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Navigating the Lockdown and COVID-19, the ICBC way!

Today, the global community is grappling with a worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. It is an unsettling time for all which has affected all of us and our work in some way. We, at the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, are taking this time to explore our creativity! We are also working to stay ahead of the implications of this rapidly spreading disease. Given the economic, political, and regional impacts of the virus; work here in India and in Canada, has in some way or the other been affected. It is during such challenging times, that our work becomes even more crucial in connecting key businesses and key people, or to help facilitate meetings to augment Indo-Canadian business ties.

The current scenario has resulted in larger digital presence and use of more virtually connecting platforms. As we peer through the fog of uncertainty, it is vital to have a plan of action as to how the world is going to be post COVID-19. ICBC is busy hosting pertinent webinars and actively engaging in dialogues with the Government and Industry of India and Canada, for probable solutions and action plans.

There is never a dull day at ICBC! See for yourself….

Healthcare Sector: Challenges & Opportunities- Lessons from India & Canada

Thursday, 29 May, 2020 at 5:30 PM IST/8:00 AM EDT

SPEAKERS

Preetha Reddy
Vice Chairperson @Apollo Hospitals, one of the largest healthcare conglomerates of India

Joseph Mapa
Adjunct Professor; Executive Director Health Industry Management Program

Nadir Patel
High Commissioner of Canada in India, in New Delhi

SERIES ORGANIZER

Subhabrata (Rontu) Basu
Co-Founder & Partner, Quest Partners

MODERATORS

Prof. Theo Peridis
Ph.D., Director, Schulich in India

Bilateral Export through SMEs and Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 at 7:30 PM IST (10:00 AM EDT)

SPEAKERS

Minister Mary Ng
Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Dr. Sangita Reddy
Joint Managing Director – Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, President – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries(FICCI)

John Farrow
Chairman Emeritus and President LEA International Ltd

MODERATORS

Nadira Hamid
CEO, Indo-Canadian Business Chamber

Victor Thomas
President and CEO, Canada-India Business Council

Re-shaping the Future of the Food Industry

Re-shaping-the-Future

Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 8:00 pm IST (10.30 AM EDT)

Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor
Master Chef, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Ron Kehrig
Deputy Director, Investment, Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Saskatchewan

Tiffany Stephenson
Chief Marketing Officer, Protein Industries Canada

Balark Banerjea
Chief Executive Officer, TATA SmartFoodz Ltd

Chef Kelvin Cheung
Executive Chef and F&B Director White Panda Hospitality

Moderated by RN Bhaskar
Consulting Editor, Moneycontrol-Network18 and Free Press Journal

Effects of Novel Coronavirus on Canadian Immigration

icbc-webinar-on-12may-2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 8:00 pm IST (10.30 AM EDT)

Stephen Green
Managing Partner, Green & Spiegel

Eren Sari
Senior Manager – Business Immigration and Development, Green & Spiegel

Interactive Session on Navigating Canadian Economy Post COVID-19

icbc-webinar-on-12may-2020

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 7:30 PM IST (10:00 AM EDT)

His Excellency Ajay Bisaria
High Commissioner of India to Canada

Nathalie Béchamp
Chief of Investor Services, Invest In Canada

Ajay Khanna
Chief – Strategic & Public Affairs & Group Ombudsman, Jubilant Bhartia Group

Soumen Roy
Country Head-Canada, Tata Consultancy Services

Jagdish Mitra
Chief Strategy Officer and Head Of Growth, Tech Mahindra

Sandeep Goel
President and CEO, ICICI Bank Canada

Moderator: Nadira Hamid
Chief Executive Officer, Indo-Canadian Business Chamber

Hi Tea to witness Rebooting India Through Films

cup-of-tea-with-Ganesh-Shankar-Raj

Friday, 8 May 2020

Special Guest of the evening, Ganesh Shankar Raj

Ganesh Shankar Raj is a filmmaker known for producing and directing New Age digital films, documentaries. He also produces and directs films for National Geographic Channel, under his production house known as Inner Eye World Films.

