Secretary of State for the Home Department, UK Government
UK-India FTA – Is a Deal Now in Sight? Not long ago, many sceptical voices were expressing doubt that a UK-India FTA was a realistic proposition. Now a signed agreement could be as little as six months away. We ask our expert panel how extensive the impact and opportunities of any eventual agreement could be, what they would like to see from it, and what potential sticking points may still remain.
Head of International Public Policy, Diageo
Non-Executive Director, Sannam S4
Chief Economist & Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Vodafone Group
Executive Director, Tata Ltd
Realising the full ambitions of the 2030 Roadmap will require spurring mutual investments to their full potential – especially in areas like Indian manufacturing, renewable energies, electronics, telecoms and so much more. We hear from Invest India’s CEO on the steps needed to take investments to the next level.
CEO, Invest India
IGF sits down with the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade to discuss her vision for UK- India relations and the vital role trade, and a potentially imminent FTA can play within those. We will also touch on how she sees trade in the context of an apparent retreat in globalisation, and in the fight against climate change and the transition to net zero.
Secretary of State for International Trade, Department for International Trade
This blockbuster healthcare session sees both government’s top ministers discuss the next steps in implementing the objectives of the 2030 Roadmap as well as looking at resilience and recovery as we emerge finally from the covid pandemic. Experts from government and business will then take on the key questions as to how we continue to digitise and make healthcare more accessible, and more effective in the face of growing, ageing populations and a challenging macroeconomic outlook.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, UK Government
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Director of Technology Policy, NHS England
CEO, National Health Authority of India
Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals
Founder & CEO, MyHealthcare
Author, Political Communications Strategist
Nobody knows more about the state of Indian Investment into the UK than Grant Thornton. Their India Meets Britain tracker is the first stop for anyone looking to take the pulse of this vital trade and investment corridor. This session explores the latest findings, and how despite adverse conditions, the growth in business continues to defy expectations.
Partner, Head of South Asia Group, Grant Thornton
Chair, Manchester India Partnership
Deputy Director Investor Relations, Department of International Trade
President, Aurobindo Pharma
UK CEO, Hero Cycles (Insync Bikes)
Startup Investment Banker and Founder, MetaMan
Founder & CEO, JoulestoWatts
The journey towards a sustainable planet won’t happen in one go, but in many incremental, but crucial steps. Expanding the accessibility and availability of electric mobility will be one especially important step in that journey. IGF sits down with some of India and the UK’s leading pioneers in this field to ask how it can be done!
Co-Founder & CEO, BluSmart Mobility
Managing Partner, BP Ventures
India’s Minister for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT joins us to discuss how India and the UK can look to harness the power of digital to expand access to vital services, and level up opportunity in our societies. We’ll also discuss the importance of digital as part of ambitions for a ‘Quantum Leap’ in UK-India relations and what a joint digital future can look like.
Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, Lok Sabha
In a world where multibillion dollar companies are now built in just a few years, it seems odd to think about legacy and the lasting foundations of a business, potentially passing from one generation to the next. Nykaa, however, do have to tackle these questions, setting the course for the longer- term journey of a company that has surpassed all expectations in the speed of its growth so far.
CEO, Beauty E-commerce, Nykaa
This session sees several pioneering companies come together across of range of different financial product areas. What unites them? Their use of digital solutions to improve accessibility to services that previously were more exclusive and more bureaucratically cumbersome. At a time of tough economic headwinds, we ask how their products can help to keep finance flowing.
Co-Founder, DMI Finance
Executive Director (Development), IFSCA GIFT City
CEO, Hero FinCorp
As the global economy changes and digitises, so too, rapidly are the skills required to thrive within it. The pandemic has also thrown a sharp focus on the possibilities of inclusive digital education, even after Covid has receded. Our speakers here consider UK-India collaboration and the rapid changes in this sector required for the next generations to succeed.
Chief Growth Officer, Worldreader
Co-Founder, Rocket Learning
Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi
Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Imperial College London
SVP Engineering, Builder.ai
Recent events, including the Covid-19 pandemic and a major new European war have led some prominent figures to question whether the future of globalisation itself is now at stake. Increasingly nervous of cross-border dependencies, the theory goes, companies and governments alike will look to self-sufficiency as their new mantra. In this special session with Standard Chartered CEO, Bill Winters, we’ll put that theory to the test, asking whether a long-term retrenchment is really in anybody’s interests, and how a more positive ‘Reset’ of globalisation might provide an alternative.
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
For the global economy in recent years, it has been one problem after another. Years of blighted growth courtesy of the pandemic have transformed into an energy crisis and soaring inflation whilst geopolitical risk is at its worst for decades. A great pivot is also now taking place. Western economies are seeking to rearrange their supply chains to minimise exposure to China and Russia, whilst tech continues to provide the greatest hopes for renewed productivity and growth. We ask our esteemed speakers for their insights on these issues and how India take advantage of the potential opportunities they offer.
Parliamentarian, House of Lords
Senior Advisor, KKR India
Chief Economist, BNY Investment Management
Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)
Most of us spend a lot of time in the pursuit of wealth and power. Not enough! - says Arianna Huffington who believes that no life is sustainable without the all-important ‘third metric’. In this closing session, we will touch upon Arianna’s views on living a balanced life, employee mental wellbeing, and how employers can help during a turbulent geopolitical and macro-economic period.
Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Global Vice Chair, Global Delivery Services
Founder & CEO, India Global Forum, EY
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