The UK and India have long had a special relationship, with 1.5 million Britons of Indian origin living in the UK and the India being our second largest foreign investor.
But as post-Brexit Britain embarks on an exciting era of trade deals, a new partnership between the UK and India will be key for both countries, with the UK Government recently publishing its 2030 vision for a revitalised and dynamic UK-India connection. The goal: Elevating the India-UK relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
We are delighted to host a UK-India trade webinar on Tuesday 6 July 2021 from 11am – noon BST which will explore Roadmap 2030 and delve into the progress made so far, as well as the process, challenges, obstacles and opportunities for British and Indian industry.
Lord Syed Kamall
Lord Kamall is currently Professor of Politics and International Relations at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and is also Academic & Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is a former Member of the European Parliament, who served as Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group. He was elevated to the House of Lords in February 2021.
David Henig is an Expert Advisor to the UK Trade and Business Council, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project at the think-tank European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and one of the UK’s leading authorities on trade policy. He joined Cavendish Advocacy’s Advisory Board earlier this year and writes extensively on the trade implications of Brexit and what’s next for UK trade policy. Prior to joining ECIPE, he worked for the UK Government, including establishing the Department for International Trade. David is a co-founder of the UK Trade Forum, and discusses trade issues frequently in the media, advising businesses and stakeholder groups on trade policy.
Pallavi Bajaj is an International Trade Policy Advisor working with various international organisations and chambers of commerce on issues of trade policy at the intersection of trade and technology. She is Partner (Founder), TCube Consulting, a platform for stakeholder engagement and expert advisory on the interplay between trade, taxes and technology. Pallavi is a digital services entrepreneur working as Director, Ballistic Learning (open source (e)learning solutions), Director, Risk Advisory, ApnaDr (telemedicine), and Managing Director, Little Yellow Beetle (digital media solutions).
Darya Galperina is the Head of International Trade at Pernod Ricard. She leads the company’s strategy on international trade and represents Pernod Ricard on a number of European and international trade and external policy forums. She chairs the external trade committee of European spirits association, spiritsEUROPE.
Darya holds a Master’s Degree in international trade law and economics from the University of Bern, World Trade Institute, Switzerland. Before joining Pernod Ricard she worked in Estonian Tax and Customs Board and the European Commission.
A political strategist with more than twenty years’ experience in public affairs and communications advocacy, Alex provides clients with senior counsel to ensure policy supports their corporate aims, be that policy change or raising their profile on key issues. As a former adviser to the Conservative Party during the 1997 General Election Campaign, Conservative Campaign Director of the London Mayoral Campaign in 2000 and current Board Member of the Tory Reform Group, Alex has a comprehensive knowledge of the key figures and the trends and power-bases within the party. He has advised clients such the Met Office, John Lewis Partnership, Canal & River Trust, Crest Nicholson, Aster Group and Arvato.