An overview of the Northern Asian Virtual Power Mission 1st – 5th March 2021
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THE INAUGURAL PANEL
The Asian community has, for decades, provided a powerful and varied contribution to the UK, and in particular, the north of England. Following the successful launch of the Northern Asian Powerlist in 2020, this event brought together key partners from India and across the Northern Powerhouse to explore international business opportunities and build on the living bridge.
Trade between the UK and India was worth £24 billion in 2019, and the latest India meets Britain Tracker 2020 shows a growing number of Indian businesses selecting the North as a base for operations, 14% in 2020 up from 11% in 2019.
As the UK prepares to “build back better” and with the UK Government committed to the levelling up agenda, we believe now is the time to reap the economic benefits of the living bridge between the UK and India.
We had the pleasure of being joined by a panel of high profile speakers and contributors to a week full of informative masterclasses. Masterclasses included:
Creative Industries and Culture Masterclass
Healthcare and Life Sciences Masterclass
Food and Drink Masterclass
Industrial and Advanced Manufacturing Masterclass
Technology and Digital Markets Masterclass
Celebration of Diversity and Women in Business
THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade Support for Northern Powerhouse Businesses wanting to grow internationally
We encourage and support businesses to export and help to identify key opportunities for their business. In the Northern Powerhouse region, which encompasses the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bradford, York, and Newcastle we have a specialist network of International Trade and e-Commerce Advisers who support local businesses with one-to-one advice along with dedicated and impartial guidance.