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The India-Australia Business and Community Alliance has steadily engaged in cultural diplomacy and bilateral growth through people, organisations, and businesses since 2013.


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 week long initiatives held in the presence of key government and international leaders. 

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

IABCA 2024 Initiatives:

2024 IABCA Immersion Week in Australia

12 August - Queensland Panel Session & Welcome Reception
(Invite Only)

13 August - Australia India Government Welcome  | NSW Parliament, Sydney
(Invite Only)


14 August - IABCA Global Leaders Forum, Sydney Opera House

15 August - 77th Indian Independence Day Celebrations | Consulate General of India, Sydney

(Invite Only)

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

17 August - IABCA x AIYD Hospitality Tour | Vineyards, Canberra


October - Deakin x IABCA Roundtable | Delhi, India

September - IABCA Parliamentary Roundtable | Canberra, Australia

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

2024 Past Events

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


In 2024, IABCA will return to Queensland in partnership with Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), under the leadership of Justin McGowan.


IABCA Alumni and Finalists and the Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce will be hosted by TIQ. This partnership highlights the robust economic and institutional linkages, people-to-people ties, and a shared vision for a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific that underpin the Queensland-India relationship.

The Indian diaspora in Queensland has grown to over 90,000, making it the third largest Indian community in Australia and the second-largest non-European diaspora in the state. Despite the strong institutional and people-to-people connections, there is still more to be done to foster partnerships. The Queensland-India Trade and Investment Strategy 2023-2027 (read here) builds upon and complements the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2022-2032, (read here) providing a framework for enhanced engagement.

IABCA Queensland Panel Session & Welcome Reception
Brisbane | QLD 
12 August 2024
4.00PM - 7.00PM

Supported by


IABCA Global Leaders Forum
Sydney Opera House | NSW

14 August 2024
1.00PM - 5.30PM

The 2024 IABCA Global Leaders Forum is set to convene at the renowned Sydney Opera House, situated on Bennelong Point, historically recognized by the Gadigal people as Tubowgule.

This year's IABCA Global Leaders Forum will once more emphasize strategies for ongoing advancement in people-to-people, economic, and institutional collaborations, further strengthening the ties between India and Australia through our expanding network of Alumni.

Over the years, the IABCA Forum has influenced perspectives by spotlighting the richness and expertise of our business journey's and has provided audiences with ongoing involvement and insights into diverse sectors. Full Speaker Program Coming Soon.

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IABCA Awards Ceremony Gala
The Great Hall, Parliament of Australia | ACT

16 August 2024
5.15PM - 10.30PM

The 2024 iteration of the IABCA Awards will be held in the presence of
Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Prime Minister of Australia.

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.


Arrive dressed in cultural attire and immerse yourself in the very best that Australia and India have on offer. Avail an abundance of opportunities that come when surrounded by brilliant minds that are shaping the India-Australia relationship.

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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 Partner. 

IABCA Curated Hospitality Tour
Various Vineyards | ACT

17 August 2024
11.00AM - 3.00PM

The IABCA Platform is pleased to engage in collaborative
efforts with its Alliance partners during various campaigns.


With the launch of the AIYD program on August 19 in the
ACT, IABCA will collaborate with AIYD to organize a joint
delegation, featuring a hospitality expedition in Canberra.


Explore Canberra Vineyards across a curated tour of 3 x
Wineries | Local Wine Tasting concluding with Lunch at a
Privately Owned Vineyard by our Indian Diaspora.

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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.

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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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