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India Manufacturing Summit 2017 at British Parliament, London

On 18th July, India Manufacturing Summit was aimed to establish an understanding of major challenges and opportunities in manufacturing sector for companies in India.

The Meet

The discussion during the summit were aimed to establish an understanding of major challenges and opportunities in manufacturing sector for companies in India. During the summit, a report titled ' Spotlight on Asian business' which looks at the contribution of Asian business to London was launched. The report was launched by Lord Swraj Paul ( Chairman, Caparo Group Ltd); Baroness Verma ( Former Energy & Climate Change Minister and former International Development Minister, United Kingdom ); Hon Virendra

Sharma MP (Ealing Southall); Hon Bob Blackman MP (Harrow East); Mr.Vijay Goel , Chairman, Assocham UK/ Ex Chairman - London Chamber of Commerce Asian Business Association; Chi Onwurah Labour MP(Newcastle upon Tyne Central); Marion Fellows MP (Motherwell & Wishaw); Aditya Rathod (Executive Director - UAE Exchange); Arbinder

Chatwal ( Head of India Advisory services - BDO) & Sujit Nair FRSA ( Chair - Europe India Centre for Business & Industry )


Programme Summary

The first panel discussion was about UK India relationship - 'Make in India', finance by UK'. The panellists included Lord Swraj Paul, Chairman, Caparo Group Ltd; Baroness Verma, Former Energy & Climate Change Minister and former International Development Minister, United Kingdom; Hon Virendra Sharma MP (Ealing Southall); Hon Bob Blackman MP (Harrow East); Mr.Vijay Goel , Chairman, Assocham UK/ Ex Chairman - London chamber of Commerce Asian Business Association & Chi Onwurah Labour MP(Newcastle upon Tyne Central).


The panelists and the audience discussed about on how UK is perfectly placed to finance manufacturing growth in India. The next panel discussion was titled "Manufacturing Reform Inputs for India from recent British successes and failures". The panelists who participated in the discussion include Mr.Mike Berry, Director, 600 group /

Board Member - Manufacturing Trade Association ( MTA); Mr.Sterlin Edward, KTC Edibles; Mr.Amrti Johal - Head of litigation, Singhania and Mr.Steve Westlake - Managing

Director, Coborn Engineering Ltd. This panel discussion focussed on the lessons which India can learn from the success and failures of the British Manufacturing sector. The next panel discussion was about India’s Manufacturing sector Reforms: Progress and Major Challenges. The panelists who participated in the discussions include Mr.Rhydian Pountney - UK & ROW Director and General Manager, Renishaw Services; Mr.Sreenath

Vishnu, Executive Director - Brahmins Group & Ms.Jehanara Knowles, Founder, &Ratio. This panel discussion looked at the current status of India's manufacturing sector

and what reforms are needed. The next panel discussion focussed on Sustainable Manufacturing. The panellists who participated in the discussion include Mr.Charlie Hall, Managing Director, C6(n) Technology Ltd; Ms.Sandi Gollen, Founder, VMM Invest; Mr.Aaron Jones, Founder/CEO - See Fashion; Mr.Samy Raj Ramalingam, General Manager- National Switchgears. This panel discussion looked at how manufacturing can be carried out by reducing negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. The next panel discussion looked at the Effect of international manufacturing collaboration in India. The panelists included Mr.Chris Wiseman, Industry

Sector Manager, TWI ; Ms.Shivashankari Sundaram, Collaborative R&D Projects Lead, TWI Ltd; Mr.John Morris, Technical Sales Manager - Arc Machines Inc; Mr.Oszkar Santa,

Director of Business Development - Arc Machines. This panel discussion looked at the risks which companies face as a result of pursuing international collaboration and how to

mitigate that risk. Following this session, Dr Paresh Rughani, International motivational speaker & executive corporate trainer, moderated a motivational session which

encouraged all the delegates to introduce themselves as to let other delegates know about their work & what they intend to get out of the summit.


Event Partners

We thank our event partners, who played a key role in helping us organise a successful summit. The event partners for this Summit were as follows


TWI - https://www.twi-global.com/

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) - www.mta.org.uk

Empact Ventures - www.empact-ventures.co.uk/

Singhania & Co - http://www.singhaniauk.com/

Global Trade Review - www.gtreview.com

Connected To India - www.connectedtoindia.com

Surrey Chamber of Commerce - www.surrey-chambers.co.uk

Supply finders - www.supplyfinder.com

Ascentro Advisors & Consultants - www.cahskabra.com


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