Financing a Sustainable Future: UK-India Infrastructure Summit

Hosted by the City of London Corporation in association with India Global Forum Supported by the Governments of India and UK

India – the Opportunity
India recently surpassed China as the world’s most populous country and is poised to become the fastest growing major global economy. Sustainable infrastructure is critical for India’s economic trajectory - to balance the needs of its fast-growing population with its net zero climate commitments. The current budget provides a massive push, but significant challenges remain, underscoring the potential for private finance and global partnerships to bridge this gap.

United Kingdom – the Partner
The City of London represents one of the largest pools of global capital, linked to unparalleled global expertise in sustainable finance and infrastructure financing solutions. During UK-India Week 2023, the Financing a Sustainable Future summit will evaluate the growing demand for green finance and identify key opportunities for investment and partnership to deliver sustainable infrastructure in India.

Who Attends – 120 senior decision-makers

  • CEOs and other senior executives leading Indian infrastructure development and UK/City of London finance and advisory such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Ola, Sun Group amongst others
  • Ministers, policymakers and regulators from the UK and India
  • Sovereign wealth funds including Brookfield Asset Management, Mobius Capital Partners, Baillie and Gifford, Templeton, Blackrock, Softbank, Lakestar, BII and many more

Disruptors on the Thames: Navigating towards Innovation and Inclusivity

After its outstanding inaugural voyage last year, our 2023 river cruise will convene an impressive 150+ innovators and disruptors, including 75 female-led start-ups and venture capitalists from the UK, India and beyond. Embark on an unforgettable evening of inspiring conversations, valuable networking, and delicious food and drinks as you are saluted down the river by London’s breathtaking skyline and iconic landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and many more.

IGF Dialogues

IGF Dialogues is an unprecedented new platform - a closed door, exclusive gathering of some of the leading minds across politics, business, industry, sustainability who will combine their experience and expertise to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Featuring over 20 peer-to-peer concurrent roundtable discussions hosted by experts, the platform allows for the brightest minds to come together all at once and discuss the whole spectrum of the UK-India partnership. The dialogues will explore opportunities, address challenges, and build alliances across sectors, stakeholders, and geographies. These key findings will be featured in a comprehensive report, which will be distributed across the IGF ecosystem and to policymakers in both countries.

5th Annual UK-India Awards 2023

The UK-India partnership is only as powerful as the people and companies who work tirelessly to strengthen the bonds between the two countries. To honour and celebrate the outstanding contributions of those who drive this partnership, IGF is hosting the 5th Annual UK-India Awards.

An evening of glittering style and premium networking, the ‘black-tie’ Gala Dinner and Awards will be hosted by Rory Bremner, Britain’s celebrated comedian and impressionist, for the second year running at the iconic Fairmont Windsor Park.