Great British Festival in Kerala to showcase UK’s ICT innovation


Trivandrum: Following visit of Prince Charles to Kerala in November 2013, the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram will host the first ever Great British Festival in Kerala on March 12, 2014. The event will showcase the UK’s innovation and expertise in the Information & Communication Technology Sector.

The Great British Festival will bring together top local government leaders, academics, researchers and experienced professional in Kerala alongside British ICT firms operating in the State to facilitate drawing up an innovation agenda that would drive entrepreneurship and help provide future value.

The fest will be inaugurated by Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai. This will be followed by presentations on ‘The Innovation eco-system in the UK’ and ‘The UK Offer’, and a panel discussion on ‘Fostering Stronger, Deeper, Wider Partnership between UK & Kerala’.

Penningtons Manches LLP, UK will present the highlights of ICT sector, immigration laws and Intellectual Property laws in UK. Four companies – Testhouse, UK; Scottish Development International, UK; Kloudpad, UK and NorthgateArinso, UK will present the potential opportunities to collaborate and also showcase successful case studies.

P H Kurien IAS, Principal Secretary – IT, Govt. of Kerala; Rakesh Gupta, MD, ACIS; Prof. S Rajeev, Director, Asian School of Business and Nitin Nair, Sr. Manager – Risk Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP are expected to participate in the panel discussion.

The second event of the Great British Festival in Kerala focussing on other sectors like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, etc, will be held on March 14 in Kochi.

The event is being organised and co-ordinated by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the national UK government agency that works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

Kerala IT News


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