Rajesh Agrawal, London’s self-professed traveling salesman, is a former tech entrepreneur and businessman who built his success through meetings.
Not one of those ‘show and go’ politicians, Agrawal is a ‘roll your sleeves up’ type, illustrated by his attendance on the London & Partners booth at IMEX in Frankfurt throughout the duration of the show – and the only politician to do so.
His appreciation of the role that business events play in the development of trade and civil society is rooted in experience and reflected, also, in his unwavering support when bidding for capacity-building events to be hosted in the UK capital. Seen regularly at London Tech Week, recently at the International Liver Congress, and no doubt at the forthcoming ESC, he’s walking the walk.
As London weaves its industrial and healthcare tapestries – notably in the Life Sciences and Tech sectors- the convention bureau is benefitting from the rags to riches experiences of an impoverished immigrant from India.
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