Make in India Seminar

16:00 - 19:00
University of Leeds, Leeds University Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building, Lecture Theatre G.02

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James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business Centre is pleased to invite you to the Make in India seminar. The event is held in collaboration with the Consulate General of India at Birmingham.

Make in India is a flagship programme of the Government of India and was launched on Sept 25, 2014. It aims at promoting India as an investment destination and a global hub for manufacturing, design and innovation. Twenty five sectors have been identified under the programme. These include Information Technology (IT), Automobiles, Biotechnology, Renewable Energy, Thermal Power, Construction, Roads and Highways, Defence Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Tourism and Hospitality, Food Processing, Mining, Chemicals, Aviation, and Textiles.

The programme also aims at improving the Ease of Doing Business in India. A landmark event titled ‘Make in India Week’ was recently organised in Mumbai from February 13-18, 2016 and was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. The weeklong event offered foreign investors and businesses unprecedented access, insights and opportunities to showcase, connect and collaborate with young Indian entrepreneurs, industry leaders, academicians and government officials. 

This event is open to all businesses including small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) of the UK. 

Event format

4.00pm Registration in the Business School foyer
4.30pm Welcome address by Dr Puri, The Consualte General of India, Birmingham and Prof Peter Mozier, Dean, Leeds University Business School
4.35pm Invest India Presentation
5.00pm Address by Professor Peter Buckley, International Business, Leeds University Business School
5.15pm Address by the Representative from High Commission of India, London
5.25pm Presentation on Access India Programme - UKIBC
5.40pm Presentation by Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll) London
5.50pm Q&A Session
6.05pm Networking and Dinner
7.00pm Close

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James E. Lynch & South Asia Business Centre (ISABC)

James E. Lynch India & South Asia Business Centre (ISABC) at the University of Leeds was created in 2004 under the Strategic Research Infrastructure Fund (SRIF) II scheme.  However, the centre was formally inaugurated on March, the 22nd 2006 by His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, former High Commissioner of India in the UK and former Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur.

The ISABC is one of the world's leading university based business centre. It gives a flavour of ‘intellectual and cultural buzz' to its audience. With its niche focus on India and South Asia, the centre offers a friendly and warm welcome to academic and business community originating or moving to the Indian subcontinent.

The centre has a vivid plan for expansion for the near future. It invites individuals and organisations, who share similar interest to come, collaborate and be the part of its success story.


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