May 2016 Newsletter | I for India

It’s a pleasure to interact with you all again here. Summer seems well and truly here with the sizzling weekend which many of us enjoyed together at the sporty and health event on Saturday. Was great to see all of the men, women and children taking to various sports activities and of course the social catch ups that followed later in the afternoon in the post lunch session.

We also had an extremely well attended and successful professional networking event earlier in the week in Canary Wharf discussing career, investments, finances and much more on a bright Wednesday evening at the canary Wharf roof terrace venue with spectacular city views !

This newsletter is a quick round up on both the events for those who attended as well as for those who couldn’t make it. We hope that the updates especially on the professional networking event may still benefit those who could not attend and may still be able to benefit from some of this information and exclusive offers that we discussed on the evening.

G for Get Connected !

Based on the success and appreciation for our Career Connexions evening last year and by popular demand, we hosted a broader event this time focused on the entire professional lifecycle. The event was structured with a brief networking session to begin with as people arrived and settled down, followed by an hour of brief talks by the various partners sharing information on the various topics, and followed by another couple of hours back on the networking floor for people to follow up in more detail on their specific areas of interest.

Despite being a working day and many attendees based outside the Canary Wharf area, we had a prompt arrival starting from 5:30 pm of the over 150 attendees at 40, Bank Street to collect their registration and access cards to make their way to the roof terrace on the 32nd floor of the building which was the event venue. Here they were received by the I for India team and spent until 6:30 pm over welcome drinks and nibbles, catching up with the other attendees and event partners.

The formal session began around 6:30 at the meeting room, with Sathish Duraisamy welcoming the attendees and providing a quick overview of I for India and its journey over the last year. The rest of the evening’s proceedings were handed over to Sriv Venkatesh who then opened the proceedings for the day calling upon the various partners and topics for the evening as per below:

  1. Huxley : (Ms. Nikki Richards) Career and Recruitment
  2. DNS Associates : (Mr.Sumit Agarwal) Accounting & tax planning
  3. Lifeline Protect: (Mr.Shaji Jose) Insurance services Life, Health, Accidental cover, etc
  4. IN2 Planning : (Mr.Raul Renjel and Mr.Peter Field) Advise on pensions and mortgages
  5. Ozone Group (MR. Raghavan, Mr. Niranjan Tadanki): Property Development projects across locations in India
  6. HDFC UK office (Ms. Malini Basu, Mr. Prajit Nair) : Home loan services for NRIs for Indian property purchases
  7. Capumen International (Mr. Vaseem Ahmed): Career and Recruitment

The above sessions closed at 7:30 pm with Ramki Krishnamoorthy thanking the attendees and partners for making the event a successful one. Following this, the entire group made their way back and reconvened at the networking lounge to pick up in more detail on respective topics. Overall the quality of discussions, information and the overall event structure and format was very well received, as was evident with people locked in discussions in smaller groups well past 9:30 pm when the event was brought to a close, with most attendees still around and happy with what in their view was a productive and informative evening.

The event also had partners offering some exclusive benefits and offers, some of which are time limited. For the benefit of both attendees and others, we enclosed herewith the contents of the presentations which were discussed on the evening for those of you who wish to review them in more detail and make an informed decision for yourselves and follow up directly with the partner on the respective product or service offering.

Presentations:

DNS Associates

Huxley Recruitment

IN2 Planning

Ozone Group

Also enclosed is a link to the pictures from the event, which may give a virtual event experience for those who unfortunately could not make it on the evening.

G for Get Connected

We once again wish to thank all our event partners for the evening for all their content, effort and support without which an event of this format and structure would not have been possible !

H for Hale, Healthy & Happy!

When the time is right, even the British weather has no option but to play ball ! 25 degrees, ample sunshine, fun games and tonnes of laughter don't even begin to describe the day - I for India's H for Hale, Healthy and Happy Event at Harlington Sports Centre, London on Saturday, 7-May-2016. This was the next in the series of events hosted by I for India, right after the success, just days ago, at Canary Wharf.

Registrations for the HHH Event began at 9.30 am and while everyone steadily streamed in, the early birds got busy warming up. The entire venue at the Harlington Sports Centre was hired by I for India for exclusive use and were available to everyone. On offer were games like Tennikoit, Badminton, Table Tennis and the crowd puller of them all… Cricket ! An exclusive Yoga session was conducted at the Studio where Yoga Instructor Sam Anand, founder of Asteya Yoga coached the attendees, aiding them in their pursuit of holistic health and Natarajan Sundar explained the theory behind Yogasutra which starts with physical fitness and builds upto happiness through appropriate lifestyle.

Most of the participants were sporting the I for India T Shirts and it looked like a sea of whites. Packed lunch and thirst-quenchers were handed out during noon. It was a day of relaxation after all the hardwork and fun. Prizes and medals were distributed in the end to all the winners, runners up and every participating kids.

We thank our sponsors - Ozone Group, Lifeline Protect and Lebara. The sponsors too got into action and participated in various sports.

We would like to also thank all the attendees for their cooperation and participation.

H for Hale, Healthy & Happy

Closing

We hope you appreciated both May events as part of our efforts to bring different perspectives and important purposes to our get-together at events. On behalf of the entire team, partners and volunteers at “I for India”, we thank you for all your support, trust and patronage.

As always, we would love to hear your input, suggestions or ideas including future events and activities. Please email us your thoughts at team@iforindia.uk. Please also send this to your friends who you think might benefit from being part of the “I for India” Community or ask them to keep updated by liking our Facebook page.

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