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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019, India

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About the event

The Department for International Trade invites businesses working in advanced manufacturing/engineering with potential to offer innovative products and services to Indian buyers to participate in this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Chennai, Pune and Mumbai. The visit will coincide with Sheffield City Mayor, Dan Jarvis’s visit to maximise Northern business opportunities.

The mission is aimed at advanced manufacturing/engineering businesses and associated technology providers, as well as educational and service sector businesses who can support the advanced manufacturing/engineering industry. The visit will provide delegates with an opportunity to visit three key Indian markets:

Chennai is India’s leading city in the automotive industry, responsible for approximately a third of India’s total vehicle and component production; home to leading global manufacturers such as BMW, Ford, Daimler, Hyundai and Nissan.

Pune is one of the identified manufacturing clusters in India, and is an educational hub.

Mumbai is the commercial capital of India; responsible for 40% of India’s foreign trade; home to 10th and 11th largest stock exchanges in the world. It is also the birthplace of the Indian IT industry; home to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) – ranked by QS as the top university in India and a top 100 university worldwide for computer sciences.

Participating delegates will have access to the following programme activities:

  • A pre-mission briefing and post mission follow up support session
  • Entry in the mission brochure to facilitate networking
  • Seminars, briefings and round-table events with industry and country experts
  • Meetings with DIT overseas commercial officers
  • Networking events in Chennai, Pune and Mumbai 
  • Support throughout the mission from experienced in-market experts
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Agenda

  • Sat 23rd Nov - Fly to Mumbai arriving in the afternoon of Sunday 24th Nov and travelling on to Chennai
  • Monday 25h - Mission briefing, company meetings & networking
  • Tuesday 26h - Travel on to Pune with briefing
  • Weds 27th - Company meetings in Pune and networking
  • Thurs 28th – Morning - travel to Mumbai, mission briefing and company meetings, NPH Reception in the evening
  • Friday 29th – Company meetings, before return flight to UK.
  • Saturday 30th – Arrive back in UK
     
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Terms

Cost
There is a £150 inc VAT registration fee per company to join the mission. Companies will need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Funding
Companies may be eligible to apply for funding to help towards the costs of the mission. Applications are made via your local international trade team.

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