Canada-India Business Council

Canada-India Business Council

April 26, 2012 06:00 ET

India's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Opportunity for Canada

Infrastructure Today-India Opportunity 2012 with India's Secretary of Road Transport and Highways

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2012) - The Government of India plans to invest over US$1 trillion over the next five years to meet the country's huge infrastructure demands. Over 50 percent of these funds will come from the private sector.

How can Canada get involved in this play? What Canadian products and expertise will be in demand as a result? And how should Canadian businesses and investors position themselves today, in order to benefit in upcoming years?

Join the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) & Aspire International Group at the largest gathering of industry leaders, corporate executives, institutional investors, planners and senior government officials on Infrastructure from both Canada and India, at:

"Infrastructure Today - India Opportunity 2012" at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto on Friday May 11th, 8:00-5:30

The conference will host over 150 participants including some of Canada's largest pension investors and global infrastructure players, and more than 20 expert speakers, including:

  • AK Upadhyay, Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways, Government of India
  • Dave Saunders, CEO, LEA Group
  • Gautam Bhandari, Head, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure (MSI) Asia
  • Luis Miranda, Former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity
  • Nicholas Parker, Co-founder and Executive Chair, Cleantech Group
  • Shahzaad Dalal, VC & MD, IL&FS Investment Managers
  • Stephen Beatty, Head, Global Infrastructure (Americas), KPMG

Through a series of short presentations and expert panels, the group will analyze key issues and evolve strategies for Canadian investors and exporters. The sessions will cover urban infrastructure, transport & logistics, India's energy needs, the policy and regulatory environment and recent developments in Indian infrastructure finance.

"The current Indian infrastructure investment and business environment is more attractive than ever, with a proven track record of success stories. Canada fulfills two prime needs: finance and technology-enriched with experience" said Pratap Padode, MD of Aspire International Group.

"Whether it's engineering expertise, design and implementation, intelligent transport systems, green energy or a roster of leading institutional investors, Canada is well positioned to grow alongside India-if we start now and work collectively," added Rana Sarkar, President & CEO of the Canada-India Business Council.

For more details on the agenda, speakers, sponsorship opportunities, ticket prices and registration please visit the C-IBC website at:

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