ICCC Organizes B2B Meetings for FICCI Delegation
By A Correspondent
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) organised 20 business to business (B2B) meetings for a visiting small and medium businesses delegation led by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), a premier business organization of Indian businesses.
The FICCI delegation is on a week-long business visit to Canada and was in Greater Toronto Area on November 18 and 19, 2013. The delegation comprised 20 companies in agriculture and agri-food, renewable energy, power & waste management, steel, pharmaceutical and R&D, biotech, life science, IT and used machinery sector.
The B2B meetings were held on November 18. The delegates explored the possibilities of investment, joint ventures, joint R&D projects for developing new technologies, import of Canadian technologies and finished products, possible partners and establishing manufacturing units jointly in both the countries.
Speaking on the occasion Brij K Sharma, ICCC’s Director for Trade and SME, said that the visit of the delegation would help foster bilateral trade ties between Canada and India, and open up new avenues in future. Sandip Samaddar, Deputy Director, FICCI, who accompanied the delegation, was enthusiastic with the response of the Canadian businesses during the B2B meetings and their commitment to establish trade ties with visiting Indian companies.
On November 19, the delegation visited the Economic Development Department, City of Brampton, where Susan Fennell, Mayor of Brampton, and Sohail Saeed, Director, Economic Development, Brampton, gave an overview of Brampton’s advantages as an investment destination.
Extolling the virtues of Brampton, Mayor Fennell said Brampton is one of the leading debt free cities in the sector for promoting the business. The city abounds in land, resources and is connected with the international airport and other cities with world class highways.
Naval Bajaj, President ICCC, welcomed the delegation and said that the City of Brampton also visited India in the India Mission 2013 to explore the possibilities of attracting investment and developing ties with the Indian business leaders.
The delegation subsequently participated in The Changing Economic Landscapes Forum meeting at Rogers Communications. Later in the afternoon, the delegates had a roundtable discussion with the International Trade Committee of the Brampton Board of Trade.
The delegation will visit Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver in the coming days to explore more possibilities in the Canadian market.