ICCC’s India Mission 2024: Paving the Way for Canadian-Indian Economic Synergy

A 12-day trade and business delegation, led by ICCC President Murarilal Thapliyal, aims to deepen ties and explore new frontiers in AI, cleantech, agriculture, and education sectors.

New Delhi, India: The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has recently announced the launch of its ambitious India Mission 2024, a significant trade and business delegation led by ICCC’s President, Murarilal Thapliyal, a renowned Canadian lawyer. This year’s mission, spanning from January 29th to February 9th, marks a strategic effort to strengthen and expand the burgeoning trade and economic ties between Canada and India.

The delegation will move on a 12-day journey, traversing six major cities – Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Dispur, Chandigarh, and Dehradun. This extensive itinerary is meticulously designed to cover the vast geographical expanse of India, touching upon its North, South, East, and West, thereby encapsulating the diverse economic landscape of the country.

ICCC Objectives For 2024: From Local To Global 

The mission’s agenda is packed with high-level meetings and engagements with key stakeholders in India’s economic and political spheres. The delegation will engage with prominent organizations such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Invest India, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), and NITI Aayog. These interactions aim to foster mutual understanding, explore new business opportunities, and discuss collaborative ventures in various sectors.

A special focus of the mission will be on visiting GIFT City, India’s first operational smart city and international financial services center, which represents a significant opportunity for Canadian investors and businesses. The delegation will also tour educational institutions and incubators, highlighting the importance of innovation and the role of academia in bilateral trade relations.

Meetings with local state chambers, political leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, realtors, lawyers, tourism experts along with education and tech corporate executives are scheduled to deepen the understanding of regional markets and to discuss potential partnerships and investment opportunities.

The India Mission 2024 comes at a crucial time when the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and India has reached nearly US$ 9 billion, a testament to the growing economic synergy between the two nations. The mission aims to build on this momentum, identifying new avenues for collaboration, focusing on artificial intelligence, cleantech, agriculture and the education sector. 

The Bridge Of Future Between India And Canada

As the ICCC looks to the future, it remains dedicated to expanding its reach and impact. The Chamber continuously seeks to innovate in its approach to promoting trade and business relations, adapting to the ever-changing global economic landscape. With a focus on sustainability, inclusivity, and technological advancement, the ICCC is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Canada-India economic relations.

ICCC President Murarilal Thapliyal emphasizes the mission’s significance: “India Mission 2024 is not just a trade delegation; it’s a bridge connecting Canadian innovation with Indian ingenuity. Our goal is to be a catalyst for future growth and prosperity in both nations. We are committed to exploring new frontiers and deepening our existing relationships.”

About The Indo-Canada Chamber Of Commerce

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) stands as a cornerstone in the landscape of international trade, particularly between Canada and India. Established as a non-profit organization, the ICCC has been instrumental in fostering and facilitating business and trade relations between these two vibrant economies. Its role extends beyond the traditional boundaries of a chamber of commerce, encompassing a wide array of activities that significantly contribute to the economic prosperity of both nations.

Recognizing the importance of cultural understanding in international trade, the ICCC plays a significant role in promoting cultural exchange and integration. The Chamber organizes events, seminars, and cultural programs that not only celebrate the rich heritage of India and Canada but also provide insights into the business cultures of both countries. This cultural dimension is crucial in building trust and understanding, which are the bedrock of successful international business relationships.

Kushagra Agarwal

Kushagra is an industrious writer with 3+ years of experience in various sectors including finance, tech, online sports, More »

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