Virtual Trade Mission to India 2020-06-04T15:15:15+00:00


Connect directly with business and government leaders from India through various webinars on topics related to doing business or expanding your business in India without leaving your home, hosted by World Trade Center Utah.

The trade mission will take place on June 17th, July 1st, and July 8th, 2020.

Despite being ranked fifth-largest in the world by nominal GDP, India’s economy is still characterized as a developing market economy. U.S.-India trade expanded to $142.1 billion in goods and services in 2018 against a backdrop of Indian GDP growth of 7.1 percent. In 2017, India-sourced Foreign Direct Investment into the United States was valued at $13.1 billion. There are tremendous opportunities to create international partnerships with India and elevate your company’s global status. As the second fastest-growing economy in the world, India will be more resilient to the current economic downturn than other Asian countries, so plan to act now and participate in India’s prosperity.

Virtual Trade Mission participants will represent the state in an effort to generate new business opportunities. We encourage you to register now! Once registered, participants will be able to connect with World Trade Center staff to customize their Virtual Trade Mission experience and help shape the discussion.

Links to register for individual sessions are provided on the following tabs.

India Market Briefing with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi

Wednesday, June 17th, 8:30 am (MST)

In partnership with US Commercial Services (USCS), India

Speaker: Gregory Taevs, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer

Experts from the U.S. embassy in New Delhi will give a market overview of India, review the main regional business hubs, and will comment on the primary industries where there may be opportunities for Utah companies to break into the Indian market and find new revenue sources in one of the world’s largest economies.

The View from India: Doing Business in India – Opportunities for Partnership and Collaboration

Wednesday, July 1st, 8:30 am (MST)

In partnership with World Trade Center Mumbai

Indian government and business leaders will review how companies can engage in current business opportunities in India, from a local market perspective. Speakers include:

  • Dr Shashank Mendiratta, Chief Economist with IBM in India
  • Dr. Harshadeeo Kamble, Development Commissioner — Industries Government of Maharashtra
  • Ms. Kavleen Chatwal, Economic and Political Specialist at US Embassy in India

India as a Supply Chain Partner & Alternative to China

Wednesday, July 8th, 8:30 am (MST)

In partnership with Dezan Shira & Associates

Speaker: Dustin Daugherty, Head of North America Business Development

With the growing uncertainty of COVID-19’s effect on global supply chains as well as increasing challenges of sourcing in China, it is vital for Utah companies to optimize their production and distribution of products by looking for new partners and opportunities. This session will focus on operations and supply chain solutions in India.