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Sharon Jandu

Commercial Opportunities with India

Delivered by Federation of Asian Business

The Federation of Asian Businesses (FAB), supported by the North East Growth Hub and wider partners of the Northern Powerhouse, are to arrange a trade mission to India. This trade mission opportunity will be open to businesses who:

  • are currently exporting but looking at new markets and new opportunities
  • would like to increase their foot print and accelerate business growth in India
  • are new to exporting, business is growing and their product/service lends itself to the Indian market.

Throughout the trade mission, there will be a particular focus on:

  • digital technology
  • bioscience and biotechnology capability
  • smart cities lead state
  • manufacturing
  • electronic system design and manufacturing
  • pharmaceuticals
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with education and industrial institutes.

FAB will work with you in advance of the mission to provide detailed market intelligence for business opportunities in India and set up bespoke opportunities for your specific business need. The mission lasts for a total of nine days and you can attend for the full duration or for a small part – whatever works best for you.

To find out how you can get involved, please contact Sharon.

India is the second largest country in the world by population, the world’s largest democracy and the largest English speaking nation in the world.


Recording an annual average growth rate of 7.5% from 2004 to 2013, India’s economy is now growing faster than China’s. The country’s economy is set to exceed the size of the UK economy in the next few years and is forecast to be the 7th largest economy in the world by 2019.


India’s new government is committed to pursue economic growth and initiatives including “Make in India”, “Digital India,” “Skill India” and “Smart Cities” have created a positive business environment with a number of business growth opportunities.


India’s growth is largely driven by domestic demand, fuelled by a rapidly growing middle class.

The benefits to participating in this mission include:

  • Pre-visit and in-country briefings providing market intelligence and advice on how to do business in India
  • Networking opportunities and client entertainment
  • Prearranged B2B meetings
  • Shared intelligence through a number of different businesses being on the mission
  • Services of an experienced mission manager before and during the trip
  • Meet with Indian Ministers and policy makers relevant to your business need
  • Meet with Chamber of Commerce leads

Depending on the duration of your participation, the cost involved in this trade mission is between £1,000 - £4,500. This price includes:

  • Pre-trade mission delegation briefing with FAB
  • Return flights from UK to Deli
  • Return transfers from Delhi Airport to hotel
  • 5* accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Optional one-day sightseeing
  • Return internal flight from Delhi to Bangalore (if required)
  • Full tailored plan for the duration of your stay
  • PR support pre, post and during the mission to maximise promotional opportunities

There could be match funding grant support available to cover hotel and travel costs, please use contact details for more information.

If you decide to progress to set up your business in India, FAB can provide a full support service to help you to do this.