14 May 2021, ICC, Sydney


6.00 PM - 11.00 PM (AEST)

Meeting of Minds Gala 2021

The India Australia Business & Community Awards Gala is an experience like none other.


This spectacular meeting of minds gala will recognise outstanding businesses and professionals for their monumental contributions to the India-Australia relationship.


Experience Incredible India first-hand and watch on as a new generation of IABCA Leaders are unveiled and are celebrated for achievements that extend beyond the horizons of their individual ambitions.

Below is a teaser of what is to come, stay tuned for an evening full of surprises


Fabrics of India Runway Show

Fabrics of India Runway Show presents Meera by Poornima Sharma.


Meera was conceived in 2018, a brand with an empowering message; you decide who you want to be and let your actions speak for you. More than a fashion label, Meera will showcase live at the IABCA Gala the wonderful diversity of fabrics that India has to offer through the Raghunritya Collection. The collection will feature fabrics such as 


• Handspun Khadi Cotton • Block Prints on Khadi Mercerised Cotton • Chikankari Sarees • Kantha Work •Linen •

IABCA Wellness & Meditation Session

In today's contemporary and fast-paced lifestyle, mental health and the ability to truly control ones mind and emotions has never been more important. IABCA are proud to announce that as part of our 2021 Awards Gala program, guests will be treated to a guided Wellness and Meditation Session from world renowned Yoga Practitioner, Yogi Chauhan! With more than 15 years experience as a Yoga practitioner, we can guarantee that he'll have our guests in the right frame of mind to kick off their weekend and IABCA experience!


Channel 7

My Team India Connect

IABCA are proud to announce that we will be featuring an interactive Indian tasting experience and meet and greet session with Channel 7's Team India! A dynamic duo both in and out of the kitchen, Simran and Ash represented Team India and competed against other national teams in a culinary battle for the ages on Channel 7's hit show,' 'Plate of Origin.'

Take the opportunity to meet Ash and Simran at the 2021 IABCA Gala and taste some of their delicious and authentic Australian Indian Butter Chicken Pies.

Photo Opportunity with Australia's Only Authentic Mumbai Taxi

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this incredible, authentic Mumbai Taxi when you arrive at the 2021 IABCA Gala! Dating back to 1954, it's the only of it's kind in Australia and will be available for photo opportunities throughout the entire evening. Be sure to come dressed in your best outfit and don't miss out on this extremely rare opportunity!

Mother-Daughter Duo

Manjula Viswanath and Sagarika Venkat are a mother-daughter combination who specialise in the classical dance form of Bharatnaytam. 


Sagarika began dancing at the young age of four and by the age of seven, was confidently delivering solo performances that were able to resonate and move large audiences..


Throughout her journey, her Guru and Mother Manjula has been her pillar and support system.  Witness this mother and duo come together in live performance at the 2021 IABCA Gala!

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What's On Sydney


Novotel Darling Square

5 minutes walk to ICC Sydney

  • Superior room (King or Twin) - $180/room nett

  • Deluxe Room - $200/room nett

  • Executive Room - $220/room nett

Please email or call (02) 8217 4000 and use the promo code ‘IABCA2021’ at checkout.

Sofitel Darling Harbour

2 minutes walk to ICC Sydney

  • 15% off Flexible Rate at Time of Booking
    (Additional breakfast charge AUD$30/person)


Please email or call (02) 8388 8838 and use the promo code ‘IND140521’ at checkout.

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