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Indo-US meet to explore improvement in trade ties

A 40-member business delegation from India will explore business opportunities in information technology, energy, aerospace and defence, telecommunications and mobile in the US during the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Summit in Washington May 22-25.

Hosted by Fairfax County, a Washington suburb in Virginia and Fairfax-based George Mason University, the summit for US-India Trade & Economics (SUITE 2012) will be the third IACC summit in the US and the first outside New York City.

During SUITE 2012, attendees will meet with senior US government commerce and trade officials and Indian government officials in Washington, DC.

They will also tour Fairfax County facilities and communities and network with Indian-American business leaders whose businesses have invested and created jobs in Fairfax County.

"SUITE 2012 will provide an opportunity for the Indian business community to explore and leverage potential synergies with the US as a strategic business partner," said RK Chopra, Secretary General of the IACC.

"Fairfax County-with its vibrant business community focusing on IT, telecom, defence, aerospace and energy efficiency management-has provided us with an excellent platform to develop and expand business relationships with the US"

"I am honoured to welcome the IACC delegation to Fairfax County and Virginia," said Gerald L Gordon, President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), a supporting partner for the summit.

"Indian companies develop world-class products and services, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to show off Fairfax County as a great location for them to locate and expand in the US market," he said.

More than two dozen companies from India have a presence in Fairfax County.