Realising the enormous business potentials of Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, Birmingham City is keen to further the trade ties with India through the mega-sporting event.
During the reception of Queen's Baton relay at Commonwealth Business Club India (CBCI) in Birmingham last evening, City Council leader Mike Whitby said, "The CBCI launch underpins the strong economic relationship between Birmingham and India. We are keen to further establish our strong business link through the Commonwealth Games."
"As a global city with a local heart, we are committed to fostering trade with India and today's event will help build more bridges to deliver that," he said.
In a message, CBCI Chairman and Organising Committee chairman, Suresh Kalmadi said the Queen's Baton Relay 2010 would help to showcase the immense opportunities India offers the Commonwealth's business community.
"It has been our endeavour to create a networking environment for business leaders of the Commonwealth. We want to develop greater awareness of India's multifaceted tourist attractions and investment opportunities."
"The focus of Indian businesses has turned to the world in search of new markets to explore and develop growth opportunities for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. India's global presence is visible, emerging as a sporting, political and economic giant."