photo gallery section allows us to share
photos of David in Edmonton, Ottawa and
other places he travels to as Secretary
of State (Asia-Pacific). This section will
be updated frequently so please check back
January 5th to 14th, David
visited Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore,
and Chandigarh, India.
He was accompanied by Member of Parliament
River, Derek Lee, Policy Advisor Michael
Wodzicki and his Senior Constituency Assistant,
visited 6 cities in 9 days, including the
forthcoming Consulate in Chandigarh, Punjab.
The primary purposes of the visit were to
promote trade and investment and
demonstrate Canada's commitment to sustaining
& enriching our human links
Hyderabad, David participated in the Confederation
of India Industries 3rd
Summit in Hyderabad.
He delivered remarks to over 150
interested in doing business in Canada at
a partnership luncheon
on January 7th, 2003.
also spoke at a plenary session entitled,
Where Does Foreign Investment Go?".
David met with a number of Indian
companies with interests in Canada,
Satyam and Infosys (both of which have chosen
Canada as home for
global development centres), as well as
where Canada is looking to increase trade
and investment with India
information communications technology (ICT),
agriculture and nanotechnology.
also joined more than 300 experts from India
and abroad at the 3rd
and 19th Indian Association for Canadian
Conference in Mysore.
With over 1000 members, the Association
the largest of its kind in the world. In his keynote address, Minister
spoke to the conference's theme "Globalisation
Studies in the Asia-Pacific context".
Mr. Boota Singh (Former Home Minister of
India) and Mr. Hanspal,
of Congress Party of Punjab.
Lee, David, Mr. Maheshwari, Mr. Dhindsa,
Mr. Singh, Sukhbir, Mr. Brian
Deputy High Commissioner at the Chandigarh
Mr. Riar and Mr. Singh at a luncheon.
with faculty at the Canadian Institute for
Speaks at Partnership lunch in Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
speaks at IACS Opening Ceremonies, University
of Mysore, Mysore, India.
Canadian delegates to the IACS
Conference, Mysore, India.
the lamp of knowledge at the
opening ceremonies of the 19th IACS and
3rd Asia-Pacific Summit. David
Kilgour is in the centre, to his
right is Dr. Arun Nigavekar, Chairman of
University Grants Commission (India),
and (far right) Vice-Chancellor Dr.
S.N. Hegde of University of Mysore;
to his immediate left, Professor
Urananthamurthy, and Brian Dickson,