This council is a working group of SFDI which is committed to showcasing the positive aspects of India to elected officials/ decision makers in the UK/ EU and to promote closer engagements and interactions between elected officials/ decision makers in India/ UK and the EU.

Vision

​The vision of the council are as follows

  • Provide a platform for policy leaders from India to learn from the best practices followed globally.

  • Showcase the positive attributes of India to the world, especially to our core markets in European Union and UK.

  • Organisation events, webinars and other activities to provide opportunities for policy leaders/ think tanks/ trade bodies/ Members of Parliaments/ Bureaucrats to network, build connections and learn from one another.

Membership

Membership to SDFI automatically provides membership to Europe India Centre for Business & Industry as strategic partner

As a strategic partner of Europe India Centre for Business and Industry, you get:

 

  • Priority access to EICBI business meets/ events/ partner events.

  • Access to the delegate list ( Delegate name, Designation, Organisation) of our summits

  • Your logo and link on the “Strategic Partners” page of EICBI website.

  • Opportunities to promote your organisation  in EICBI E-Newsletter.

  • Offers from our partner organisations

  • Speaking opportunities and exposure of your brand during EICBI activities

  • Opportunities to organise joint events when possible.

  • Broadcast your announcement and news through our social media channels.​

The fees to become a strategic partner is Rs 50,000 which is payable to Sivaleen Foundation for Developed India, A Section 8 company. For application form and other details, please do CONTACT US

Activities

Below are few of the activities by the SDFI National council and its associated organisations.

Europe India Business Summit 2018

Location - Hub Brussels, European Parliament (Brussels) & Wallonia

25th and 26th September, 2018

Europe India Business Summit was held in Brussels, the political capital of European Union, over the period of two day i.e on 25th September and 26th September so as to help Indian companies to know more about EU Market and tap opportunities in EU and EU companies to know more about opportunities in India. The summit had participation from a few of the companies from 28 European Union Countries and India, policymakers from European Union and India, Members of European Parliament and other invited guests.


On 25th September, the summit was focussed more on knowledge sharing with interactions and discussions at Hub Brussels and European Parliament. About 22 speakers shared their expertise on the 1st day of the summit. The discussion during the 1st day of the summit was aimed to showcase challenges and opportunities in India and the European Union so as to help  companies make better decisions while expanding into these markets. About 90 companies working in the areas of technology, manufacturing, education and healthcare attended the summit. 


On 26th September, Indian delegates were taken to a place called Wallonia so as to get a firsthand experience of seeing EU companies in action and directly engaging in interactions with experts on the factory floor. 

Online album and delegate list are as mentioned below

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Post Conference report - http://bit.ly/EIBSreport

Photo Album - http://bit.ly/EIBSphotos

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Delegate list - Available to our Strategic partners only

With Dr Parameshwar, Home Minister,  Govt of Karnataka

Location - UK Parliament, London

March 08, 2017

EICBI, in association with UK Karnataka Business Chamber, organised an interaction with Dr Parameshwar Hon Home Minister Government of Karnataka so as to understand the law and order concerns of international companies looking to do business in Karnataka/ India. Also present in the interaction was Shri Kempaiaha IPS - Advisor to Home Minister, Government of Karnataka;  Shri Subash Chandra - IAS Additional Chief Secretary, Home Ministry, Government of Karnataka ; Shri Praveen Sood IPS - Commissioner, Bangalore City; Seemant kumar Singh IPS - IG Central, Government of Karnataka

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Online album can be seen below

 

Photo Album -  https://goo.gl/photos/xZhAgcazVbGmdM2z5

Video  - https://goo.gl/photos/DgiBGr2tGCJfhBhp7 

UK South India Business Meet 2015

Location - UK Parliament, London

November 05, 2015

UK South India Business  Meet 2015 was held at  British Parliament, London on Thursday, 5th November so as to  showcase business opportunities in UK and India, specifically South India. The highlight of the business meet was the release of the 40 page supplement "South India- A dream destination for business"  report by three British MPs including Virendra Sharma MP, Ranil Jayawardena MP and Angela Rayner MP.  The business meet was also attended by Telangana MP Mr.Boora Narsaiah Goud Garu, Mr.Venkatesham Burra IAS and Mr.Har Sahay Meena IAS

