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The Ontario government is organizing three export business missions to India taking place from August to November 2021, which may interest companies in your region.

August 19-21, 2021: Ontario Export Business Mission to Medical Fair India 2021

The Ontario government is organizing an export business mission to Medical Fair India for Ontario companies supplying technology, medical devices and medical equipment to the healthcare market. The 2020 trade show saw 279 exhibitors, including 47 from overseas, in addition to 8,700 visitors and 300 delegates from hospitals and medical centres, medical schools and government health departments. India’s healthcare market will reach C$483 billion by 2022, with government plans to increase public healthcare spending to 2.5 percent of the GDP. A growing population of 1.3 billion people, rising incomes, an increase in the prevalence of disease, rising insurance access, and the popularity of medical tourism are all driving medical investments in India. Due to its strong market potential, investment in India's healthcare infrastructure is set to rise, benefiting hospitals and health care R&D. Ontario companies participating in the mission will receive targeted assistance, including exhibitor space at the trade show; B2B meetings with Indian companies, hospitals and organizations; market intelligence and briefings on the health care industry in India; introductions to decision-makers in the Indian health care market; access to networking events and potential speaking opportunities at Medical Fair India. Interested export-ready companies may apply here.

September 21-25, 2021: Advanced Manufacturing Export Business Mission to Automation Expo 2021

Automation Expo is Asia's leading automation, instrumentation and robotics exhibition. The show focuses on factory automation, turnkey solutions, process and building automation, instrumentation and control, robotics, sensors, equipment and devices. It attracts more than 50,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors from 15 industries. The business mission will provide an opportunity to showcase products and technology solutions to Indian organizations. India's manufacturing sector has the potential to reach C$1.3 trillion by 2025. The country aims to boost the manufacturing sector's share of GDP from 16 percent to 25 percent by 2022. India's labour-intensive manufacturing will eventually give way to the adoption of machines, especially as COVID-19 underscores the importance of robotics across a range of industries. The mission program will include: market intelligence and briefings on Indian automation opportunities; exhibitor space in the Ontario pavilion; pre-arranged B2B meetings; networking opportunities for Ontario companies to meet Indian stakeholders; and site visits to relevant Indian facilities. Interested export-ready companies may apply here.

November 2021 (Date TBC): Urban Infrastructure Export Business Mission to Municipalika 2021

Municipalika is an annual international forum consisting of a trade show and conference to share strategies and technologies to develop smart, sustainable cities and collectively find solutions to urban challenges. The show, which attracts governments, entrepreneurs, technology companies, engineering firms, construction companies and other service providers, takes place in different cities in India each year. The 2020 trade show hosted about 2,000 attendees, international country pavilions, state pavilions, and municipal corporations, in addition to 12,000+ urban professionals and 170+ solution providers exhibiting their technologies. Ontario companies involved in infrastructure, technology and construction participating in the mission will receive targeted assistance from the Ontario government, such as B2B meetings in Mumbai and Bangalore; visits to leading municipal corporations and infrastructure organizations; market intelligence and briefings on the infrastructure and smart cities industries in India; access to potential networking events and speaking opportunities during the conference; and exhibitor space at the trade show. The Indian government is developing 100 smart cities and plans to invest heavily in highways, railways, ports, airports, renewable energy, smart cities, and transportation to meet the challenges associated with significant urban growth. A total investment of U.S.$29 billion has been proposed by the 100 cities, with 5,151 projects. Projects worth U.S.$5.7 billion are still in the pipeline. Interested export-ready companies may apply here.