CELEBRATING A WINNING PARTNERSHIP: UK-INDIA WEEK 2019
UK-India Week last week provided multiple platforms to celebrate the winning partnership between the UK and India, with a series of events looking at opportunities for collaboration between the two countries.
The week’s cornerstone event was the India Inc. Leaders’ Summit on Wednesday and Thursday at Latimer House, Buckinghamshire. The summit was an exchange of enterprise, innovation and dialogue which convened international business leaders, political figures and influencers in the UK-India space.
Speakers included senior leaders from global corporations including the likes of PwC, Rolls Royce, SoftBank and Infosys. UK and Indian governmental departments and key international organisations such as Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council were also represented across the two-day summit.
The week opened with the inaugural UK-India day in parliament, coinciding with the launch of the Foreign Affairs Committee’s biggest report to date on UK-India relations. This culminated in the unveiling of the first list of UK-India 100 Most Influential Women, celebrating women from tech, politics, art, culinary and beyond, who have been integral in the countries’ collaboration.
The annual UK-India Awards closed the week, celebrating the trailblazing individuals and organisations that make a significant contribution to the UK and India’s strong global partnership, with former BBC Bureau Chief Sir Mark Tully receiving a Lifetime Achievement award.
Seven Hills led international media outreach around the week, with coverage of the event and its founder Manoj Ladwa placed in outlets including TIME, City AM, CNBC and Sky News.