The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and its partner the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) organized the launch of the ICBC Infra committee and a workshop on “Transforming Indian Cities – Building the Future” on the 10th November 2014, in New Delhi. The main objectives of the committee are to promote increased Trade and Commerce in the infrastructure space and establish Canada as a power house of infra related best practices including governance and create opportunities for the sharing of best practices and policy recommendations related to Infrastructure. The role of this committee predominantly is to develop business, policy, governance and sustainability and exchange knowledge.
Information Communication Technology, the sub sector group of ICBC was launched in January 2014 by dignitaries Ms. Susan Bincoletto, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Canada & Mr. Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITBT S&T, Government of Karnataka to promote bilateral trade, partnering opportunities, address market issues, share ideas on innovation and best practices. IT behemoths like WIPRO, INFOSYS, HCL & CGI are on board of ICBC’s ICT committee. The agenda is to have sessions with financial institutions & Government agencies to create an awareness of issues & challenges in the related sector.
In 2015, the EAST committee organized three events in partnership with Canadian High Commission with the goal to become the most important catalyst in promoting educational collaboration between the two countries. At ICBC, the EAST Committee facilitates the initiatives of Canadian Colleges in India’s skilling space. Many of ICBC’s corporate members have established partnerships with Canada to address their internal skilling requirements and see this as a wonderful business opportunity.
After much research and consultation with several key players and members both in Canada and India, the Media & Entertainment Committee of the ICBC (Indo Canadian Business Chamber) set up a specific advisory committee to advise, facilitate and promote the recently signed Audio Visual Co-Production Agreement (the “Treaty”). This Committee consults with and obtains the requisite resource persons from both within the film industry as well as allied services that could support queries and assist in the proper implementation of the Treaty. The Chairman, in consultation with the other members of the Committee then invites resource persons from time to time.
In 2015, ICBC strengthened its existing Aerospace Industry Group (AIG) committee which was formed to boost the mutual investment opportunities. Bangalore Regional Council identified key aerospace companies & arranged knowledge sessions on Skill development, Research & Development with eminent Scientists & Industry experts. Thought conclaves were organized to discuss government policies and tax regimes for contributors in the area of aerospace. AIG has been conceived to complement the existing Aerospace structure and to make rightful contributions as the future of global aerospace is shaping.