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- On September 14th and 15th, the Canada-India Business Council in partnership with the British Columbia Ministry of International Trade hosted its innaugural BC-India Partnership Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. 

 

- The Summit focused on discussing Infrastructure needs and Clean Technology, supporting India’s Smart Cities mission. There is a perfect match between what India is looking for and what British Columbia has to offer. India is looking for Funding, Resources, Clean Technology, Knowledge, Innovation and experience and efficient delivery of health and education.

 

- Over 170 senior business leaders and government officials were in attendance.

Agenda

 

 

 

September 14th : Evening Reception

 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM       Welcome Reception for Summit Participants       

 

September 15th : Summit

 

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM        Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM        Event Kick Off:

 

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM      Panel 1 - Macro View of Infrastructure and Clean Technology Needs to                                                              Support India’s Smart Cities Initiative

 

Kick-Off: Clark Roberts, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade, and Ministry Responsible for                                                         Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism

 

Vidya Vankayala, Smart City Lead Director, Powertech Labs (Moderator) 

 

Panelists

Brian Parrot, Minister (Commercial), Canadian High Commission to India

Nilaya Varma, Partner – Infrastructure & Government, KPMG India

Joel Fernandes, Director – Clean Technology, Infrastructure and Smart Cities, Trade and Invest BC - India

                 


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Coffee Break

 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM      Panel 2 – Smart Technology and Innovation

 

Kick-Off: Hon. Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

 

Stewart Beck, CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation  (Moderator)

 

Panelists

Rick Cox, Chief Operations Officer, OCION Water Sciences

David Tait, CEO, BioCube

Mischa Steiner, CEO, Awesense

Dinesh Shivanna, Director, Kinetix Engineering

                 

 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM         Lunch

 

Lunch Keynote: 

 

K Nagaraj Naidu, Director & Head of Division (Investment, Technology Promotion & Energy Security), Ministry of External Affairs (TBC) & The Honorable Roy MacLaren, former Trade Minister, Government of Canada

 

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM         Panel 3 – Resources: Project Expertise, Funding and Material

 

Stephen Beatty, Regional Head of Global Infrastructure Business, Americas & India, KPMG (Moderator)

 

Panelists

Sue Roppel, Chief Operating Officer, IC-Impacts

S.B Nayar, Chairman & Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. (IIFCL)

Akshaya Moharana, Power Systems Studies Engineer, PowerTech

 

 

4:00PM                            Closing Ceremonies

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