US-India Business Council to lead mission to India

August 8th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A US-India business lobby seeking stronger commercial ties with New Delhi is leading a three-city mission to India to explore opportunities in agriculture, real estate, retail trade and transportation. Led by Paul Conway, president of Cargill Asia, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) mission will visit Kolkata, New Delhi and Hyderabad Sep 21-25, the trade group announced here Thursday.

The mission will have meetings with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and chief ministers of West Bengal, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh - Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Sheila Dikshit and Y.S. Rajsekhar Reddy - as also a breakfast meeting featuring USIBC chairperson Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.

Co-sponsored by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the mission delegates will meet senior business and government leaders at the state and national levels for an inside look into the future of India’s consumer market and supply chain build-out in each of the three cities.

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