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Board partners with Province to organize BC-India Global Business Forum

February 12, 2013

The Vancouver Board of Trade is partnering with the Government of British Columbia to organize the BC-India Global Business Forum 2013, to be held March 11 and 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Join British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, along with business and government leaders from India and B.C., for a close look at our growing trade relationship with India. B.C. companies can learn how to take advantage of the many emerging export and investment opportunities. The BC-India Global Business Forum will feature expert speakers, insightful panels and networking receptions.

“British Columbia has been working hard to expand our engagement with India. One of our top priorities is strengthening our existing partnerships and creating a business-friendly environment in which organizations from both India and B.C. can flourish,” says Clark.“The forum will create greater awareness of British Columbia’s advantages as a trading partner and destination for investment.”

"India is the fastest-growing nation in the world; it will be the third-largest economy in the world by 2050.The exposure our province will gain in India through this agreement will open the door to significant economic and job opportunities," adds Iain Black, President and CEO of The Vancouver Board of Trade. "India is an obvious business ally for us here in B.C., as we have a common bond through language, the Commonwealth, shared culture, and a firm commitment to democracy and open markets."

In addition to Premier Clark, the forum will also feature speakers such as Praveen Kadle, Managing Director and CEO of TATA Capital Ltd.; Adam Roberts, South Asia Bureau Chief at The Economist; Jas Johal, Global National’s B.C. Correspondent; and Nicolas Sonntag, Executive VP of Westport and President of Westport Asia.

For more information visit, email, or call 604-640-5478 (Hindi and Punjabi speakers available).

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