India Scotland Business Summit

25 August 2016

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton- 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF 
Time: 9am to 1:30pm

Why India?

India is the world's largest democracy and a leading economic power. It is has a stable political environment with an ambitious and well defined vision to increase the pace of socio-economic development.

India is likely to maintain its position as the world's fastest growing large economy in the coming years. India's young and aspiring population combined with a dynamic and progressive business environment will continue to contribute significantly towards this growth.

Sector opportunities

India is a priority market for Scotland and major initiatives by the India government such as Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Smart Cities Mission and Clean India have created several opportunities in fields such as:

  • High value manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Skills development
  • Digital health
  • Medical technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Data analytics
  • Business services
  • Clean technologies


It's never been a better time for Scottish businesses to proactively engage with India for mutual success. India is open for business and is welcoming organisations across the world with open arms to help it achieve its ambitious development goals.

Scotland has the potential to contribute significantly towards these goals and this is your opportunity to engage with Indian companies and be a part of the country's success story.

Key speakers

  • HE Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to the UK
  • Paul Lewis, Scottish Development International
  • Shuchita Sonalika, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Barry Greig, Scottish Government

This event will be attended by a delegation of Indian companies led by the Confederation of Indian Industry so there will be opportunities to meet with senior business leaders.

  • Agenda

  • 10am   Registration and tea/coffee 
  • 10:30am  Opening session: India-Scotland economic engagement
  • 11:15am  Q&A session
  • 11:30am  Tea/coffee break
  • 11:45am  Panel discussion: Emerging opportunities in India and how to access them
  • 12:30pm  Q&A session
  • 12:50pm  Closing remarks
  • 1pm  Networking lunch

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