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Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas London 2014

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Friday, 17 October 2014 at 09:00 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 19:30 (BST)

Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas London 2014

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The Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - RPBD (Overseas Indians Day) connects India with its vast Indian Diaspora, bringing their knowledge, expertise and skills together. The 2014 Convention will be the eighth such conference held outside India.

The objective of the Convention is to provide a platform for the Indian community in the UK and Europe to contribute to the relationship between countries of the region and India. It is also aimed at giving an opportunity for the Indian community to convey its concerns and aspirations to the Government of India. 

The event spans over two days, discussing the critical issues of Indians overseas, including ooportunities and challenges for India-UK collaborations.

17 October 2014 (Friday) (Churchill Hall)


Registration & Tea/coffee

1100 hrs

Inauguration of RRPBD – Lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Hon’ble MOIA and the British dignitary


Opening Remarks by Secretary, MOIA on the background of RRPBD


Remarks by the High Commissioner on Indian Diaspora


Remarks by the British Dignitary


Inaugural Address by Hon’ble MOIA


Ceremonial part ends

Plenary I: Role and contribution of Indian Diaspora to the British/European societies and economies


Panelists followed by interactive session



Plenary II: How can the Diaspora and the Government of India leverage each other’s strengths to mutual benefit in the framework of India-UK strategic partnership?

1430-1545 hrs

Panellists followed by interactive session

1545-1600 hrs

Tea/Coffee break

Parallel breakout sessions begin:


(i) ICT and Financial services(ii) Investments in India: The way forward(iii) Role of social media and youth in promoting Diaspora’s links with India

1800-2000 hrs

Reception hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the Indian Diaspora at the FCO premises.


The day ends



18 October 2014 (Saturday)(Fleming Room)

Plenary III: Opportunities and challenges in India-UK collaboration in trade and investments, including in third countries


Panelists followed interactive session


Tea/Coffee break

Plenary IV: NRI/PIO businesses in European countries: Achievements and constraints


Panellists followed interactive session



Plenary V: Scope and potential of Diaspora’s engagement in Education, Research and Innovation in India


Panellists followed interactive session


Tea/Coffee break

Parallel breakout sessions begin:

1545-1715 hrs

(i) Issues of concern to Indian Diaspora and possible solutions(ii)Role and contribution of Diaspora’s cultural identity in promoting people-to-people contacts

1715-1800 hrs

Tea/Coffee break

1800 hrs

Valedictory event


Drinks Reception

1915 hrs

Gala Dinner hosted by Hon’ble MOIA


RRPBD concludes

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When & Where

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
United Kingdom

Friday, 17 October 2014 at 09:00 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 19:30 (BST)

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