Canada-India Business Council

Canada-India Business Council

November 10, 2011 06:00 ET

The First Annual Canada-India Business Forum

Canadian Investment Capital Join Indian Industry to Advance Shared Agenda

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) - The Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) is hosting the First Annual Canada-India Business Forum from November 11-12th, 2011 in Mumbai.

Trade between India and Canada continues to grow rapidly. In November 2009, the Prime Ministers of Canada and India set a combined annual trade target of CDN $15 billion to be reached by 2015.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing negotiations for the India-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), and with sectors such as infrastructure, services and natural resources ready for greater Canadian investment, this invitation-only Forum represents the apex of the Canada/India bi-lateral business discussion.

The forum is bringing together the highest levels of government, policy, industry and finance in order to determine the investment structures and policy adjustments needed to tangibly move forward on this agenda, particularly on how Canadian investors and companies can play a larger role in India's trillion dollar infrastructure projects.

Panellists and attendees include:

  • David Denison, President & CEO of the Canada Pension Fund (a $153.2 Billion fund);
  • The Hon. Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia;
  • The Hon. Stockwell Day (former Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway);
  • Stephen Poloz, President & CEO Export Development Canada;
  • Yuen Pau Woo, President & CEO Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

"Canada needs to engage more effectively and rapidly in India's rapid growth market. Over the next decade, India will be investing trillions of dollars in both hard and soft infrastructure. Canadian investors and firms are well-placed to play a major role in this process, but first several key issues need to be resolved. Addressing and finding ways to overcoming those hurdles is the goal of the Canada-India Business Forum." Rana Sarkar, President and CEO of The Canada-India Business Council.

The forum also provides participants with an unrivalled platform to help shape the Canada-India agenda. The event will include the following sessions:

  • How to Operate In India: A Roadmap
  • A View From Canada
  • Breakout Session: Infrastructure
  • Breakout Session: Services
  • Breakout Session: Natural Resources

Each of these sessions will result in a go-forward action plan for both business and government.

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To arrange an interview with a member of Canada–India Business Council or for further information on any of the specific sessions listed please contact:

Emily Hamilton
Communications & Research Coordinator
The Canada–India Business Council
T: 416.388.0157

The Canada–India Business Council:

The Canada–India Business Council (C-IBC) was founded in 1982 and for almost 30 years, C-IBC has been the leading, bi-national member driven association dedicated to the sustained growth of trade, investment and services between Canada and India.

C-IBC works to assist Canadian corporations by offering knowledge, experience and insight on bilateral trade and investment opportunities. With over 100 members, the C-IBC represents the leading companies in the Canada-India business corridor.

C-IBC is headquartered in Toronto with operations in Delhi, Vancouver and Montreal.

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