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Canada-India Partnership Summit 2016: A Great Success

More than 200 Senior Government and Business Leaders in Attendance 

 

Hon. Chrystia Freeland | Hon. Michael Chan | Deepak Chopra, CEO - Canada Post

Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India | Don Stewart, Former CEO - Sun Life Financial

 

The Canada-India Business Council successfully hosted the 2nd Annual "Canada-India Partnership Summit on June 3rd, 2016 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

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Keynote Speakers


Hon. Chrysita Freeland, the Federal Minister of International Trade spoke about the newly elected Government's commitment to significantly increase economic ties between Canada and India as one their top priorities moving forward.

Hon. Michael Chan, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade of Ontario, Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India in Toronto, Don Stewart, Former CEO of Sun Life Financial, and Deepak Chopra, the President and CEO of Canada Post also spoke about the tremendous potential between Canada and India.

 

 

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Panels


Experts from all levels of government and industry discussed the sectors which represent both "Emerging" and "Leadership" opportunities for trade, investment and co-development between Canada and India, as well as the role that government plats in helping Canadians capatalize on these opportunities. The panels discussed areas such as Smart Cities, Infrastructure, Green-Tech, Agriculture, Education and Resources.

Panel: Emerging Opportunities

 

Panelists discussed the areas of Smart Cities, Infrastructure and Green-tech. These sectors represent significant opportunities for Canadian investment and trade as India continues to experience rapid growth.

The knowledge base and capabilities of Canadian companies create an advantageous position to partner in the growth story of India
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Panel: Leadership Opportunities

 

Panelists discussed the areas of Agriculture, Education and Resources. These sectors represent opportunities for Canada o leverage their stregnths and become a top 3 partner with India in each sector in the immediate future.

Panelists identified the barriers and challenges that must be addressed in order to facilitate higher trade/investment volume in these areas.

Panel: Strategic Support

 

Panelists representing the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of government, as well as Export Development Canada, discussed the tools and programs offered by the Public Sector for companies looking for support as they enter the Indian market.