London: The UK-India Business Council (UKIBC), which supports the promotion of bilateral trade between the two countries, has launched its Next Generation India initiative in Edinburgh.
Sharon Bamford, chief executive, UK India Business Council
The Next Generation India programme fosters networks between young professionals of any nationality with an India connection.
The Edinburgh launch is the first regional chapter of the Next Generation Network and is aimed at engaging young professionals to build their own networks, gain a new insight into both markets and connect between India and the UK.
Sharon Bamford, chief executive, UK India Business said, “This initiative will help position ‘modern´ India in the minds of young executives and professionals and also strengthen business, trade and investment ties between India and the UK in the future.”
She said that the initiative emphasised the enterprise, entrepreneurship, talent and ideas emerging from India and UK. It will seek to engage the “Next Generation” of both countries and highlight business opportunities emerging from the Indian market.
Aditya Kedia, IT developer at Aegon Asset Management, Edinburgh, and Next Generation Advisory Board member said, “A local chapter of the Next Generation Network in Edinburgh is a step towards bringing together like-minded young entrepreneurs who will play an active role in shaping the future economy.”
“I am confident that this project will help open young professionals’ eyes to ‘Opportunity India´ and build sustainable links with one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world,” UK India Business Council chairman, Lord Karan Bilimoria said.
The UKIBC operates under the Indo-British Partnership, created in 1993 by the then British and Indian prime ministers.