Xylem to Participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission
Xylem, a leading global water technology company, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews is set to lead this mission, and will be accompanied by representatives from 18 companies. Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Lee Zak and Vice President of Global Business Development at the Export-Import Bank Ray Ellis are also participating in the mission.
The trade mission’s intent is to help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in India, which includes New Dehli, Mumbai, Chennai, and Vizag. Industries include systems and services in the safety and security, intelligent transportation, water, wastewater, and power sectors.
“Xylem has a strong local presence in India that includes manufacturing, testing, engineering, research, and development capabilities, all of which help us understand the complexity and urgency of India’s unique water challenges,” says Patrick Decker, president and chief executive officer of Xylem. “On this mission, we look forward to forging new partnerships and strengthening existing relationships with various government entities, across business sectors, and among non-governmental organizations. We will continue to invest our time and resources in India to accelerate research, and partner with local communities to identify sustainable solutions to their water challenges.”
Steve Leung, Xylem’s senior vice president and president of emerging markets and H. Balasubramaniam (Bala), managing director of Xylem India, has been chosen to represent Xylem on this mission.
“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,” says U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce 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.”