This week TPP were delighted to attend the India-UK Tech Summit, hosted in Delhi and Bangalore. The Summit was officially opened by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The Summit represents Theresa May’s first series of non-EU bilateral talks since she became Prime Minister in July.
The aim of the Summit has been to bring together the best of British and Indian business, innovation and education to explore the future of Indo-UK collaboration. The Summit featured speakers as diverse as the inventor Sir James Dyson, and the holder of the world land speed record Flight Lieutenant Andy Green.
TPP participated as a member of the British healthcare delegation, and travelled to Bangalore with the Prime Minister for the second section of the Summit. This involvement included taking part in a series of talks and exhibitions with representatives from the Indian healthcare market, followed by an evening reception hosted by Theresa May. The delegation included a wide variety of UK healthcare companies, education institutions and NHS organisations, all looking to impart their experience and expertise to the Indian market.
Frank Hester, Founder & CEO, TPP, said, “It was an honour to be invited on the new Prime Minister’s first trade delegation. As always, it is a privilege to represent British business internationally, and this mission has already helped us to identify several potential opportunities for TPP to expand our work integrating healthcare into India. It is also fantastic to yet again see the NHS as a globally renowned healthcare system, and to have the chance to demonstrate TPP’s role in its success.
I would encourage any British companies who get the chance to take advantage of opportunities such as this to explore international markets.”
Speaking at the reception in Bangalore, Prime Minister Theresa May said, “One of the areas in which we’re strongest and where there is most scope for progress is tech, and that’s why I was at the India-UK Tech Summit yesterday promoting some of our biggest businesses and brightest start-ups…Our relationship [with India] is not transactional, it is potentially transformational – for both our countries, and the world beyond.”