8 events, 12 opportunities, 3 board members & 4 partnership announcements from UKABC – Aug 2017

8 events, 12 opportunities, 3 board members & 4 partnership announcements from UKABC – Aug 2017

Dear Readers,

We’re wishing a happy Independence Day to our Pakistani and Indian friends.

Every Independence Day we at UKABC reflect on what it means to be ‘independent’ and the journey a country and its people go on to reach this point. What makes a country progress or hinders its progress, whether a newly independent country or the oldest on earth, is based on the following:

1. Media
2. Judiciary
3. Investigating Agency
4. Bureaucracy
5. Economy

Keeping the above in mind, we’re pleased to announce that UK Asian Business Council will launch Asia and Africa Times in January 2018. It’s an uphill task that we feel is incredibly important in order to ensure there is a free and fair platform connecting all of the regions where our partner businesses and organisations reside.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting new, please get in touch [email protected]


AIRIM – 8-9 November 2017, London

UKABC ventures in to the world of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media.

UK Asian Business Council in association with London South Bank University is organising a conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media on 8 and 9 November 2017. Industry leaders will be sharing their experiences and their expectations for the future in this exciting field. The UK is amongst the leading innovators in this industry and some of their great innovations will be exhibited at this conference.

Visit AIRIM.co.uk

At the conference UKABC will be introducing a Rapid Investment Round for start-ups in the style of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. Please click here for details. www.airim.co.uk Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship details.

UKABC Board:

It is with great pride that we announce that Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf, Dr. Ashutosh Choubey and Mr. Junaid Siddiqui have agreed to join the UK Asian Business Council Board. Click here to view our team

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf
Vice-President (Health)
Dr Ashutosh Choubey
Director, Industry Outreach
Junaid Siddiqui
Adviser (Bio-Tech)

“It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC after being appointed Vice President (Health).” Click here to read full article

– Dr Sarfraz Ashraf


Partnership Announcements

Paras Hospital Partnership: Immediately after joining UKABC’s Board, Dr. Ashraf facilitated a partnership with Paras Hospitals of India. UKABC will be promoting Paras Hospital’s Medical Tourism Service all over the world. Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]

Healthians India Partnership: UKABC has partnered with Healthians India to provide at-home tests for chronic diseases to limit the inconvenience and speed-up diagnosis time for those of ill health. If you have any experience in this field, we’re seeking your input through a survey on UKABC London-Healthians, a preventive healthcare company in chronic diseases. Please click here for the survey.

UKABC Partners with National Apprenticeship UK: The National Apprenticeship Service is responsible for supporting businesses to engage with apprenticeships through successful partnerships working with intermediaries. Please click here for more details

Kawasaki Fund – Charity focused on raising awareness for children with misdiagnosed heart disease that often affects adult life. Charities mission is “To save lives and promote recovery in those who acquire heart disease (KD)” Click here for more inforamtion 

Upcoming Events

22 August: Meet & Greet for Punjab Nahin Joungi, a film by Nadeem Baig. Please click here for more information. To watch a trailer click here to watch on Youtube

28th August: Cricket Match and 70th Year of Independence Celebration, Pakistan. Click here for tickets.

1st September: Meet & Greet for Jora Dus Numbri, Deep Sidhu and Bollywood Great, Dharminder. Please click here for more details. To watch a trailer please click here

3rd September: London Mela is in its 15th year and is an established highlight in the capital’s cultural calendar. London Mela is an artistically led celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia and the diaspora. It is one of the only melas in the country to champion new work, and it provides a platform for emerging British artists. As well as bringing traditional and classical art forms to a wider audience. Please click here for details.

22nd SeptemberThe International Diversity Festival in London was established to recognise the outstanding social and economic contributions of Minority Ethnic businesses, professionals, individuals, social enterprises and change-makers who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and survival skills in business operation and community development. Please click here for details.

5th October: UKABC’s Workshop on Life Coaching: Anna Mangeri will present a workshop on How to be a Leader and How to develop Leadership. Vandana Dass will be present a seminar on Employment law / HR Please click here for details to know more about Anna and the workshop. Please contact [email protected] to book for space.

27th October: Asian Beauty Pageant International celebrates beauty in all shades. This year’s celebrity judge is Ms. Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994. Please click here for more details.

 UKABC Opportunities 

UKABC Exclusive discount for Hot Desking and office space for UKABC Members
Max Factor House, Watermans Park, Brentford High Road, TW8 0BB

Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]



Please email [email protected] for details regarding any of the below.

1. Low-cost housing project for 32,500 homes in Quito
2. New Amazon market in the city of Ibarra
3. Expansion of a two-lane road to four-lane road between Toachi and Santo Domingo
4. Alkaline mineral water investment

1. Rescue helicopters and aircrafts for sale
2. Hospital equipment for sale

1. Batteries for all types of vehicles and machinery for recycling and recovery of plastic and lead material for sale

1. Infra-structure, roads and buildings investment
2. Hospitals and healthcare products for sale


1. Project Amara: Codename Megastar by Lodha

Located at Kolshet in Thane, India and set in a land parcel of over 87 acres, Amara is minutes from Pokhran Road and Eastern Express Highway with easy access to the best malls, hospitals, schools and office parks.

