Upcoming Event

Ideas For India conference (14-16 October, London)

October 14, 2020 | 11:00 - 22:00
  • Plaisterers' Hall, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5JU (closest tube station Barbican)

About

Bridge India, a public policy focused think tank, is proud to announce its inaugural ‘Ideas For India’ conference from 14-16 October, 2020 in London. This event 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 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.

Our conference operates at their convergence, helping drive conversations in a unique, inclusive and focused forum. What are the key opportunities and challenges for India in the future? What will India look like in 20 years’ time? What are big global solutions that India is leading, or can lead, on? 

The Agenda includes: Startup innovation in India | Closer Europe-India collaboration | Energy security | Data protection and privacy in India | Is India still a good investment destination? | What is your big Idea For India? | Fireside chats | Exclusive breakfast briefings | Regional focus in India | Family offices and wealth focus | The rural economy | Sustainability | Climate change and water

What are your Ideas for India?

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

12+ sessions. 3 days.

1 unique forum. A million ideas for India.

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 400+ attendees from 10+ countries attending

If you want to Sponsor, be a Session Partner or Exhibit, please get in touch with us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk with an idea of what you are looking for and your phone number, and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Read our T&Cs here.

Speakers

Lord Karan Bilimoria
Lord Karan Bilimoria

President, Confederation of British Industry

The Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith*
The Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith*

Minister of State, DEFRA; Minister of State, DfID, HM Government

TV Mohandas Pai
TV Mohandas Pai

Chairman, Manipal Global Education

Anurag Behar
Anurag Behar

CEO, Azim Premji Foundation

Arbinder Chatwal
Arbinder Chatwal

Partner, BDO

David Landsman, OBE
David Landsman, OBE

Former British Diplomat and Executive Director, Tata Limited

Amar Patnaik
Amar Patnaik

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Urvashi Prasad
Urvashi Prasad

Public Policy Specialist, NITI Aayog, Government of India

Manish Tewari
Manish Tewari

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Subramanian Swamy
Subramanian Swamy

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Sitaram Yechury
Sitaram Yechury

General Secretary, CPI (M)

Gurdeep Singh Sappal
Gurdeep Singh Sappal

Former CEO, Rajya Sabha TV

Sireesha Jajala
Sireesha Jajala

Founding Partner, Peach Ventures

Spriha Srivastava
Spriha Srivastava

Executive Editor, Business Insider

Lee Lee Ong
Lee Lee Ong

Project Director, International Investments, Hamburg Invest

Siddarth Zarabi
Siddarth Zarabi

Executive Editor, Business Television India

Karan Thapar
Karan Thapar

Journalist, The Wire

Anand Anandalingam
Anand Anandalingam

Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, University of Maryland

Dominykas Broga
Dominykas Broga

Programme Manager for International Trade, techUK

Dinesh Dhamija
Dinesh Dhamija

Former MEP, European Parliament

Abhinandan Sekhri
Abhinandan Sekhri

Co-Founder, Newslaundry

Nakul Saxena
Nakul Saxena

Director of Public Policy, iSPIRT

Aasha Chauhan
Aasha Chauhan

Founder, A Box of Stories

James Quinn
James Quinn

CEO, Faradion

Navin Rajaram
Navin Rajaram

Global Head, Digital Data and Analytics, HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Partners

Session Partner
Reception Partner
Art Partner
Venture Partner
Session Partner
Media Partner
Outreach Partner

Attendees include

FAQs

Ticket Bookings

How can I book tickets to attend the event?

You can book tickets for the event by clicking on ‘Book Tickets Online’ link at the top of this page or you can pay via this link: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/11814. If you would require a tax invoice, please email us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk.

What is the price of a Delegate Pass?

Conference ticket prices (For all 3 days, excluding celebration dinner on 16th October): 

Early Bird prices (Until 29 February): Members: £150 | Non-Members: £350

Normal ticket prices (After 29 February): Members: £200 | Non-Members: £400

Celebration Dinner tickets (black-tie, 16 October): Members: £125 | Non-Members: £225

Please pay via this link: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/11814.

Are there discounts available?

We have two types of discounts:

1) Bridge India Member prices. (Please email us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk to know more about Bridge India Membership.)
2) A special tailored package for you, if you are bringing five or more delegates for the event. (Please email us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk for discounts on bulk booking.)

Hosted Delegate package

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. Please email us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk to find out more.

Agenda

What is the agenda for this event?

Please find the agenda by clicking on “Agenda” at the top of this page.

Who will be attending?

This event is aimed at CxOs and senior decision-makers. We will have over 400 attendees over the three days from sectors such as: policy and government, technology, AI, energy, auto, batteries, banking, insurance, professional services, sustainability solutions, trade associations, venture capital, private equity, real estate and more.

Exhibition and Sponsor Opportunities

Can I apply to be a Sponsor?

If you want to Sponsor, be a Session Partner or Exhibit, please get in touch with us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk with an idea of what you are looking for and your phone number, and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Can I apply for an Exhibition space?

If you want to Sponsor, be a Session Partner or Exhibit, please get in touch with us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk with an idea of what you are looking for and your phone number, and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Event Venue and Travel

What is the event location?

Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5JU (closest tube station Barbican).

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we do. Please get in touch with us at contact@bridgeindia.org.uk for more information. 

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