Businesses invited to Sheffield’s Indian trading event

Trading ties between India and Sheffield are going to be discussed tomorrow, with business experts and ‘distinguished guests’ set to be in attendance.

The Access India Programme Business Breakfast meeting will take place at the Mercure St Paul’s hotel and is hoped to advance new trade relationships between the Sheffield City Region and India.

Small and medium sized enterprise (SME) businesses from across Sheffield are invited to network at the event at the hotel on 119 Norfolk Street.

Amb Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner from the High Commission for India in London, will be attendance with the UK-India Business Council also present.

Chris Scholey, chairman of the Sheffield City Region Trade and Advisory Board, said: ‘‘I would encourage representatives from the many and varied SMEs across our region to take advantage of this free event.

‘‘It is a great opportunity to meet with Sheffield City Region’s trade and investment experts, hear from businesses who are already trading with India, and find out more about what the Access India Programme has to offer.

He said it would be a privilege to welcome distinguished guests such as Mr Dinesh Patnaik to Sheffield.

“I hope Mr Patnaik and his colleagues enjoy seeing some of the world-leading assets we have here, such as the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, as well as exploring future opportunities for business relationships,” he added.

Businesses who wish to attend the meeting from 8am until 10am tomorrow, should sign up here.