The International Trade Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will lead a mission of 8-12 Ontario companies and institutions specializing in telecommunication technologies to India from December 5 to 9, 2011.
The purpose of the mission is to help Ontario companies to develop a better understanding of the rapidly growing telecom market and to assist in partnering and accessing export opportunities in this sector.
The mission will visit Bangalore and New Delhi where participants will receive market briefings and meet with key government decisions makers, prospective private sector partners and financing agencies on a one-on-one basis.
In New Delhi the mission will participate in the India Telecom 2011 Trade Show, a leading telecommunication trade show in India, where the mission delegates can exhibit their products and services.
EVENT & MARKET BACKGROUND:
India Telecom 2011 is India’s largest telecom business event, bringing together over 25,000 delegates and 300 exhibitors from 36 countries.
The Indian telecommunication network is the third largest in the world and the second largest among the emerging economies of Asia. The rapid growth of the sector has been coupled with proactive polices and decisions taken by the Indian Government and dynamic involvement of the private sector. The liberal policies in the telecommunication sector have facilitated easy access to telecom companies and a fair regulatory framework offers services to the Indian consumers at affordable prices. The Indian telecom sector is dominated by private operators that have 87.9 per cent share of the market.
Over 20.2 million new subscribers were added in the month of February 2011, thereby raising the total mobile phone subscription in the country to 791.38 million. Forecasts indicate the mobile phone subscription base will rise to 900 million by the end of 2012 and it is further expected that this figure will steadily rise to 1.25 billion by 2015. It has also been projected that broadband users are going to reach 100 million by 2014, particularly after telecom companies roll out their 3G services according to a research study conducted by Crisil.
The cost to participate in the mission is $1000. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Space is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Ontario Showcase/Program inclusions:
- Individual display space with countertop for product/laptop, graphics panel and logo header sign
- Inclusion in Exhibitor Directory
- Assistance with identifying business prospects in the region and support in setting up relevant meetings in Delhi and Bangalore
- Participation in Ontario/Canada sponsored market briefings, networking events and the site visits to telecom carriers in Delhi and Bangalore
- There will be a mission hotel with blocked rooms in each of the two cities. Delegates will be responsible for booking their own rooms.
- Delegates are expected to organize for their business visa for India, letter of support will be provided on request.
- Match-making will be a critical part of the business program. At a later date, you will be requested for your company profile so we can secure one-on-one meetings with pre-qualified and appropriate businesses in each of the three cities.
- If you already have companies in any of the three cities with whom you wish to meet, you will be requested to provide the company name and contact information. If possible, we will make the meeting arrangements for you.
For more information, please contact:
Area Director: South Asia
International Trade and Marketing Division
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
6th Floor, Hearst Block, 900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M7A 2E1
Telephone: 416 327-2371, Fax: 416 325-2766