Punjab State Chapter of PHDCCI organised an interaction with the visiting Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation at PHD House Chandigarh. The objective of the interaction was to explore business, investment, and collaboration opportunities available in various sectors, comprising IT, innovation, infrastructure, education, startups, tourism, hospitality, international law, and architecture.
The ICCC delegation included eleven entrepreneurs led by Murarilal Thapliyal, President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Speaking on the occasion, R.S Sachdeva, Chair of the Punjab State Chapter of PHD Chamber and MD of Hi-tech Industries Ltd., highlighted the future prospects for trade and investment between India and Canada, emphasising the significant complementarity of the economies of both countries that offer innumerable opportunities. He stressed the importance of building on the existing strong relations.
Sachdeva apprised the delegation about the Punjab International Trade Expo, the annual flagship event of PHDCCI, and extended an invitation to the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegates to participate. Murarilal Thapliyal, President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, emphasized increasing bilateral trade between Canada and India to facilitate investment in Canada. Speaking highly about PHDCCI for providing such a platform, along with the support of the new government, Thapliyal was optimistic about Punjab becoming a hub for Canadian investment in the industry. He thanked PHDCCI for hosting the delegation and invited a PHDCCI delegation to Canada.
Chirag Shah, Corporate Secretary & Vice President IT, ICCC; Prashant Srivastava, Vice President International Trade & Commerce, ICCC; Deepak Shamnani, Vice President-Events, ICCC; Alok Nagpal, Nominated Director Partnership Development & Sponsorship, ICCC; and Niraj Gautum, Chair-Montreal Chapter, ICCC, provided their insights on the sectors they presented during the program.
During the event, an IPR Helpdesk was also set up by IPFC Chandigarh with the support of the Ministry of MSME. The helpdesk collected inquiries related to intellectual property rights and offered on-the-spot potential solutions to their queries. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Bharti Sood, Regional Director, PHDCCI.
Around 60 participants, including ICCC delegates, captains of industry, and entrepreneurs from the region, attended and showed keen interest in collaborating, partnering, and building business ties with their counterparts in Canada