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Inviting nominations for 2024 class of the EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

An annual listing of Next Gen leaders under the age of 40 who are doing great work in the India EU corridor and India UK corridor.

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EuropeIndia40, an initiative of EICBI which is in its 6th year to discover Top Next Gen under 40 Europe India Leaders, covers the stories of the next generation leaders and their contributions to promoting EU India / UK India relations.
 
The first listing of leaders was released in 2019, and then in subsequent years, the list has been released annually. In recent years, India and the EU have celebrated a strengthened diplomatic bond. The emergence of Brexit has opened doors for enhanced European-Indian relations, prompting India to engage in refreshed multilateral talks with the EU and bilateral discussions with the UK. This has sparked discussions within the EU India trade corridor and UK India trade corridor, suggesting that Brexit could facilitate trade negotiations between the EU and India or India and the UK. 

Central to fostering stronger EU India or UK India relations, unlike other contributing factors, is leadership. Young, visionary leaders are not solely driven by personal gain but are deeply committed to fostering greater collaboration between India and the EU or UK. Drawing from our extensive involvement in advancing EU India or UK India trade relations over the past decade, we confidently anticipate an exhilarating future for these relations. A new wave of young leaders from both sides is emerging, promising an exciting trajectory for the future of EU India or UK India trade relations. EICBI takes pride in acknowledging the invaluable contributions of these emerging leaders, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of EU India or UK India trade relations in the coming decades.

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Europe India Centre of Business and Industry and its associate organisations have organised 25 Major summits at British Parliament in London, 4 Major summits at European Parliament in Brussels over the past few years in promoting trade and relations between India and European Union as well as between India and the UK. 

In addition to the physical summits, EICBI has organised number of virtual activities as part of the EuropeIndia40 VIEWS campaign so as to promote discussions amongst the current Members of Parliament and EuropeIndia40 leaders.

The EuropeIndia40 initiative has unveiled outstanding leaders from past listings, recognizing their impactful contributions to strengthening ties between Europe and India. Here are the former selections that highlighted a diverse group of individuals under 40, actively shaping the dynamics of EU-India and UK-India relations.

2023 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

13th December, 2023

The virtual ceremony announcing the 2023 Class of leaders saw participation from distinguished Members of the European Parliament, Indian Parliament, and UK Parliament. Mr. Morten LØKKEGAARD, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Delegation for relations with India - European Parliament, Ms. Valerie Vaz, a senior Member of Parliament from the UK, and Mr. Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayal MP from the Indian Parliament took part in this significant event.


Mr. Sujit S. Nair, the Chairperson of EICBI, extended a warm welcome to the leaders joining the 2023 Class.

The 2023 Class of EuropeIndia40 list comprises 9 women and 11 men and represents 13 nations - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2023-class-europeindia40-leaders

2022 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

9th December, 2022

The list was first unveiled in a virtual ceremony held on December 9, 2022. Subsequently, at the EU India Leaders Conference 2023 held on July 5, 2023, hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels, few of the EuropeIndia40 leaders received their certificates during this significant event. .For the virtual ceremony, Ambassador of the European Union to India, HE Ugo Astuto, nominated Ms Renita Bhaskar - Minister Counsellor (Head of Trade and Economic Affairs) - Delegation of the European Union to India for announcing the 2022 class of EuropeIndia40 Leaders list. Ms Ovessa Iqbal, First Secretary (Political, Extradition, High Commission of India, London also spoke to the EuropeIndia40 leaders. 

EICBI Chairperson Mr Sujit.S.Nair inducted the leaders to the 2022 Class.

The 14 women and 14 men who made it to the 2022 class of EuropeIndia40 leaders list come from all walks of life and represent 16 different nationalities - Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, UK

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2022-class-europeindia40-leaders

2021 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

5th November, 2021

The 2021 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list was released virtually on 5th November as travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic affected our plans to have a physical event. ​For the virtual release ceremony, we had Members of Parliament from the British Parliament, European Parliament, and Indian Parliament and representation from the EU delegation in India who participated in the announcement ceremony.

For the virtual release ceremony, Members of Parliament from British Parliament, European Parliament and Indian Parliament participated in the ceremony. 

The 2021 Class of leaders were later given their physical certificates at the European Parliament during the Europe India Leaders Conference on 28th June 2022.

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2021-class-europeindia40-leaders

2020 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

27th November, 2020

The 2020 class of #EuropeIndia40 leaders was released virtually on 27th November as the coronavirus Pandemic had affected our plans to have a physical event in the year. 

For the virtual release ceremony, we had Leaders from British Parliament, European Parliament and Indian Parliament who participated in the ceremony. 

 

The 14 women and 26 men who made to the 2020 class of EuropeIndia40 list come from all walks of life and represent 19 different nationalities - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The 2020 Class of leaders were later given their physical certificates at the European Parliament during the Europe India Leaders Conference on 28th June 2022.

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2020-class-europeindia40-leaders

2019 class of #EUIndia40 Leaders list

10th April, 2019

On 10th April 2019 ( Prior to Brexit) at the European Parliament in Brussels, Europe India Centre for Business and Industry Patron Hon Caroline Nagtegaal, Member of European Parliament - Netherlands & Vice Chair for EU delegation for relations with India, released a list of next generation under 40 leaders who have been playing a key role in promoting EU - India and UK - India trade and relations.

 

The 2019 class of EU - India leaders (UK was still officially part of EU when the summit was held) included 16 women and 24 men from all walks of life and represented 16 different nationalities - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom. The list featured the stories of young entrepreneurs, policy leaders, thought leaders, business executives, trade body leaders, all under the age of 40, who are going to play an important part in shaping European Union - India trade relations during the next few decades. 

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2019-class-euindia40-leaders

What is included for those you make it to the list ?

  • Participation in EICBI discussions involving Members of Parliaments from the Indian Parliament, UK Parliament, and EU Parliament. Explore more details at: https://www.eicbi.org/summits

  • Receipt of an exclusive "EuropeIndia40 Leaders List" certificate, acknowledging your selection as a #EuropeIndia40 leader.

  • Exclusive access to influential business and political figures from the UK, EU, and India.

  • Personalized social media campaign recognizing your role as a EuropeIndia40 Leader.

  • Inclusion in press releases highlighting your achievement.

  • Invitation to share your insights and ideas during EICBI events.

  • Feature in the dedicated section for the 2024 class of EuropeIndia40 Leaders on our website

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