Mumbai: “We sense great opportunities in doing business in India in the sectors like agriculture, food processing, renewable energy, energy efficiency, defense, higher education, bioscience, aquaculture, health care, pharmaceuticals,” which are our core sectors said Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada, at an interactive meeting jointly organized by All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai.
Mr. MacLauchlan twice met Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi and covered 7,200 Km starting from Punjab to Maharashtra on a whirlwind tour of India with meetings held with administrative leaders of the States in India, to engage with Indian business to partner in the above sectors by way of trade and investments. Prince Edward Island is known to be officially known the Canada’s Food Island due to its leadership in the agriculture and food processing sector and is a center of excellence in bioscience and agriculture and one of the biggest exporters of processed food. This being complemented with a skilled work force in the manufacturing sector.
Honourable J. Heath MacDonald, Minister of Economic Development & Tourism, Government of Prince Edward Island encouraged to start Indian film shoots for bollywood movies due to its panoramic views especially the beaches
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, in his welcome address stressed the doubling of the present $ 6 billion trade between India and Canada in next three years specially in the sectors like gas, oil, petrochemicals, agriculture and information technology through Make in India related strategic investment.
AIAI and WTC Mumbai in tune with their slogan “We Grow Trade” helped strike trade coalition by signing two MOUs one between BC-India Business Network and AIAI and WTC Mumbai. On behalf of the business entities the chief signatories were Mr. Vijay Kalantri Vice Chairman WTC Mumbai, Mr. Vivek Savkur, President Emeritus BC-IBN and Mrs. Rupa Naik, Executive Director, AIAI. The event witnessed around 200 B2B meetings.
Mr. Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister of Policies & Priorities, Government of Prince Edward Island, Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island and a high level business delegation from Canada accompanied the Premier.
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