Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu Launches India Chapter of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

NEW DELHI, Feb 18, 2019:

Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu launched the India Chapter of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) at India Habitat Centre.Vikas Sharma will be the first President of ICCC India Chapter. Founded 41 years ago in 1977, the ICCC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Their programs and policies foster individual initiative, and the ability of Canadian and Indian members settled in Canada to make positive contribution to the economic, cultural and social fabric of Canada. While launching the ICCC India Chapter, the Commerce Minister expressed his hope thatthe presence of the apex business chamber in India will further enhance ties between India and Canada. Canada has been India’s strategic partner. While the two-way trade
between the two countries is good, its full potential has not yet been reached.While the Ministry of Commerce has been pushing hard to further increase the trade between the two countries, the presence of ICCC India chapter will surely aid the government’s efforts.Talking about his vision of the India Chapter, Mr Pramod Goyal President, ICCC said that now there will more dynamic work and visibility. Inviting the Hon’ble Minister and
industry leaders to visit Canada, he said through the India Chapter he expects to achieve continuity and fast paced progress in achieving bilateral goals.Taking over the reins in India, Mr Vikas Sharma, President, ICCC, India Chapter said that his first and foremost priority is to create a non-partisan platform to bolster Trade Promotion and Advocacy, while serving its members with utmost dedication and building mutually beneficial relationships. Mr. Tauseef Sheikh, Vice President, ICCC said that there is no denying that even by conservative estimates India is going to be a major investment destination in the coming years. Investors from India are relatively conservative by nature and prefer to satisfy some critical marks before deciding to invest abroad. The support of a strong and experienced India based team of Indians that are well placed to guide investment ventures can be a valuable asset for Indian investors.

For Immediate Release
The launch of the India Chapter of the ICCC is a strong step towards further
strengthening the bilateral relations between India and Canada.
Along with Mr. Vikas Sharma, Mr. Naresh Gupta and Mr Amber Ansari shall lead the
India Chapter.
The launch was attended by business leaders, development banks, various chambers of
commerce, diplomats, and media.
A 25-member delegation of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce comprising political
and business leaders from Canada specially flew to India for the launch.

Photo Caption:
1.  Minister of Commerce & Industry, and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu unveiling the
ICCC India Chapter Inaugural Plaque