International Trade

High Commissioner of India visits the Highlands

A roundtable discussion and dinner took place in Inverness with a range of the region’s businesses and the new High Commissioner for India, Mr YK Sinha. Hosted by HIE and Scottish Development International, the event was held at the Kingsmills Hotel on 6th August.

It followed on from the successful ‘Doing Business in India’ event in June where local businesses were given an insight on how they can enter the Indian market - the second largest in the world.

India is the world’s fastest growing economy and its government plans to double the size of the economy in the next decade.

This was Mr YK Sinha’s first visit to the Highlands and he received an overview from local business representatives about their plans to do business in India.

Delegates included Chris Gaffney from Johnstons of Elgin, Laurie Piper from Moray Speyside Tourism, and David Gladwin from Black Isle Brewery.

Chair of HIE, Lorne Crerar, said: “The evening provided a great opportunity for HIE to build relationships with senior Indian diplomats and to raise the profile of the region as a highly attractive place for doing business. Supporting internationalisation and developing greater global ambition to extend the reach of businesses into new global markets is one of our priorities at HIE. For companies looking to export, India is one of the most exciting destinations for gaining new international business.”


Pictured L-R: Mr Uzair Syed (SDi), Prof. Lorne Crerar (HIE), Mr Y K Sinha (Indian High Commissioner), Mrs Anju Ranjan (Consul General of India).


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