The India Opportunity
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About the Event
The High Commission of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore are pleased to invite you to a presentation:
The India Opportunity
India is Canada’s 10th largest trading partner, and in the past five years, Canadian trade with India has grown faster than with any of the other top 10 trading partners. Do you know enough about this emerging market of 1.3 billion people? Are you leveraging Canada’s long history of engagement in India to find success?
India’s growing middle class is driving new opportunities for Canadian firms. Last year more than $9.4 billion in bilateral trade took place between Canada and India, just one piece of a commercial relationship valued at over $45 billion dollars. Join Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, as he outlines the opportunities and challenges of doing business in India.
His Excellency, Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India
Her Excellency, Lynn McDonald, High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore
Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (registration opens at 10:30am)
Venue: High Commission of Canada, #11-01, One George Street, Singapore 049145
Nadir Patel (BA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993; MBA, New York University, London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC Paris, 2009) began his career in 1990 at the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, serving in progressively more senior positions in the agency’s offices in Kitchener Waterloo, Ottawa and Montréal.
From 1997 to 2003, he served as Departmental Assistant to the Minister, Director of Ministerial Services, Agency Adviser to the Minister and Secretary to the Board of Management. In 2003, he transferred to the Privy Council Office, serving as Chief of Staff to the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, and Deputy Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Senior Policy Adviser to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet.
In 2006, he was appointed by the Minister of International Trade and the Minister of Transport as Canada’s Chief Air Negotiator. Mr. Patel served as Consul General in Shanghai from 2009 to 2011. Afterwards, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister for Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology, and Chief Financial Officer at Global Affairs Canada.
Since 2014, Mr. Patel has served as High Commissioner of Canada to India in New Delhi. He holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Bhutan and as Ambassador of Canada to Nepal.