Representatives from 18 companies will be led by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews
Xylem has announced that it has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India, which will take place from Feb. 8 to 12, 2016. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will lead this mission, accompanied by representatives from 18 companies. Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Lee Zak and Vice President of Global Business Development at the Export-Import Bank Ray Ellis will also participate in the mission.
The trip will include visits to New Dehli, Mumbai, Chennai and Vizag. It is intended to help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in India, focusing on technologies, systems and services in the safety and security, intelligent transportation, water, wastewater and power sectors.
“Xylem has a strong local presence in India that includes manufacturing, testing, engineering, research and development capabilities, all of which help us understand the complexity and urgency of India’s unique water challenges,” said Patrick Decker, president and chief executive officer of Xylem. “On this mission, we look forward to forging new partnerships and strengthening existing relationships with various government entities, across business sectors and among non-governmental organizations. We will continue to invest our time and resources in India to accelerate research and partner with local communities to identify sustainable solutions to their water challenges.”
Xylem Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets Steve Leung and Managing Director of Xylem India H. Balasubramaniam (Bala) will represent Xylem on this mission.
“By joining the global consensus agreed to in Paris last month, India made clear that it will be an important part of the world’s solution to a truly global problem,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. “U.S. industry stands ready and able to help India make its cities more sustainable—an effort that will greatly benefit India’s economic growth and our world’s ability to address a changing climate.”