Plenary sessions

Plenary sessions

Hear from senior political and business leaders, who will discuss why India is important for UK companies, why UK companies are so important to India, and why now is the right time to invest. Featuring a leading business figure from India.

Our speakers will identify the trends, opportunities, pitfalls and key areas of collaboration that leads you to success.

Making in India Panel Discussion

Join the UK India Business Council for an insightful session on understanding the manufacturing opportunities being created by the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

Digital India Panel Discussion

India’s young and aspirational population is growing. To accommodate rapid urbanisation, the Government of India is turning to innovative digital solutions. This session will provide insights on developments in the UK and India and how these can bring a more intelligent and more sustainable future to the world.

Competitive federalism

Today, federalism in India is ambivalent; it gives the central government considerable scope and initiative, a major share in resources and residual functions, while simultaneously giving state governments considerable powers and scope for manoeuvre.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed what was a complex governance structure, replacing the PC with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). This new structure is intended to create a collaborative competitive federalism; competition between states, like that between companies, would bring about greater efficiencies, while co-operative federalism with the centre would achieve overall development objectives (both of states, and national).

How will this approach work in practice?

India: “red tape” or “red carpet”?

While there is universal support for the ‘Make in India’ campaign, it is strongly felt that there is a need to establish an enabling environment upon which depends the actual realisation of this campaign. This panel discussion will highlight the issues, challenges, trends and way forward during the second year of Modi’s governance.

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