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India Smart Cities Seminar

Scottish Enterprise

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST)

India Smart Cities Seminar

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India is the world’s fastest growing large economy and is witnessing rapid urbanisation. Indian cities are expected to have a population of 600 million by 2030. This presents challenges but also offers opportunities.

In 2015 the new Indian Government lauched the India Smart Cities Mission - an ambitious plan to develop 100 smart cities and undertake urban transformation of 400 smaller towns and cities. Together, these 500 cities would account for 70% of India’s urban population.

The Indian government has allocated 7.5 billion USD to its smart cities mission with the aim to developing smart and sustainable urban centres offering an improved quality of life to its population.

This has created opportunities for Scottish businesses across a range of sectors. The UK has also partnered with India to support the development of three smart cities – Pune, Amravati and Indore. This seminar will give you with an understanding of India’s smart cities mission and the emerging opportunities for Scottish companies.

Key opportunities exist in:

  • ICT systems
  • Data analytics
  • Sensor technology
  • Smart grids
  • Clean energy
  • Water and waste management
  • Smart mobility
  • Healthcare
  • Urban planning and construction





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Session   1: Scotland - India Economic Relations

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome Speech

Ms. Suzanne Sosna, Head of Trade & Investment Services, Scottish   Development International

10:10 - 10:30

Keynote Address

HE Mr. Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner of   India to the UK

10:30 - 10:45

Emerging Trends in Urban   Development in India & Engagement Platforms

Ms. Shuchita Sonalika, Director (UK), Confederation of Indian   Industry 

10:45 – 11:00

India Smart Cities Mission and   ATAL Mission for Urban Rejuvenation & Transformation

Mr. Uzair Syed, India Lead, Scottish Development International


Refreshment Break


Session   2: Opportunity India

11:15 - 11:30

Infrastructure Development in   India & Role of IL&FS

Mr. Vimal Jain, Head of Europe & CEO of Infrastructure Leasing   & Financial Services (UK) Limited

11:30 - 11:45

Projects: Gujarat   International Financial & Tech City and Naya Raipur Smart City

Mr. Vardarajan Tirumalai, Deputy CEO (UK), Infrastructure Leasing & Finance Services (UK) Limited

11:45 - 12:00

Partnership Models & Opportunities for Scottish Companies  

Mr. Sanmit Ahuja, Founder, ETI Dynamics Limited




Session   3: Access India

12:15 - 12:30

Market Entry Support, Business   Infrastructure & Top Tips for Success in India

Mr. Kevin McCole, COO, UK India Business Council

12:30 - 12:45

Legal Considerations on Doing   Business in India

Mr. Brian Archer, Director - Business Development, Burness Paul LLP




Networking Lunch



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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre
34 Bread Street
EH3 9AF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST)

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