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Virtual Launch of the West Midlands India Partnership

June 17, 2020
The West Midlands is an ambitious, vibrant and increasingly influential destination. It is attracting record numbers of visitors, and more foreign direct investment than any other region outside of London and the South East.
More than ever, it is vital that the West Midlands creates strong relationships with growing numbers of businesses and stakeholders that are based overseas. The West Midlands India Partnership will help to bring investment, visitors, and jobs to the region from one of our most important markets.
Join us at the virtual launch event to hear about how we want to work with you to showcase the West Midlands in India. Keynote speakers will include:
  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
  • Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India, Consulate General of India
  • Dr. Jason Wouhra OBE, Chair of West Midlands India Partnership
  • Neil Rami, Chief Executive, West Midlands Growth Company
An insightful panel discussion led by Lakshmi Kaul, Head & Representative - UK, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will follow the addresses. Panellists will include:
  • Margot James, Executive Chair, WMG, University of Warwick
  • Rt Hon The Baroness Usha Prashar of Runnymede CBE, PC Chairperson, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry – UK (FICCI UK)
  • Sarah-Jane Marsh, Divisional Director for Testing at NHS Test and Trace and Chair of NHS England’s Maternity and Children and Young People’s Transformation Programmes
If you would like to attend please RSVP to and joining details around the event will be shared with you.