A social networking webinar by Bengaluru Regional Council, ICBC. We like to let loose, sometimes!

Hi Tea to witness Bombay - Cityscape through the eyes of a Mumbaikar

Jatin-Lodaya

Friday, 1 May 2020

Special Guest of the evening, Jatin Lodaya

Jatin Lodaya is a Chartered Accountant from India (and CPA from USA) with more than two decades of work experience across two of the Big four firms, one of the largest global shipping company and two international banks. In November 2013 he voluntarily stepped away from the corporate world to pursue other priorities & passions by wearing different hats, that of a visual storyteller as a photographer, blogger & road tripper, a trainer in the field of soft skills & financial literacy; and an accountant of a micro enterprise.

A social networking webinar by Maharashtra Regional Council, ICBC. After all, it cannot always be about work!

Interactive Session on Fostering Trade Relations Post COVID-19

Fostering-Trade-Relations

(Discussing and Analysing Strategies)

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Hon’ble MP-Rajya Sabha and India’s Sherpa for G20 & G7 nations

Victor Fedeli
Hon’ble Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Ontario, Canada)

Addressing close to 250 participants of the Indo-Canadian business corridor, Hon’ble Rajya Sabha member, India’s Sherpa for G20 & G7 nations and former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, revealed that the Government of India was working on an “aggressive strategy to attract FDI into India” in the Covid-19 aftermath.

Minister Fedeli, while sharing various measures adopted both by the Canadian Federal Government and the Provincial Government of Ontario to protect jobs and livelihood, also hinted at a virtual platform to further foster trade between the two economies.

Panel Discussion on India Post COVID-19

India-Post-COVID-19

(Gauging India’s attractiveness and investor scenario post COVID-19)

Thursday, 23 April 2020

P Harish
Additional Secretary (Economic Diplomacy & States), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Anita Marangoly George
Executive Vice President Growth Markets, CDPQ

Rashesh Shah
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edelweiss Group, Past President – FICCI

Top representatives of Government, and leaders of the top investment and financial services firms of the Indo-Canadian business corridor, unanimously agreed on the importance of the corridor in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on areas such as FDI and FPI from Canada into India, agriculture and food security. “Canada will continue to remain a key partner in our economic trajectory”, said Mr. P. Harish, Additional Secretary (Economic Diplomacy and States), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and a former Ambassador to Vietnam.

Cyber Resilience and Cyber Security during COVID-19

Cyber-Resilience

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Presenter: Krishnanand Bhat
Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA), Nexdigm

Moderator: Vishal Vasu
Director & CTO, DEV IT

Mr. Krishnanad Bhat, Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA),Nexdigm, introduced the topic to the close to 100 attendees comprising of stakeholders of the Indo-Canada business corridor, besides taking their questions. Among the steps called out specifically by Mr. Vasu, was the need to enhance Cloud Security, VPN encryptions and multi-factor authentication. “It is a misnomer that moving to the cloud is automatically secure”, he warned.

Covid-19: Industry Interaction with Invest India

Cyber-Resilience

(Discussing economic strategies in FDI, CSR and Investment Growth)

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Presenter: Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Moderator: Sanjeev Mittal
Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank India

Responding to a question on the steps taken by Invest India during the crisis to help businesses, Mr. Bagla pointed to the Business Immunity Platform created on their website even before the March 24 lockdown, which had addressed 3300 queries so far. The World Bank had also suggested the Business Immunity Platform of Invest India as a case study, he said.

Covid-19: Economic Scenarios and Implications on Businesses, Fiscal Planning and Inflation Scenarios

Covid-19-Economic-Scenarios

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Presenter: Rakesh Nangia
Founder & Managing Partner of Nangia & Co, Past President – ICBC

Moderator: Ajay Khanna
Chief – Strategic & Public Affairs & Group Ombudsman of Jubilant Bhartia Group

Creating a Buzz....

cup-of-tea-with-Ganesh-Shankar-Raj

Friday, 8 May 2020

Special Guest of the evening, Ganesh Shankar Raj

Ganesh Shankar Raj is a filmmaker known for producing and directing New Age digital films, documentaries. He also produces and directs films for National Geographic Channel, under his production house known as Inner Eye World Films.

A social networking webinar by Bengaluru Regional Council, ICBC. We like to let loose, sometimes!

Friday, 8 May 2020

Special Guest of the evening, Ganesh Shankar Raj

Ganesh Shankar Raj is a filmmaker known for producing and directing New Age digital films, documentaries. He also produces and directs films for National Geographic Channel, under his production house known as Inner Eye World Films.

A social networking webinar by Bengaluru Regional Council, ICBC. We like to let loose, sometimes!

Jatin-Lodaya

Friday, 1 May 2020

Special Guest of the evening, Jatin Lodaya

Jatin Lodaya is a Chartered Accountant from India (and CPA from USA) with more than two decades of work experience across two of the Big four firms, one of the largest global shipping company and two international banks. In November 2013 he voluntarily stepped away from the corporate world to pursue other priorities & passions by wearing different hats, that of a visual storyteller as a photographer, blogger & road tripper, a trainer in the field of soft skills & financial literacy; and an accountant of a micro enterprise.

A social networking webinar by Maharashtra Regional Council, ICBC. After all, it cannot always be about work!

Fostering-Trade-Relations

(Discussing and Analysing Strategies)

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
Hon’ble MP-Rajya Sabha and India’s Sherpa for G20 & G7 nations

Victor Fedeli
Hon’ble Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Ontario, Canada)

Addressing close to 250 participants of the Indo-Canadian business corridor, Hon’ble Rajya Sabha member, India’s Sherpa for G20 & G7 nations and former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, revealed that the Government of India was working on an “aggressive strategy to attract FDI into India” in the Covid-19 aftermath.

Minister Fedeli, while sharing various measures adopted both by the Canadian Federal Government and the Provincial Government of Ontario to protect jobs and livelihood, also hinted at a virtual platform to further foster trade between the two economies.

India-Post-COVID-19

(Gauging India’s attractiveness and investor scenario post COVID-19)

Thursday, 23 April 2020

P Harish
Additional Secretary (Economic Diplomacy & States), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Anita Marangoly George
Executive Vice President Growth Markets, CDPQ

Rashesh Shah
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edelweiss Group, Past President – FICCI

Top representatives of Government, and leaders of the top investment and financial services firms of the Indo-Canadian business corridor, unanimously agreed on the importance of the corridor in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on areas such as FDI and FPI from Canada into India, agriculture and food security. “Canada will continue to remain a key partner in our economic trajectory”, said Mr. P. Harish, Additional Secretary (Economic Diplomacy and States), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and a former Ambassador to Vietnam.

Cyber-Resilience

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Presenter: Krishnanand Bhat
Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA), Nexdigm

Moderator: Vishal Vasu
Director & CTO, DEV IT

Mr. Krishnanad Bhat, Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA),Nexdigm, introduced the topic to the close to 100 attendees comprising of stakeholders of the Indo-Canada business corridor, besides taking their questions. Among the steps called out specifically by Mr. Vasu, was the need to enhance Cloud Security, VPN encryptions and multi-factor authentication. “It is a misnomer that moving to the cloud is automatically secure”, he warned.

Cyber-Resilience

(Discussing economic strategies in FDI, CSR and Investment Growth)

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Presenter: Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Moderator: Sanjeev Mittal
Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank India

Responding to a question on the steps taken by Invest India during the crisis to help businesses, Mr. Bagla pointed to the Business Immunity Platform created on their website even before the March 24 lockdown, which had addressed 3300 queries so far. The World Bank had also suggested the Business Immunity Platform of Invest India as a case study, he said.

Covid-19-Economic-Scenarios

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Presenter: Rakesh Nangia
Founder & Managing Partner of Nangia & Co, Past President – ICBC

Moderator: Ajay Khanna
Chief – Strategic & Public Affairs & Group Ombudsman of Jubilant Bhartia Group