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  RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA - London - 19 March 2007

Organised by UK Trade & Investment - London (under the Department of Trade and Industry)

Venue: DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SE1H 0ET, United Kingdom

Registrations: or fax to +44 20 7234 3001

The UK retail sector is among the most advanced in the world, which means opportunities to export UK expertise to emerging markets. The newly liberalised Indian market is a prime example, having been recognised as the world’s leading destination for retail investment by AT Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index. The Indian economy is growing by 8 per cent a year, its stock market has risen by nearly 40 per cent in 2005, and foreign investors are flooding in. Retail is India’s largest industry accounting for over 10 per cent of the country’s GDP. Modern retail is already thriving in India with multi-storey malls offering shopping, entertainment and food under one roof. A large, young, urban population with disposable income is driving demand. Seeing the opportunities, major players in India and overseas are entering the market.

The ‘Retail Opportunities in India Conference’ provides the up-to-date view direct from India. The conference is aimed at companies in the retail industry considering entry into the retail market in India.

The Speakers and their Topics Include:

  • Sir Michael Arthur, British High Commissioner, India - Advantages Offered By India to UK Retailers and Developments on Foreign Direct Investment
  • Vijay Kumar, Head of International Business, Reliance Industries - Case Study: Reliance Industries
  • Milan Anandan, ITC Limited - ITC's e-choupal concept - Improving the Agricultural Supply Chain
  • Amitabh Taneja, Group Head, IMAGES - Scope & Opportunities in Indian Retail
  • Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight - Retailing in India - Opportunities & Complexities
  • Colum Joyce, CEO, KBOR Research, Belgium - Issues in pan-India distribution and e-retail opportunities


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