Due to the deferment of the UK-India Economic Financial Dialogue, Hon. Minister Arun Jaitley will no longer be traveling the UK, therefore this event has been postponed until further notice.
Arun Jaitley, Honourable Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, to Address Indian Professionals at Chatham House.
2022 will mark 75 years since India achieved independence. By this date, it is estimated that half of the Indian population will be under 25 and India will have the largest workforce in the world. The current government has introduced a series of policies aimed at achieving an inclusive and developed India and making sure that young people are properly engaged within the country’s political economy. The government believes that fully capitalising on this young, well-educated workforce, is key to India’s continued economic success and, in turn, this economic might can be translated into a greater voice on the world stage.
The Indian Minister of Finance will expand on the government’s vision for furthering these economic and political goals over the next four years. Recent OECD forecasts predict India will very soon eclipse China as the world’s fastest growing economy. What policies have the government put in place to target the potential obstacles to this growth, such as corruption, security threats and social inequalities? And how can these reforms be organised to ensure they will benefit all sectors of society?
At the Indian Professionals Forum event Chatham House on March 8th, the Labour Shadow Chancellor expressed his strong commitment towards forging strong economic relations with a fast-growing India. The keynote address was followed by a panel discussion featuring Chatham House’s Asia Programme Head Dr Champa Patel, Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, Chief Executive of Funding London, Jaime Reed, Head UK Civil Space Exports at Airbus Defence and Space, and, TS Narayanan of Colt Technology. The panellists raised concern about a flight of talent from Britain because of Brexit.
Technology sector fears talent flight and reduced funding in Brexit Britain.
While speaking at the Indian Professionals Forum event Chatham House on March 8th, the Labour Shadow Chancellor expressed his strong commitment towards forging strong economic relations with a fast-growing India. The event focused on the future scenario of UK-India partnership in the context of Brexit and accelerating the pace of technological innovations and investment in the country.
Our next upcoming event 'Post-Brexit UK and India: Perspectives for Business and Innovation' will be held on the evening of 8th March, Chatham House, London SW1Y 4LE.
The Keynote Speaker will be Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Followed by an expert panel discussion featuring the heads of Funding London, Space Exports at Airbus DS and CIO of Colt Telecom. And the event will conclude with a drinks and canapes networking reception.
The event will focus on the future scenario of UK-India partnership in the context of Brexit and accelerating the pace of technological innovations and investment in the country. Innovation, energy and enterprise from young engineers and start-ups will provide a tremendous boost to the UK tech industry in the years ahead and the scope for collaboration between professionals of both countries are great.