From the 23rd of January (Saturday) to the 30st of January (Saturday), 2010.
Following the spectacular success of the inaugural “Ed-Mission” to India in November ’08, International Center for Education (ICE), Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) are teaming up to bring a high level delegation to key cities in India in January 2010.
The delegates will meet with key players within the Indian Government, Chief Ministers, Ministries of Education, Chambers of Commerce, Business associations & key education institutions to explore opportunities in the burgeoning Canada-India education corridor to ‘Internationalize’ Canadian education.
In Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Ahmedabad the delegates will visit Indian and Canadian government officials, visit premier educational institutions in the county and meet with the Presidents, VP’s and other high level decision makers at these institutions. Meetings planned with State Chief Ministers & education officials at the State & National level.
- Network with potential partners, affiliates and delivery providers. Re-establish connections and build new ones.
- Establish key linkages for Joint Ventures, ‘feeder institutions’, ‘India campus’ and faculty -student exchanges & recruiting.
- Provide introductory meetings set up with local NGO’s, State and Central Government bodies.
- Learn about developments in the Indian Governments new ‘liberalized’ education policy & establish your brand in India.
- Tour Canadian visa offices & take a look ‘behind the scenes’. Meet Visa officers & Trade Commissioners.
This Tour is designed for Presidents, VP’s, VC’s, Directors of International offices and other high level decision makers within your organization. This is NOT a recruitment tour but rather an opportunity to network with and establish key linkages with policy makers & major stakeholders in the Indian education system.
The delegation will be led by the ICCC & ICBC, and will be accompanied by former C-IBC president & current Board Member Kam Rathee and Husain F. Neemuchwala, Chair of C-IBC’s Education Committee and President of ICE.
Dr. Paul Byrne , MacEwan University College, Edmonton
“It is a very exciting time to be in India given the enormous opportunity for the future. The warmth of the people has been heartwarming and MacEwan is very pleased with our MOU with Welingkar and look forward to strengthen our ties with India.”
Dr. Murray Lindsay, University of Lethbridge
“Education is a key priority for the Indian government. Moreover with the globalization of business and the dawn of India becoming an economic superpower, it is important for business schools to cultivate significant relationships with Indian institutions. This mission (led by C-IBC and ICE) has provided the University of Lethbridge with the opportunity to make personal connections with institutions, gain valuable insight into the Indian educational landscape and determine how best to collaborate with Indian partners in mutually beneficial ways.”
Dr. Karim Bandali, Michener Institute
“India is a dynamic place with unmistakable and significant potential. In our ever-evolving global economy it is essential that we cultivate and develop educational opportunities for the international minds of the future. The 2008 Ed-Mission is a manifestation of just such a philosophy where the objective is to build the necessary relationships to unleash the burgeoning potential of Canada and India as nations of the 21st Century”.
Dr. Grant Gardner, Memorial University
“I’ve been very pleased at the high quality of institutions we’ve met and the enthusiasm to find out more about Canada and our programs. Memorial University is very pleased at the opportunities that Ed-Mission ’08 is providing to make links with Indian students & faculty so that we can investigate ways of working together on joint research and teaching initiatives. Even though we’ve only been only 1/3 through the mission, we have already made some excellent connections”.
Keith Taylor, Dalhousie University
“India is emerging as a world economic power and its universities and colleges are developing more and more excellent research and education programs. It is very much in the interest of Dalhousie University to develop substantial long term partnerships in key areas where there are natural fits of institutional strength. Ed-Mission’08 is proving to be a valuable aid in establishing and renewing strategic partnerships”.