28, 29, 30 & 31 March 2022
Warm welcome in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with ICCC's India Mission 2022 delegation
Averaging three high-powered meetings per day, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s India Mission 2022 is off to a whirlwind start.
After back-to-back meetings in Delhi with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Trade Promotion Council of India, Canada’s head of the Trade Commissioner Service in India, Andrew Smith, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association, on 28 and 29 March, the delegates landed in Lucknow to a warm welcome by the newly re-elected Uttar Pradesh government.
The ICCC India Mission 2022 delegates met Hon. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, at his official residence, and exchanged pleasantries with him. Ripudaman Singh Dhillon, President, ICCC, emphasized to the UP CM the need to restart the Ontario – Uttar Pradesh Investment and Trade Collaboration Initiative that was launched in 2020 but had to be abandoned because of Covid-19.
The other meetings in Lucknow included Hon. Brijesh Pathak, the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Hon. Siddharth Nath Singh, former Minister, and MLA, and officers from the IAS cadre serving the UP government.
Speaking at the TPCI roundtable, Arvind Bhardwaj, ICCC's Executive Vice President and Director Finance, Sponsorship and Communications, said, "The TPCI represents the technology-driven India that is transforming the way trade is conducted globally, even as it continues to respect tradition.
It is spearheading the Atmanirbhar Bharat dream of India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. India’s dream to be self-reliant is important for many reasons – geopolitical, economic, cultural, and social. Our Chamber is committed to ensuring that this dream will be fulfilled.
We are in the forefront of collaborating with our partners in India to ensure that the members of the Indian diaspora are contributing to this wish fulfillment.
Commenting on the successful launch of the India Mission 2022, Ripudaman Singh Dhillon, President, ICCC, said “We couldn’t organize the India Mission in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, but we were determined to do so this year because the pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted both in Canada and in India.”
He said, the overwhelming response that the ICCC’s India Mission 2022 has received so far is an indication of the appetite that the business community has for trading and investment opportunities.