who we are
The premier bi-national hub: For close to 40 years, the Canada-India Business Council has served the needs of businesses working in the thriving Canada-India economic corridor.
A facilitator of prosperous business value: The staff and Board of Canada-India Business are focused on facilitating and nurturing business relationships, ensuring Canada’s connection to the fastest-growing large economy in the world. As Canada looks to both broaden and deepen its relationship with India, the Canada-India Business Council has a vital role to play.
A provider of high-quality environments for stakeholders to engage: It is our focus to facilitate successful business connections by providing high-quality, high-touch environments for key stakeholders to convene and engage in robust dialogue. Our targeted approach has resulted in the development of successful working relationships between the Canada-India Business Council and notable partners across business, not-for-profit, and government sectors.
Annual Flagship Events
Key Stakeholders Engaged in 2019
The Canada-India Business Council hosts five annual flagship events: the Diwali Gala and Awards Dinner, Mumbai Business Forum, Toronto Partnership Summit, BC-India Partnership Summit and Bengaluru Partnership Summit.
Canada-India Business has been privileged to host world-class speakers at both in-person and digital events. A selection of past speakers, with past or current titles, includes:
Murad Al-Katib, CEO, AGT Foods and Ingredients Inc.
Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada
Deepak Bagla, CEO, Invest India
Jim Balsillie, former Chairman and Co-CEO of Research in Motion (Blackberry)
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, India
Thomas Bata, Chairman, Bata Inc.
Hari Bhartia, Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Jubilant Life Sciences
H.E Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India to Canada
Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government
House of Commons, Canada
Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons
Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dean A. Connor, President & CEO, Sun Life Financial
Laura Dawson, past Director of Canadian Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
Michele DiEmanuele, CEO, Trillium Health Partners
Annie Dubé, Consul General of Canada, Mumbai
Hon. Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Canada
David Emerson, former Minister of International Trade, Canada
Hon. Vic Fedeli, Minister of Job Creation, Economic Development and Trade, Ontario
Jim Flaherty, former Finance Minister, Canada
Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
Rita-Rose Gagné, President - Growth Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Tim Gitzel, President and CEO, Cameco
Naresh Goyal, Founder & Chairman, Jet Airways
Rt. Hon. David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada
John Manley, Former Finance Minister of Canada
Hon. Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan
K.R. Narayan Murthy, Co-Founder and Chairman, Infosys
Amit Nayyar, President, Paytm
Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India
Hon. Suresh Prabhu, former Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India
Azim Premji, Chairman & CEO, WIPRO
Satish Rai, CIO, OMERS
M.R Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora
Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Trade, Jobs and Technology, British Columbia
Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Jaipur Literature Festival
Harinder Takhar, CEO, Paytm Labs
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group and Tata Sons
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Hon. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India