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Toronto, Nov 11 (Canadian-Media): CanadaWeek2020 was hosted by The Consulate-General of Canada in Bengaluru, in partnership with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) from November 02 to 06, 2020, Canada-India Foundation (CIF) reports said.
Canada Week 2020 in India
The event was inaugurated by Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade, John Hannaford and India’s Commerce Secretary, Anup Wadhawan followed by the speeches of Nadir Patel, the High Commissioner for Canada to India; Ajay Bisaria, the High Commissioner of India to Canada; and Debjani Ghosh, President NASSCOM.
This virtual trade mission to Canada was held to facilitate partnerships between the Indian and Canadian technology ecosystems and promote technology-based foreign direct investment between the two nations.
Patel encouraged Indian companies to take advantage of Canada Week 2020 to explore new partnership opportunities in Canada, said Patel and added,
"By working with Canada, foreign investors can gain access to 14 trade agreements, 51 international markets, 1.5 billion consumers, and a USD $49.3 trillion combined GDP. I encourage companies.”
NASSCOM member companies also had an exclusive opportunity to understand Canada's technology and innovation ecosystems, global business development opportunities, immigration options, financing support, market opportunities in the Canadian technology space, its regulatory regime and offer avenues for low cost go-to-market strategies. Participants also got opportunities for business match-making and networking.
Shivendra Singh, Vice-President and Head, Global Trade NASSCOM, said Canada being a
strategic export market for the Indian IT Industry as well as for SME members and added,
"NASSCOM offers robust insights into the Canadian technology and market landscape, business development opportunities, market entry, collaboration and co-creation opportunities. I am confident that this program will boost opportunities available for Indian companies and we can play a role in their growth plans globally.”
NASSCOM. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Participating Indian companies also were exposed to a range of options to invest, grow and scale-up alongside strategic partners in Canada. 300 companies registered for this event to listen to technology leaders, international policymakers and global influencers.