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Make in India event at Edinburgh


An event marking ‘Make-In-India’ week, was organized by Scottish Development International (SDI), in collaboration with the Consulate General of India (CGI) in Edinburgh, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and UK-India British Council (UKIBC) in Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, on 17 February, 2016.

The first session of the event included a welcome address by Ms. Suzanne Sosna, Head of Trade & Investment Services-SDI, introductory speech by Mr. Oscar Kerketta, Consul General of India in Edinburgh and special address by Dr. Virander Paul, Deputy High Commissioner of India in UK. The speeches were followed by presentations by Mr. Stephen Toogood, Director Regions-UKIBC &  Ms. Suchita Sonalika, Director CII-UK on ‘Make-In-India’, followed by a presentation on ‘Taxation in India’ by Mr. Vizay Vasanta, First Secretary (Income Tax Overseas Unit), High Commission of India, London.

During the second session in the afternoon, sector specific presentations were made by Mr. Karthik Subramanya, Senior Advisor – Boston Consulting Group & Managing Director- Carnatic Capital Limited, Mr. Gopalan Rajagopalan, Head-Tata Consultancy Services, Scotland, Mr. Rajiv Bhatia, Executive Director –Middle East Gulf & Indian Subcontinent- William Grants and Sons, and Mr. Uzair Syed, India Lead-High Growth Markets, SDI; covering energy, IT, food & drink and high growth markets sectors.
Attendees numbering around 40, included representatives from various Scottish companies, investors and businessmen.          

A dinner was also hosted by the Managing Director of SDI in George Hotel, Edinburgh, in the honour of Dr. Virander Paul, Deputy High Commissioner of India in UK, on evening preceding the event on 16 February, 2016

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