Nine cities, three countries: Where will you go with Trade Winds, Indo-Pacific 2019?
Trade Winds, the largest U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission, can position your company to gain a strategic foothold in the region’s most dynamic markets. Trade Winds 2019 features a three-day business forum in New Delhi, India, beginning on May 6th. Meet with distributors, representatives, and partners to increase your sales by taking part in optional business to business meetings in the following cities from May 8-10, and May 13.
India’s capital since 1911, New Delhi hosts the “center” (federal) government ministry offices. When the surrounding areas of Gurgaon and Noida are included, the “National Capital Region” is a mega-city with over 25 million inhabitants. Key industry sectors include aviation/defense, energy, health, environmental technologies, franchising and consumer goods.
India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital is home to India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, and the national stock exchange. The dynamism of the city and high living standards attracts migrants from all over India making Mumbai a melting pot of Indian cultures.
Home to the best institutes in the country, Ahmedabad is an industrial base for sectors such as chemicals, textiles, drugs and pharmaceuticals and education.
Popularly referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is home to more than 3000 high-tech companies in the areas of aerospace, defense, machine tools, ICT, electronics, energy, biotech, healthcare and some of India’s premier advanced studies and scientific research establishments. The city has a vibrant organized retail market and is the first destination of many global consumer brands.
Chennai is the country’s sixth largest city and is a national leader in manufacturing, healthcare, IT, and educational services. Chennai is also a logistical hub, hosting one of India’s twelve major ports, with close proximity to several more.
Ranked close to the top for “Ease of Doing Business” for the last three years, Hyderabad has seen sharp growth in the aerospace, defense, bio-sciences, environmental technologies, mining and information technology sectors.
The gateway to East and Northeast India, Kolkata serves as a regional hub for trade with Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan. Kolkatais the center of India’s coal mining and steel production industries. Investment in healthcare and infrastructure is increasing rapidly, and some of India’s most dynamic energy companies are based here.
Colombo, Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka with its seaside capital Colombo has the highest per capita income and education attainment levels in South Asia (excluding the Maldives).A recent infrastructure boom is connecting all corners of the island and helping developSri Lanka as a logistics and technology hub in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka offers opportunities for U.S. firms in infrastructure, logistics, agro-processing and tourism.
With a national GDP growth rate over 7%, Dhaka is the entry point to a rapidly growing economy with opportunities across a wide range of industries including healthcare, energy, education, franchising, environmental technology, and infrastructure.
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Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019
Dates & Locations
New Delhi, India
May 6-8, 2019
India Mission Stops
May 8-10, 2019
Bangladesh or Sri Lanka Mission Stops
May 13, 2019
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