THE Canada India Foundation (CIF) recently announced that Devinder Shory, MP for Calgary Northeast and Co-Chair of the Canada India Interparliamentary Friendship Group, will be joining their Canadian business delegation participating in Vibrant Gujarat 2015.
Vibrant Gujarat started out as an investor summit but has now evolved into an ideal platform for knowledge sharing, social and business transformation. The summit provides an excellent opportunity for Canadian businesses to learn about business and investment opportunities in Gujarat and to promote business with Canadian companies. Canada continues to be a supportive partner, and was a partner country at the last summit held in 2013.
This year, Vibrant Gujarat 2015 is being held from January 11-13 at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. As part of this year’s summit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a Global CEO Concave, which Shory is expected to attend.
The 50-member strong CIF delegation is being co-led by Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Dr. V.I. “Lucky” Lakshmanan, Chair of CIF. Also joining the delegation are Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for Status of Women, and MP Patrick Brown.
“I am very excited to be part of this delegation. It is because of our strong people-to-people ties and the passion and commitment of organizations like CIF that the relationship between Canada and India is stronger than ever,” said Shory. “I strongly believe that Canada and India are natural business and trade partners, and that is why since being elected I have worked hard to promote stronger trade and business relations, and I’m proud to have attended every Vibrant Gujarat Summit held during that time.
“I am thankful to the leadership of CIF for their strong and continued advocacy to promote growing the relationship between our two great nations. I am looking forward to working with CIF to enhance and strengthen this relationship.”