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UK Karnataka Business Meet 2014 at UK Parliament, London

On 30th October 2014 , this summit was organised so as to promote business UK and India, specifically state of Karnataka

The Meet

In association with Government of Karnataka NRI Forum, with Sivaleen Inc as the delivery partner, hosted its annual Karnataka focussed business meet, UK Karnataka Business Meet 2014 to showcase investment opportunities in Karnataka. The business meet had Lord Swraj Paul as one of the speakers and was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP.. The audience included representatives from Karnataka, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons, representatives from various trade bodies etc.

Programme Summary

Mr.Virendra Sharma MP welcomed the delegates attending the business meet. Sujit S Nair., FRSA. Director played the role of anchor during the business meet. During the business meet our Director ,Mr.Sujit S Nair.,FRSA signed a memorandum of understanding with Indo British Trade Council, a sub-committee of Leicestershire Asian Business Association, represented by its Chairman, Mr.Uday Dholakia. As per this agreement, a sub-committee of Leicestershire Asian Business Association have agreed to work together to promote investment, exports and deepening international commercial relations between UK and India, especially South India.


Lord Swraj Paul spoke about various opportunities which India offers. Mr.Satish Luhar, Head, India Prosperity & Bilateral, South Asia Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London spoke about UK - India relationship. Following this, Mr.K.C.Janardhan, Hon Secretary of British Business Group Bangalore talked about some of the business opportunities in Karnataka in his talk titled as " Advantage Karnataka". Mr.Mike Knowles, Dean, Sushant School of Design and Formerly Visiting Prof UAL spoke about Design Led Skills Centres focusing on various Crafts of Karnataka. The next talk was about Doing Business in India with emphasis on the state of Karnataka by Mr.Ram Prasad Alva, who is the Head of Initiatives to Prof Rajeev Gowda Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha representing Karnataka. Jonathan, Senior researcher at Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce spoke about the Untapped Potential of UK Cities. The next talk was an interesting one where Mr.M L K Naidu, Youth President ( Sandur), Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene spoke about the Challenges faced by farmers as a result of Industrialization. He spoke in Kannada, which is the native language of Karnataka and Ms.Bharati Singh, who runs a very prominent NGO in Karnataka, translated his speech into English. Following this, Mr.Sadanand Nayak, Executive Director, Punjab National Bank (International) Limited, London spoke about UK Karnataka relations. Then there was a short motivation talk by motivational speaker Mr.Paresh Rughani following which the all the delegates present in the business meet were introduced. Next, Ms.Bharathi Singh, Founder and Managing Trustee, SA-MUDRA FOUNDATION, Bangalore spoke about "Towards Empowering Youth & Enabling Differently challenged in Karnataka". Mr.Manjunath Vishwakarma,Steering Committee Member, delivered the vote of thanks.

Please follow the link to view photos for this event - https://goo.gl/photos/USqyw841NgxXnMYi8


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