Category: News

5 Jun

UKABC’s Introduction to Nexia BT – towards the Malta Citizenship (Individual Investor) programme

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.

5 Jun

UKABC Recommended Event : Kashmir Concert in London ( 1st July ) and in Birmingham ( 2nd July)

Excited to announce that the Kashmiri superstars Irfan, Bilal and Mehmeet Syed (IBM) will be performing live

  • In London on 1 July 2017
  • In Birmingham on 2 July 2017

Please save the dates, like this page and share with your friends. The IBM group has been creating waves all over the world with their mesmerizing Kashmiri Sufi Fusion music. Please plan to be there and experience the magic in person.


5 Jun

Malta: Within the context of Malta’s Presidency of the European Union – The EU & FDI: Love Lost?

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.


Session 1
The EU as an FDI Location

  • The FDI Premium of EU Membership
    – Prof. Nauro F. Campos, Brunel University
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  • The EU’s Competitiveness as a Location for FDI
    – Dr Eva Rytter Sunesen, Copenhagen Economics
    View Presentation

Session 2
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

Session 3
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

Keynote Address

  • 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

5 Jun

UKABC Introduction : Smart Currencies – Working with us is the Smart choice !

Each and every business around the world is unique. It follows then, that adopting a generic approach to solve the challenges associated with foreign exchange is inadequate; it’s essential that the solutions put in place are tailored to your specific requirements.

That’s why Smart Currency Business have dedicated partnership teams who work with clients to understand their specific requirements, challenges and preferences. As one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, we realise it’s the only way to successfully tackle your business challenges.

Since 2004, we’ve provided business services for a wide range of sectors, including film, TV and media, and our bespoke services include a suite of currency risk management products and strategies. We work with you to understand your unique situation so we are able to prescribe the correct course of action.

We’re extremely proud to be working in conjunction with the UK Asian Business Council to help in their mission to facilitate improved trade relations between the UK, Asia and Africa.

So, if you share our vision of adopting tailored approaches to protect our clients’ margins and help them expand their products and services internationally, give Joe a call on 020 3468 5834 or email

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