UKIFF is the most effective platform for businesses looking to optimise and grow their engagement within the UK-India corridor. It facilitates high-level engagement between business leaders and policy makers.

Through its annual calendar of open and closed door programmes, events, reports, briefings, and delegations, UKIFF works to advance strategic partnerships and investment flows between the two countries, and wider markets. Set piece calendar events include UK-India Week, the UK-India Parliamentary Lunch and Westminster Diwali Reception.


IGF has deep roots in the UK with earlier iterations of the platform stemming back to 2014. Since then, our events have hosted Prime Minister Modi and numerous Indian cabinet ministers, HM King Charles III, and five serving and former British Prime Ministers.

UKIFF is a platform for

Established multinationals, fast-growing companies, and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to engage with the key issues and decision makers in the UK-India partnership.


Exclusive briefings and outcome driven roundtable programmes to engage in critical knowledge sharing.

Access to business development opportunities.

Public facing speaking opportunities to convey your message to key stakeholders.

Dynamic networking opportunities to expand and deepen your connections.


UKIFF Programmes are its core outcome oriented workstreams. They are comprised of a series of focussed roundtable sessions convening key stakeholders across government, business and research institutes, follow up reports articulating key recommendations to policymakers, and media engagement to disseminate key findings and outcomes to wider audiences.

Reforming Governance with Technology 

Mission: To utilise the best of UK and Indian expertise in new technologies to drive efficiencies, cost savings, and more effective delivery of services in the public sector.

Pharmaceuticals and Pandemic Preparedness

Mission: Explore and implement areas where the UK and India can strengthen their biosecurity and pharmaceutical partnerships for mutual benefit.

Skills and Mobility

Mission: Improve systems of skill development and mobility between the UK and India to maximise two-way exchange of talent, labour and expertise.

Food Security and Nutrition

Mission: Improve public health in the UK, India and beyond by strengthening supply chain resilience and promoting widespread access to more nutritional food.

Defence Collaboration

Mission: Strengthen ties between the UK and India’s respective defence industries, particularly in using the UK’s expertise to enhance India’s domestic manufacturing capability.

Sustainable Energy Security

Mission: Utilise the unique strengths of UK and Indian industry and expertise to create sustainable energy security solutions that can be used as a global template.

Imagine the possibilities... new British-Indo firms emerging with a presence in both countries, drawing on the strengths of each and targeting global markets.

Rishi Sunak

UK Prime Minister


Members Briefing

Achieving Outcomes in India

5 October 2023


This session analyses current trends and business opportunities in India’s economy from the perspective of UK businesses already operating there or seeking to. We’ll explore common challenges, India’s perceptions of the UK, and ask how companies need to position themselves if they wish to have long-term staying power in the world’s fastest growing major economy.

Diwali Reception


9 November 2023

Taj, Buckingham Gate, London

IGF invites you to celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ amidst the wonderful hospitality of the Taj Hotel. Hear from leading figures in the UK Government, Shadow Cabinet and Indian High Commission on their ambitions for the next phase of the UK-India partnership. Network with leading figures from public service, business, arts, and the media and enjoy an array of culinary delights and entertainment.
Also features daytime roundtable sessions across UKIFF core programmes.

UK Delegation to Middle East & Africa 2023

Unleashing Ambitions

26-29 November 2023

Abu Dhabi, Dubai

The 3rd Annual IGF UAE will unleash ambitions and limitless opportunities through our expanded Middle East & Africa programme. UK businesses also have an important role to play as facilitators of further trade and investment flows between India and the wider region.

UK-India Parliamentary Lunch

24 January 2024

House of Lords, London

Our annual UK-India Parliamentary Lunch convenes leading figures from the worlds of politics, business, finance, and culture over a lively and informative sit-down lunch to celebrate the growing ties between our two great democracies. The Chief Guest and speaker is typically a very senior figure with deep insights, with 2023’s edition having been addressed by the UK Foreign Secretary.
Also features daytime roundtable sessions across UKIFF core programmes.

Members Briefing

A Look Forward to the Indian General Election 2024

8 February 2024


IGF invites leading experts from the UK and Indian business and government communities to explain the key issues that will determine the outcome of India’s next general election, and the likely knock-on considerations for business. We’ll also look at the implications of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget and highlight the practical opportunities that it represents.

IGF Annual Summit 2024

March 2024


IGF’s global network of inspirational founders, top business leaders, policymakers, investors and rising stars in India, the world’s fastest growing major economy – will all convene for IGF’s biggest event of the year. All UK members are highly encouraged to attend to meet key Indian government and business stakeholders in person, deepen connections and develop new opportunities for their businesses.

Members Briefing

Achieving Outcomes in the UK

18 April 2024


As the global reach of India’s economy grows, many companies especially in its technology sector have already, or plan to take their businesses to foreign markets. As companies like Infosys, Uber and Oyo become household names in the UK, this session explores how Indian companies can maximise their access to the world’s 6th largest economy and the success of their long-term engagement there.

Members Briefing

UK-India Week 2024 – New Pathways for Growth

June 2024


UK-India Week 2024 will demonstrate how the partnership is uniquely set up to tackle the challenges of a changing era. Amidst a technology revolution and uncertain economic and geopolitical landscape, this event will showcase how the UK and India can stay ahead of the curve and find new pathways for growth.


Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India

HM King Charles III

Rishi Sunak

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Sir Keir Starmer

Leader, Labour Party

Dr S. Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Executive Chairperson, Biocon

Sunil Bharti Mittal

Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprise

Harmeen Mehta

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, BT

Falguni Nayar

Founder & CEO, Nykaa