Maritime UK-India Opportunities Forum
Maritime UK is working with the Department for International Trade and the UK-India Business Council to organise a Forum to increase awareness of the numerous Indian maritime opportunities to British companies.
India and the UK are two great maritime nations. Endowed
with a vast coastline of 7500km and navigable waterways of over 14,000km, India
boasts of rich maritime heritage. Thus, the maritime sector has the potential
to be a hugely significant driver of Indian growth, and the Indian government
has rightly recognised the scale of the opportunity. Sagar Mala and other
initiatives are exciting, and the UK wants to help India realise those
The Forum, to be held on 2nd May, following the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Summit, will inform British business of the opportunities
across India. Attendees will learn about projects and initiatives including
Sagar Mala, the Ganges River project, Assam Ferry Project and numerous defence
Britain is confident in its maritime offer: cutting-edge
technology, high-quality design and manufacturing, unparalleled services
expertise and major investment opportunities. By applying UK expertise and
specialism, the UK can help India realise its maritime ambitions.
As the UK leaves the European Union, it must look to
strengthen relationships with countries across the world, and India must be
front and centre in that mission. As one of the fastest growing economies,
India’s maritime ambition, coupled with UK expertise and renewed focus on
global trade, offers a powerful vehicle for mutual economic growth.
You will be prompted to enter a password to secure registration. The password is: MUKIF0205.
The draft programme is below.
|0900||Registrations and refreshments|
|0945||Welcome||David Dingle, Chairman, Maritime UK|
|0950||Maritime opportunities in India||Jeetej Jandu, Department for International Trade|
|Phillip D'Costa, Chairman, Indian Maritime Association (UK)|
|Andy Barr, First Secretary, British High Commission, India|
|Tim Johnson, Assistant Director Africa, India & Mediterranean, Defence & Security Organisation|
|Capt Stuart McQuaker RN (Rtd) - previously of the National Defence College of India|
|1050||UK company success stories||Gordon Rankine, Beckett Rankine Partnership|
|Carl Hunter, Coltraco|
|1130||Route to market - de-risking the journey and next steps||Siddharth Mukne, Regional Head, UK India Business Council|
|1330||Interactive panel discussion||Chair: David Dingle|
|1500||Guest of honour / keynote address|