Programme Outline

UK-India Week 2023 - Leading with Purpose

26 - 30 June 2023 | London & Windsor

IGF Forum

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster | Monday 26 June

UK-India Week begins with the senior-most figures from the worlds of business, politics and culture focusing on key areas in which the UK-India partnership can show global leadership and impact. Whilst the 2030 Roadmap and a potential FTA are creating the architecture for a new era of expansive ties, key issues such as climate change, the digital revolution, security and greater opportunities for women will not be realised through these agreements alone. Expect to hear from some of the world’s biggest minds and most vibrant imaginations as we look to explore how the UK and India can Lead for Purpose.

Leaders Dinner (by Invitation Only)

Mansion House, City of London | Monday 26 June

UK-India Week’s opening dinner will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London in the historic surroundings of Mansion House. This is an exclusive invite-only event for leaders from business, finance and government. The event will also bring together key stakeholders ahead of Tuesday’s ‘Funding India’s Growth’ event, also to be held in the City.

Funding India’s Growth: Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Summit

Mansion House, City of London | Tuesday 27 June

India’s first sovereign green bonds raised US$1 billion recently and achieved a ‘greenium,’ illustrating investor confidence in India's sustainable investment space. This summit will partner with the financial powerhouse of the City of London Corporation to bring together leaders in business, finance, technology, and policy to evaluate the growing demand for green finance and understand key opportunities for investment and partnership in sustainable infrastructure, technology and economic growth in both the UK and India.

Disruptors on the Thames

Bateaux London | Tuesday 27 June

IGFs Founders and Funders Forum members will once more be treated to this exclusive annual cruise featuring informal, moderated conversations on the latest trends in global technology & start-up ecosystems. Meet, greet, interact and build mutually beneficial bonds over a relaxed networking evening and dinner specially curated for 150 unicorn founders, investors and influencers from the UK, India and around the world. Meanwhile, enjoying stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and other famous landmarks across London.

IGF Boardrooms and Roundtables

Taj, St James’s Court, London | Wednesday 28 June

The IGF Boardroom Initiatives is an exclusive membership driven platform to address the most pressing issues facing global business today. Convening the most senior decision-makers and experts, the IGF Boardrooms and Roundtables host closed-door working sessions focused on outcome-driven strategies that overcome challenges, evaluate opportunities and build valuable alliances across sectors, stakeholders and geographies.

IGF Studio

Taj, St James’s Court, London | Wednesday 28 June

The IGF Studio is our dedicated broadcast-style magazine offering, featuring live interviews with celebrated global figures from the world of politics, business, culture and technology. Filmed with a live studio audience and moderated by celebrated newsroom hosts, the IGF studio features the conversations that matter and asks the big questions about the issues affecting our world as well as the bilateral corridors between India and the world today.

WomenIN Forum (WIN)

Fairmont Windsor Park | Thursday 29 June

IGF’s WomenIN is a member-led initiative that provides a bespoke business and networking platform focused on empowering women in leadership roles to build strategic networks, scale up their businesses and develop their personal and professional brand globally. Through its various offerings and its MENtor Alliance, WIN aims to create inclusive dialogues and engagements that will empower women to meet their professional aspirations and men to champion the need for inclusive and diverse leadership boardrooms.

5th UK-India Awards 2023

Fairmont Windsor Park | Thursday 29 June

UK India Week’s penultimate evening will once again be an evening of style and premium networking as our glittering ‘black-tie’ Gala Dinner and Awards for 400 guests gets under way. The UK-India Awards celebrates the contributions of the key figures that drive the UK-India partnership from leaders in business, professional services, government, culture and social impact. The event will be hosted once again by Britain’s celebrated impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner at the iconic Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel.

Founders and Funders Retreat

Fairmont Windsor Park | Friday 30 June

IGF’s Founders and Funders Forum launched in December 2021 and is a member-led platform that showcases the world’s top innovators, disruptors and businesses with the potential to scale globally to some of the most prominent companies, countries and individuals. It is also a platform for disruptors across the world to engage with India’s tech ecosystem and vice versa. In 2022 alone 450+ senior leaders from the startup ecosystem attended FFF events across the globe. These include 50+ leaders from Unicorns & Soonicorns as well as 50+ leaders representing some of the world’s largest funds like Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, B Capital etc.

*Programme is subject to change