ICCC-Business reception for Indian delegation to PDAC - 04-03-14

04 Mar 2014 6:30 PM | Anonymous
Business reception for
Indian delegation to PDAC

 
Indian mining delegates with CG Mishra and the ICCC team

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) organized a business reception for the Indian mining delegation visiting the annual Prospectors and Developers Association Convention (PDAC) in Toronto earlier this week.

R. Sridharan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, led the Indian delegation comprising over 35 representatives from the government and the private sector. Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India in Toronto, and Pradeep Kumar, Head of Chancery and Commercial Consul, were among the prominent guests who participated in the business reception.

In his welcome remarks, Naval Bajaj, President, ICCC, emphasized the significance of the PDAC convention and the role it has played in promoting bilateral trade and investment between Canada and India in the mining sector. He also spoke about ICCC’s pivotal role in promoting the sector especially through its mining committee.

Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India in Toronto, in his remarks lauded the remarkable work of ICCC in promoting bilateral trade between Canada and India, and its focussed approach in keeping the mining sector on the agenda.

In his remarks, R Sirdharan, the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Mines of Government of India, spoke of the long and fruitful relations between Canada and India.  D. S. Misra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India, K. Pradeep Chandra, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Aditya Rebapraggada, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, a prominent law firm, spoke about the tremendous opportunities of collaboration in the sector between Canada and India. Susan Veigas, Senior Advisor at Toronto Economic Development, emphasized that Indian companies need to explore Toronto as an investment destination.

Several prominent members of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), including Satish Thakkar, immediate Past President of ICCC, and Indira Singh, Chair of ICCC’s Mining Committee, were present on the occasion.

Photographs of the reception
 
R. Sridharan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India

 
Consul General Akhilesh Mishra

 
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP team
 
Guests at the reception

 
Guests at the reception
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