Indian Business Delegation visits Tripoli       




Trade, investment and other commercial opportunities in the Indian market will be a focus for activity in the Hub during the week of 7-11 July.  The UK-India Business Council and theConfederation of Indian Industry will be on hand for part of the week, while UKTI International Trade Advisers will be available to advise businesses on opportunities across India. UKTI is also hosting an event for UK businesses interested in learning more about the Indian market on 10 July.

The UK India Business Council Business Council (UKIBC – is a business-led organisation promoting bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Its mission is to facilitate an increase in trade between the UK and India through business to business dialogue. UKTI and UKIBC work together to provide expert assistance and advice to UK companies looking at or operating in the Indian market.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII – is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization with over 7200 members. With 7 offices overseas, including one in London, one of its key objectives is to help its members to access more markets internationally and create B2B opportunities.

Outside of the Hub, there is a busy programme of conferences and events including Winning Business in Japan and South Korea, Grow Your Own Talent, Inbound Marketing 2014, Aerotropolis EMEA and the TAF Annual Conference. Many of the delegates to these and other IFB events will visit the IFB Hub at Mann Island to take advantage of the free business services and facilities available to registered IFB Business Club members.


HUB events – India

  • UKTI India International Trade Conference: 10 July
    This one day event will comprise a series of integrated activities to provide delegates with a thorough oversight of realisable opportunities and challenges presented by the Indian market. Business will have the opportunity to engage in expert-led roundtables and debates, meet a wide variety of experts in a pre-booked1-2-1 environment and engage with business case studies that have direct, empirical experience of engaging with India.  Participants will also have the opportunity of networking and sharing experience.

HUB events – other themes

  • Negotiating a Changing World: 8 July
    Globalisation, consumer demands, and the impact of technology bring new pressures to bear on businesses and also offer new opportunities. This session, arranged by the Law Society, will discuss how law firms and courts in England and Wales have adapted, lessons that can be learned from their experiences and how using their expertise can benefit your business.
  • FDEA Summer Network Forum: Finding Your Niche in Leading European Markets: 9 July
    A one day event organised by the Food and Drink Exporters Associations (FDEA) to provide food and drink companies with insight, skills and contacts to take advantage of the many international opportunities that are available particularly within our neighbouring European markets as the economic outlook continues to improve.



UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Country Guide to India is available through



In addition to attending events, visitors to the Hub will be able to discuss opportunities and seek advice from a range of exhibitors including:

UK India Business Council:

Confederation of Indian Industry:

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development:

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce/British Chambers of Commerce:

The Peel Group:

UK Trade and Investment:

Maersk Line:

Confederation of British Industry (CBI):

Institute of Directors (IoD):

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB):

EEF – the Manufacturers’ Organisation:

Trade Association Forum (TAF):

Exhibitors will be happy to have one-to-one meetings with delegates to discuss specific matters and areas of interest. To arrange a one-to-one appointment with one or more of the Exhibitors, please contact Anne Marie Kerwin at



The full schedule of IFB business-focused events taking place during 7 – 11 July can be found on the IFB website ( The programme includes:

  • Winning Business in Japan and South Korea: 7 July, St Helens
    UKTI Seminar aimed at British companies seeking new business opportunities in Japan and Korea across a wide range of sectors. The event is targeted at 'new-to-market' companies from around the UK seeking to internationalise their business for the first time, as well as UK companies already operating in Asia Pacific markets and looking for new opportunities in the wider region.
  • Grow Your Own Talent: 8-9 July
    Attracting a national audience, the event will highlight to businesses the opportunities in the UK to support and promote employment and recruitment schemes. It will focus on both traditional methods of recruitment as well as offering an in depth look at the dynamic schemes designed to engage employers with employees, such as apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Inbound Marketing UK 2014 (IMUK 14): 8 July
    Building on a successful inaugural event in 2013, IMUK 14 is a one-day event aimed at equipping businesses with insights on how to use social media and content to build businesses. The event will combine presentations from a panel of digital experts from across the globe with practical break-out sessions, an exhibition and plenty of networking opportunities.
  • Aerotropolis EMEA: 8-10 July, Manchester
    The Aerotropolis EMEA Conference and Exhibition is part of a series of events for the global airport development and real estate communities. This three-day conference and exhibition will build on the concept of the airport city and go further to explore how the broader aerotropolis can drive the economic development of a whole region up to 40 miles from an airport.
  • The TAF Annual Conference: 10 July
    The Trade Association Forum’s Annual Conference will offer delegates the opportunity to network and build business relationships with senior association executives. The event comprises a networking lunch reception followed by a series of keynote addresses.