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12 - 16 August 2024

The India-Australia Business and Community Alliance has steadily engaged in cultural diplomacy and bilateral growth through people, organisations, and businesses. In 2023 IABCA celebrated a decade of sustained engagement by establishing its international footprint through its inaugural IABCA India Showcase in tandem with G20 creating an immersive cultural dialogue between allies which was welcomed by both governments. 

In 2024 IABCA will continue to unlock the potential for bi-lateral trade between our two nations through a 12 month campaign and a series of initiatives. The 2024 IABCA Showcase will be presented across 4 states with a week of activities culminating at the Great Hall, Parliament of Australia, Canberra on Friday 16 August 2024, in the presence of key government and international leaders. 

The IABCA Awards Ceremony is an experience like none other. At this spectacular 'Meeting of Minds' experience Incredible India first-hand and watch on as a new generation of IABCA Leaders are unveiled and celebrated for their immense contributions to the India-Australia relationship. 

IABCA continues to provide a strong platform for strengthening business-to-business ties through honouring our people-to-people links.

IABCA 2024 Key Dates:

11 January Deakin x IABCA Leadership Series Launch - GIFT City | Gujarat

25 January - IABCA Awards Finalists - Global Launch

8 March Deakin x IABCA Leadership Women's Series - Austrade, Delhi

12 - 16 August - IABCA Immersion Week in Australia

12 August - Brisbane, Queensland

13 -14 August - Sydney, New South Wales

15 August - Canberra, ACT

 16 August IABCA Awards Gala Dinner Showcase | Great Hall Parliament of Australia | Canberra ACT

September - IABCA Parliamentary Roundtable | Canberra, Australia

October - Deakin x IABCA Roundtable | Delhi, India

December - IABCA Alumni End of Year Celebrations (All States)

Leadership Series

“I thank Deakin and IABCA for this initiative. Forums like the Deakin x IABCA Leadership Series provide a platform for dialogue between business, academia, and the broader community. This is a good example of how Australia and India’s people-to-people links, our ‘human bridge’, give so much strength to our relationship.”

His Excellency Philip Green OAM, High Commissioner of Australia to India 


In 2024 Deakin celebrates three decades of existence in India and marked this milestone by partnering with the India Australia Business & Community Alliance (IABCA) and launched the inaugural Deakin x IABCA Leadership Series at the Deakin University GIFT City Campus, GIFT City, Gandhinagar during Prime Minister Modi's 10th Annual Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

Deakin University is the first international university in the world to open a teaching campus in India through the establishment of its international branch campus at the GIFT City at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. IABCA is pleased to have Deakin as Education Parnter. 

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Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet
Chennai Trade Centre
7 - 8 January 2024

IABCA was pleased to support and share expression of interest on behalf of Austrade and CAIR to its Alumni to participate and attend recent Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet.

With most Australian state government participation, the Team Australia Pavilion added an exciting collaborative element to Tamil Nadu’s signature investment summit. TN Global Investors Meet 2024 attracted a record investment of ₹6.64-lakh crore and more than 26 lakh jobs are expected to be generated from these investments, said TN Chief Minister. The Australian Government used the Global Investors Meet to promote Australia as a great destination for investment, work, study, and tourism.

10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024

Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

10th - 12th January 2024

IABCA shared expression of interest on behalf of CAIR to it's relevant business professionals, and organisations, who travelled to the 10th Annual Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGGS) and showcased their support through participation at the Australian Pavilion during the recent VGGS, in January 2024.

The Deakin x IABCA Leadership Series was launched during Vibrant Gujarat at the Deakin GIFT City Campus.


Vibrant Gujarat was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2003 when he served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. It brought together 61,000 delegates from 140 countries, with 35 countries as partners and 132,000 individual registrations. GIFT City was one of the highlights of VGGS 2024, with several high profile conclaves and seminars hosted there.

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