March 1, 2024 - High Commissioner of India to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma
Join us as we host a special event featuring India's High Commissioner to Canada, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma. Hear his insights on delving into opportunities and shaping the way for enhanced economic engagement between India and Canada.
Canada and India have longstanding bilateral relations built upon shared traditions of democracy, pluralism and solid interpersonal connections. Canada is home to one of the largest communities of Indian origin, with approximately 4% of Canadians being of Indian heritage (1.3 million people).
A growing network of official dialogues, agreements, memoranda of understanding and working groups strengthens the deep cultural and political ties between Canada and India. At the Ministerial level, Canada and India enjoy a strategic partnership underpinned by Ministerial Dialogues on:
trade and investment
At the officials level, there are regular working groups that focus on:
science and technology
Canada's commercial priorities in India target the country's policy objectives and sectors where Canada has a comparative advantage. These priorities include:
supporting India's energy security and environmental ambitions through increased exports of renewable energy and clean technology, with a focus on bioenergy, wind, hydro and solar, as well as water and sewage treatment;
helping India meet its substantial urban and transportation infrastructure needs for roads, rail, airports, ports, dams and services segments through the provision of financing, equipment, technology and engineering services;
promoting commercial research and development and collaboration to drive innovation in sectors such as information and communications technologies, science, technology and innovation, digital industries, artificial intelligence, deep technology, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT);
increasing the exports of food products and fertilizers to support India's food security needs with a focus on value-added products and expertise in food supply and cold chain management;
focusing on opportunities for Canadian partnerships as suppliers in the Life Sciences sector to support India's industry-leading presence in the pharmaceutical industry;
integrating Canadian companies into India's automotive supply chains
About the Speaker:
His Excellency Sanjay Kumar Verma is an officer of the 1988 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. Prior to his current role, he worked at the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong and the Embassy of India in China, Vietnam and Turkey before serving as the Consul General of India in Milan, Italy. His Excellency Verma also served as the Indian Ambassador to Japan and the Republic of Sudan. After his Sudan tenure, HC Verma served as Joint Secretary for Global Estate Management and Administration Secretary in MEA, New Delhi, where he was also in charge of the Cyber Diplomacy Division.
He graduated from Patna University and continued his studies at the India Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, pursuing a Post-Graduate Master's in Physics.
March 1, 2024 - High Commissioner of ...
Date and Time
Friday Mar 1, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Registration: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
(15269 104 Ave, Surrey)
Member Admission: $75 each; $450 table of 6; $600 corporate table of 6
General Admission: $85 each; $510 table of 6; $750 corporate table of 6 *Corporate tables include logo recognition on-screen and at tables at the event