'Doing business in India' event

On 25 April a collaborative event was held by the University, The Confederation of Indian Industry, and UK Trade and Investment, to examine the current environment for ‘doing business in India’. A panel of senior executives including the Consul General of India to Birmingham and representatives from leading Indian businesses such as Tata Motors and Infosys, came together for a lively and interesting discussion.

With an audience of around 60 businesses, many of them global, the panel discussed the current landscape for engagement in India, both the challenges and opportunities for growth. The event also demonstrated activities and capabilities of the University, and with an established office in New Delhi it was clear that India is a strategic international market  in terms of developing research partnerships, business engagement activities and student recruitment.

The University offers businesses and industry partners opportunities for collaborative or contract research, access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, analysis and testing, licensing of intellectual property and consultancy, sponsored studentships and continuous professional development.

Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of the Birmingham Business School, who hosted the panel discussion said "this was a wonderful opportunity to connect the leading edge research at Birmingham Business School with the practical challenges of doing business in India. Our work on the opportunities and challenges posed by emerging economies complemented the business experience of the panellists to create some unique insights into the future of UK-India trade and investment".

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