Programme

Venue :
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC)
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster
London SW1P 3EE
Location map

17 October 2014 (Friday)(Churchill Hall)
1000-1100hrs Registration & Tea/coffee
1100 hrs Inauguration of RPBD – Lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Hon’ble MOIA and the British dignitary
1105-1115hrs Opening Remarks by Secretary, MOIA on the background of RPBD
1115-1125hrs Remarks by the High Commissioner on Indian Diaspora
1125-11135hrs Remarks by the British Dignitary
1135-1150hrs Inaugural Address by Hon’ble MOIA
Ceremonial part ends
Plenary I: Role and contribution of Indian Diaspora to the British/European societies and economies
1200-1315hrs Presentation by Panelists followed by interactive session
1335-1415hrs Lunch
Plenary II: How can the Diaspora and the Government of India leverage each other’s strengths to mutual benefit in the framework of India-UK strategic partnership?
1430-1545 hrs Presentation by Panelists followed by interactive session
1545-1600 hrs Tea/Coffee break
Parallel breakout sessions begin:
(Presentations by panelists at each session followed by interactive session)
1600-1730hrs (i) ICT and Financial services
(ii) Investments in India: The way forward
(iii) Role of social media and youth in promoting Diaspora’s links with India
The day ends
18 October 2014 (Saturday)(Fleming Room)
Plenary III: Opportunities and challenges in India-UK collaboration in trade and investments, including in third countries
1000-1130hrs Presentation by Panelists followed interactive session
1130-1145hrs Tea/Coffee break
Plenary IV: NRI/PIO businesses in European countries: Achievements and constraints
1145-1300hrs Presentation by Panelists followed interactive session
1300-1415hrs Lunch
Plenary V: Scope and potential of Diaspora’s engagement in Education, Research and Innovation in India
1415-1530 Presentation by Panelists followed interactive session
1530-1545 Tea/Coffee break
Parallel breakout sessions begin:
1545-1715 hrs (i) Issues of concern to Indian Diaspora and possible solutions
(ii)Role and contribution of Diaspora’s cultural identity in promoting people-to-people contacts
1715-1800 hrs Tea/Coffee break
1800 hrs Valedictory event
1830-1915hrs Drinks Reception
1915 hrs Gala Dinner
RPBD concludes