Asian Business Association

About the ABA

The ABA was established in 1995 - under the Chairmanship of the late Lord Gulam Noon MBE and Subhash Thakrar – in recognition of the huge contribution Asian businesses make to London’s economy.

The ABA is widely regarded as the most important forum for Asian business and is it’s voice of in London. The ABA’s success is a true reflection of the success of Asian entrepreneurs in the UK.

Since its inception, the ABA has been addressed in its programme of events by such influential figures as David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Danny Alexander, Lord Mervyn King, Lord Howard and Kenneth Clarke, as well as leading entrepreneurs including Lord Sugar and James Caan.

Aims of the ABA

  • provide a voice for the London Asian business community and represent their views to the media, local and central government
  • provide business networking events that enable companies to make new business connections and to enhance their business skills and competitiveness​
  • facilitate cross border trade and investment particularly with areas where the Asian community has historic links.

ABA Global Dinner 2018

Held at the prestigious Savoy Hotel, the black-tie dinner is a prime networking event for the Asian business community. This year’s edition, opened by our guest speakers Sir Vince Cable and Hardeep Singh Kohli, will focus on London as a global city and look at opportunities and challenges lying ahead. Up to 350 guests are expected to attend from Asian and non-Asian businesses across all sectors.

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Build strong relationships

ABA Committee members include business founders, CEOs, and managing directors – from a variety of sectors and organisations.

Joining the Committee can help give your business a genuine advantage, by forging strong ties with other members – and accessing their expertise.

Have your say

As an ABA member, you can share your views on the issues affecting your business. The Committee represents the interests and ideas of London’s Asian business community when engaging with the media, and with policymakers in local and central government.

Attend exclusive events

A range of events throughout the year, including:

Prestige receptions

Black-tie dinners

Hear from key business leaders and senior decision-makers such as:

Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez OBE

Rt Hon Boris Johnson

Rt Hon David Cameron

Dr Modi

Gurcharan Das

James Caan

Rt Hon Nick Clegg

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable

ABA Winter Reception

Over 130 business leaders attended our Asian Business Association Winter Reception at the iconic Bombay Brasserie in Kensington on 5 December 2017


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Our ABA Committee

Specialising in the needs of Asian businesses and helping to create the best economic conditions in which businesses can flourish, locally, nationally and globally.


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Get Connected

Phone or email

If you’re interested in joining the ABA, contact Rachael Bourke

Phone: +44 (0)20 7203 1715


Become a Member

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