Agenda

10:15 am -
10:45 am
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Welcome Address | Keynote Address


10:45 am -
11:30 pm
event-agenda

Unrealised Potential: The UK and India in Film

The UK and India are very different film markets. This panel explores how filmmakers can work across borders.

It will cover a wide-ranging set of issues, for example: what funding and incentives are available for filming; how to navigate film exhibition, age rating and licensing; challenges faced by bigger production companies versus independent filmmakers; and how to sensitively respond to informal self-imposed censorship in India.


11:30 am -
12:00 pm
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The Intersection of Law and Celebrity: Balancing Privacy and Public Interest

The biggest stars in India, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have little semblance of privacy in their day to day lives, particularly in the age of social media.

This session discusses the challenges of maintaining the privacy of celebrity clients while addressing the public's right to know. We explore the legal frameworks and ethical considerations involved, with a celebrity lawyer that has worked on several high-profile cases, including Indrani Mukherjea and a co-defendant of Aryan Khan in the infamous drugs case.


12:00 pm -
1:00 pm

Lunch and networking


1:00 pm -
1:30 pm
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Session tbc


1:30 pm -
2:15 pm
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Screen Representation Across Borders: The UK actor pathway to Hindi cinema and Indian actors working in the West

This panel explores what the acting opportunities are for UK actors across ethnicities, with Indian production companies. On the other hand, can Indian actors carve out an acting career in the UK? How realistic and feasible are the opportunities and what qualifications do actors need?


2:15 pm -
2:45 pm
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Session tbc


2:45 pm -
3:30 pm
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Technological Advancements and the Future of Film: OTT, VFX, VR and AI, in collaboration with Mugafi

The advent of OTT, the pandemic, US writers’ strikes, the generative AI have all dovetailed to create the perfect storm in the world of film. Cinema is changing.

This session explores how we can keep up with these shifts, how to secure an OTT deal and what there is new in VFX, VR and AI that filmmakers should be aware of.


3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
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Session tbc and Closing Remarks


Deepika Padukone Cannes 2019

About the event

Discussing the business of entertainment

The UK is a home-away-from-home for Indian film and entertainment opportunities. The Film Conclave is an annual conversation about Indian content, and the business of entertainment, in London.

The event will bring together film production companies, distributors, content creators, agencies and others in the entertainment supply chain to have a meaningful conversation about business opportunities across film and entertainment between the two countries.

The conference will be followed by an exclusive black-tie dinner for over 350 guests.

You should attend if you have an interest in growing your network across the UK and India and explore new business opportunities. We expect to have a wide range of sectors represented including: Animation and gaming studios, Audio and video equipment providers, Casting agents, City promotion agencies, Content providers, Film commissions and industry bodies, Film distributors and Exhibitors, Film production companies, Film schools, design schools from the UK, Financial institutions, Licensing and merchandising companies, Location scouts, Media buying agencies, Movie theatres, Post-production companies, Post-production services, Streaming providers, TV and radio broadcasters.

About the event

About India Week

This event is part of the wider India Week 2024, which is the place to engage in high level discussions on the New India.

India’s economic growth rate is the highest amongst major economies today, as China struggles with multiple economic challenges. At the same time, wars in Europe and the Middle East have strained global relationships, while the US is focused on its Presidential election.

As the Western world diversifies its supply chains and geopolitical dependencies towards India, the UK-India relationship stands to benefit.

The UK and India face a stellar future economic relationship, with the resolution of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement expected next year. EPG’s India Week is an annual get-together of change-makers, policy and business leaders for high-level discussions on pertinent topics.

More than 100 business leaders from India and other countries are expected across the Week, with opportunities for high-level networking, arranging B2B meetings and interacting with senior policy makers.

Taapsee Pannu at London Indian Film Festival

20+

speakers

200+

Attendees

50+

Exhibitors

Supermodel Elena Fernandes at India Week

About the event

Potential topics for discussion

Meet over 50 exhibitors, see an exclusive exhibition about filmmaker Vijay Anand and his actor brother Dev Anand titled, The Anand Brothers, A Journey Through Film curated by Aman Dhillon, ReelN Ltd:

  • Developing original content for streaming: New opportunities
  • Regional TV and film opportunities are taking their cultures, and India, global
  • Making it to Bollywood: The path for aspiring actors from the UK
  • Rights management and data in the digital era
  • Unearthing new screenwriting talent
  • Celebrating the rainbow: How viewers have become more accepting of LGBTQIA+ content
  • Tax incentives, regional funds and co-production opportunities
  • Digital stardom: How TikTok and other platforms are helping create stars for the next million viewers
  • How to go from social media influencer to landing a gig
  • Promoting South Asian talent from the UK to the world
  • Creating TV content for a diaspora audience
  • The move from linear programming to streaming: Impact on advertising and new avenues to monetisation
  • Regional arts hub offerings in the UK

“Really pleased to attend and speak at the Ideas for India conference. The UK and India are strong economic and diplomatic partners. The conference showed the close links between our two countries and important work we can do around security and trade.”

