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    SF-Bangalore Sister City Initiative Announces Trade Mission


    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, United States

    The San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative announced Nov. 25 that a new trade mission will depart San Francisco Nov. 29 to visit sister city Bangalore led by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.

    To further an important exchange of information, 54 senior business leaders from construction, engineering, healthcare, technology and other verticals as well as civic leaders in the Bay area will join Lee to discuss important human welfare issues such as recycling, waste management, water management and world ecology with officials in Bangalore.

    “Our Sister City is keen to learn from and collaborate with San Francisco and the Bay Area which has successfully implemented multi-billion dollar infrastructure improvement programs. They have built world class water, waste management, recycling, civic administration, transportation, health care and other public services,” Madhav Misra, co-chair of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative, stated in a press release.

    During the trip, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed to establish help desks where respective business people in their cities can get assistance working with or launching their products and services into the other country.

    "Our goal is engagement. We ask corporate leaders here in the States to take a closer look at mutually beneficial exchanges and resources in India and how we can leverage these resources here in the States and for global welfare and economy," said Kumar Malavalli, Development Chair/ Director for the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative and CEO, InMage Systems.

    Nandini Tandon, vice chair of the El Camino Hospital's Board of Directors, will be co-chairing a health care delegation of local business, civic and physician leaders as part of the mission.