Europe India Beauty Summit Concluded in London
Europe India Beauty Summit, held at the Croydon Town Hall and the UK Parliament on October 17, 2019, brought together beauty industry leaders and other stakeholders from the UK, India and the EU to address concerns and showcase opportunities in the beauty sector.
Organised by Europe India Centre for Business and Industry (EICBI) & Face Palette, a Kerala-based internationally-accredited make-up academy and on-demand make-up artist booking app, this was the 24th summit of the business meet series in the EU, which have been held during the course of this decade. Previously, EICBI and its associated bodies have successfully conducted 21 major summits in the British Parliament and two in the European Parliament, as a part of its efforts to provide a common platform for emerging beauty brands from India and the EU to come together, alongside disruptive beauty start-ups, to shape the future of beauty sector in the EU-India corridor.
The session at Croydon Town Hall was focused on helping companies understand the intricacies of setting up and running a business in the UK and India, whereas the session at the UK parliament explored various opportunities and challenges for beauty industry leaders from the UK, India and the EU. With all the discussions in the UK and the EU around Brexit and its implications on India, an interesting panel discussion with representations from the British Parliament, the European Parliament and the Indian Embassy in London, was also organised during the UK Parliament session of the summit. Hon. Bob Blackman – MP, Harrow East; Niccolò Rinaldi – Head of Unit for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, European Parliament, and Rohit Vadhwana – First secretary (Economic), High Commission of India were present on the panel.
The summit also saw the launch of #EuIndiaBeauty50 – an initiative of EICBI to discover the top 50 Emerging Beauty Industry Leaders in India & the EU and acknowledge their contributions to the beauty sector. The women and men who made it to the EuIndiaBeauty50 list represented 16 different nationalities – Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.