Events organised by Mr.Vijay Goel

Vijay Goel has served as the Chairman of London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI)’s Asian Business Association (ABA) for over 2 years, 2014-2015. Under his leadership, the ABA has been successful in attracting many Asian businesses across London to LCCI membership, which helps these businesses to grow through its many services such as networking events, business information and marketing and advertising services.Vijay Goel has also been instrumental in raising the profile of ABA in London business community through greater media coverage, partnerships with other business organisations and inviting trade delegations.

 

A committee overlooks ABA’s activities and in the past 2 years, through Vijay’s efforts, there is greater diversity on the committee and includes the High Commissioners of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Heads of prominent Indian banks - Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Rami Ranger, Managing Director Sun Mark, Kirit Patel, Managing Director Day Lewis and John Athwal, Managing Director Premier Decorations to name a few.

 

Under Vijay Goel’s chairmanship, LCCI ran an impressive array of events with key speakers such as H.E. High Commissioner of India, Mr Ranjan Mathai, TATA’s UK head, Dr David Landsman OBE, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive of MITIE group, Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Lord Bilimoria and Baroness Verma.. These events have helped position ABA as a premier forum for Asian businesses in UK.

 

Some of the high profile events which were organised under Vijay Goel’s chairmanship are mentioned here:

Dec 08, 2015

Asian Business Association Diwali reception

ABA celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, with a reception at Lancaster hotel with guest speaker HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO. Prince Michael acknowledged ABA's trade promotion work over the 20 years and praised ABA's support to charities. He also spoke of his own experience of the Indian sub-continent. Peter Bishop, LCCI's deputy CEO, paid a tribute of Lord Noon of St John's Wood, co-founder with SubhashThakrar of ABA. 

Aug 31, 2015

Asian Business Association House of Commons Reception

Over 150 quests attended ABA networking reception at the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons. SubhashThakrar, co-founder of ABA, and Rami Ranger, committee member of ABA, spoke about the contribution of Asian businesses to London's economy, partly because of the entrepreneurial drive of Asians. 

 

View photos from the event here

Jul 26, 2015

ABA 20th Anniversary Celebration

ABA celebrated its 20th anniversary with a high level reception at the SkyBar, Grange Hotel. Heathrow Airport sponsored this event with Baroness Verma and Lord Bilimoria as guest speakers. Vijay Goel,TheChairman highlighted ABA's work and achievements over the past 20 years in terms of bringing diversity to the ABA committee, increasing membership and raising the profile of  the group. 

 

View photos from the event here

Jun 15, 2015

ABA Networking Reception with Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive MITIE Group Plc

The ABA networking reception was held at Taj Hotels with guest speaker Ruby McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive, MITIE Group. Over 100 guests attended the event which provided a great opportunity for the members to hear Ruby McGregor-Smith's motivation and approach to leadership and her future plans for the company.

 

View photos from the event here

Nov 10, 2014

Asian Business Association black-tie dinner with guest speaker Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister

Asian Business Association (ABA) black tie dinner was hosted by Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Guest speaker Dr David Landsman spoke about the growth of South Asia and contribution of Asian businesses to London's economy. Over 400 guests attended this flagship event in the ABA events calendar. It was a great opportunity for guests to network and to hear from the Deputy Prime Minister. 

 

View photos from the event here

 

Coverage in media:

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-11-12/news/56025966_1_asian-business-association-british-economy-london-chamber

 

http://www.easterneye.eu/business/uk-business/Clegg%3A+Modi+dividend+driving+south+Asia+business+boom/4250

Sep 09, 2014

ABA Networking Reception with Dr David Landsman OBE, TATA UK Director

Asian Business Association (ABA) networking reception was hosted by the TAJ Hotel. Guest speaker Dr David Landsman spoke about TATA's UK activities and future plans. Over 100 guests attended this exclusive complimentary event which provided a great opportunity for the members to network over refreshments and hear from and put questions to Dr Landsman. 

 

View photos from the event here

May 27, 2014

ABA Networking Reception hosted by the Indian High Commissioner

ABA networking reception was hosted by the Indian High Commission at India House in Aldwych. This exclusive complimentary event hosted by the Indian High Commissioner provided a unique forum for the members to network over refreshments and hear from and put questions to the Indian High Commissioner. The event attracted over 100 guests who benefited from the High Commissioner's expert analysis of the then concluded Indian general election result. 

