Program Agenda

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10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
One to One Meeting Facilitation

One-to-one facilitated business development meetings for sponsors and contributors. These will be specially arranged meetings arranged by request. These meetings are designed to be focussed, targeted, and help attendees drive business collaboration opportunities. For more information and details of which delegates have already confirmed, click here.

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4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration

Registrations for IEIC2015 attendees. Some delegates will also have B2B meetings at this time.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Inaugural Session
  • Inauguration by High Commissioner of India
  • Welcome by UKTI
  • Welcome by King’s College and announcement of FICCI-King’s College Fellow 2015
  • Panel discussion with HC, UKTI and King’s
  • Keynote by FICCI, followed by Q&A.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Drinks and Canapés Reception

08.30 AM – 9:05 AM
Registration and Coffee
9:05 AM – 9:45 AM
Setting the scene: India’s skills and education landscape

This panel will introduce the four thematic areas of the conference

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote Address
Mr K Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Technology in Education and Skills

The session will seek to understand the possibility of education technology and how it can transform education and skills in a developing country like India (Myth 1: Ed-Tech can only help rich countries)

This session will seek to showcase innovative Ed-Tech solutions that can blend with traditional learning (Myth 2: Ed-Tech and Traditional Learning can’t coexist)

This session will further explore how students learn in technology-rich environments and how this can enhance a student’s learning experience (Myth 3: Indian students won’t like technology enhanced Learning)

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Networking and Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Building Bridges between Industry and Academia

This session will seek to explore how to resolve the gap between Education and Work (Myth 1: The academia produces the skills the industry needs)

This session will also seek to explore how to solve the problem of ‘access’, connecting the right talent with right education (Myth 2: The selection system in education acts as a filter for the right talent)

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Networking and Lunch
1:20 PM – 1:30 PM
UKIBC White Paper Launch – eLearning Technology in India
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Ed-Tech Pitch Event

This session will showcase selected education technology and education projects from India and the UK (10 minutes each)

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Networking and Coffee Break
2:50 PM – 3:40 PM
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Education

This session will seek to explore how to create an education system which develops an Entrepreneurial mindset and explore examples on the ground (Myth 1: Entrepreneurs don’t need education)

This session will also explore ecosystem issues – how to bring investors, academia and entrepreneurs together (Myth 2: Entrepreneurs emerge regardless of the barriers)

3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
Building Effective Cross-border Partnerships

This session will seek to unravel the notion that what works elsewhere will work in India (Myth 1: The established education models can be ‘exported’ to India)

This session will also explore how to build win-win partnerships in India with a long-term view (Myth 2: A large market like India ensures quick wins)

4:40 PM – 5:20 PM
In Conversation About Education Financing: Innovative models of financing

Financing education and skills in India is still at a nascent stage. Former Vice Chairman of Rothschild in India and now CEO of UKIBC Richard Health chairs a session on innovative investment opportunities in India and elsewhere, what financing models the future holds for education, and the role of the Companies Act CSR provisions in financing education.

5:20 PM – 5:30 PM
Close, Networking and Drinks
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking and Coffee Break and Registrations for Evening Session
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Collaborations with India: Drinks Reception Hosted by Microsoft

In partnership with FICCI, the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Asian Business Association (ABA) and the National Asian Business Association (NABA), Microsoft are celebrating the increase in international trade opportunities, inward investment, joint ventures and connectivity within the UK.

The reception is an opportunity to celebrate this partnership’ instead.


For Indian delegates


Throughout the day as required
One to One Meeting Facilitation.

One-to-one facilitated business development meetings for sponsors and contributors. These will be specially arranged meetings arranged by request at least 7 days in advance. These meeting are designed to be focused, targeted, and help attendees drive business collaboration opportunities. For more information and details of which delegates have already confirmed, click here.

Visit to accelerator / incubator for education start-ups

Visit to University of Manchester to see education and entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus.