India Business Forum : February 2018
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Venue: The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
DELHI BUSINESS FORUM
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Venue: The Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri, Delhi
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mumbai Business Forum
The Mumbai Business Forum will commence with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the program will start at 8:45 a.m. All guests must be registered and carry photo ID. We expect to finish by 3:30 p.m. We are pleased to confirm that The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will be the featured guest and will address the gathering. More details on this will be provided in due course. The theme of the day’s proceedings is: “Moving from Confluence to Congruence.” Canadian and Indian business leaders, as well as senior government representatives, have interacted with greater frequency and success. Similarly, leaders from the broader sectors of higher education and the services sector have stepped up their collaborative ventures. However, far more needs to be accomplished. This Business Forum draws on the expertise of leaders from both countries that have first-hand knowledge of operating in each other’s jurisdictions. Their practical insights will provide a road-map for developing strategies and actions. The program will feature three panels:
- “Promoting Canadian Strengths in the context of India’s Policy Agenda”
- “The New Economy – Fintech, Digital and the Services Dimension”
- “The View from CEOs”
Networking lunch will follow panel sessions.
Special guest: The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Distinguished Speaking Participants:
Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Honourable Minister of Small Business and Tourism
President, Growth Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge
President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners
- Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank
- Rita-Rose Gagne, President, Growth Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge
- Per Allmer, Head of Bombardier Transportation
- Renu Satti, Managing Director and CEO, Paytm Payments Bank
- Gordon Bacon, CEO, Pulse Canada
- Ipsita Dasgupta, President and Head (Strategy and Incubation), Star TV
- Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT-B
C-IBC partnering ICBC
On the occasion of the State visit by the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, two business-related events are being held – one in Mumbai (February 20th) and one in Delhi (February 22nd). We are pleased to confirm that Prime Minister Trudeau will address both these events.
In Mumbai, C-IBC/ICBC are working with FICCI on a Business Forum (February 20th – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). In Delhi, C-IBC/ICBC will be holding a Business Forum with CII (February 22nd – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). We are also pleased to note that two leading Canadian-based organizations — the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Canada India Foundation — will be collaborating with us in the context of these two events.
The program agenda for these two business events will be posted the week of February 5th. Stay tuned for further updates.
Indian registrants should click on the REGISTER button below. For inquiries, please email: email@example.com
The Canada – India relationship is at an important and exciting juncture. Over the past two years, 11 Canadian federal ministers have been to India. The announcement that the Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau will be in India on a state visit from the 17th February to the 23rd of February is further indication of the strong momentum building in the bilateral relationship.
As well, the major economic indicators show positive trends such as two-way trade, investment, tourism and higher education. The launch of direct flights by Air Canada: Toronto – Mumbai, Toronto – Delhi and Vancouver – Delhi are positive developments in building business connectivity between the two countries.
In the context of this high level visit, two business – related events will be held in Mumbai on the 20th of February and the second event will be held in Delhi on the 22nd of February.
More details will be forthcoming. For now, kindly see the registration details for the two events. The Mumbai Business Forum will be a half-day event, exact timings to be provided. The Delhi Business Forum will be an all day event from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The format and the partner organization will be listed in the near future.
WHEN & WHERE
- Tuesday, 20th February 2018, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
- Thursday, 22nd February 2018 The Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, Sardar Patel Marg, N. Delhi
Event Partners & Sponsers
For Canadian / Canada-based registrants
Canadian registrants must register through C-IBC. Please visit https://www.canada-indiabusiness.com. Click on the Air Canada logo to book your air ticket to participate in our events and get 15% discount. The discount promo code will be sent to the registrants via email upon registering at C-IBC’s website.
Save the Date : News announcement
The Indo-Canadian Business Chamber is pleased to announce in view of Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada’s visit to India next month, ICBC in partnership with the Canada-India Business Council will be hosting two business sessions in Mumbai & New Delhi on 20th February and 22nd February respectively.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India next month is a significant and welcome catalyst for boosting Canada’s trade and investment in India, the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) says.
“This visit by the Prime Minister is a momentous one. Canada and India are natural partners sharing common values and objectives relating to economic relations, ideas and innovation, and pluralism and democracy. Diversifying our trade and investment flows are vital for Canada’s future. Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit provides an extraordinary platform to advance the Canadian advantage”, said Kasi Rao, President & CEO of the C-IBC.
The Prime Minister will visit India at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state visit from February `17 to 23.
“During the visit, Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Modi will reaffirm the close friendship between our two countries, and discuss ways to create good middle class jobs for Canadians and Indians alike,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.
India, with 1.3 billion people, is among the fastest-growing markets in the world. Two-way trade between Canada and India was about $8 billion in 2016, and Canadian institutional investors are among the most significant global investors in India. Mr. Rao said the C-IBC will hold two business-related events in India during Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit, in collaboration with Canadian and Indian business chambers. Events are scheduled for Mumbai on Tuesday, February 20 and Delhi on Thursday, February 22.
Registration for the business-related events will be led by C-IBC in Canada and ICBC in India. Those interested in these events will find updated information on both organizations’ websites.
“C-IBC will work with leading Canada-based organizations such as the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and the Canada-India Foundation (CIF) as well as the India-based Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) to promote the business linkages between Canada and India,” Mr. Rao said. Discussions are also underway with leading Indian organizations such as Assocham. the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Invest India and the Federations of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
“These organizations play a distinctive role and their valued participation will be sought in the context of this high-level Mission,” Mr. Rao said.
“Our economic relationship with India, while growing, is still modest. This visit by Prime Minister Trudeau will provide an excellent opportunity to increase our trade and investment engagement as well as profile the Canadian brand”, Mr. Rao explained.
Registration, ticket sales, program agenda, venue and time details will be made public in the days to come. Please stay tuned for regular updates on our website.