BBG National Convention update

Registrations for CONNECT ’14, BBG’s national convention will be opening shortly. Prior to that Team BBG Delhi thought they should give us notice of what the CONNECT ’14 will offer delegates.

If you have had a chance to look at the website ( you will know that the outline programme is coming together. The team is still working on the details with our various partners but it is clear already that there will be excellent participation from India and the UK.

The various partnerships mean that CONNECT ’14 delegates will enjoy the following:

8/9 October
Complimentary participation in the CII’s Global SME Convention at the Habitat Centre – this will offer B2B meeting opportunities with companies large and small form India and other partner countries – see
We will arrange free transportation between the Taj Palace Hotel and the Summit venue, the India Habitat Centre

10 October
Two events we are running in partnership with:
– the Indian Angel Network – a round-table on how to access angel investment money for your businesses
– FICCI – a broader meeting (followed by lunch) on investment between the UK and India
We will arrange free transportation between the Taj Palace Hotel and the meeting venue
The Convention proper will open that evening in the beautiful gardens at the home of the British High Commissioner, Sir James Bevan, who will host a reception and dinner, for which BP are the Platinum Partners, featuring Indo-British success stories (and drinks provided by Diageo!)
We will arrange transportation between the Taj Palace Hotel and 2 Rajaji Marg

11 October
The Convention itself, starting with Sector Summits and offering a wide range of programmes through the day, both in plenary and in our different Zones, including more opportunities for B2B meetings (which you will be able to arrange ahead of time through the CONNECT ’14 website). We will also be offering catalogue exhibition space just for BBG members at the Convention, and a special BBG Zone for each BBG to be at home.
The day will conclude with an evening reception organised in partnership with the British Council, and then a bigger, more informal party in the Convention Village.

12 October
We are working on a range of leisure opportunities for delegates ranging from golf, to test drives and tourism, and even a brunch organised specifically for BBG members from across India.

Delegates will enjoy special rates at the Taj Palace Hotel for the nights of 10 and 11 October, and special discounts on Virgin Atlantic and Indigo, our Convention Partner Airlines. Upon completing Delegate Registration formalities on the CONNECT ’14 website, the details of how to book through these partners will be sent across to you. We will be letting you know when registration is open.

The delegate fee for all BBG members for the Convention will be INR 9,500 per person which includes access to all Convention events. There will be a different rate for non-BBG delegates coming from the UK.

More details at