This council is a working group of SFDI which consists of micro and small scale industry entrepreneurs belonging to various sectors. This council was set up to discuss about the challenges and opportunities faced by micro and small scale industry entrepreneurs it and proposes promotional activities for promoting entrepreneurs businesses

Vision

​The vision of the council are as follows

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

  • Showcase the prowess of India’s micro and small scale industry to the world, especially to our core markets in European Union and UK.

  • Organisation events, webinars and other activities to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs 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 Leaders Conference 2019

Location - Flanders, European Parliament (Brussels) & Wallonia

10th and 11th April 2019 

Europe India Business Leaders Conference 2019, the 23rd conference of our conference series, was held on 10th April and 11th April with discussions and interactions on 10th April at Flanders investment agency and European Parliament in Brussels followed by the industrial visit to Wallonia on 11th April.

On 10th April, the summit focused on the operational challenges faced by small scale businesses when they pursue their activities in India and the EU and speakers shared their expertise on the financial, legal, marketing and sales challenges faced by businesses while pursuing activities in the respective regions. About 19 speakers shared their expertise on the 1st day of the summit which was held at Flanders Investment Agency and European Parliament. About 100 organisations working in the areas of policy, technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare and other sectors attended the conference. 

On 11th April, 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. 

During the session at the European Parliament, EICBI released its 2019 class of EuIndia40 - Top 40 under 40 EU India Leaders. EuIndia40, an initiative of EICBI to discover Top 40 under 40 EU-India Leaders, covers the stories of these young leaders and their contributions in promoting EU India relations. The 16 women and 24 men who made to the list come from all walks of life and represent 16 different nationalities - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom. The list features young entrepreneurs, policy leaders, thought leaders, business executives, trade body leaders, all under the age of 40, who are going to play an important part in shaping European Union - India trade relations during the next few decades.  
 

Online album and delegate list are as mentioned below

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

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

Presenting of award credentials to EuIndia40 leaders - http://bit.ly/EuIndia40photos

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Delegate list - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK Tamil Nadu Puducherry Business Meet 2017

Location - UK Parliament, London

July 13, 2017

'UK Tamil Nadu Puducherry Business Meet' , the 17th business meet of business meet series, was held at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London on 13th July 2017 so as to promote business activity and partnerships between UK companies and Indian companies, particular among those who have business activity in Tamil Nadu.The business meet attracted about 170 delegates including representatives from Tamil Nadu, Members of House of Commons, representatives from UK companies, Indian companies and other individuals/ organisations from across the world who are interested to pursue business in Tamil Nadu/ India/ UK and businessmen from India who are successful in UK. About 13 experts from UK and Tamil Nadu shared their experience with the delegates from a wide range of sectors and this helped to achieve the summit's aim of establishing an understanding of major business challenges and opportunities in UK and Tamil Nadu/ India and promoting exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences among current and future business and political leaders from UK and India/ Tamil Nadu

UK Karnataka Business Meet 2016

Location - UK Parliament, London

November 24, 2016

'UK India Karnataka Business Meet 2016' , the 16th business meet of business meet series, was held at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London on 24th November 2016 so as to promote business activity and partnerships between UK companies and Indian companies, particular among those who have business activity in Karnataka.The business meet attracted about 100 delegates including representatives from Karnataka, Members of House of Commons, representatives from UK companies, Indian companies and other individuals/ organisations from across the world who are interested to pursue business in Karnataka/ India/ UK and businessmen from India who are successful in UK. About 18 experts from UK and Karnataka shared their experience with the delegates from a wide range of sectors and this helped to achieve the summit's aim of establishing an understanding of major business challenges and opportunities in UK and Karnataka/ India and promoting exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences among current and future business and political leaders from UK and India/ Karnataka.

