India will be the fastest growing major economy in the world in 2017.  It is the third largest investor in UK and the UK is the third largest investor in India. This presents clear opportunities for UK companies to create trade and investments links with India.

Derby City Council has teamed up with trade experts and legal professionals to organise a free seminar to help local businesses break into the Indian market. This breakfast seminar will focus on the business landscape in India, the scale of the country both geographically and culturally, and the main challenges UK companies may face.

The seminar will also delve into lessons learnt from the past, looking at the reasons why some joint ventures have failed, differences in expectations, protection of intellectual property, among other things.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Council House, Corporation Street, Derby from 8.30am until 10am is being delivered by the Economic Policy Group and Khaitan Legal Associates.

To book a space please email Pratibha Hindocha or telephone 01332 641675.

Head of Economic Regeneration of Derby City Council, Alan Smith, said:

Derby City Council is very happy to be hosting this event in May.  It’s more important than ever that the city seeks to forge trade links beyond Europe and we hope our event will attract interest from local businesses thinking about trading in such a vibrant market as India.”

Pratik Dattani, Director of Economic Policy Group, said:

Indian companies are the third largest employers in the UK and have often seen the UK as a gateway to wider global markets. As the UK government places a greater focus on trade outside the EU, India represents a clear opportunity for Derby-based companies to seek to out new links with the world’s fastest growing major economy.”