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ICCC Weekly Newsletter – 14 September 2021

15 Sep 2021 12:30 PM | Anonymous

Rakesh Joshi returns to ICCC Board

Rakesh Joshi, eminent solicitor and community leader, who was on the ICCC Board first as a nominated director and then as an elected director (2018-2019), has been reappointed as an elected director on 5 September 2021 to fill an existing vacancy. 

Rakesh is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a practicing lawyer in Toronto. He is member of Canadian Bar Association and Director of Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers. Engaged mainly in Real Estate Law and Corporate Law, Rakesh has handled a high volume of transactions successfully to the utmost satisfaction of his clients.

He was decorated with the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is on the panels of prestigious print media houses and community organizations in Toronto and GTA as their Legal Advisor/ Member Advisory Board. He is a member of Brampton School Traffic Safety Council.

Sanjeev Malik appointed Chair of
Nominations Committee

The Board of Directors of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce appointed Sanjeev Malik as the Chair of the Nominations Committee appointed for the 2021 AGM.

It may be recalled that in August 2021, the Board had announced the appointment of the Nominations Committee comprising following:

  • Arvind Bhardwaj
  • Hargy Randhawa
  • Praveen Verma
  • Sanjeev Malik
  • Tauseef Sheikh

At that time, Amit Narwal was appointed as the Returning Officer for the election.

Leather Products Buyer-Seller Meet

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) in association with the Commercial Section of the Consulate General of India in Toronto, the Indian Council for Leather Exports and the LLHA Association of Canada is organizing a virtual buyer-seller meeting of leather products importers and distributors from Canada and exporters from India on 10:00 am EST Tuesday 28 September 2021.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please send an email to Mayank at mbhatt@iccconline.org on or before 19 September 2021.

Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF)

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is organizing the 52nd trade fair for Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF) in person from 28th – 31st October 2021.

EPCH has organized the earlier editions of IHGF Delhi Fair virtually due to COVID pandemic, however, since the situation across the world is getting back to normal, EPCH is organizing the 52nd IHGF Delhi Fair from 28th – 31st October, 2021, in physical form at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR with all necessary SOPs as laid down by the Government of India.  It is pertinent to mention that physical B2B events are the life and blood for the handicrafts sector as the element of touch, feel and visual impact plays a very important role in the decision making of the buyers.

Over 2000 exhibitors from all across the Country will be showcasing designs of Home, Lifestyles, Fashion, Furniture and Textiles products to the overseas buying community. The broad product categories of IHGF Delhi Fair are:

  • Houseware, Decorative & Gifts
  • Furniture & Home Accessories
  • Home Textiles, Furnishings & Floor Coverings
  • Fashion Jewellery, Accessories & Bags
  • Christmas Decorations, Candles & Incense and
  • Lamps & Lighting

Online registration for the event can be done using the following web link: 


The complete details of the show are available on



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Wednesday, September 15 at 9 am – 12:45 pm

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