Team Blitz India
Established in 2007, the IEBF is an independent and impartial body actively promoting two-way flows of trade and investment between India and the EU member countries. It is a non-profit, privately funded, non-governmental organization. Its aim is to encourage, nurture and promote bilateral business, mutual understanding and friendly relationship between industrial, service, and business communities of India and Europe.
IEBF Global Networking Meet 2023 on “Unicorns and Sustainable Development” was held on 10th October 2023 at the House of Lords, Westminster, London, UK. The event focused on increasing business opportunities in the global economy via emphasizing on Sustainable Growth.
The event was well attended by Mr. Paul Scully(Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), Mr. G.P. Hinduja (Chairperson of Hinduja Group), Mr. Joseph Muscat(Former Prime Minister of Malta), Lord Evans, Ms. Nimisha Madhvani, High Commissioner of Uganda, Princess Katrina, Mr. Tom D’Silva (Prime Minister’s Office, UK), Ms. Alaxandra Sasha (1st Deputy to Danish Parliament), the Rt.Hon. Baroness Uddin, Ms.Ingrida Darasaite(Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom), Media, House of Lords andthe team at Singhania & Co., including esteemed representatives from India, European Union, Poland and various other countries.
Mr. Vijay Goel: Founder of IEBF
“In the world of trade, no partnership is soaring faster than the European-Indian collaboration, with British PM Rishi Sunak having reiterated his commitment to entering a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries. Since 2007, the Indo-European Business Forum has been the catalyst, harmonizing the business cadence between the EU, UK, and India”: Mr. Vijay Goel is the Founder Member of India European Business Forum. He is the Chairperson of the London Chambers of Commerce, Asian Business Association and of the UK unit of ASSOCHAM.
Mr. Sunil Kumar Gupta: Co-Founder, IEBF
“India and U.K. can collaborate to realise the vision of one earth- one family one future. Together we can shaper a sustainable world”: Mr Sunil Kumar Gupta is the Co-founder of Indo European Business Forum (IEBF) and Founder of SARC Associates, India.
Gopichand P Hinduja: Chairman – Hinduja Group
“India would soon become the third largest economy in the world, so the primary focus should remain on boosting Indo-European/ Indo-U.K. Ties, with special thanks to Mr. Vijay Goyal for organizing such insightful events”: Gopichand P. Hinduja, fondly known as ‘GP’ in business circles, is the Chairman of the Hinduja Group and Hinduja Automotive Ltd, UK. GP joined the family business in Mumbai in 1959.
Dr Joseph Muscat: Former Prime Minister of Malta
“In this world of interconnectivity, all countries are dependent on each other. It is fascinating to witness the level of association between India and microstates such as Malta today and for the years ahead”: Dr Joseph Muscat was born in Pietà on 22 January 1974. He received his formal education at the Government School in St. Paul’s Bay, Stella Maris and St. Aloysius’ College.
Mr. Paul Scully MP: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Tech)
“Bangalore, India and London, U.K are consequently the fastest growing tech-hubs in the world, thus we share a common hunger for growth, development of technology infrastructure and its accompanying ecosystem”: Paul Scully was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy) at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology on 7 February 2023.
Dr. Pramod Sawant: Chief Minister of Goa
“British PM Rishi Sunak met Indian PM Narendra Modi at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, where the leaders agreed on the enduring importance of IndoUK relationships. State of Goa has been diversifying its economy beyond tourism and into sectors such as IT, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing”: Mr. Pramod Pandurang Sawant is an Indian politician and ayurveda medical practitioner, who is serving as 11th and current Chief Minister of Goa since 2019.
Manoj Kumar Singh, IAS: Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
“The State of Uttar Pradesh has proved to be a powerhouse of Agri-based Industries with year-round ideal Agro-climatic conditions, which can thus create a robust and dedicated supply chain network for the Indo-European region”: A 1988 batch IAS officer, Mr. Singh holds charge of core departments related to Govt’s focus sectors of Infrastructure & Industry.
List of Awards Presented to the following dignitaries:
- I. Mr. Max Garza: Chief Blockchain Officer, Faction AI: Innovative Global Smart Cities Disruptor of the Year
- II. Mr. Biswanath Patnaik: Founder, FinNest Group: Social Entrepreneur of the Year
- III. Mrs. Sudha Reddy: Chairperson of Sudha Reddy Foundation: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
- IV. Mr. Rajesh Kamireddi: Founder, Divija Tech Ed Pvt Ltd, Startup in India of 42 Paris & Standford University Alumini: Best Social Impact Startup Entrepreneur of the Year
- V. Mr. Vipin Aggarwal: Founder, Longview Research & Advisory Services Private Limited: SME Financial Services -Longview Research & Advisory Services Private Limited
- VI. Joint award to Mr. Ramanuj Mukherjee & Mr. Abhyuday Agarwal: Education Technology – Law Shiko (Addictive Learning Technology Private Limited)
- VII. Ms. Alexandra Sasha: 1st Deputy to the Danish Parliament and 1st Deputy Member of Frederiksberg Council: Entrepreneurship through technology and education
- VIII. Mr. Santosh Mishra: Owner of Sanfran Developer Pvt Ltd: Entrepreneur of the year – Real Estate Sector