India - Scotland Business Summit

24 August 2015

India’s economic growth and opportunities for Scottish business

Want to benefit from India’s growth story? Then join Scottish Development International and the Confederation of Indian Industry at our India–Scotland Business Summit on Monday 24 August at 3:00pm in Edinburgh Castle (Queen Anne Room).

India, the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world, has witnessed significant growth over recent years.

At over £1.2 trillion ($US2.01 trillion) the Indian GDP is expected to grow at 7.5% in the next 2 years making it the fastest growing economy in the world according to World Bank and International Monetary Fund estimates.

Recent economic reforms have put India on a steep growth trajectory being driven by strong political will to provide stable governance and boost development.

The new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ambitious plans to more than double the size of the Indian economy requires a targeted growth rate of 10% every year over the next decade. To realise this vision, the government has announced major nationwide projects to help India reach this target. This has created tremendous opportunities for companies globally to capitalise on the growth opportunity present in India.

Scotland-India trade links

Scotland’s relationship with India goes back to the 18th century when the first strong economic and cultural ties were established. Both economies have come a long way and maintain many similarities such as being knowledge driven and innovation centric. Building on these synergies and Scotland’s strengthening trade links with India, the potential for mutual growth can be realised.

Key sector opportunities

  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • IT
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Business and financial services
  • Healthcare

Why attend?

Hear first-hand from top business leaders and government representatives from India speak about the macroeconomic government policies and the resulting opportunities these have created

If you’re an ambitious Scottish business keen on entering one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world, then this is the ideal event to attend to understand fully what the opportunities are and how your company can make the most of them to grow your business.

Event Details

Venue: The Edinburgh Castle, Queen Anne Room

Time: Monday 24 August, 14:00 to 17:00 (subject to change)


To register for the event click here.


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