Category: Government

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.

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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.

19 Sep

UKABC Invitation: Gandhi Jayanti celebrations and Gandhi Peace Walk , Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

UKABC is excited to invite you for Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on Sunday, 2nd October, 2015 at 1100 hours at Tavistock Square Gardens, London WC1H 9LD.

Gandhi Peace Walk will be proceeded immediately after the function at the Tavistock Square (at around 1130 hours), to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square.

You are requested to attend the event and also disseminate this information to your friends and Indian community members.

Click below to view the invite

Gandhi Jayanti invite 2016

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.

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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

23 Jul


UKABC is delighted to announce Launch event of the Website for British Asian Achievers Awards – 2016 ( )

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

The website will be primarily used to promote the BAA Awards, Receive Nomination Entries and distribute information about British Asian Achievers in the UK.

First British Asian Achievers Awards 2016, which is to be held in Central London Hotel, on Friday the 14th October 2016 is a perfect sponsorship opportunity for businesses and individuals to show commitment towards the ongoing success of British Asians.

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10 Jul

UKABC Official Partner at The India-Mauritius Global Partnership Forum, at Intercontinental Hotel Mauritius 24-27 JuLy 2016

UKABC is proud to be an official partner at the The India-Mauritius Global Partnership Forum, to be held at Intercontinental Hotel Mauritius 24-27 JuLy 2016. The event is Organized by the IMTCFF – India Mauritius Trade and Cultural Friendship Forum Supported by the Government of the Republic of Mauritius, In collaboration with Business Mauritius and Government of Goa, India.

For the very first time in the economic history of Mauritius,The IMTCFF took the initiative to organise a prime business and corporate conference involving key business and economic players of India and Mauritius.

India-Mauritius Global Partnership Summit’ is envisioned as a summit led by two great nations along with their global Partners- where policymakers, opinion leaders, business leaders, media and academicians Dream, Design, Discuss, Decide, Drive and Derive solutions to the challenges of a new socio-economic framework by creating a ‘ Micro Road Map for the Macro Vision’ that exists in the form of India-Mauritius Global Partnership.

Some 200 key members of the Indian business communities are converging to Mauritius for a unique high-profile business event and they will interact with key players of the Mauritius business community, as well as participants from the IOC region, and some from the African continent.


  1. Sunday 24th July/evening – Opening Ceremony/Banquet/Cultural show at SVICC,
    Domaine les Pailles
  2. Monday 25th/Tuesday 26th July – Main Forum, intensive 2 day’s B2B/Plenary sessions at
    the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava
  3. Wednesday 27th July: B2B meetings/JV meetings/Site visits/etc.
    Plenary Sessions on both days/morning – high profile speakers from India & Mauritius


Click for full conference details IMGPC_ConferenceKit_160630 and

for Sponsorship oopportunities Click  IMGPC_Event Sponshorship Scheme

10 Jul

UKABC Promotes 6th Uganda-UK Convention – 10th Sept 2016 – at Troxy – London

UKABC Invites you be a part of this event, which offers you the perfect platform for you to showcase your solution to your target market and meet and network with senior-level decision makers who are leading the way in the industry.

Uganda-UK Convention specialise in providing business development, marketing and sales solutions that are tailored to specifically deliver on your business objectives and pay patient attention to what exhibition and sponsorship customers want, expect, need and value. Every sponsor wants to create customers, develop qualified sales leads, convert leads into sales and retain customers.

Who attends the convention:

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Investors and financiers
  • Microfinance institutions
  • Development financial institutions
  • Multilateral organisations
  • Trade associations
  • Business associations
  • Business Consultants
  • Ministers and government officials
  • Agriculture/agribusiness companies
  • Producers and suppliers of farming equipment and agricultural machines
  • Charities and voluntary organisations
  • Exporters and Importers
  • Manufacturers
  • Franchisers and Distributors
  • Legal Experts
  • Credit and Political Risk Insurers
  • Export Credit Agencies

Why attend:

  • Explore how to optimise value-chains
  • Discuss the potential of the private sector in contributing to agricultural development
  • Explore financing options and investment opportunities
  • Discuss strategies and policies to improve smallholders’ access to markets and access to finance
  • Gain an understanding of local, regional and global market demand
  • Understand price developments in the commodity markets
  • Learn about the role of Commodity Exchanges in Africa
  • Forge new partnerships and business ventures
  • Enjoy a platform to meet key decision makers and discuss priorities, long-term strategies and result-focused
  • solutions and policies

Why sponsor:

The Ugandan Convention UK is Europe’s largest annual Ugandan event

Sponsoring this forum offers wide-ranging benefits, giving your institution a unique platform at the conference, as well as through our publication ‘Promota’ magazine, enhancing your corporate profile to influential participants. Our dedicated team will work closely with the sponsors to tailor their involvement in the summit and maximise media exposure through various media and social media platform.

Click here to get more information 

UKABC Promotes Over 50 Healthy Living Project - 12th July 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club 4 Jul

UKABC Promotes Over 50 Healthy Living Project – 12th July 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club

Our over 50 Healthy Living Project members would like to invite you to the summer event and celebrating Centenary Year of club’s establishment [1916 – 2016 ] held on the 12th of July 2016 at the Indian Gymkhana Club.

The Healthy Living Project has been running since 2004 with the support of IG club and Hounslow Council. With a range of classes’ available including yoga, body condition, Zumba and Chair based classes run by qualified friendly instructors. The classes run on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. All the classes run from morning to early afternoon & attended by over 250+ active members.

The event of the 12th of July would have information and workshops on healthy lifestyles including preventative measures for common illnesses. You would have the opportunity to talk & have lunch with our members, professionals from a range of different social groups and organizations from West London.

Organisations will have opportunities to:

  • Have a stall to promote their work to over 250+ group members
  • Run a demonstration workshop
  • Leaflet distributions

Contact us for more information

24 Jun

UKABC Nepal Launch and Celebrating Bicentenary Friendship of UK-Nepal

A month from now, at UKABC our focus is exploring relationships and promote our presence in Nepal . We are happy to announce the launch of UKABC – Nepal, on 30th of June at Monty’s – West Ealing, London

Other events that are lined up for July

  • 30th June — UKABC – Nepal Launch / Dinner
  • 13th July — Nepal International Cricket Team vs Free Forester Cricket match @ Indian Gymkhana Club, London
  • 14th July — Nepal International Cricket Team vs Indian Gymkhana Club Cricket match @ Indian Gymkhana Club, London
  • 19th July — Nepal International Cricket Team vs MCC @ Lords Cricket Ground, London

In addition to that we are aiming to facilitate trade and tourism meetings in between the events throughout July – please keep checking our web site – or get in tocuh