How to do Business in India
Flintshire Business Week along with UK India Business Council (UKIBC) invite you to this topical masterclass on how to do business in India, and a comparison with other Asian Markets
With traditional markets, such as the EU, at a relative standstill it is more important than ever for UK businesses to innovate their business plans, in order to move ahead of the market and maximise new opportunities.
India’s economy continues to grow at an impressive rate of around 7%, with several Indian states expanding at staggering rates some of which are over 10%. As a result, the potential rewards of exploring the Indian market are significant, and there are compelling reasons why India should figure prominently in every business’ strategy. However, there are nuances that companies looking at India need to be aware of. The Indian market requires thorough preparation and a long term view.
Our speakers will share their expertise and offer first-hand advice on key topics; from choosing your Indian business partner, protecting your IP, trade finance, staff recruitment and adapting your product for an Indian market.
Steve Toogood Director
UK India Business Council
Steve is UKIBC Director and is based in Manchester. He spent over 20 years in the private sector working for the Olympus Corporation, was Vice President for Olympus Surgical Industrial America Inc. based out of New York and Director of Olympus's Industrial Business including responsibilities for R&D and International Sales and Marketing with agents and distributors in India and throughout Asia.
Steve joined UKIBC from UKTI where he provided strategic advice on international business development and connected clients to UK Government overseas services. He organised and chaired many conferences on ASIAN Markets and led multiple business missions to India and China.
He is a Chartered Marketer, MCIM and MIEx, Alumni of SP Jain Management School Mumbai and graduate of Sheffield University.
China Market Advisor - China British Business Council
Jessica joined CBBC in 2006. In the past 8 years, Jessica has worked with hundreds of UK companies on their China business strategies. Jessica has worked in both private and public sectors in the UK and in China. Her experience ranges from energy projects in China, Higher education institutes in the UK and working as researcher at the British Embassy in Beijing. Jessica has an MSc in Management Science.