Three Canadian Ministers to lead a Technology and Innovation Mission to India

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Chandigarh

10 November 2017

Kulbir singh kalsi

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade; and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will lead a trade mission to India from November 13 to 17, 2017. They will be accompanied by a  delegation of nearly 200 Canadian business representatives.

While in New Delhi, the Ministers will participate in the Canada-India Technology Summit, held at the Lalit Hotel on Nov. 14-15. They will also meet several Indian Ministers and leaders of business and industry.

In the context of the Technology Summit, there will be several significant business and innovation announcements involving top-tier Canadian companies.

In addition to Delhi, Minister Champagne will visit Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad while Minister Bains will visit Pune.

High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel said: “Canada-India bilateral relations are growing at a fast pace and India is a priority country for Canada. Canadian investment into India has increased by nearly $15 billion over the past three years, and the number of Canadian companies active in India stands at over 1000. The timing of this visit by three senior Canadian Ministers couldn’t be better to further advance our business relationship and deepen Canada’s engagement across India.”

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