BC-India Business Network Inauguration
India’s High Commissioner to Canada, his Excellency Mr. Vishnu Prakash formally inaugurated the BC-India Business Network in Vancouver Monday, March 14, 2016.
A number of business leaders and politicians including MPs Sukh Dhaliwal and Randip Sarai, former ministers Stockwell Day and Kerry Lynn-Findlay and Consul General for Vancouver Rajiv Kumar Chander attended the breakfast meeting held at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.
Congratulating the BC-India Business Network, High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash said that the time for India-Canada relations to be further strengthened through trade has truly arrived.
“I am extremely pleased to note that organizations such as BC-India Business Network are playing such a productive role in connecting businesses in India and Canada. India’s trade with Canada last year increased by 29 per cent and I am positive that this year we can better this number,” said Mr. Prakash.
Mr. Prakash indicated that India was keen to start negotiations once again on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and Foreign Investment and Protection Act (FIPA).
He also praised the leadership shown by BC premier Christy Clark in taking a lead in promoting BC-India trade Relations.
Also speaking on the occasion MP Sukh Dhaliwal said that the federal government was committed to strengthening the existing relationship between Canada and India and he urged all his colleagues in Parliament to work together towards this goal.
Chairman Emeritus of BC-India Business network, Vivek Savkur introduced the Board of Directors of BC-IBN as well the Advisory Committee.