Homes designed by Hafeez Contractor offers an unmatched lifestyle, and they’re now offering the opportunity to buy with their highest-ever savings ensuring you truly get the ‘Best Life at the Best Price’.

Amara offers a grand 25,000 sq.ft clubhouse with multiple mini-clubs, the finest sports complex in Mumbai with football ground, multiple sports courts and swimming pools, 25 acres of open space and much more.

Ample provision for quality retail or convenience stores, laundry, medical clinic, ATM etc. Option of 1, 2 and 3 bed residences, all designed by STX Singapore.

Prices starting from Rs 69 lakhs

2. Project The Park, Worli

The Park, Worli has the most desirable set of residences set around a 7-acre private park with stunning views of Bandra –Worli Sea-link, Mahalaxmi Racecourse,and Worli Sea-face apart from the soothing views of The Park greens.

The Park is spread over 17 acres of land with beautiful landscape in the heart of Mumbai. The true meaning of luxury is epitomized at The Park with amenities including a world-class luxury spa and health club, six temperature controlled swimming pools, Serene Ganesha temple, lawn tennis and basketball courts, jogging and walking tracks and a mini golf course.

The Park offers spectacular 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments with Italian marble flooring, international fittings, multi-level security, concierge services and large, open spaces.

Prices starting from Rs 5.49 crores

I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time out to read our newsletter.


Taha Coburn-Kutay

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

I See You: Our revolutionary medical device

We have innovated a groundbreaking technology in the healthcare sector to support people in old-age. This innovation will completely transform the care industry, giving support to people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, asthma, diabetes, hypertension or severe disabilities.

With the care industry facing drastic cuts, our technology cannot only reduce cost, but streamline the administration of care providers and make monitoring of elderly, sick and disabled people simpler. Get in touch if you are ready to invest in revolutionising the healthcare industry.

Contact us for finding out more information about this product ! 

UKABC Presents : AIRIM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA Conference In London, 9th Nov 2017

UKABC Presents : AIRIM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA Conference In London, 9th Nov 2017

UK Asian Business Council in Association with London South Bank University is organising  AiRiM 2017 – AI, ROBOTICS & IMMERSIVE MEDIA CONFERENCE on 9th November 2017.

Industry leaders will be sharing their experience in this conference on what is expected in the near future in this space and UK is amongst the top leading innovation in this industry. Some of the great innovations will be exhibited at this conference. Please click here for details and to book your space for participation.

For the first time UKABC is bringing a Rapid Investment Round for Start-up companies in this conference.

Contact us for delegate registration and sponsorship opportunities.


UKABC’s Introduction to : The Trump Tower, Mumbai – By Lodha Group

UKABC’s Introduction to : The Trump Tower, Mumbai – By Lodha Group

The Trump Tower Mumbai, the first truly global luxury branded residences in India, presented by Trump, the creator of the world’s most successful branded residences. Trump Tower Mumbai is India’s most unique residential development – a dazzling golden tower – only one of its kind in the country. Soaring over 75 storeys into the sky, the absolute edifice with a spectacular curtain-wall golden façade will redefine the Mumbai skyline.

Across the world, the most iconic addresses bear the Trump signature – epitomizing the ultimate in luxury. And Trump Tower Mumbai will be no different.


  • Striking Design – India’s most unique skyscraper, 75 storeys tall with a golden curtain wall facade.
  • Uber Luxury residences with stunning views – HBA designed residences offering scintillating vistas of Bandra-Worli Sea-Link, The Arabian Sea and the smoothening greens of The Park.
  • 3-sides open residences providing plentiful light, ventilation and privacy. Panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Racecourse.
  • 3 Residences per floor
  • Captivating Designer Lobby
  • Ultimate neighbourhood – The Park, Worli, a 17 acre Park on a Hill inspired from the great urban parks of the world.
  • Fully air-conditioned homes with well-designed layouts and a fully fitted Poggenpohl kitchen
  • 5 Fixture Master Bathroom with in-built TV and Jacuzzi tub*
  • Advanced 5 Tier Security system


  • A Private Jet at your disposal – Exclusive fractional share membership to India’s finest private jet service.
  • A tranquil spa treatment room
  • Private pool
  • 24×7 Health Club with Gymnasium
  • Stylish Lounge
  • Trump Lifestyle – The most revered and famed white-glove services
  • On-site Resident Manager available 24×7
  • Exclusive privileges at Trump Hotel Collection properties worldwide

For more information contact 

Associate General Manager | International Sales (Europe & Africa)

India : +91.9920920901 | UK : +44.7760903318 | Kenya: +254.734093674
Email: [email protected] | Web: www.lodhagroup.com


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

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.

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

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 [email protected]

UKABC Invitation to Event :  Leading The Family Business in Challenging Times, 19th June, Monday, 1.30 pm, Victoria Street, London

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