India’s burgeoning economy and the seemingly limitless potential offered by the country’s ever-expanding Middle Class has given rise to a whole new industry – the business of the conclave.
London has emerged as the centre of the India-focussed business conference, promoting India’s myriad different economic sectors.
In the past 12 months, the capital has played host to conclaves on everything from infrastructure and retail to education and biotechnology, offering advice and access to British companies to India.
One of the latest is ‘Indiapreneurship’ , an event organized by the India Business Forum at the London Business School (LBS).
LBS’ India club has been organizing annual business conferences for a number of years but there appears to be an added enthusiasm in 2015, not least given the optimism that continues to surround India’s development-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Reflecting that optimism, Indiapreneurship was attended by a number of high-profile speakers, including Eros International chairman Kishore Lulla; Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and Dr Preetha Reddy, the formidable Managing Director of Indian healthcare giant Apollo Hospitals.
The UKAsian’s editor Viji Alles finds out more.