Ruth Cadbury MP

Shadow Minister (International Trade), Shadow Minister (Justice)

“Delighted to speak to friends during India Week and highlight how a free trade agreement can benefit both nations. A UK-India trade deal is a huge opportunity for both sides, and could boost our £38bn trading relationship and pull down barriers to trade.”

Nigel Huddleston MP

Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

“I have been to multiple domestic and international roadshows accompany our Minister KT Rama Rao, but our most recent trip are unprecedented. The respect and recognition Telangana enjoys makes our hard work all so rewarding”

Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Telangana government

Steering Committee

Premila Puri

Premila Puri

Film Producer,

Be Kind Productions

Cary Sawhney

Cary Sawhney

Founder,

London Indian Film Festival

Raj Baddhan

Raj Baddhan

CEO,

LycaRadio

Riffi Khan

Riffi Khan

TV Producer,

and Director

Lee Stone

Lee Stone

Partner,

Lee and Thompson

SPEAKERS

Pranab Kapadia

Pranab Kapadia

Director,

Moviegoers Entertainment Limited

Sheetal Vinod Talwar

Sheetal Vinod Talwar

Film Producer,

Bollywood and International

Sana Raees Khan

Sana Raees Khan

Lawyer,

and Television Celebrity

Vipul Agrawal

Vipul Agrawal

Founder,

Mugafi

Lesley-Anne Macfarlane

Lesley-Anne Macfarlane

Head of Production and Film,

Resource Productions

Naila Mughal

Naila Mughal

Casting Director,

and Film Production Manager

Kavino Nagulendren

Kavino Nagulendren

Producer and Director,

Mya Media Production

Thomas Drachkovitch

Thomas Drachkovitch

Founder and MD,

Dream Bay Entertainment

Fozia O’Dowd

Fozia O’Dowd

Producer,

Public Display of Affection Films

Sudipto Sarkar

Sudipto Sarkar

Film Director, Writer,

and Producer

Riffi Khan

Riffi Khan

TV Producer,

and Director

Lee Stone

Lee Stone

Partner,

Lee and Thompson

Cary Sawhney

Cary Sawhney

Founder,

London Indian Film Festival

Vaibhav Anand

Vaibhav Anand

Actor,

Chalti Rahe Zindagi

Deep Rajah

Deep Rajah

Head of Current Affairs,

Lyca Radio

Tickets

Multi-event ticket

£150

+20% VAT

Bridge India, UKIBC Members

  • Early Bird pricing
  • 5 July: Ideas for India conference, Fashion Show, Drinks Reception
  • 6 July: Film Conclave

Book Your Seat

Film Conclave only

£75

+20% VAT

Bridge India, UKIBC Members

  • Early Bird pricing
  • 6 July: Film Conclave

Book Your Seat

Multi-event ticket

£200

+20% VAT

General Public

  • Early Bird pricing
  • 5 July: Ideas for India conference, Fashion Show, Drinks Reception
  • 6 July: Film Conclave

Book Your Seat

Film Conclave only

£125

+20% VAT

General Public

  • Early Bird pricing
  • 6 July: Film Conclave

Book Your Seat

Event Agenda

This is an indicative agenda, liable to change. For queries, select ‘India Week 2024’ on our Contact Us page.

10:15 am -
10:45 am
event-agenda

Welcome Address | Keynote Address


10:45 am -
11:30 pm
event-agenda

Unrealised Potential: The UK and India in Film

The UK and India are very different film markets. This panel explores how filmmakers can work across borders.

It will cover a wide-ranging set of issues, for example: what funding and incentives are available for filming; how to navigate film exhibition, age rating and licensing; challenges faced by bigger production companies versus independent filmmakers; and how to sensitively respond to informal self-imposed censorship in India.


11:30 am -
12:00 pm
event-agenda

The Intersection of Law and Celebrity: Balancing Privacy and Public Interest

The biggest stars in India, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have little semblance of privacy in their day to day lives, particularly in the age of social media.

This session discusses the challenges of maintaining the privacy of celebrity clients while addressing the public's right to know. We explore the legal frameworks and ethical considerations involved, with a celebrity lawyer that has worked on several high-profile cases, including Indrani Mukherjea and a co-defendant of Aryan Khan in the infamous drugs case.


12:00 pm -
1:00 pm

Lunch and networking


1:00 pm -
1:30 pm
event-agenda

Session tbc


1:30 pm -
2:15 pm
event-agenda

Screen Representation Across Borders: The UK actor pathway to Hindi cinema and Indian actors working in the West

This panel explores what the acting opportunities are for UK actors across ethnicities, with Indian production companies. On the other hand, can Indian actors carve out an acting career in the UK? How realistic and feasible are the opportunities and what qualifications do actors need?


2:15 pm -
2:45 pm
event-agenda

Session tbc


2:45 pm -
3:30 pm
event-agenda

Technological Advancements and the Future of Film: OTT, VFX, VR and AI, in collaboration with Mugafi

The advent of OTT, the pandemic, US writers’ strikes, the generative AI have all dovetailed to create the perfect storm in the world of film. Cinema is changing.

