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India Manufacturing Summit - Post Meet report

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India Manufacturing Summit was 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 )

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India Manufacturing Summit - Post Meet report

  1. 1.   INDIAN MANUFACTURING SUMMIT 2017 Post Meet Report Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 UK Parliament, Westminster, London, UK SUPPORTED BY
  2. 2. THE MEET Manufacturing has emerged as one of the high growth sectors in India. Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, had launched the ‘Make in India’ program to place India on the world map as a manufacturing hub and give global recognition to the Indian economy. India is expected to become the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by the end of year 2020. The Government of India has set an ambitious target of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output to 25 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, from 16 per cent currently. It has the potential to touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025 and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. 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 )
  3. 3. PROGRAMME SUMMARY 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  Mr.Virendra Sharma MP, the Chairman of Indo British All Party Parliamentary group, welcomed the delegates attending the business meet. EICBI Chair Mr Sujit Nair hosted the meet. 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; 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
  4. 4. 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,  Mr.Steve Westlake - Managing Director, Coborn Engineering Ltd. This panel discussion focussed on 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 panellists who participated in the discussions include Mr.Rhydian.Pountney - UK & ROW  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 panellists 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   
  5. 5. 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 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 EVENT PARTNERS delegates know about their work & what they intend to get out of the summit. 
  6. 6. Tapping into our network and expertise built over the years, we also offers consultancy services to those companies who are looking to start, scale up or expand into the UK and Indian markets Important Disclaimer: Important please note: This report is for guidance only and has been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the meet and is believed to be correct at the date of publication. Copyright All content in this document, including logos, text, images, graphics etc are protected by copyright and/or design right owned by Sivaleen Inc unless identified as belonging to third parties. The business meets of British South India Council of Commerce Ltd/ Europe India Centre for Business & Industray is initiated, implemented and executed by Sivaleen Inc , which also represents BSICC/ EICBI in India

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