Category: India News

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

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 

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.

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.

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

11 Jul

UKABC Presents Sponsorship Opportunity at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

UKABC is excited to introduce unique sponsorship opportunity at Indian Gymkhana club of London. Club was Established in 1916 and is an independent freehold Cricket, Football, Hockey and Fitness Club, with Restaurant, Banqueting hall, conference room & Gymnasium.

Click to download the Sponsorship Pack  UKABC – Indian Gymkhana Club London – Centenary Event Sponsorship Pack 4 SS

The Club is one of the largest and long-standing multiracial Sports Club in the United Kingdom and this year it will be celebrating 100 years of community sports on 17th September 2016, with a star studded Centenary Gala dinner.

The Indian Gymkhana Club wishes to celebrate this milestone year with you all.

You are invited to be a part of celebration. Be it just this event or promotion all year long at Indian Gymkhana Club

Key Facts about Gymkhana Audience

  • 61% of membership is from a South Asian background
  • All age ranges represented from Children to grandparents
  • An even 50/50 split between the Genders
  • An audience predominantly from the Greater London area
  • 91% rated the venue excellent or good
  • Over 50% have been to Gymkhana before

Over 1m+  expected reach…….

Click below to download the Sponsorship Pack

UKABC – Indian Gymkhana Club London – Centenary Event Sponsorship Pack 4 SS

Club Functions – Next Few Months 

  • 12th July – Healthy Living – Centenary Celebration , 10 AM to 2 PM
  • 21st Aug – Indian Independence Day Celebration,  09 AM to 5:00  PM
  • 11th Sept – Club Day, 10 AM to 1130 PM
  • 17th Sept – Gala Dinner Event, 0730 PM to 1130 PM
  • 10th Dec – Black Tie Event


  • Aug 6th – Over 40s Invitational Tournament
  • Aug 27-28 Over 60s International Tournament – Indian Gymkhana will play against the England, Wales and Scotland national teams.


  • 7th July –  Indian Gymkhana vs CCC.  Start time 1.00pm
  • 13th July – 40 overs match between Free Foresters vs Nepal International Cricket Team, Start time 10 AM – 4 PM
  • 14th July – T20 match between Indian Gymkhana Club vs Nepal International Cricket Team,  Start time 0430 PM to 0830 PM
  • 18th July – Indian Gymkhana U15 vs Dubai touring team U15. Start time: 5.30pm
  • 19th July – Uxbridge U15 vs Combined U15. Start time: 5.30pm
  • 20th July – Dubai touring team U15 vs Uxbridge U15. Start time: 5.30pm
  • 21st July – Indian Gymkhana U15 vs Combined U15. Start time 5.30pm
  • 24th July – Indian Gymkhana U15 vs Uxbridge U15 . Start time 10.00am; Dubai touring team U15 vs Combined U15. Start time 2.00pm
  • 25th July – Indian Gymkhana U19 vs Dubai Touring team U19. Start time 5.30pm
  • 4th August – Indian Gymkhana vs Roshnara CC, Delhi. Start time: 1.00pm



Click below to download the Sponsorship Pack

UKABC – Indian Gymkhana Club London – Centenary Event Sponsorship Pack 4 SS

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

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