Past Event

Ideas For India conference

Date:

May 18, 2022 to May 20, 2022

Location:

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ

About

***This event is now over, but we look forward to seeing you at Ideas for India 2023. To find out more about how you can get involved, email us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk***

Our inaugural ‘Ideas For India’ conference will bring together business, policy and NRI leaders from the UK, India, Europe and further afield to discuss the next wave of India’s growth as an economy and as a nation.

The ‘India Story’ abroad is often presented through a narrow lens, be it focusing only on business and the economy, society or policy landscape. Given its diversity, everything about India, and its polar opposite, is true in unison. Bridge India seeks to highlight and celebrate this nuance, to help India-watchers understand India better.

Until recently, business, foreign policy and social issues occupied distinct spaces. The convergence of dialogue, engagement and collaboration between business, government, civil society and Indian diaspora has blurred the lines between each.

Bridge India’s work operates at their convergence, helping drive conversations in a unique, inclusive and focused forum. Over the last three years, we have hosted Ministers, Ambassadors, army leaders, CEOs, as well as leading media and civil society voices, all in high-level private discussions with our Members.

Ideas For India will build on these valuable conversations.

What are the key future opportunities and challenges for India? How does your India look like in 20 years’ time? What are big global solutions that India is leading on? 

What are your Ideas for India?

A million Ideas for India. Celebrating 75 years of Independence.

300+ attendees. 50+ foreign delegates. 10+ countries represented.

12+ sessions. 3 days.

Why attend

The Indian government has a bold ambition of growing the Indian economy from US$2.9 trillion today to US$5 trillion in 2024. India leads the world in startups, technology, telecoms, consumer goods, renewable energy and elsewhere. But it also faces unique challenges of climate change, unemployment, sustainable growth, and overburdened banking and power sectors.

You should attend this event if want to:

  • Meet CxOs from the UK, India, Europe and more widely to discuss The India Story
  • Participate in an exchange of enterprise, innovation and dialogue that convenes business and policy leaders, changemakers and entrepreneurs, civil society and investors, to enhance collaboration
  • Take part in parallel sessions and curate your own, tailored agenda
  • Set up B2B meetings as part of your involvement
  • Meet 300+ attendees from 10+ countries attending

The Agenda includes: Startup innovation in India | Is India still a good investment destination? | Closer Europe-India collaboration | Energy security | What is your big Idea For India? | Fireside chats | Exclusive breakfast briefings | Understanding India’s regions | Sustainability and climate change | The rise of ‘fake news’ | Pressures on civil society

We will have a special focus on fake news. The phenomenon of mis- and disinformation takes root, evolves and proliferates and can cause real world harm. We will explore how India has been impacted by this problem across society, delving into how conspiracy theories turn viral through narrative localisation, and what measures law enforcement can take to prevent the spread of fake news.

Our Partners include the India All-Party Parliamentary Group.

The event will be split over three days, including:

  • Day 1: Foreign education and sports delegation visit to Birmingham
  • Day 2: Commonwealth Education Conference, Policy Forum in partnership with the India All-Party Parliamentary Group, Awards Dinner at House of Commons*
  • Day 3: Full-day plenary, Combating mis- and disinformation*, Doing Business in Germany, Black-tie dinner

Read our T&Cs here. Detailed agenda subject to change.

* Some events will be invite-only due to security or space constraints.

Speakers

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Angela Rayner
Angela Rayner

Deputy Leader, Labour

Lord John Browne
Lord John Browne

Chairman, BeyondNetZero

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

Member of Parliament, Indian National Congress

Rajesh Agrawal
Rajesh Agrawal

Deputy Mayor, London

Dr Ashwath Narayan
Dr Ashwath Narayan

Minister for Higher Education, IT, BT, Skill Development & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka

K. T. Rama Rao
K. T. Rama Rao

Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, Commerce & IT, Government of Telangana

Salman Khurshid
Salman Khurshid

Former Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

Lyric Jain
Lyric Jain

Founder and CEO, Logically

Mahua Moitra
Mahua Moitra

Member of Parliament, Trinamool Congress

Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav

Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Bihar

Pradyot Manikya
Pradyot Manikya

Chairman, The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance, Tripura

Sitaram Yechury
Sitaram Yechury

General Secretary, CPI(M)

Pankaj Munjal
Pankaj Munjal

MD and Chairman, Hero Cycles

Dr Manish Malhotra
Dr Manish Malhotra

Founder and Chairman, ATMC Education Group

Dr Clare Walsh FIoA
Dr Clare Walsh FIoA

Head of Education, The Institute of Analytics (IoA)