 

Coverage in media:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/353313f9-69de-4c34-80c5-d1ef7be134d2

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/new-indian-govt-to-address-concern-of-asian-business-community-114052901222_1.html

Jul 21, 2014

ABA and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) seminar on India-UK relations following the new government and its first budget

This seminar hosted by LCCI saw aneminent panel of speakers:Priti Patel –Minister of State (Department for Work and pensions), Lord Desai - Professor Emeritus, LSE, Ajay Sriram - President, CII &Chandrajit Banerjee - Director General, CII who gave their views on Indian Government's new budget, key industry sectors for investment and India-UK trade ties in light of the budget. The event attracted around 100 guests who got a unique opportunity to put questions regarding the future of the Indian economy to the panel. This was followed by the renewal of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between LCCI and the CII.

 

View photos from the event here

 

Coverage in media:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/nri-economist-sets-up-mahatma-gandhi-statue-trust-in-uk_949594.html

Aug 24, 2014

Trade delegation to India

Vijay Goel was part of the high-profile delegation to India led by then Deputy PM of UK, Nick Clegg, which did much to cement and develop British-Indian trade ties.

 

More information is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/347768/GTi167_Final_Brochure_Low_Res_Rv_1_0.pdf

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               Mr. Vijay Goel is the Founder of Indo-EU Business Forum ( www.iebf.org.uk ) .                 Some of the high profile events which were organised by IEBF are mentioned here:

May 10, 2018

Haryana Roadshow event, London,

Indo-European Business Forum (IEBF) organised a road show event led by Haryana's Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, where Mr.Khattar called on UK businesses to explore investment opportunities in the state which he said has emerged as a major industrial and corporate hub. 

Mr.Khattar also signed eight MoUs, including one for cooperation with the University of Birmingham to boost agricultural production and productivity and another with British multinational Johnson Matthey, which involves the creation of a new vehicle manufacturing facility with an investment of around Rs 800 crore in Haryana.. The project cost involves land acquisition, construction, installation of machines, commissioning, training of manpower and creating support infrastructure. Among some of the other sectors highlighted for collaboration with UK companies during the roadshow included solar energy, logistics, affordable housing and sustainable transport infrastructure.

Nov 16, 2017

Global Business Meet-2017 at House of Lords, Westminster

To provide business opportunities. IEBF organized Global Business Meet and presented IEBF excellence awards-2014 in collaboration with SARC, which was attended by top business leaders and dignitaries of India & UK including Members of Parliament and Philanthropists. The event was inaugurated by Rt. Hon'ble Baroness Verma. Parliamentary under Secretary of State. Department of Energy and Climate Change. Government of UK. Many business ties have been entered during this networking meet. Indo-European Business Forum's Excellence Award was awarded to Telugu film star and Jana Sena Party founder K Pawan Kalyan in recognition of his commendable work "as an actor, politician, philanthropic and social work".

Sep 23, 2014

Global Business Meet & IEBF Excellence Award-2014 at House of Lords, Westminster

To provide business opportunities. IEBF organized Global Business Networking Meet and presented IEBF excellence awards-2014 in collaboration with SARC, which was attended by top business leaders and dignitaries of India & UK including Members of Parliament and Philanthropists. The event was inaugurated by Rt. Hon'ble Baroness Verma. Parliamentary under Secretary of State. Department of Energy and Climate Change. Government of UK. Many business ties have been entered during this networking meet. The IEBF Excellence awards were presented to The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg. Deputy Prime Minister of UK Mr. G. P Hinduia. Co-Chairman Hinduja Group; Mr. Anil Agarwal Chairman of Vedanta Resources and Mr. Kapil Dev living legend of Indian Cricket. The event also witnessed launch of an updated version of book • BIG - Business India Guru authored by Mr. Sunii Kumar Gupta

Aug 31, 2013

India-UK partnering for Sustainable growth at India Habitat Center. New Delhi. India

