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.