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The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) is leading a multi-sector trade mission to India from April 22-May 1, 2014. The goal of this mission is to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region export products and services to this exciting market. A printable flyer for the mission can be found here.

To register for the mission please fill out a COMPANY PROFILE form.

Mission participants will receive:

  • Customized one-on-one business appointments with interested distributors, agents and other prospective business partners set up by the CGLG India Trade Office (average 3 – 4 appointments per day).
  • Brief market overview including industry sector information and target company profiles.
  • In-country business briefing.
  • Services of CGLG India Trade Office staff throughout the mission.
  • Group airport-hotel-airport ground transportation in all three cities.
  • Assistance with hotel bookings.
  • CGLG staff will assist with follow-up after the mission.



  • With a population of 1.2 billion, India is the second most populous country in the world. Approximatley thirty percent of the country's population reside in urban areas.
  • Moderate inflation of 7.6% in 2012, a growing middle class and a relativley stable political environment compared to its neighbours makes India attractive to U.S. companies.
  • India has grown to be a trillion dollar economy with a self sufficient agricultureal sector, diversifiefd industrial base and stable financial and services sector.
  • India is the United States thirteenth largest trading partnerand seventeenth largest import market with total tow way trade in goods approximately $58 billion in 2011.
  • Private domestic consumption accounts for more than 50% of the country's GDP and is one of the key factors in driving overseas investment in the country.

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If you are not already active in this important market, now is the time to get started. 

  • Architechture, Constructions & Engineering Services
  • Civil Aviation                               
  • Education Services
  • Environment and Water
  • Healthcare and Medical Equipment 
  • Infrastructure (Roads, Ports & Railroads)
  • Mining and Mining Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Power and Renewables




April 22

Depart U.S. for New Delhi, India


Registration deadline is February 20, 2014

Mission Participation Fee: $900

Brief Market Research and Appointment Setting Fee*: $3,000

*Varies by State you reside in

grant funding is available in many States to cover a portion (or all of) the mission participation fees and travel costs.

For additional information, please contact:
Zoë Munro
Program Manager
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Phone: (312) 407-0177

April 23

AM/PM Arrive in New Delhi


April 24

AM: Country Business Briefing
Individual Business Appointments in New Delhi


April 25

Individual Business Appointments in New Delhi

April 26 & 27

Free Weekend in New Delhi
Optional day trip to Agra
Travel to Bangalore


April 28

Individual Business Appointments in Bangalore


April 29

Individual Business Appointments in Bangalore
Depart for Mumbai


April 30

Individual Business Appointments in Mumbai


May 1

Individual Business Appointments in Mumbai
PM: Depart for U.S.


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