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Associate Dean from LUBS to speak at Flagship Indian Conference

Associate Dean Marketing at Leeds University Business School to speak at Flagship Indian Conference


This year’s British Business Group (BBG) Annual Conference in Delhi begins on 10 October 2014. The convention entitled ‘CONNECT ‘14’ brings together British and Indian business leaders and policy-makers to consider the business opportunities after the formation of the new Indian Government.


At this year’s convention, the Business School’s Associate Dean Marketing, Professor Mat Robson, will be delivering a talk entitled, ‘Higher Education, Entrepreneurship and Industry engagement’. His session will provide insights into how academia and industry can work together, using the University of Leeds strategic partnership with retailer M&S as a key case study.


Shweta Datt, Country Advisor India said, “The University of Leeds is keen to have a presence at the BBG convention as it is important to increase interaction and establish links with Indian business. It is a great opportunity to help raise awareness among Indian businesses about the University of Leeds, and subsequently helps support our returning graduates to the region. We are keen to educate Indian businesses on the benefits of hiring graduates who have international experience.”


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About BBG


The British Business Groups (BBG) in India started in 1997 in Delhi, soon followed by Mumbai. They have now spread across the country with thriving groups in Pune, Goa, Hyderabad and Chennai. Their aim is to promote the UK-India commercial relationship among companies both here in India and also in the UK. BBGs offer a forum for business people to meet, exchange experience and listen to informative and influential speakers. 

The membership comprises: 

-          Major British companies present in India 

-          Major Indian companies with significant interests in UK 

-          Smaller British businesses present or in the process of setting up their presence

-          Individual British business executives working in India for local or non-British MNCs in India

-          Joint ventures 

The BBG is a hub for business activity across India and at a local level. With its strong links to both UK and India governments and business circles it is a powerful interest group for anyone conducting Anglo-Indian business globally. 

The BBGs work in close partnership with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) across India. They also have broader global connections with British trade organisations, such as the Confederation of British Industry, the UK India Business Council and British Business Groups/Chambers in other countries, notably the Emirates. The BBG has close ties with other international chambers and forms part of Collaborative Chambers initiative. 


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