Doing Business in India Seminar

15 June 2017

Date: Thursday 15th June 2017
Time: 09.00 - 13.00 followed by a networking lunch and one to one meetings
Location: Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
Cost: This event is FREE to attend

Grow your business in India

If you are a dynamic business with ambitions to grow, this seminar will explain how you can enter the world’s second largest consumer market. The knowledgeable advice will detail what opportunities there are for your business, how your company can make the most of these, and what support is available to help you grow internationally.

Why India?

India is the world’s fastest growing economy and the new government plans to double the size of their economy over the next decade. It has introduced reforms and initiatives which have put India on a steep growth trajectory and has increased the pace of its socio-economic development. This has created tremendous opportunities for companies in all sectors to capitalise on India’s emerging business opportunities.

How your company benefits:

  • Gain an understanding of the economic and political situation in India
  • Find out about opportunities for your sector in India from market specialists
  • Discover how you can join Scottish Development International’s market visit to India later in the year, and lay the foundations to expand of your business in India.
  • Learn more about support available to help grow your international business from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Development International and GlobalScot
  • One to one advisory meetings (by request) with key speakers
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded companies

Speakers include:

Anju Ranjan – Consul General of India in Edinburgh
Uzair Syed – India Specialist, Scottish Development International
Pradeep Ramayya – GlobalScot
Carol Harvey – Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
Marylin Kumar – Food and Drink Trade Adviser for India, Scottish Development International
Stewart Miller – Export Adviser, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Places are limited, so sign up now to be sure not to miss out on an insider’s guide to India, and how you can capitalise.

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09.00       Arrival & Registration

Session 1:

09.30       Introduction & Welcome – Martin Johnson, Head of Trade & Investment, HIE 
09.40       Keynote Address - Anju Ranjan, Consul General of India in Edinburgh
10.00       HGMU Introduction, India Economic Overview & Growth Sectors - Uzair Syed, India Specialist, SDI

10.20 Panel discussion – challenges of doing business in India & support available

• Uzair Syed, India Specialist, SDI
• Stewart Miller, Export Adviser, Highlands & Islands Enterprise
• Martin Johnson, Head of International Trade & Inward Investment
• Anju Ranjan, Consul General of India in Edinburgh
• Marylin Kumar, International Trade Adviser, SDI India
• Catriona MacTaggart, Information Officer, Scottish Enterprise

11.00 Tea & coffee

Session 2:

11.20      Cultural Considerations – Lucy Butters, Specialist in Cultural Intelligence, elembee
11.50      Export Credit Support –Carol Harvey, Export Finance Manager – Scotland, UK Export Finance
12.05     Global Scot perspective – Pradeep Ramayya, GlobalScot
12.30     Question & answer session – chaired by Martin Johnson
12.55     Next steps and close – Martin Johnson
13.00     Networking lunch

This event is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund in partnership with Scottish Development International and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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