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NEPIC Indian Market Visit 2017

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February 7 - February 15

Karnataka, Pune & Mumbai | India

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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NEPIC are once again heading to India in 2017 on what will be our 5th sector specific market visit and we’d like to invite you to join us. Supported by UKTI, the visit will take in important business centres in  Karnataka, Pune and Mumbai and is suitable to both first time visitors to India, as well as those companies who are experienced in exporting to India.

The visit, primarily focused on the process sector and supply chain, also has broad industrial and service sector appeal. We feel this trip presents a tremendous opportunity to gain an insight into this growing economy and be introduced to, and discuss with, a range of key decision makers across the Indian process industry.

The market visit dates will be February 7th – 15th 2017 and we would seek to specifically target and signpost your business requirements with both visits and introductory meetings. We will visit Bangalore in the state of Karnataka for the India Pharma Exhibition, then go to Pune to meet with Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre and other associated companies before travelling to Mumbai for the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) 10th Annual Outlook Conference on 13th and 14th February.

Indicative costs for the trip are ca £2,500 based on economy return flights Newcastle – Mumbai.


“From a Chemoxy perspective this was a really fruitful trip with two significant tangible projects identified, which if successful, will deliver in excess of £2m of revenue. ……The trip far exceeded my expectations and we achieved much more as part of this delegation than we would have done as lone travellers.” Ian Stark, Managing Director, Chemoxy International

“What a fantastic trip and conference organised by NEPIC. The arrangements have run very smoothly and the quality, seniority and number of attendees that NEPIC has attracted are of great credit to them. I have calculated that it would have taken me at least 4 years to meet the executives that I have met in one week on this trip. This NEPIC-UKTI supported activity reflects so well on the UK chemical industry. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to be part of this excellent trade mission.” Jonathan Atkinson, Partner, HGF Ltd


India’s positioning relative to the other developing economies has become increasingly attractive. Following the rapid slowdown in the Chinese economy with resulting financial turmoil, many commentators now expect India over the next 2 decades to replace China as the main driver for worldwide economic growth. India’s chemical sector is 50% larger than the UKs and is growing at 12% per year. India is a key partner for, and one of the UK’s most important markets in the world, bilateral trade is growing at 30-40% a year and investment is on a similarly strong upward trend. The UK has strong ties with India, and UK companies are well positioned to take advantage of this growing export and investment market. The visit will include at least 5 days in market including Mumbai, taking in the prestigious Annual India Chemical Outlook Conference, and a choice of one other major centre.


Joining a group with experienced leaders from NEPIC and supported by UKTI, who lead this market visit, with all their long established networks in India affords, companies with an ideal opportunity to de-risk their early interactions with what can be a very difficult location to do business on your own. In country support partners are critical to success and include the Indian Chemical Council (ICC, the Apex body for the chemical industry in India). In country partners supporting previous visits include TATA, Reliance Industries, Karnataka Pharmaceutical Cluster, Dahej PCPIR, Mangalore SEZ, Vapi Industries Association, local chambers of commerce and trade associations.


Organised by ICC, the conference is attended by over 250 decision making executives principally from India but also from the Americas, Europe, Mid-East and Asia Pacific. The conference is an ideal location for networking and one to one meetings. NEPIC as international partner to ICC are ideally placed to assist companies in targeting prospective business partners and assisting in arranging meetings. The conference includes an exhibition and networking receptions providing an ideal opportunity for companies to build a comprehensive network of contacts.


• Security of a group visit and coordinated travel & accommodation itinerary
• On-hand support from the experienced team including pre-visit support
• Bespoke in-depth research, identification of key contacts & a pre-organised itinerary of business appointments by a country-based UKTI Officer through Overseas Market Introduction Service – charges apply
• Access to a large network of contacts well known to the MV organisers
• Value for money with a total cost including travel, accommodation and living of <£2,500
• Opportunities for sponsorship, exhibiting and presenting
• Financial contribution towards costs may be available for eligible companies.

Please register interest or to request further details from or call 01642 442 560.

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