overseas organisations both big and small and working this approach into their international business strategies and growth plans. It brought an exciting line up of speakers and delegates from governments and leading industry leaders who shared strategies and ideas to increase competitive advantage.[/vc_message][vc_cta_button title=”View / Download Agenda” target=”_self” color=”btn-success” icon=”wpb_document_pdf” size=”btn-large” position=”cta_align_right” href=”” call_text=”Click to View Agnda”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Taha Coburn-Kutay, UKABC’s Chairman, presented an overview of the organisation’s past achievements as well as the organisations current focuses and objectives, including more than twenty events which UKABC is organising in the next two quarters. Attendees were given an inside view of how UKABC has helped businesses gain access to new markets, remove obstacles and open new revenue streams in new and developing international and domestic markets. He showcased his business that has allowed UKABC to support businesses and organisations across the world and explained how this model ultimately benefits Great Britain’s export and GDP.

H.E. Dr. Virander Paul, Dy. High Commissioner of India, congratulated UKABC for the consistent and innovative steps it is taking to bridge the gap between the UK and Indian business communities. He also spoke on the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ project, which offers business opportunities for UK businesses in over 21 sectors of India.

MP Alok Sharma drew attention to the strong partnership between UK & India in such sectors as technology transfer, infrastructure and future smart cities, which are being established all across India, and how the UK will play a major role in working with Indian partners to develop these smart cities. Mr Sharma spoke emphatically of his belief that it is imperative for Britain to remain in the European Union in order to remain a string player on the world stage.

MP Ruth Cadbury congratulated UKABC on their initiatives and shared her view on Brexit and its potential impact on UK businesses, performance and profitability.

Shateeaum Sewpaul spoke about the Indian Mauritius Global Partnership Conference taking place on 24th to 27th July 2016 in Mauritius. Over 250 companies from all over the world are participating in this conference, for which UKABC is the official partner from UK & Europe. Mr Sewpaul discussed how UKABC was paving the way for Indian and UK companies to partner with African companies and organisations in order to start or increase their business.

Sudeep Sakalle, Director of Infovinity Systems Pvt. Ltd., highlighted how UKABC is developing a common trading platform that issues intelligent technology to support businesses looking to launch in the UK and international markets. With over 65% of population in India, under 35 years of age, Mr. Sudeep suggested how latest technology like cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and platform developed by Infovinity can help UK businesses to take immediate benefit from Make in India programme.

Former Mayor of Southwark Sunil Chopra thanked all attending delegates and invited them to suggest innovative ideas to help older generations stay connected with society.

At the conclusion of the event, an MoU was signed between British Young Asian Entrepreneurs and UKABC.




Business Breakfast Club – At House of Commons May 2016

Business Breakfast Club – At House of Commons May 2016

Join UKABC in May 2016 at the first and Exclusive Business Breakfast Club Event at House of Commons, London UK.  Presenting an opportunity to connect with like-minded business leaders. UKABC Business Breakfast Club members and partners are invited to attend for a nominal charge.

The agenda and the focus of the morning will be “Make in India”, for which UK Asian Business Council has been advocating since it was introduced at Vibrant Gujurat in 2014. H.E. Dr. Virander Paul Dy. High Commissioner of India will be delivering his comments on this subject.

Focus of this event will be opportunities available rightnow with “Make in India” programme .  Along with high profile dignitaries from Mauritius, representing  IMTCFF – India Mauritius Trade and Cultural Friendship Forum.

Direct interaction with 50+ key decision makers, from various sectors including Banking, Energy, IT, International Trade, Media, Industrial Engineering, Financial Services, Industrial Engineering and Metals, Mining, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Real Estate Investment & Services, Software & Computer Services, Travel & Leisure.Make_In_India

  • 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Opening Remarks – Taha Coburn-Kutay
  • 8:40 am H.E. Dr. Virander Paul, Dy. High Commissioner of India. Talk on Make in India
  • 8:50 am The Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP. Infrastructure envoy to India. Talk on Business Opportunities with India in the Infrastructure Sector
  • 9:00 am The Rt. Hon Ruth Cadbury, MP Brentford
  • 9:05 am Shateeaum Sewpaul, GM Technology Arm, Harel Mallac Group, Mauritius
  • 9:10 am Mr. Sudeep Sakalle, Infovinity Systems Pvt. Limited, Mind The Gap – Process, Technology and Platform, Next Steps
  • 9:15 am Mr. Sunil Chopra, Closing Remarks – ex-Mayor Southwark Council and Chairman Overseas Friends of India
  • 9:20 am  Signing up of MoU between UKABC and British Young Asian Enterprenurars
  • 9:30 am Tea/Coffee and Networking

Business Breakfast Club is a series of short, sharp sessions for the busy business leaders covering key topics on international business, accelerated growth while promoting personal advancement and expanding business network, providing an effective forum for business leaders to take time to work on growing their businesses and a catalyst to support business and personal growth.