IEBF organized India-UK Partnering conference for Sustainable Growth in collaboration with SARC. Chief Guest for the conference was EMS Natchiappan. Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India and the Guest of Honor was Rt. Hon'ble Baroness Verma, Parliamentary under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Government of UK. To facilitate inbound investment in India, IEBF released Book "BIG Business Guru" authored by the Indian Leader of IEBF - Mr. Sunil Kumar Gupta. This book has been meticulously written to act as a business advisor - cum facilitator for entrepreneurs from across the globe

Jan 30, 2013

Indo-UK business conference at Clement House, London School of Economics

IEBF organized an Indo-UK business conference in collaboration with London School of Economics & SARC. Chief Guest  for the conference was Rt. Hon'ble Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change, Government of UK and the Guest of Honour was Mr Virendra Sharma. Member of Padiament, U.K. The conference was attended by distinguished Guests including Members of Parliament, Diplomats. Senior Bureaucrats & Business leaders of India & UK.

Jan 08, 2013

Business Partnering Conference 2013 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi

IEBF organized Business Partnering Conference in collaboration with SARC which was inaugurated by Rt. Hon'ble Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change, Government of UK and the Chief Guest for the conference was Dr. Daggubati Purandeshwari, Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry. Government of India. The Conference was attended by 400 distinguished Guests including Members of Parliament. Senior Bureaucrats & business leaders of India & UK. Many Molls had been initiated between business leaders of India & Europe

May 27, 2012

IEBF hosted a reception for Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnalk

IEBF hosted a reception for Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik. This visit attracted trade and investment for the state of Odisha in India

Mar 27, 2012

Opportunities in Infrastructure Investment in India and its Challenges

The Indian Business Chamber Luxembourg (1BCL). in association with IEBF held an evening seminar at the office of PwC in the Cloche d'Or on the topic "Opportunities in Infrastructure Investment in India and its Challenges'

Sep 22, 2011

Face of Indian Banking In UK conference

Changing the face of Indian Banking in the UK was held at the House of Parliament on the 23 September 2011

Mar 15, 2011

IEBF in association with the BIF organized an event on Film and Media

IEBF in association with BIF organized an event on film and Media. High profile speakers from this amazing sector outlined the current situation in these sectors and highlighted the significant opportunities for both the India and the UK Companies

Nov 09, 2010

IEBF evet in association with CII and CBC

IEBF with Incredible India organized a lunch to felicitate the Minister of State for Tourism. Government of India. Mr. Sultan Ahmed.

Aug 15, 2010

Incredible India

IEBF partnered to host an evening with Dadi Janki. a renowned spiritual leader of our times, to discuss business and spiritualism

Jul 21, 2010

Business India Forum

IEBF partnered with Business India Forum to host a conference on emerging markets and growing sectors of Indian economy. such as sports lifestyle and luxury

Jan 07, 2010

Delegation to India

IEBF along with Loomba Trust, organized a delegation to visit India for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. Renowned people joined and cherished their visit to India

Dec 07, 2009

Netherlands: the stepping stone in the Continental Europe for Indian Business

The NF1A UK & IEBF organized a seminar exclusively for Indian companies who are interested in opportunities in Continental Europe.

Jul 03, 2008

UK-India Business Relationship Conference. London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

IEBF was pleased to have the honor of inviting the Honorable Law Minister of India — Dr. H R Bhardwaj The conference was to create identity, building platform for entrepreneurs of India and UK for sharing experience and opinions related to doing business in India and UK

Sep 01, 2008

Trade Mission to UK - Invitation to UK Entrepreneurs and Indian Law firms

Law Society in association with the UK-India Business Council and Indo European Business Forum {IEBF) organized a networking reception to meet visiting Indian and UK Law firms

Oct 30, 2008

Judicial Reforms In India

IEBF organized a conference in London on 31' October; 2008 where Chief Justice of India Justice Bala Krishnan was main speaker on the subject of 'Judicial Reforms in India' together with the Indian High Commissioner in London.

Oct 24, 2007

Government of Madhya Pradesh (MP), India and IEBF

The Global Investor Meet was held in Indore. the financial capital of Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. Around 400 industrialists and investors took part including 121 NRIs and foreigners, out of which 42 were courtesy IEBF.

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