Fitch chairs India conference

The importance of India’s expanding economy to the UK design community will be outlined in a conference called Why India? Why Now? chaired by Fitch chief executive and chairman Rodney Fitch.

Talking about the reasons why India is an important market for British designers, Fitch explains, ‘The market is very lively, open and full of investment. It’s a market where English people will find a ready welcome.

‘Competition is growing daily, not least amongst local companies, and the market is heating up. The market is long term, but now is an ideal time to make a move because there is so much going on across many sectors.’

The conference will take place on 28 January 2008 at the Brunei Gallery Conference Centre in the School of Oriental and African Studies, London WC1. It will be led by Creative Connections, a service run by the University of the Arts London, which exists to promote UK creative businesses internationally, particularly in India and China. Key speakers include Radio 4 business journalist Peter Day and Alpesh Patel, a UK/India trade and investment broker.

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