Welcome to the second edition of NWABA Enews, over the last few weeks my colleagues and I have been busy meeting with members, influencers, suppliers, corporate partners.  Our plan is to put together a very powerful agenda of activity over the next few months.   We will be planning business networking events that enable companies to make new business connections and to enhance their business skills and competitiveness, a date for your diary is Thursday 4th October 2017 where we will be holding our first NWABA Awards and Gala dinner, there will be more details in the next edition of NWABA Enews and on our web, site

UK Northern Powerhouse Conference 

I am pleased to say that NWABA will be teaming up with the Yorkshire Asian Business Association and AB Connexions as partners in the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference taking place on 21st and 22nd February 2017 at Manchester Central.  Martin Venning Northern Powerhouse Conference Director has offered a 25% discount to NWABA members, further details are on the NWABA web site.  This conference is the pre-eminent high level event for the Northern Powerhouse concept, with the objective of bringing together key partners in the public and private sectors to consider how to grow the economy of the North of England, with an expected over 3000 delegates  due to attend, Martin has planned a  “Trade with India” stand in the  Commercial Exhibition and the conference will feature several top level speakers from India, working in partnership the plan is to demonstrate the potential to boost trade in key market sectors and to capitalise on the long standing (and under- utilised) relationships with India.

Become a Member

I am delighted to welcome Manchester Airport into corporate membership, we will be working very closely with Emma Curnow Aviation Marketing Manager Manchester Airport details of our joint event will be in the next edition of NWABA Enews and will also include a profile of Manchester airport and joint promotions.

There are many benefits of joining NWABA from brand building to international opportunities, reaching new audiences and networking business-to-business. To find out more about NWABA or to become a member please contact enquiries@nwaba.co.uk or visit our web site

For any observations, comments or further information please do not hesitate to contact me

Kind Regards,

Ridwan Asmal

Chairman, North West Asian Business Association


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