TORONTO, July 12, 2012 – The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the city of Markham, hosted a high-powered delegation led by D.J. Pandian, Principal Secretary of the Energy and Petrochemicals Department in Gujarat, India. The delegation gathered in Toronto to promote Canada-India bilateral relations. Senator Asha Seth was on site to welcome top industrialist, academics, and political figures.

“Gujarat is one of India’s most vibrant and important provinces. It is home to some of the largest businesses in India […] Thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper I have the privilege to work with entrepreneurs and leaders from across Canada and India to promote strong bilateral relations and bring real solutions to the concerns of government and industry,” said Senator Seth in her introductory speech.

The exclusive event brought together leaders in the fields of finance, energy, pharmaceuticals, education and trade. The delegation represents one of India’s strongest provincial economies and their goal is to expand their market to Canada.

Senator Seth and the conservative party have understood the importance of building strong economic relations with India and have made efforts to ensure Indian delegates that “you can count on the government of Canada as you continue to pursue your business goals in our country.”

This year the delegation will travel across the commonwealth countries as they seek to expand their business.