MAYOR UNVEILS OFFICES IN DELHI & MUMBAI
(22 November 2007)
Livingstone, the Mayor of London officially announced the opening
of The London India Office in Delhi (19 November) to
promote business, culture and tourism between the two cities. He
then went on to open another office in Mumbai (22 November 2007)
appointing Divya Dwivedi, who will be the Mayors representative
in Delhi and Rohit Manchanda as the representative in Mumbai. The
Indian offices will promote London as a place to visit, study and
invest and provide Indians with the opportunity to experience what
London has to offer.
Mayor Ken Livingstone said: India is an economic superpower,
with a growth rate of over 9% a year. Its tourism industry is also
growing rapidly in 2006, 230,000 Indians came to London,
spending £152 million overtaking Japan and making them the
biggest spenders from the Asian market. Indian students are also
flocking to London to study, with numbers doubling from 2,190 in
2001 to 4,320 in 2005. Londons largest minority ethnic community
is Indians and 10,000 Indian-owned businesses have based themselves
in the UK capital.
want more people from India to make London their first choice for
visiting, studying or locating a business."
Mayor opened the new offices as part of his official week-long visit
to India entitled London-India: Partners in Globalisation,
to promote London as a destination for business, tourism, studying
and creative industries and to strengthen relationships between
London and India.
offices have been planned and created in partnership with the London
Development Agency, which promotes business in London for the Mayor,
Think London, which promotes foreign direct investment into London,
and Visit London, which promotes tourism in the UK capital city.
All partners will work together to provide a coordinated service
from the office in order to deliver clear and shared messages on