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UK-India Week 2018: 'Don’t expect Modi to end corruption overnight,' says Suhel Seth

By Chennabasaveshwar

The 5th Annual UK-India Leadership Conclave has commenced at De Vere Latimer Estate Latimer, Buckinghamshire. The conclave has been hailed as a landmark event for growing and developing the UK and India's strategic relationship.

Suhel Seth

The two-day Leadership Conclave will focus on the growing need for innovation and adaptation in bilateral relations, staging a wide variety of dynamic discussions and symposia, from unmissable VIP keynote addresses to invaluable informal networking opportunities.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the UK-India business and political corridor, India Inc. Founder & Chief Executive, Manoj Ladwa will set the scene for this year's Leadership Conclave. His Excellency YK Sinha, India's High Commissioner to the UK will deliver the Opening Address.

Throughout the day, business leaders and politicians will discuss crucial issues affecting the global business and political atmosphere.

Following the opening address, a Special Address by Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats and one of the most respected anti-Brexit voices in the UK, will offer his insights into the opportunity for greater collaboration between the UK and India.

Lord Marland, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council and Indian origin businessman and philanthropist Suhel Seth will debate: How can government and businesses work in tandem to clamp down on global corruption? Are mature democracies like the UK doing enough or simply preaching to others?

Also, Economist and vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar will engage in a candid conversation with delegates on four years of the PM Narendra Modi government, the current trajectory of the Indian economy, and how the Indian government's policies and approach to governance are transforming India.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates:

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11:27 PM, 20 Jun
Suhel Seth: Empowerment the digital process is crucial to fight corruption. Its only we the who can fight corruption.
11:26 PM, 20 Jun
Suhel Seth: Countries over time will find it exhausting to harbor fugitives. All countries need to clean up their act. The tragedy with India's justice system is that it plays out arduously; the swiftness is missing. But Prime Minister of India is trying to address that.
10:43 PM, 20 Jun
Suhel Seth: We in India today are in a very good place in terms of rule of law. Don’t expect Modi to be able to undo something that has been endemic in our system overnight.
10:42 PM, 20 Jun
Suhel Seth, says,"Democracy is not some pillar that you lean on, it’s the citizen who is responsible for engendering or removing corruption."
10:34 PM, 20 Jun
Lord Jonathan Marland, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Chairman and former UK Trade Envoy will lead a discussion with media and marketing Guru, Suhel Seth, on how governments can work more closely with business, and each other, to clamp down on global corruption. Are mature democracies like the UK doing enough or simply preaching to others? What really has the Modi government done to tackle corruption. Are there any lessons for other developing nations?
10:34 PM, 20 Jun
Next Session: The Big Debate: Values, Democracies and the Corrupt
10:19 PM, 20 Jun
"Cooperating on climate change is also about movement of people, students and professionals," says Barry Gardiner
10:14 PM, 20 Jun
Barry Gardiner: "India and UK can cooperate on climate change if they leverage renewable energy and scale up capital investment. 500 million is a good start but we are talking of 83 billion US dollars. We need to make new carbon the norm."
10:12 PM, 20 Jun
‘India is one of a handful of countries that has adopted energy policies that are compatible with energy targets’ says Barry Gardiner,MP for Brent North.
10:02 PM, 20 Jun
Robert Todd, says, "We can’t become renewable overnight, it’s about working through this transition."
9:51 PM, 20 Jun
Rahul Munjal, says,"We need to first decarbonize and then bring in the electric vehicles. Matter of time before we see electric buses on Indian roads."
9:48 PM, 20 Jun
‘India is building a grid called Green corridor’ says Rahul Munjal on renewables and combating climate change
9:45 PM, 20 Jun
Robert Todd of HSBC asks, "How do we power all our smartphones? These are the times of disruption we are seeing. What does the future of Energy look like?"
9:44 PM, 20 Jun
Prof Nawal Prinja, says ‘The birth of Indian nuclear m energy took place in the UK, in Manchester to be precise. So we have strong history’
9:44 PM, 20 Jun
The experts will discuss on what are the challenges in India’s energy revolution? How can the UK and India combat climate change together?
9:03 PM, 20 Jun
The Future of Energy & Climate Change Cooperation: Hon Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & Climate Change, will lead a critical discussion on the role that the UK and India can play together in addressing climate change. The high-powered panel will share their vast experience in addressing questions such as can India’s energy revolution be realistically financed? Are we doing enough to jointly develop more efficient and affordable technologies? How can UK-India partnerships work effectively in other markets?
9:00 PM, 20 Jun
About Artificial Intelligence: Umang Bedi says, "AI can solve all problems but it can’t substitute for creative arts; the government needs to see how an Indian platform can be created to ensure the money remains in the country."
8:47 PM, 20 Jun
Uman Bedi on the future of Indian Media and creativity
8:27 PM, 20 Jun
‘By 2020, consumers will explode in India — if you speak to them in their language, it will go to their heart’ says Umang Bedi, President, Dailyhunt.
8:26 PM, 20 Jun
Technological disruption in India: Umang Bedi says, "200 million people consume content in regional languages. The disruption in technology also gives the opportunity to create content.
8:23 PM, 20 Jun
Oberoi delves into the nitty-gritties of the business of cinema with Umang Bedi Mira Misra Kaushik.
8:22 PM, 20 Jun
Vivek Oberoi recounts his Bollywood struggles to analyse how things are changing in the industry in his keynote.
8:10 PM, 20 Jun
The Future of Creativity and the Media: Dailyhunt President Umang Bedi is one of the panellists.
8:08 PM, 20 Jun
Award-winning Indian actor, businessman and philanthropist Vivek Oberoi will steer a discussion on the untapped potential of the UK & India’s soft-power and how by combining talent, ideas, and technologies the partnership can make a significant and positive impact in the world. The experienced panel will share insights into the changing face of India’s creative industries and how Indian media is going global.
7:52 PM, 20 Jun
The first step we are taking is to release a study pointing out in stark terms the water crisis the country is facing. It’s a bold step," says Rajiv Kumar, on fears of India’s water crisis in India.
7:52 PM, 20 Jun
Energy challenge being tackled at 2 levels by NITI Aayog: Overall availability of energy and access of energy to the ordinary person. That’s the two levels of availability and access.
7:49 PM, 20 Jun
Rajiv Kumar: The data we generate is the staple of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and we need to see how we can collaborate with countries like UK on the issue AI might be the most effective way to make India a truly homogenous society
7:43 PM, 20 Jun
Potential for artificial intelligence: The first thing to do is to mitigate the fear in India of a trade-off between tech advances and job creation. There is no such trade-off.
7:42 PM, 20 Jun
About pollution in Delhi: NITI Aayog VC assures that one of the top priorities is to address environmental problems. Rajiv Kumar says, " Two task forces have been set up to address the issue on top priority." "Trying to create awareness in local bodies. We have started the process. In this winter you will see improvement in air quality in Delhi," he adds.
7:32 PM, 20 Jun
On the role of NITI Aayog, Dr.Rajiv Kumar, says "We moved out five-year plan strategy of the erstwhile Planning Commission. NITI Aayog not only collects idea but also trying to ensure those ideas are implemented. For example, Agro-processing side. We known farmers need to be connected to the market. So, we drafted the Agri-livestock market act.

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