Chief Minister and Minister for Business and Economic Development, Jon Stanhope today announced the ACT Government would host India in Focus, a special two-day event aimed at building and strengthening new business opportunities between Canberra and India.
“India in Focus will take place on 22 and 23 October and is an important follow-up to the successful ACT-India Trade Mission I led earlier this year,” Mr Stanhope said.
“India in Focus will provide a vehicle for businesses and organisations to explore first-hand the opportunities that exist between our two strong and growing economies.
“During the ACT-India Trade Mission many organisations and businesses we met with expressed a strong interest in coming to Canberra this year to explore opportunities directly.
“India in Focus will comprise a comprehensive schedule of activities to help organisations from India and Canberra explore new opportunities to do business together.”
India in Focus will provide an informative and packed program including:
. a business-to-business contact program, organised by Austrade;
. a number of business building events, such as an innovation showcase;
. a panel session on business opportunities in the ICT and education services sectors;
. a major projects symposium highlighting the current and future business opportunities in the ACT; and
. a range of networking opportunities, including an India-themed gala dinner at the National Convention Centre, which will be newly re-opened at that time.
“The event is timed to be part of the Indian Diwali celebrations, the Indian Festival of Lights. During this period many Indians travel for business and explore new opportunities, returning home in time to celebrate the Diwali in early November,” Mr Stanhope said.
“India in Focus will provide an excellent opportunity to build partnerships and encourage future trade between businesses in India and the ACT.”
For further information on India in Focus, please contact Leah Busacker on 6205 4624.
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