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Post conference report, online album and delegate list are as mentioned below

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UK Karnataka Business Opportunities report

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Post Conference report- http://bit.ly/UK-Karnataka-report

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Photo Album -  https://goo.gl/photos/Xp1SAB25j4S61kuDA

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Delegate list - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2016

Location - UK Parliament, London

April 14, 2016

UK Tamil Nadu Puducherry Business Meet 2016 / UKTNCC Annual meet was held on 14th April 2016 ( Tamil New Year's day) at UK Parliament, Westminster, London so as to  showcase business opportunities between UK and Tamil Nadu/ Puducherry, a region in the South of India.  UK Tamil Nadu Puducherry Business Meet 2016 was the 14th meet of "business meet" series, which have been held at British Parliament, London over the last few years and these business meet have so far engaged around 2150 delegates  The business meet was chaired by British MP Hon Virendra Sharma MP and was  also attended by two other British MPs,  Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Seema Malhotra MP and Welsh MP Mr. Gerald Jones. The High Commission of India, London was represented by Mr. Ramaswamy Balaji, First Secretary [Consular] of Indian High Commission Office London.. A total of 10 speakers shared their expertise during the 3 hour meet which had about 160 delegates who had registered to attend the meet.

Further details of the meet can be found as mentioned below

Post Conference report- http://bit.ly/1qEHnDe

Photo Album -  https://goo.gl/photos/sXdzKi5awMmdes9V6

Delegate list - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK Telangana Business Meet 2015

Location - UK Parliament, London

July 16, 2015

"UK Telangana Business Meet" was held at British Parliament, London on Thursday, 16th July so as to  showcase business opportunities between UK and Telangana, a state in the South of India. UK Telangana Business Meet was the 12th meet of "business meet" series, which have been held at British Parliament over the last few years and these business meet have so far engaged around 1830 delegates.  The meet was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP and a total of 13 speakers shared their expertise during the 3 hour meet which had about 180 delegates who had registered to attend the meet. The various information related to the business meet has been mentioned below

Post conference report - http://bit.ly/1I16UZn
 

Online photo album - https://goo.gl/photos/vFzUnT5qUJkGxhVx6

 

Registered delegates - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK Karnataka Business Meet 2014

Location - UK Parliament, London

October 30, 2014

"UK Karnataka Business Meet 2014" was held on 30th October 2014 at British Parliament, Westminster, London. The business meet was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP. One of the prominent speakers was Lord Swraj Paul, Ex - Deputy Speaker of House of Lords & Founder/ Chairman Caparo Group. The audience included representatives from South Indian state of Karnataka, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons, representatives from various trade bodies in United Kingdom etc.

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


Please follow the link to view photos for this event - https://goo.gl/photos/USqyw841NgxXnMYi8

Registered delegates  - Available to our Strategic partners only

UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2014

Location - UK Parliament, London

May 08, 2014

UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2014 was held on 8th May 2014 at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London. This business meet was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP ( Southall, UK). The audience included representatives from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons, representatives from other Indian states/ other countries and businessmen from India who are successful in UK. One of the notable attendees for the business meet was Mr.Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, who was also the Chief Guest of the day. The event attracted around 140 delegates was hailed as a huge success by various dignitaries who attended the meet

Post conference report can be accessed from this link - http://bit.ly/2bLEkG1

Photos of the event can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/yfvnfRJ3X3fQGRf98

UK Karnataka Business Meet 2013

Location - UK Parliament, London

November 07, 2013

UK Karnataka Business Meet 2013 was organised at Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, which was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP with Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council Mr.Shankaramurthy.D.H as the Chief Guest. Through this Business Meet we were able to provide insight into the opportunities in Karnataka and provoke further interest about ways to expand businesses in Karnataka.

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

Photos of the event can be viewed here -  https://goo.gl/photos/7qnASQmzLtVBtJUq5

UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2013

Location - UK Parliament, London

April 15, 2013

UK Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Business Meet 2013 was held so as to promote UK companies in Tamil Nadu and also to the Indian Tamil audiences and the media. The summit also showcased the opportunities available for UK companies to business in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. 

Photos of the event can be viewed here - https://goo.gl/photos/3Wwfzu9v3Ud2rnKi6

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