UK’s India Business Council signs partnership to support IFB 2016

Friday 17th July 2015 13:33 EDT

One of the UK’s most significant international business councils, United Kingdom India Business Council has signed up to a working partnership with International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB 2016) to help promote the festival and the benefits of attending to its corporate members across India and the UK.

UK India British Council’s chair, Rt Hon. Patricia Hewitt, met with festival director, Ian McCarthy, to officially sign the agreement. This supports IFB 2016’s objectives to encourage UK businesses in manufacturing, environment and energy, and creative and digital sectors to attend the three week festival, which runs between 13 June and 1 July 2016.

“The UK India British Business Council is delighted to be IFB’s international partner for India. 2014 was a fantastic experience – generating £300 million of business – and we’re sure that 2016 will be an even greater success!” said Rt Hon. Patricia Hewitt, chair, UK India Business Council

Ian McCarthy, festival director of IFB 2016, said: “IFB is very pleased that it can rely on the respected UKIBC, which provides a vital link to the international business community in both India and Britain. Their members are exactly the sort of motivated people we want to see attending our three week festival, which covers manufacturing, environment and energy and creative and digital.

“We are also delighted that UKIBC recognises the benefits we offer their large membership. But benefits don’t just start when the festival launches; numerous benefits can be accessed by any motivated business during the coming months when they activate free membership to our Business Club.

“Subscription to IFB’s Business Club opens doors for any business by offering Business Support Services, which includes advice, guidance and signposting to essential professional services such as market research, patents, banking and financial as well as international digital matching service and a comprehensive Meet the Buyer programme. This will be launched on in the coming months and we expect demand to be high.”

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