The organization with its mandate of furthering business between British Columbia and India has grown at a remarkable level in one year and now boasts of over 60 members.
The event was attended by many distinguished guests including Hon. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink and Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade.
Speaking on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, Minister Fassbender commented on the significance of BCIBN in enhancing trade relations between India and the province and emphasized that trade between province and India was a priority for the government.
Chairman Emeritus Vivek Savkur thanked members for their support and reminded them of BCIBN’s major achievements in the last year including endorsing and supporting Air Canada’s new direct flight route between Vancouver and New Delhi. He welcomed Air Canada and YVR as patron sponsors of BCIBN.
BCIBN President Catherine Sas, QC challenged all members to introduce at least one new member to BCIBN’s growing membership in 2017.
The event closed with the cutting of the birthday cake and the celebratory chorus of “Happy Birthday”.