India delegation in region as part of Powerhouse event

A high profile delegation from India will visit our patch to forge new and innovative trade links with businesses across the Northern Powerhouse area.

In February, the delegates will visit Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle as part of a trip to the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference.  The group, led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is made up of medium to large businesses from sectors including health, life sciences, education, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Building relationships with India is a top priority for Prime Minister Theresa May, who recently led a trade mission to India to re-boot the UK’s relationship with the country and forge a stronger strategic partnership between the UK and India.

The conference is to be held in Manchester on 21 and 22 February.  Topics during the event include manufacturing, transport and infrastructure, finance & delivery, devolution, competitiveness and productivity and energy.