As India doubles down on its commitment to achieving self-reliance in the defence & aerospace sectors, there is an increased sense of immediacy for stakeholders to develop a roadmap for strong and lasting partnerships. The UK’s technical leadership within the defence, marine and aerospace sector and the willingness of the country’s private sector to support India’s commitment presents an untapped opportunity for both countries. The India-UK defence Boardroom is a platform for senior leaders from the defence & aerospace industry in the UK and India to engage and work on outcome-driven strategies for the sector and their businesses.
In recent decades, the need for gender diversity at work has become imperative. Companies that boast a higher representation of women on their boards, notably outperform the organisations that don't. Furthermore, studies have also outlined that companies with greater gender diversity, not just within their workforce but directly among senior leaders, are significantly more profitable than those without. This Boardroom, recognising these truths, seeks to address the ongoing challenges preventing women reaching the same levels of seniority as their male peers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in healthcare systems around the world. Whilst some have emerged better than others, the pandemic has brought to the fore the urgent need to speed up the delivery of remote and digital healthcare solutions as the only viable way of catering to the needs of the world’s growing population. With just over 1.5 doctors for every 1000 people on earth (with most skewed towards developed countries) and rapidly advancing AI technologies, current systems are in need of an urgent overhaul. This Boardroom will bring together leading private sector and government figures to address the challenges of creating healthcare systems and collaborative opportunities fit for the future.