Report - South India : A Dream Destination for business - Click here 

Post Conference report- http://bit.ly/20RLl9s

Photo Album - https://goo.gl/photos/o4Wc32WpBiZPNQdP6

Delegate list - Available on request to our Strategic partners only

UK Business into Renewed India 2015

Location - UK Parliament, London

March 17, 2015

UK South India Business  Meet 2015 was held at  British Parliament, London on Thursday, 5th November so as to  showcase business opportunities in UK and India, specifically South India. The highlight of the business meet was the release of the 40 page supplement "South India- A dream destination for business"  report by three British MPs including Virendra Sharma MP, Ranil Jayawardena MP and Angela Rayner MP.  The business meet was also attended by Telangana MP Mr.Boora Narsaiah Goud Garu, Mr.Venkatesham Burra IAS and Mr.Har Sahay Meena IAS

Report - South India : A Dream Destination for business - Click here 

Post Conference report- http://bit.ly/20RLl9s

Photo Album - https://goo.gl/photos/o4Wc32WpBiZPNQdP6

Delegate list - Available on request to our Strategic partners only

UK South India Business Meet 2014

Location - UK Parliament, London

July 10, 2014

UK South India Business Meet,  was held on 10th July 2014 at the UK Parliament, Westminster, London. The business meet had Lord Swraj Paul as special guest and was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP. The audience included representatives from South Indian states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons, representatives from other Indian states/ other countries etc.The special invitee for the business meet was Lord Swraj Paul, one of the most famous person of Indian origin in UK and one of the richest person in Britain. Lord Paul felicitated Prof. Dr. K.P.  Haridas, Chairman and Managing Director, Lords Hospitals; Mr.Nissar Ahmed of Presidency Group of Institutions; talented dancer Mr.Tony Joseph Vanchinthanam & BSICC Chief Co Ordinator/ Director Mr.Sujit S Nair for not only making a huge difference to the lives of the people in the South India states but for having also contributed  to the economic development of their respective states.

Post conference report can be accessed from this link - http://bit.ly/2k4cQif

Please follow the link to view photos for this event - https://goo.gl/photos/wBrGNRPaRYUPSxnL7

 

Registered delegates - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK South India Business Meet 2013

Location - UK Parliament, London

June 27, 2013

UK South India Business Meet 2013 was held on 27th June 2013 at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP and supported by UK Trade and Investment, a UK Government department. The event was meant to herald innovative avenues to foster stronger UK-South India bilateral trade relations. The attendees included government representatives from South Indian states, Members of House of Commons, representatives from UK companies and Indian companies who are interested in South India and businessmen from South India who are successful in UK. The business meet had participation of more than 150 delegates from around 100 companies, based in United Kingdom, Middle East and India. 

Post conference report which can be accessed from the link here - http://bit.ly/2bl1kYa

 

Photos of the event can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/t37sCrUEaGMgLLNQ7

British South India Business Meet 2012

Location - UK Parliament, London

October 18, 2012

The British South India Business Meet 2012 was held to showcase opportunities in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Chief guest of the business meet was Mr.Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai, India who presented the opportunities in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The audience included members from Houses of Lords, Houses of Commons, representatives from UK Trade and Investment and UK companies who are interested in South India and businessmen from South India who are successful in UK.

 

The photos of the event can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/WWJKQZkNyD1iMp8W6 

UK South India Business Meet 2012

Location - UK Parliament, London

July 12, 2012

In conjunction with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Queen and the London Olympics, UK South India Business Meet was held at the Houses of the Parliament. The UK South India Business Meet was the first of its kind in the UK for South India, involving the government and business organisation of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and few other guest states from India interacting alongside UK government agencies, Members of Parliament, Ministers, political leaders and business organisations. This special event enabled the states from South India to utilise British expertise and its world-class technology for the infrastructure, Waste management, Education, Low cost housing in urban and Villages, Power & Energy and IT projects coming up in the states.This event was being chaired by Mr.Virendra Sharma MP and was supported by the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai and UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) and UK-India Business Council (UKIBC). The Business meet received an overwhelming response and  was attended by more than 110 delegates including executives from more than 60 UK companies.

Agenda of the Business meet can be found here - http://bit.ly/2jt13JV

The photos of the event can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/t7q1DQS85LSAtTbx9

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