It is a string of exclusive breakfast events for elite business professionals where we speak about key subjects within international business, Law, HR, Technology, Sales and Marketing in a stimulating and focused environment

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Japan Education Center – UKABC & Colours of India Sign MOU

Japan Education Center – UKABC & Colours of India Sign MOU

UK Asian Business Council, a promoter of business in the regional, national and international level and COLORS OF INDIA CENTER, an organization of Information, communication and incubation of India with office in Japan and India has signed an MOU to mutually and collectively work and connect opportunity for India in the U.K and also in India in the peoples, business and industry domains. In addition U.K Asian Business Council and COLORS OF INDIA CENTER will represent each other in the Japan and in U.K respectively as a promoter of Industry to facilitate its members, people, business and partner industries.

Japan Education Center In India (JECI), a vertical of COLORS OF INDIA CENTER expertise in Japanese skill based education. JECI programs include FAST TRACK-SKILL BASED-INDUSTRY FOCUSED Japanese language programs and certificates offered directly from Japan in addition to wide range of Japanese skill programs for effectively working in Japanese work place.


JECI program are currently available to large number of students, educators, professionals and businesses in India. UK Asian Business Council will work hand in hand with COLORS OF INDIA CENTER to effectively route JECI programs to educational institutions, students and to the promoter of business in U.K.

The scope of association between UK Asian Business Council and COLORS OF INDIA CENTER is quite wide due to the nature of work COLORS OF INDIA CENTER had been doing in Japan and now in India. We will keep you updated of other areas of partnership between UK Asian Business Council and COLORS OF INDIA CENTER in the days ahead.

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UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Uganda-UK Health Care Summit

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Uganda-UK Health Care Summit

Opportunities, Innovations and Partnerships to Improve Health Accessibility in Uganda

Uganda UK Convention organise high level summits and conferences. These events bring together industry leaders, government officials, regulators and researchers to discuss developments and opportunities in emerging markets particularly Uganda (East Africa). The events are well organised, well attended and leave a lasting benefit to Uganda, delivering high quality exercise, business intelligence and networking opportunities for industry’s involved.

The Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation has identified a need for a Healthcare investment. Hence partnering with Uganda UK Convention to create the first Uganda Healthcare Summit on 30th April 2016. This Uganda-UK Healthcare Summit 2016 aims to bring together large delegations of Uganda government officials, policy makers, research and development institutions, senior hospital directors & CEOs and healthcare professionals to United Kingdom to network with international healthcare experts, investors and solution providers. The Summit is a completely unique opportunity for any company involved in or looking to use Uganda as a hub to enter East African health sector with a common interest in the future of healthcare in Uganda.

The event offers exceptional opportunities for public and private companies, NGOs and other organisations with an interest in investing in healthcare in Uganda (East Africa). These may include pharmaceutical industries, international investors, medical distributors, healthcare institutions and insurance companies.

Click here to Access the Sponsorship Opportunity at Summit 

The Uganda-UK Healthcare Summit 2016 will be examining the latest healthcare developments in Uganda; assessing current reforms. We are sure that this event will live up to your expectations and in order to meet this goal, together with the assistance of our planning committee, we have structured a blend of stimulating topical sessions.

We trust that the meeting venue and timetable will provide ample opportunity to meet and discuss. With your active participation, we are convinced that when we depart on Saturday, 30th April 2016, we will have firm commitments and actions towards actualising a common vision for the healthcare sector in Uganda.

Click below to access full agenda and Register for the event
Uganda UK Healthcare Summit 30th April 2016

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UKABC Supports India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB)

UKABC Supports India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB)

UK ABC support India Fellows Programme launched by OIFC in partnership with Indian School of Business (ISB) .

Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a PPP between the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has partnered with the Indian School of Business (ISB), a top ranked global B School, to launch the ‘OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme’, a programme designed for the young Indian Diaspora business owners and professionals in decision making capacity, to familiarise them with doing business in India. OIFC is designing this programme with ISB to connect Indian diaspora entrepreneurs to opportunities arising out if new initiatives of the Government of India like Make in India, Digital India and Startup India.”

