Interactive Session with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown

From L to R, ICCC board members Sunita Vyas, Devika Penekelapati, ICCC President Pramod Goyal, Mayor Patrick Brown, Abu Baker, Rakesh Joshi and Chirag Shah

His Worship Mr. Patrick Brown, Mayor City of Brampton interacted with members of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce on 7th December 2018 at an interactive session. This was his first interaction with a business chamber after taking over the charge as Mayor, City of Brampton. Mayor Brown applauded the role of ICCC in fostering the bilateral trade and investment between Canada and India. The Mayor said that since creating jobs tops his agenda, he would take every step to make Brampton attractive for businesses and investors from anywhere, including India, by keeping the cost of doing business in his city low.

Describing Indian and other diaspora communities of his city as its biggest assets, the Mayor said he would use the huge Indian community to pitch his city to businesses in India. “The ICCC can open doors for Brampton in India during their India Missions. I have been India 18 times in 11 years and I will do now as Mayor to pitch Brampton to businesses in India,” he said.

Mr. Pramod Goyal, who also took the office of the President of ICCC on the same day as Mayor Brown took the oath said that the Chamber has been building business bridges between the two countries for over four decades. He further said that as the oldest Indo-Canadian business organization with deep reaches within the Indian diaspora, ICCC has successfully harnessed the community’s contribution to the growing bilateral economic relations by becoming a gateway to business and knowledge networks. ICCC President assured all the help and support to City of Brampton, in fulfilling its objectives.  

Mr. Goyal also invited the Mayor for joining ICCC for its upcoming India Mission 2019 in January. ICCC board members Mr. Abu Becker, Ms. Devika Penekelapati, Mr. Rakesh Joshi, Mr. Chirag Shah and Ms. Sunita Vyas were also present along ICCC members and  Past President’s of the chamber. 

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