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January 25, 2013

PREMIER SELINGER JOINS MANITOBA BUSINESS, EDUCATION LEADERS ON TRADE MISSION TO INDIA



Premier Greg Selinger will depart Sunday for a 10-day trade mission to India where he will join members of the Business Council of Manitoba and representatives of Manitoba’s colleges and universities to promote the province as a great place to do business and study.

“Manitoba’s family and cultural connections to India run deep and, as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India represents huge opportunities for Manitoba businesses,” said Selinger.  “Expanding our trade with India means helping Manitoba businesses take their products and expertise overseas, and it means creating jobs for Manitoba families.”

Manitoba businesses and professional organizations on the trade mission will include representatives from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Westeel, Cubex, Magellan Aerospace, CentrePort Canada, Maxim Truck and Trailer, Johnson Waste Management, RBC, Innovate Manitoba, Yes! Winnipeg, Parenty Reitmeier, World Trade Centre Winnipeg and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.

“The Business Council of Manitoba is pleased to join the premier in promoting enhanced trade and investment between India and Manitoba,” said Jim Carr, president and CEO of the council.  “Business leaders believe that the Indian market offers impressive potential for our companies and, working together, we can attract investment and skilled people to our province.”

Manitoba educational and research-focused participants on the trade mission will include representatives from Red River College, Winnipeg Technical College, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

“Manitoba and India both place great importance on education and more and more Indian students are choosing to study in Manitoba,” said Dr. W. Dean Care, acting vice-president (academic and provost) at Brandon University.  “We’re reaching out to students in India to help attract them to Brandon and help meet the skilled labour needs of our economy.”

“Working with leaders in the business community and our post-secondary institutions, we’re strengthening our ties and increasing our exports to India and other growing economies,” said Selinger.  “And the world is taking notice of Manitoba, with more and more firms choosing to set up shop in our province.”

The trip will include stops in Delhi and Mumbai along with several smaller centres including Chandigarh, Bhanohar, Sawaddi, Ludhiana, Agra and Ahmadabad.

 

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