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Business mission from India: sharing smart-city solutions

People in a conference room smiling and looking at the stage.

Urban design and sustainability were top of the agenda when we recently welcomed to our city 25 top government and business officials from India.

The delegates included representatives from PwC India, the New Delhi Municipal Council, and India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Councillor Kevin Louey, Chair of the Prosperous City portfolio, said the four-day visit was the largest inbound mission from India in our city’s history.

‘The program showcased our global standing in urban design and development, water and waste practices, and smart city initiatives,’ Cr Louey said.

‘We look forward to creating lasting relationships with these organisations in India.’

The mission was part of India’s 100 Smart Cities initiative, which provides 100 cities with funding to transform the country by fostering smart solutions, sustainable development, and a clean environment.

The packed schedule included briefings and site visits, private sector networking and business matching sessions.

The mission concluded with a site visit to the MCG – including a tour of its award-winning water recycling facility – to celebrate our nations’ shared love of cricket.

‘We will continue to work closely with local business to create connections in India, and create better access for our local business into the significant opportunity that India offers Australia,’ Cr Louey said.

To find out more, visit International Programs.

Did you know
Our biennial business missions to Japan and China have also delivered millions of dollars in trade and investment for our city in aviation, health sciences, startups and innovation, and sustainable urban design.

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26 November 2018
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