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UK Tamil nadu and Puducherry business meet


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UK Tamil nadu and Puducherry business meet

  1. 1. © 2014 Sivaleen Inc. All Rights Reserved UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2014 POST MEET REPORT Thursday, May 8th , 2014 Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK
  2. 2. © 2014 Sivaleen Inc. All Rights Reserved Following the successful hosting of the UK South India Business Meet, UK Karnataka Business Meet, UK Kerala Business Meet and various other state Business Meets at the Houses of Parliament over the years, BSICC, with Sivaleen Inc as the delivery partner, in partnership with UKTNCC, organised the UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2014 on 8th May 2014 at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London. This business meet was chaired by BSICC Patron, Mr Virendra Sharma MP( Southall, UK). The audience included representatives from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, representatives from other Indian states/ other countries and businessmen from India who are successful in UK. One of the notable attendees for the business meet was Mr.Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, who was also the Chief Guest of the day. The business meet attracted about 140 delegates from various parts of the world. THE MEET PROGRAMME SUMMARY Mr.Virendra Sharma MP, the Patron of BSICC welcomed the delegates attending the business meet. Sujit S Nair, FRSA. Director/ Chief Co Ordinator of BSICC played the role of anchor during the business meet. Mr.Jacob Ravibalan, Vice Chair - Tamil Nadu, BSICC/ Founder - UKTNCC started of the proceedings by mentioning more about the business meet and the motivations for holding the same. Mr.Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner based in Chennai, spoke about the historical relationship between UK & Tamil Nadu. Following this, Mr. Hasmukh Vora, President of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, based out of Chennai, offered his perspective of pursuing business activities in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. Mr. Christie Cherian, who is the Chairman and Trustee of British Business Group, Chennai, spoke about how good an investment destination is Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Dr. R. Seetharaman who is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank
  3. 3. © 2014 Sivaleen Inc. All Rights Reserved 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 is initiated, implemented and executed by Sivaleen Inc , which also represents BSICC in India in Qatar mentioned about some of the Opportunities for UK residents and Global Tamilians in the Gulf. Mr.David Happy, who was till recently the Vice President EU Affairs for Samsung Electronics, spoke about India UK collaborations and how the UK is a hugely effective springboard into the rest of the EU-27 for Indian companies and twice as big as the USA and a wealthy region. Mr. Velou Singara of UKTNCC spoke about various business opportunities in Puducherry for UK companies. Mrs Kamala Sekar who was till recently the Head of Export Finance at UKTI spoke about the channels of support from UK public sector and BSICC/ UKTNCC. UKTNCC Founder Director Mr. Sundar Subbiah offered the strategy and roadmap for UKTNCC. Mr.Siv Matchendran, UKTNCC Founder Director delivered the vote of thanks. The business meet was a huge success as BSICC and UKTNCC were able to showcase the opportunities in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and United Kingdom to about 140 delegates so as to encourage them to pursue opportunities between these regions.