Rahul Roy-Chaudhury
Rahul Roy-Chaudhury

Senior Fellow South Asia, IISS

Teresa Jacobs
Teresa Jacobs

Executive Director - Learning, ISDC

Abhinandan Sekhri
Abhinandan Sekhri

Co-Founder, Newslaundry

Kevin McCole
Kevin McCole

Managing Director, UKIBC

Salil Shetty
Salil Shetty

Senior Fellow, Harvard University

Tom Joseph
Tom Joseph

Executive Director - Strategy & Development, ISDC

Professor Peter Francis
Professor Peter Francis

Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Birmingham City University

Lee Lee Ong
Lee Lee Ong

Project Director, International Investments, Hamburg Invest

James Quinn
James Quinn

CEO, Faradion

Sam Cockerill
Sam Cockerill

CEO and Founder, Libertine FPE

Niall Coogan
Niall Coogan

CEO, AssetCool

Amitabh Behar
Amitabh Behar

CEO, Oxfam India

Manoj Kumar Jha
Manoj Kumar Jha

Member of Parliament, Rastriya Janata Dal

Sambhrant Sharma
Sambhrant Sharma

Executive Committee Member, Sri Aurobindo Society

Sam Pitroda
Sam Pitroda

Telecommunication Engineer, Entrepreneur

Nikhil Arora
Nikhil Arora

VP International and MD, GoDaddy India

Rosie Sweeney AIoA
Rosie Sweeney AIoA

Head of Membership, The Institute of Analytics (IoA)

Steve Waterworth
Steve Waterworth

Head of International Partnerships, Liverpool John Moores University

Harjinder Kang
Harjinder Kang

Chief Negotiator, UK-India Free Trade Agreement, Department for International Trade

Bankim Chandra
Bankim Chandra

CEO, DotSquares

Keith Jackson
Keith Jackson

Chairman, Ilika

Latasha Malik
Latasha Malik

Partnerships Director, What3words

Manish Singh
Manish Singh

Chief Investment Officer, Crossbridge Capital

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Day 2: Commonwealth Education Conference

The Commonwealth Education Conference is being held in partnership with leading investor in UK education, ATMC, and will have a broad Commonwealth focus.

A key component of UK-Commonwealth collaborations is the education sector. This event will bring together leading innovators from the world of higher and further education, edtechs and others. Participants will be attending from the UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, and more widely.

Covid has changed everything, from student experiences to business models. But education is not standing still. As the new world is reshaped by new pressures, our unique forum brings together innovators from across disciplines to collaborate on how to set the pace, and keep apace, with changes in education. There will be a particular focus on the concept of a Digital Commonwealth, where collaborations across borders are made easier today in a post-pandemic world.

Join us to explore what a ‘Digital Commonwealth’ in a post-Covid world would look like.

The CEC will also give foreign delegates the opportunity to visit Birmingham City University on a visit to explore collaborations on Day 1.

For further about the event, visit the dedicated event page.

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FAQs

About the event

What is the agenda for this event?

Please find the agenda by clicking on “Agenda” at the top of this page. The event is spread over three days at various venues in London. Full details are provided to confirmed delegates.

Who will be attending?

This event is aimed at CxOs and senior decision-makers. We will have over 300 attendees over the three days from sectors such as: policy and government, technology, AI, energy, automotive, banking, professional services, sustainability solutions, trade associations, venture capital real estate and more.

Where will the event take place?

The event will be over three days across multiple venues in central London, including the Houses of Parliament. For security purposes, the full details will be provided to confirmed guests.

Can I apply to be a Speaker?

We would be delighted to have speaker suggestions. Please note however that complimentary speaker slots are not available for service providers. Please fill in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Visiting from abroad

I am from India and I wish to attend this event. How can I sign up and be a part of the delegation?

We have special Hosted Delegate packages for Indian Delegates, which includes accommodation, travel and meals. Please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we have preferential room rates for confirmed delegates at the event venue. These are available only to ticket-holders.

Do you provide visa invitation letters?

Yes, we do for confirmed delegates, once payment is received. Please get in touch with us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk for more information.

Sponsor Opportunities

What Sponsor opportunities do you have?

We have several branding opportunities available, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings for you. If you want to apply to be a Sponsor, please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have Exhibition opportunities?

We have very limited Exhibition opportunities available, tailored to your needs, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings. If you want to apply to be an Exhibitor, please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

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