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July 25, 2006

India Business Development Mission

India, the world’s fastest growing free-market democracy, presents lucrative opportunities for all types of businesses - especially U.S. companies. The number of arrivals from India experienced double-digit growth in the past two years and increased by 51 percent between 1999 and 2005.
Further, spending by Indian visitors increased by 76 percent since 1999 and 2005. For more information on this visitor market, please visit OTTI’s website on inbound travel from India: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.country_in_asia.india.html.

U.S. companies have the chance to make or increase sales in this booming market by joining the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration Business Development Mission to India. Under Secretary for International Trade Franklin L. Lavin will lead the Mission with coordination by the U.S. Commercial Service in the United States and India.

To register for this opportunity, please visit: http://www.export.gov/indiamission/tmform.asp.

An Incredible Business Opportunity
Start your exploration of India’s booming market by participating in the Mumbai Business Summit. Continue your business search by joining one of six spin-off business matchmaking missions to Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, or New Delhi.

The Mumbai Business Summit
November 29-30, 2006
Summit participants will have access to India’s high-level business, industry, and government representatives and opportunities to gain insights into the country’s trade and investment climate during strategic breakout sessions.

Six Exciting Cities, Endless Business Opportunities
December 4-5, 2006
Narrow your focus and get serious about India by continuing on to Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai*, or New Delhi. The U.S. Commercial Service will arrange market briefings, networking receptions, and one-on-one business appointments with prospective agents, distributors, partners, and end-users for each U.S. company.

Choose to register for the summit and a spin-off mission, just the summit, or just a spin-off mission.
*Summit attendees participating in one of the six spin-off missions may also request one day of business appointments in Mumbai on December 1 before continuing to another city for over the weekend for the spin-off missions on December 4-5.

Who Should Participate
U.S. Companies and individuals committed to making sales and business contacts in India.

Mumbai Business Summit: $500 (possible other conference fees may be applied)
Spin-off mission 12/4-5: $1,600
One-day mission in Mumbai on 12/1: $900

Prices do not include travel, lodging, meals, or third-party registration fees.
The one-day in Mumbai allows Summit attendees to have meetings arranged in Mumbai while not interfering with the spin-off mission to another city.

Call 800-USA-TRADE, option 21

U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
14th & Constitution Avenue NW, Room 1003
Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone:(202) 482-0140
Fax: (202) 482-2887
Email: Otti@trade.gov

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