Offered under the OIFC’s India Connect Initiatives, the OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme aims to familiarise and encourage the young Indian Diaspora to view India as an economically attractive destination. The programme offers a tailor made opportunity to gain an understanding of aspects critical to gaining market entry into India; practical insights about doing business in India, understanding the legal and regulatory environment, engagement and networking opportunities with Indian businessmen and an insight into the innovative and disruptive business models emerging in the world’s fastest growing economy.

The year-long programme led by ISB is offered as a blended model comprising technology aided learning and a specially designed 12-days residential programme in India. The residency will be provide an experiential mix including exposure to the touch and feel of the Indian market, connect with senior government officials dealing with investment policies, domain experts, captains of the Indian industry and a curated networking opportunity with potential business partners. The Fellows will spend their residential learning stint at ISB’s campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, and at Delhi.

Programme details and benefits:
The OIFC-ISB India Fellows Programme is open to young Indian Diaspora entrepreneurs/professionals in decision-making capacity/potential investors and international partners of Indian companies (21-39 years of age); with minimum of three years of entrepreneurial/business experience. The programme will be taught by globally renowned faculty from ISB along with experienced industry and government practitioners.
Scheduled to begin in June 2016, the programme is being offered at a special introductory fee of US $5,000 per participant plus service tax. Fee includes boarding and lodging, programme-related learning material, field visits and webinars. Participants will have to bear the cost of travel and local conveyance.
Selected candidates who complete the programme will become members of the OIFC India Entrepreneurship Fellows (OIEF) Club, which will receive support and facilitation from OIFC in doing business in India.

For more information:

About OIFC
The Overseas India Facilitation Centre was set-up by the Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to facilitate engagement of Overseas Indians with India. The OIFC has started new initiatives for proactive & sustained engagement with the young Diaspora. Its strong partnerships with professional Indian Diaspora Associations, State Governments, Start-ups & Industry in India places it in a unique position to help the Indian Diaspora connect with India in a meaningful manner.

About ISB
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For more details visit


Charu Mathur
Chief Executive Officer, OIFC
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +91-9971 4999 85

C. Chitti Pantulu
Director-Marketing and and Communications
Email: [email protected]
+91 40 2318 7439
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre
(C/o Confederation of Indian Industry)
249-F, Sector 18, Udyog Vihar Phase IV
Gurgaon 122015 (Haryana), India
Tel: 91 – 124 – 4014055/56
Twitter: @OIFCIndia | @CEO_OIFC


New Year, Lohri & Republic Day function Bedford UK

New Year, Lohri & Republic Day function Bedford UK

Taha was invited as a special guest on this occasion where he was representing UK ABC & Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (international).
Taha was given an award for by Mr. A. S. Rajan, Minister co-ordination, High Commission of India, UK for his contribution to businesses &  the community in UK over the last 14 years.
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Republic Day Celebrations, Grosvenor House, London UK

Republic Day Celebrations, Grosvenor House, London UK

Taha and Junaid were present at the Republic day function which was organised by the High Commission of India in Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom.

The event was graced by The Rt. Hon, Ms. Priti Patel, Employment Minister and the incumbent new High Commsioner to UK, H.E. Mr. Navtej Sarna.

Both Taha and Junaid were introduced to Mr. Sarna at the function and they had a chance to make the High Commissioner aware about UK ABC, albeit Briefly.


UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

“Reconnect with your roots – opportunities for engagement with Pravasi Haryanvis” UK ABC Promotes Pravasi Haryana Divas In Association with CII

Happening Haryana posterGovernment of Haryana is organising Pravasi Haryana Divas on Wednesday, 9th March 2016. The objective of the Pravasi Haryana Divas is to recognize the achievements of NRIs and PIOs of Haryana as well as those persons from Haryana who are now settled in other States of India and to harness their energies in the future development of Haryana.

This will be the first of its kind event which will provide the Pravasi Haryanvis an opportunity to reconnect with their roots. We are aiming at not only highlighting available avenues for investments in various sectors, but also offering concrete opportunities for meaningful contribution towards improving the lives of the people of Haryana.

Two Pravasi Haryanvis who have made significant contributions in Trade and Industry, Health & Education, Information Technology, Engineering and Services, Art, Culture, Entertainment, Tourism and Social services will be honoured during the valedictory session of Pravasi Haryana Divas.

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Focus Sectors for Investment

  • Agro-Based
  • Food Processing & Allied Industry
  • Auto, Auto Components & General Engineering
  • Defence And Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Electronics & IT/ITES
  • Footwear & Accessories
  • Pharmaceutical & Chemical Industry
  • Renewable Energy & Solar Parks
  • Research & Development
  • Textiles, Apparel & Handlooms
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Hub/Inland
  • Port/Container Depot

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