NEW DELHI: The European Business Group (EBG) and the British Business Group (BBG) recently organized a panel discussion ‘Dateline Delhi’ in the capital. In this year’s edition, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, M P for Thiruvananthapuram, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Mr. Swapan Dasgupta, Senior Indian journalist and M P (Rajya Sabha), Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, Chief of Bureau at Mint, Mr. Douglas Busvine, New Delhi Bureau Chief at Thomson Reuters, Mr. Pranjal Sharma – Commentator, analyst, advisor on economy, globalisation and media participated in the discussion on current affairs. G4S India supported the initiative that witnessed participation from subject experts and eminent media personalities.
Raman Sidhu, Chairman, European Business Group Federation (EBG), India welcomed the chief guest and other panelists and said it is yet another successful edition of ‘Dateline Delhi’ which has evolved into a prestigious platform to share important and relevant opinions.
‘Dateline Delhi’ has been a well-received annual EBG-BBG event from the very first time it was held in the year 2000. Over the years the evening has evolved into a platform for respected voices to share their opinions with representatives of Indian and European businesses, as well as policy makers, on subjects ranging from governance, policy and the economy.
Commenting on the proceedings of the evening, Mr Andrew Soper, Minister Counsellor (Political and Press), The British High Commission said, “We have had a lively discussion with such an eminent panel this evening. Such discourse is engaging for the audience and meaningful for businesses and policy makers who seek to encourage Indo-European trade ties.”
Commenting on the proceedings of the evening, Rupan Sidhu, Director-Corporate Affairs, G4S Indiasaid, “As a premier British and European business entity operating in the domestic market for more than 25 years, it has been our constant endeavour to promote a better dialogue between European businesses and Indian government. Discussions like ‘Dateline Delhi‘ are ideal platforms to create a discourse on relevant policy and economic issues.”
Some of the issues discussed by the panel included the recent GST bill, Brexit and the impacts of Brexit. The panel discussion was followed by a question answer session with the audience.
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