Virtual Event

BC-India Trade and Investment Opportunities: Infrastructure (Engineering)

Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 AM
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Schedule:Online Program 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. PST

Virtual Room 1:
British Columbia Companies hosted by WTC-Mumbai

Virtual Room 2:
India Companies hosted by WTC-Vancouver

You will be sent a Zoom link to participate prior to the event. Please do not share the link as it will inhibit your ability to join.

Registration closes on Wednesday, January 20th @ 5:00 PM.

If you would like to register for this event or have any questions please email Virginia Bremner at

Sponsorship Opportunities

In partnership with the Province of British Columbia, World Trade Center-Mumbai and BC-India Business Network, we are pleased to present this unique trade and business development webinar for companies with experience in the fields of engineering, building technologies and infrastructure development.

Since the beginning of this century, India has multiplied its GDP nearly six times to over $2.7 Trillion USD, making it the fifth largest economy. Driving this growth is a fast-growing middle class, employment in agriculture, manufacturing, and technology, plus a hard driving infrastructure development push to bring a variety of modern amenities to areas which were lacking them.

British Columbia, the gateway to Canada’s competitive economy, has demonstrated that innovation and traditional resource development can drive one of the leading regional economies in North America while still maintaining strong environmental standards and commitments to local and indigenous communities.

Join us for an insightful conversation and a chance to hear about high value opportunities in India and British Columbia.

India Speakers:

Ajay Basiria Rahul AgarwalPratap Reddy BhimireddyMr. Vishesh C. ChandiokSudhir Dhawan Dr. Harshadeep Shiriam Kamble

His Excellency, Ajay Basiria, High Commissioner of India to Canada
Rahul Agarwal, Principal Investment Specialist, Invest India
Pratap Reddy Bhimireddy, Special Representative to Government for Investment Promotion & Infrastructure Development
Vishesh C. Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton, Bharat
Sudhir Dhawan, President, Asia Pacific -FIDIC, and former President, CEAI
Dr. Harshadeep Kamble, Development Commissioner, Directorate of Industries, Mumbai
Moderator: Harbs Bains, Senior Manager, Trade and Industry Development, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, Province of British Columbia
Closing Remarks: World Trade Center Mumbai

B.C. Speakers:

Caroline Andrewes David Curtis Fergus McDonnellCliff Mui George Kondopulos Andrew-Wynn Williams

Caroline Andrewes, President & CEO, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia
David Curtis, Partner, Fasken
Fergus McDonnell, Associate, Fasken
Cliff Mui, Industrial Technology Advisor (Pacific) | Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) | National Research Council Canada / Government of Canada
George Kondopulos, Partner, KPMG LLP, Vancouver
Andrew-Wynn Williams, Divisional Vice-President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters for British Columbia
Moderator: Rupa Naik, Senior Director, World Trade Center Mumbai (WTC)
Closing Remarks: Vivek Savkur, President and CEO, BC-India Business Network

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World Trade Center Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 324 World Trade Center locations in 89 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.