The programme for the inaugural UK-India Week (18-22 June 2018) has been launched, featuring a series of events to celebrate the strong partnership between the UK and India, and act as a catalyst for promoting opportunities for future collaboration between the two global powers.
UK-India Week will feature a series of events and symposia organised by India Inc., including the 5th annual UK-India Leadership Conclave, a landmark event for identifying ways to grow and transform the strategic partnership between ‘Brexit Britain and Global India’.
UK-India Week will launch with the release of the second edition of ‘The 100 Most Influential in UK India relations’.This index honours and celebrates the achievements of individuals making a huge impact in strengthening the bilateral relationship between the UK and India.
In addition, UK-India Week will feature The High Commissioners’ Cup, an invitation-only, one-day golf tournament that will, for the first time, bring together key diplomatic and business figures from across the Commonwealth, taking place on 19 June 2018 in aid of HRH Prince Charles’ British Asian Trust.
UK-India Week’s events and proceedings will close with the prestigious UK-India Awards. Taking place on 22 June, it will celebrate the bold and unique partnership between the UK and India, recognising the innovative and ground-breaking UK and Asian individuals and organisations that are making a significant impact on this global partnership. Bringing together over 400 senior leaders from the world of business, politics, diplomacy, arts & culture, the Awards will showcase the very best of collaboration between the two countries at a glittering gala ceremony on the evening of 22 June. The UK-India Awards are adjudicated by a panel of business and political leaders including:
- Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
- Hon. Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
- Rt. Hon Priti Patel MP, former Secretary of State for International Development
- Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises
- Barkha Dutt, Author and Broadcaster
- Edwina Dunn, CEO, Starcount
Organisers of the very first UK-India Week seek to highlight the possibilities for the UK and India to have a transformational role in global business, international relations and innovation.
Manoj Ladwa, the British Indian entrepreneur and political strategist, Founder of UK-India Week and Editor of Winning Partnership: India-UK Relations Beyond Brexit., said: “In a time of redefinition around the world, the UK and India remain closely-connected. UK-India Week is a catalyst to unleash the potential for business and cultural exchange between these two global powers and to spur them to further tackle global challenges together.
“India is fast becoming a driving force in global growth and the UK is starting to manoeuvre its bilateral ties on a new footing. Working together strategically, the two partners can drive transformation in industries and international relations. To do this, we must rise to meet a number of challenges. The UK must consolidate its role as India’s gateway to Europe and tackle new barriers to free trade with India.
“As economic partners, the UK and India can be more than just transactional partners – they can have a transformational throughout the world. Together they can forge even deeper partnerships on research and education, unleash the potential of the next generation, collaborate on new technologies and unlock new funding for growth. For those who want to be a part of these discussions and high-impact networking, UK-India Week will be unmissable.”