Year of India 2011 in Canada (YOI): Pursuant to the announcement made by Indian and Canadian Prime Ministers in November 2009, the Year of India 2011 was organized in different cities of Canada which included multi sectoral events such as cultural shows, Writers festivals, film festivals, food festivals, trade shows, Education Summit, Innovation Summit, PBD-Canada, LKA's Moderns Exhibition, Eminent lecture series, installation of Gandhi statues, Tagore anniversary etc.
Thus, Brand India Expo 2012 was organised as part of its prestigious "Year of India 2011" in Ottawa during 13th and 14th of March 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada by High Commission of India, Ottawa.
Ministry of Textile & Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India have also extended their support in order to make this event a grand success. The best of Export Promotion Councils of India have participated. The leading trade associations and chambers of Canada have also joined their hands to promote this mega event in Canada region.
Brand India Expo 2012 highlights the ever-growing trade and investment ties between Canada and India, which are being further strengthened through the Government of Canada's ongoing free trade negotiations with India, set to boost the Canadian Economy by as much as $6 billion.
This multi-product exhibit has brought together industry experts to discuss projects and pursue investment opportunities to enhance bilateral trade for Canada and India.