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EICBI's 2017 year in Review

2017 was an interesting year for us at Europe India Centre of Business and Industry and Sivaleen Inc as we focused more on promoting sector specific opportunities . This year also helped us to connect more small businesses in the UK/ India corridor compared to our work in the previous years. We also introduced a strategic partnership programme whereby businesses which come on board as strategic partners gets benefited from our network and expertise, thereby providing them an opportunity to connect with more businesses in the UK/ India corridor.

During the course of this year, we organised 4 summits at the British Parliament. The first summit of the year was the UK Tamil Nadu Puducherry Business Meet 2017 which was held on 13th July so as to promote business activity and partnerships between UK companies and Indian companies, particular among those who have business activity in Tamil Nadu. This was followed by India Manufacturing Summit 2017 on 18th July and aimed to establish an understanding of major challenges and opportunities in manufacturing sector for companies in India. India Healthcare Summit 2017 was held on 12th September and discussions during the summits focused on opportunities that are available in Indo UK healthcare corridor, role of medical apps in health care reforms, necessity of developing world class healthcare in tier 2 and 3 cities in India, innovations in healthcare which can help healthcare providers to optimize their resources, improving patient outcome and experience, benefits of Ayurveda and ethical sustainable healthcare. On 14th November, India Technology Summit 2017 was held so as to establish an understanding of the major technological challenges and opportunities in India and the UK, and to connect and enable people, companies and communities to work together. About 120 technology companies working in the area of Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Fintech, electronic systems, communications, cyber security & Retail technology attended the summit. Around 28 speakers shared their expertise with the delegates, who also had a chance to have productive discussion with speakers.

During the course of these 4 summits, 82 Experts from manufacturing, healthcare, technology and other sectors shared their expertise with about 470 delegates who attended these summits.

We worked with around 21 number of organisations who came on board as event partners and played a key role in helping us to organise the summits successfully. Some of these partner organisation include UKTNCC , TWI - , Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) - , Empact Ventures - , Singhania & Co -

Global Trade Review - , Connected To India - , Surrey Chamber of Commerce - , Supply finders - , Ascentro Advisors & Consultants - , Happy Pregancy App - , Mitra Hermitage Ayurveda Hospital - , Taxbell - , Kerala link - , APPG Indian traditional sciences -

Orthomedical - , Doctorpreneurs - , Vibgyor Adverts -

Healthcare Executive -, Manorama Infosolutions - , The Next Silicon Valley - and Sivaleen Inc -

During the course of our summits this year, few British Members of Parliament actively participated in the summits and contributed to various discussions during the summits. In addition to our Patron Hon Virendra Sharma MP (Ealing Southall), other MPs who participated include Lord Swraj Paul (  Chairman, Caparo Group Ltd), Baroness Verma ( Former Energy & Climate Change Minister and former International Development Minister, United Kingdom ), Baroness Uddin, ,Hon Bob Blackman MP (Harrow East), Hon Chi Onwurah Labour MP (Newcastle upon Tyne Central), Hon Marion Fellows MP (Motherwell & Wishaw), Hon Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP ( Slough ), Hon Preet Gill MP ( Birmingham Edgbaston ) and Hon Ruth Cadbury MP ( Brentford and Isleworth )



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