Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurates India Pavillion at SIAL Canada
Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India inaugurated the India Pavilion at SIAL Canada 2023 in Toronto on May 9, 2023 with participation from over 100 Indian Food & Beverage Exporters.
Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India inaugurated the India Pavilion at SIAL Canada 2023 in Toronto today. Over 100 Indian Food & Beverages Exporters participated in the India Pavilion organized by Trade Promotion Council of India, Indian Trade Promotion Organization The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) with support of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Sampling sessions were organized at the Indian Pavillion to commemorate the International Year of Millets.
Hon’ble CIM later delivered the keynote address at the “Trade & Investment Promotion Event with Indian and Canadian companies on the side-lines of SIAL Canada 2023” organised by Trade Promotion Council of India and ASSOCHAM on May 10, 2023.
The event was attended by HE Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada; Consul General Smt Apoorva Srivastava; Dr Krishan Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce; Rajat Agarwal, ED, Indian Trade Promotion Organization as well as prominent business leaders from the Indian and Canadian fraternity.
While praising the largest ever India participation in SIAL Canada 2023, the Minister also asserted that the challenge before India was “how we can do larger and bigger trade shows in the food industry – whether in India or other parts of the world, showcasing the best of what we have to offer – across continents and borders.”
He also expressed his confidence that India’s agri exports to Canada can grow by 10x to 20x in the coming years, given the potential.
Mohit Singla, Chairman, TPCI stated, “The industry is extremely thankful to the earnest efforts being taken by the Government of India, led from the front by our Hon’ble CIM, to fast-track trade negotiations with Canada for the signing of an FTA to benefit businesses of both countries.”
He highlighted that the need of the hour was for entrepreneurs on both sides to collaborate and leverage potential untapped opportunities in the Canadian market