Parliamentary Secretary Gill Meets with CEO of Canadian SME TaraSpan in India

Delhi, India – Parm Gill, Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, (left) meets with Mike Manson, CEO and co-founder of TaraSpan, (right) and Parminder Singh, Vice President of Sales for North and South India of TaraSpan, to discuss challenges and opportunities for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) doing business in India.

The meeting provided the opportunity for Parliamentary Secretary Gill to witness how TaraSpan, a facilitator of global technology trade between India and the rest of the world, is helping Canadian companies to access priority sectors in India, including information and communication technology and sustainable technologies. It also allowed Parliamentary Secretary Gill the opportunity to gain insight into the interests and concerns of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises doing business in India.

Founded in Ottawa in 2005, TaraSpan is now a multinational company with four offices and more than 200 clients in India alone. One of Canada’s top business leaders, Sir Terry Matthews, is Taraspan’s chairman of the board.

India is a priority market under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, the government’s blueprint for creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians through trade.

Canada’s strong network of trade support in India includes eight Canadian trade commissioner offices and five EDC representatives.

Parliamentary Secretary Gill is in Delhi and Chandigarh, India, from March 2 to 5, 2015.