Trade mission to India
Blacktown City Council, New South Wales, has teamed up with Austrade to send a delegation to India to explore export and trade opportunities.
The delegation includes nine business delegates representing eight businesses from across western Sydney.
Trade Mission India 2019 is being jointly led by Blacktown City Mayor, Stephen Bali, former NSW Premier, Nathan Rees, and Austrade Commissioner in Chennai, India, Munish Sharma.
Austrade worked closely with Council to tailor the agenda of meetings and networking opportunities to provide the best opportunities for each business to establish successful trade relations.
Mayor Bali said, “Blacktown City has one of the fastest growing economies in Australia while India has one of the fastest growing economies in the World. Trade between our City and India is a perfect fit.
“In addition to the business relations, our City has one of the highest populations of people from the Indian diaspora in Australia.
“This presents a great opportunity to network with government, education institutes, sports institutes and businesses.”
The civic delegation comprises Mayor Bali, the Hon Nathan Rees and Councillors Susai Benjamin and Moninder Singh.
“I am very proud that our two councillors of Indian origin have joined this mission at their own expense. This shows the level of commitment they have to the community they represent,” said Mayor Bali.