This session explores how we can keep up with these shifts, how to secure an OTT deal and what there is new in VFX, VR and AI that filmmakers should be aware of.


3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
event-agenda

Session tbc and Closing Remarks

FAQs

Who is the Film Conclave aimed at?

You should attend if you have an interest in growing your network across the UK and India and explore new business opportunities.

We expect to have a wide range of sectors represented including: Animation and gaming studios, Audio and video equipment providers, Casting agents, City promotion agencies, Content providers, Film commissions and industry bodies, Film distributors and Exhibitors, Film production companies, Film schools, design schools from the UK, Financial institutions, Licensing and merchandising companies, Location scouts, Media buying agencies, Movie theatres, Post-production companies, Post-production services, Streaming providers, TV and radio broadcasters.

Are there Speaker opportunities available?

We have limited speaker opportunities available, so please get in touch with a short bio and we’ll reach out to you shortly. Please let us know your primary reason for wishing to get involved.

What is India Week?

India Week provides a global forum to share the story of India’s growth with the world. India Week is an annual series of events taking place across the UK, starting in 2023 and providing a gateway for businesses and change-makers to understand the economic, political and cultural nuances of working with India.

The ‘India Story’ abroad is often presented through a narrow lens, be it focusing only on business and the economy, society or policy landscape. Given its diversity, everything about India, and its polar opposite, is true in unison. India Week aims to help ‘India watchers’ better understand this, and make high-level business and policy connections.

India Week is a registered trade mark, and has expanded from being known as UK-India Week to incorporating not just the bilateral dialogue between these countries, but helping companies have a truly global perspective. Our guests include world leaders, governments, industry experts, innovators, founders, change-makers and investors.

But India Week, or UK-India Week as it was formerly known, is not just about business opportunities. Each year, we support a charity that is helping India’s most disadvantaged live better. In 2024, that Charity Partner is The Leprosy Mission, with India Week particularly supporting its incredible work in working with leprosy patients near Patna in Bihar.

Who is your Charity Partner this year?

Our chosen Charity Partner is The Leprosy Mission. Leprosy starts by damaging nerves close to the surface of the skin. The first signs are often discoloured patches on the body that have lost sensation. Because mycobacterium leprae multiplies slowly, symptoms of the disease can take a long time to develop – around five years on average but sometimes as long as 30 years.

It is a 21st century disease, devastating people’s lives right now. If treated early, it’s unlikely the disease will cause permanent disability. But if left untreated, it progresses and the nerve damage spreads. Lacking sensation in their hands and feet, people with leprosy can injure themselves. And these injuries can lead to ulcers, infection and permanent disability. Leprosy can cause muscle paralysis, resulting in clawed fingers and foot drop. This makes it difficult for people to walk or use their hands. The condition can also damage nerves in the face, causing the eyelid muscles to stop working. As the eyes are no longer protected by blinking, they are easily damaged, leading to sight loss and blindness. Some people experience reactions to the leprosy bacteria in their body, even when the bacteria are dead/have been treated and treatment is underway or completed. These reactions can cause pain, sickness, swelling of the skin and fever. They are hard to treat, making it necessary for people to stay in hospital for a long time.

A cure for leprosy has been available since 1982. Multidrug therapy is a combination of three drugs taken daily for six or 12 months, depending on the severity of the disease. But while treatment stops leprosy progressing, it can’t reverse disability.

This is why the specialist services we provide are vital. A clawed hand, dropped foot or damaged eyelids can be restored with surgery. Ulcers can heal with effective treatment. Custom-made protective footwear can reduce the chances of injury and stop ulcers developing. However, some disabilities caused by leprosy are too severe for surgery to have much effect.

How do I apply for a Press Pass?

Please get in touch with your details and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

I am from India and I wish to attend this event. How can I sign up and be a part of the delegation?

We have special Hosted Delegate packages for Indian Delegates, which includes accommodation, travel, meals as well as sight-seeing. Please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you to schedule a call and understand your requirements.

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we have preferential room rates for confirmed delegates at the event venue. These are available only to ticket-holders.

Do you provide visa invitation letters?

Yes, we do for confirmed delegates, once payment is received. Please get in touch with your assigned contact and they can help you further.

My visa didn't come in time. Can I get a refund?

We advise delegates to allow plenty of time for the visa process so as to receive it in time. In case you do not receive your visa in time, we can process a refund, in line with our Terms and Conditions and minus an Admin Fee.

Do you have exhibition opportunities?

Yes, we’ll have over 50 exhibition spots. If you want to apply to be an Exhibitor, please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you shortly. Please let us know your budget and your primary reason for exhibiting (e.g. lead generation, business development, market awareness, branding etc).

What sponsor opportunities do you have?

We have several branding opportunities available throughout the India Week, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings for you. If you want to apply to be a Sponsor, please get in touch and we’ll reach out to you shortly. Please let us know your budget and your primary reason for wishing to get involved (e.g. lead generation, business development, market awareness, branding etc).