- Oct. 26th & 27th- Great Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, India


- The Canada-India Business Council hosted its annual Business Forum in Mumbai with the aim of showcasing Canada's advantage in the areas of Energy, Technology and Urban Infrastructure- making it an ideal partner for India's growth story.


- Senior government and business leaders discussed areas in which Canada's stregnths could be utlilized in the development of Indian Smart Cities.


- Expert panels from companies and organizations actively involved in the Indian market also participated in the event.


Akhil Tyagi

Area Director (South Asia)

Ministry of Economic

Development & Trade

Rajiv Nandwani

Vice President- IT

TATA Communications


Harsh Dhingra

Chief Country Representative

Bombardier Transportation- India


Ryan Perera

Country Head- India



John Farrow


LEA Group


Sanjeev Mittal

Country Head- India



Manish Aggarwal

Head – Energy & Natural Resources

KPMG India


Jaydeep Adhikari

GM- Procurement &


Reliance Jio Infocomm

Éric Dagenais

Assistant Deputy Minister, SIIT

Industry Canada


Navneet Munot

Executive Director &

Chief Investment Officer

SBI Mutual Fund

Dev Santani

Vice President

Brookfield Asset Management


A. Balasubramaniam


Birla Sun Life

Asset Management

Event Report

5th Annual Canada-India Business Forum:

A Great Success

Mr. Mark Wiseman, President & CEO- CPPIB
Ms. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO - ICICI Bank
H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India
Mr. Rupinder Goel, Chief Information Officer - Tata Communications

The Canada-India Business Council successfully hosted the “5th Annual Canada-India BusinessForum” on October 26th/27th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Keynote Speakers


H.E. Nadir Patel, the High Commissioner of Canada to India spoke about the tremendous opportunity that exists for Canadian companies in India and why Canada is an ideal partner for India's growth.

Mr. Mark Wiseman, the President & CEO of the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board spoke about India's enormous investment potential and the company's major initiatives in India. 

Ms. Chanda Kochhar, the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank spoke about why India needs Canada's expertise in an number of sectors.

Mr. Rupinder Goel, the Global Chief Information Officer of Tata Communications spoke about the company's initiatives and where he believes Canadian companies fit into long-term vision.

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H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India

Mr. Mark Wiseman, President & CEO, CPPIB

Ms. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank

Mr. Rupinder Goel, Chief Information Officer, Tata Communications



Experts from both the public and the private sectors discussed opportunities and strategies in which Canadian expertise could be utilized to further India's growth . The panels covered sectors includingUrban Infrastructure, ICT, and Project Financing.

Panel: Urban Infrastructure

Panelists in the "Urban Infrastructure" discussed the capabilities of Canadian companies in the infrastructure sector.

Indian representatives on the panel discussed the areas and projects in which Canadian expertise can contribute significantly.

Panel: Digital India

Panelists in "Digital India"  discuss the opportunities that exist for Canadian companies to contribute to the growth of India's vastly growing ICT sector.

Panel: Financing Growth

With the many economically promising projects that India is currently undertaking, the question remains with Canadian companies: "How will all of this be financed?"

Panelists of "Financing for Growth" are senior leaders of large financing and asset management firms who discussed the financial models that must be used to finance these large projects in order create maximum returns and stability.


Reception  - Oct. 26th

Forum  - Oct. 27th


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