Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS) 2016
Tuesday, the 8 November 2016, Brussels

“Europe and India – Anchors of Economic Stability in Today’s chaotic Times”
Europe India Chamber of Commerce is organising its annual Flagship event the Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS) 2016 which will take place on Tuesday, the 8 November 2016 and the venue is BNP Paribas Fortis Auditorium Chancellery in Brussels [1, Rue de la Chancellerie (Kanselarijstraat 1),1000 Brussels]. The Summit is dedicated to fostering bilateral trade, investment and economic relations between European Union and India.

BusinessEurope and Eurochambres, European Business and Technology Centre [EBTC] join EICC as Co-Organiser / Joint Partner of the TIPS 2016. A total of specially invited 200 participants from India and European countries will attend. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, business, finance and the media are being invited.

The Summit is also being organized in association with the Embassy of India and in collaboration with Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Europe India Foundation for Excellence [EIFE].
Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) is offering logistic support and technical assitance. The Friends of Europe (FoE) as collaborator will organise the colloquium on BREXIT. Media India Group is the Media Partner. With rich and dynamic contributions from all these organisations TIPS 2016 will play an effective role in helping India further develop and reform its trade, investment and economic policies.
The objective of this fourth Trade and Investment Partnership Summit (TIPS)-a unique business and leadership platform event-is to create awareness on international business opportunities and feasibility of cross-border expansion for Indian and European business. The Summit will make comprehensive overview on the strategic fundamentals of India-EU bilateral relationship in content and context and will suggest ways to give it a strategic dimension through a full spectrum of presentations and debate

During last two years the Government of India has taken several economic policy reforms aimed at inviting foreign investment in India and as recently as in June the government announced sweeping liberalization of the FDI rules. With these changes, India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI. It is against this backdrop, during the summit, the Government of India will do a road-show about the current FDI regime in India and business opportunities for the European companies with focus on the following sectors: Defence, Pharmaceuticals, Smart Cities, Digital India, Food Processing and Civil Aviation.
TIPS 2016, will bring together business leaders, thought leaders, policy makers, regulators, representatives of the European Commission and trade and business bodies and government representatives from Europe and India with an objective to create an innovative way to strengthen the existing trade and economic partnership between European Union and India. It will provide business leaders and decision makers with the opportunity to discover and analyze how Indian companies and firms can serve as potential buyers of European businesses or viable partners in their economic growth; learn the lessons that CEOs and dealmakers have experienced when successfully completing cross-border transactions between India and Europe; gain inside knowledge about augmentation of business capabilities through cross-border acquisitions or direct in-country growth; and network with major influencers and decision makers in the European and Indian business communities.

A delegation from the Government of India will be led by a Cabinet Minister who will deliver the Key Note address. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and other trade bodies are being invited to send their business delegation to attend the Summit and address in the road-show. EICC will host a working lunch for the participants at the venue and also a Dinner Reception at the Indian Embassy.

Britain’s decision to exit from the EU has shaken the global market, trade and business and will have far reaching effect on Britain’s trade relations with Europe. Europe has a central place in the history of India’s engagement with the international community. Against the backdrop of an uncertain global economy, and impact of Brexit on the global trade, and how this will affect EU-India trade and economic relations, businesses need to remain ahead of the curve. In view of this extra ordinary development sweeping Europe, the EICC within the framework of the TIPS, will organize a Colloquium, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Indian business in the new scenario. EICC shall invite business leaders, strategists, political personalities and Think Tanks to share their perspective.

Working Paper for the Summit which details the policy issues the Conference will deliberate


Photos of TIPS 2016


Inaugural session of EICC TIPS 2016

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 1

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 2

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 3

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 4

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 5

EICC TIPS 2016 Session 6


Presentation by Mr Ravi Parthasarathy, Chairman Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd

Presentation by Indian Embassy, Belgium (Highlights of the visit of Hon’ble PM of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi to Brussels, March 30, 2016)