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Mumbai (January 4 – 6, 2013)
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti pictured with Nicolas Le Page from the Canadian Consulate in Mumbai (far left), Vijay Kalantri of the All India Association of Industries (right of Mayor), Naval Bajaj, President of ICCC and Mike Mehta, Vice-President of ICCC at the AIAI Luncheon Reception on January 4th, 2013 in Mumbai.
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti pictured with Yeshwant Warerkar, Vice-Chairman of the World Trade Centre in Mumbai. Markham signed a MoU with the WTC-Mumbai in 2013 and continues to foster this relationship and enhance new opportunities between the two groups.
Pune (January 7 – 8, 2013)
Kochin (January 9, 2013)
Mayor Frank Scarpitti meets with India's Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vyalar Ravi (centre-left) with Councillor Logan Kanapathi (right) and Naval Bajaj, President of ICCC (left).
Markham's delegation and ICCC President meet with Dr. Asha Seth, Senator of Canada at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference in Kochin, Kerala.
Ahmadabad (January 10 – 13, 2013)
Official poster of the Vibrant Gujarat Conference occurring in Ahmadabad between January 10 – 13, 2013. Markham in collaboration with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada actively participated in India’s largest trade summit.
Mayor Frank Scarpitti was the only Canadian Mayor to speak at the Vibrant Gujarat summit on January 11th, 2013 about Canada, the preferred business destination.
Mayor Frank Scarpitti presents Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi with a gift on behalf of Markham during a meeting at the Vibrant Gujarat conference on January 12th, 2013. Gujarat is currently India’s most economically prosperous state and is seen as India’s prime destination for economic trade and investment.
Markham worked in collaboration with Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario to promote Markham as Canada’s High Tech Capital and the a desirable location for Indian companies to locate to enter the North American market.
Chennai (January 14 -16, 2013)
Mayor, Councillor at Apollo Hospital Jan 14: Markham’s delegation led by Mayor Frank Scarpitti meets with officials at the world-renowned Apollo Hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on January 14th 2013. This exploratory visit coordinated with the hospital’s senior staff raised awareness of medical innovation in life science and is in alignment with Markham’s focus on ICT and life science convergence.
Mayor of Chennai
Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Councillor Logan Kanapathi present Markham’s proclamation of Tamil Heritage Days to the Mayor of Chennai, Mr. Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy at his office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Chennai Press Conference
Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Councillor Logan Kanapathi address members of Chennai’s media after a meeting with the Mayor of Chennai (January 13, 2013).
Mayor of Chennai
Mayor Frank Scarpitti with Councillor Logan Kanapathi present Markham’s Tamil Heritage Proclamation to Chennai, North MP Honourable TKS Elangovan and political aide Manu Sundaram.
Delhi (January 17 -18, 2013)
Mayor Frank Scarpitti is interviewed at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi on January 18th 2013 to highlight Markham’s Vibrancy in the IT Sector in Canada and his insights on the India Mission.