Xylem to join US trade mission to India
Water technology company, Xylem, has been selected to participate in the US Department of Commerce's Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India, 8-12 February.The trade mission will include visits to New Dehli, Mumbai, Chennai, and Vizag, and is intended to help US 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 Xylem's president and chief executive officer, Patrick Decker.
Decker went on: "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."
"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 US deputy secretary of commerce, Bruce Andrews who will lead the mission. He added: "US industry stands ready and able to help India make its cities more sustainable."
Xylem senior vice president and president, emerging markets, Steve Leung and managing director of Xylem India, H Balasubramaniam, will represent Xylem on the mission.