Surrey Board of Trade Signs MOU with Two Local India Organizations to Focus on Health Innovation

The Surrey Board of Trade, the Canada India Network Society and the BC-India Business Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Surrey Innovation Awards on September 28, 2017 to advance health industry innovation in Surrey.

“The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to form a foundation to bridge health care ties between India and Surrey, and Canada. We are, together, igniting a new narrative for our city, strengthening its economic future, and building the spirit of innovation for small and large businesses. The work over the past 12 years in bringing physicians and health technology practitioners from India and connecting them to our local health care industry has been rewarding to the South Asian community. The signing of this memorandum and action plan will lead to some critical announcements that will take place in June 2018 at the 3rd Canada India Cardivascular Disease Conference in Surrey,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

“I am delighted with this collaboration. Together we have a strong presence in India. We have so many opportunities to enhance economic ties between Canada and India. Health is a natural place to build people to people links and this MOU is an important step,” said Dr. Arun K Garg founding Chair and President of Canada India Network Society (

“Health is a very important sector both in India and in Canada. Our collaborative efforts in jointly tackling this sector of health management together with opportunities to enhance trade and commerce between India and BC is now a reality,” said Vivek A. Savkur, Chairman Emeritus, BC- India Business Network (

The purpose of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Innovation Awards celebrated, educated, and connected innovators as stakeholders to build Surrey as a recognized hub of innovation.