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Ecolab to Participate in Business Development Trade Mission to India

January 22, 2016

Ecolab will join 17 other U.S.-based companies for the Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission to India, Feb. 8-16, 2016. Led by U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews, the trade mission will help Ecolab and other U.S.-based companies launch or increase their business in India with visits to New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Lee Zak, director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and Ray Ellis, vice president of Global Business Development at the Export-Import Bank, also will participate in the mission.

The trade mission will focus on technologies, systems and services in the safety and security, intelligent transportation, water, wastewater, and power sectors. This engagement will drive and enhance the sustainable growth of India’s infrastructure sector, while making India’s growing urban centers more attractive to business and providing a better quality of life for India’s citizens.

“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 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.”

As the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, India has the second largest population and is projected to add 500 million people to its urban population over the next four decades. The Indian government has made infrastructure development a priority, along with a plan to develop 100 smart cities – developed urban areas that would create sustainable economic development and high quality of life through efficient and innovative energy, transportation, digital, social platforms. To connect these proposed cities with existing air and sea ports, India needs infrastructure upgrades and technologies.

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