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IABCA Growth Story

Established in 2014, IABCA now stands as the leading Alliance that builds awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

 

From strategically channeled leadership initiatives to the celebration of trade and investment operations between India and Australia, IABCA has served its Corporate and Government partners well in strengthening their relations with India as well as the burgeoning Indian business diaspora that reside across Australia. Our annual IABCA Awards initiative strengthens and celebrates the organisations, social enterprises and business leaders from across the globe who are advancing the India-Australia relationship and receives more than 300 nominations each year.

 

Having partnered with various State and Federal Government agencies across Australia, for nearly a decade, IABCA are pleased to announce the move of this platform on a biennale basis to India, across Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai in 2023. In 2024, IABCA presents the IABCA Immersive Week across 3 states in Australia. In 2025, IABCA will head as a week of activity to the Ambani Centre, Mumbai in India in September.

 

Our IABCA Journey over the years, can be viewed here.

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The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Prime Minister of Australia
 
 

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Senator The Hon Penny Wong 
Minister for Foreign Affairs 

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Anil Wadhwa

Former Ambassador & Secretary Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, it gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes to the India Australia Business & Community Alliance and Awards. 


Since 2013, these awards have recognised more than 1400 business and community leaders and played an important role in fostering Australia’s bilateral relationship with India. 

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Mr. Gopal Baglay 
High Commissioner of India to Australia 

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warm greetings as we celebrate the flourishing partnership between India and Australia through the India-Australia Business & Community Alliance (IABCA). IABCA has emerged as an active platform, instrumental in enhancing economic, cultural and social ties between our two countries. The dedication and commitment of all involved in advancing this significant bilateral relationship has been instrumental in this regard. I am confident that IABCA will continue to play a pivotal role in strengthening our ties and contributing mutual prosperity. 

Unity, Diversity and Community Cohesion are a priority of our government.

 

I commend the Indian Diaspora in Australia, the second largest diaspora community according to the recent Census, for its significant contribution o the rich business, cultural and people-to-people ties between our countries.

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Hon Chris Minns MP
Premier of NSW

 

On behalf of the NSW Government,
I express my sincere support for the India Australia Business and Community Alliance.

For 10 years, the Alliance has provided an important platform, linking key agencies across trade and business, in both Australia and India.

These links are especially important as our ties continue to deepen thanks to the growing number of people from India who choose to call Australia and NSW home.

 

It gives me great pleasure to extend my support to the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) platform.

 

Over the past few years, this platform has proved its worth as an effective means to further enhance the multifaceted and growing India - Australia partnership.

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Andrew Barr MLA 
Chief Minister of ACT

The ACT and India share a number of long-term aspirations, and this presents opportunities for our two jurisdictions to work together, learn together and share in each other’s achievements.

Canberrans are proud to live in a profoundly multicultural community and every day we see the significant contributions to our city by Indian-Australians.

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Hon Steven Miles
Premier of Queensland

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The Hon Jacinta Allan MP
Premier of Victoria

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Jeremy Rockliff MP
Premier of TAS

On behalf of the Queensland Government, I send best wishes to the India Australia Business and
Community Alliance (IABCA).
Queensland has an important and valued relationship with India, and we are proud to extend the hands of friendship to a nation with whom we have many bonds.

 

Since 2014, the work undertaken by IABCA has helped Queensland and India to broaden our mutually beneficial economic partnership, to develop trade, and create jobs, growth, and opportunities.
 

The relationship between India and Victoria is a special one.
But that number represents something much deeper – the lasting contribution of IndianVictorians who have chosen to raise their families, build their businesses and put their skills and expertise to work.
I want to acknowledge the hard work of the India Australia Business and Community Alliance, for supporting and celebrating Indian Australians. On behalf of all Victorians, thank you for all that you do.

The ongoing work to increase connections between the Australian and Indian Governments – from the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in mid-2020, the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) in late 2022; and progression towards a bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) – present more opportunities for growing exchanges in trade, innovation and investment between Tasmania and India.

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Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA
Premier of Western Australia

On behalf of the Government and people of Western Australia, I commend the India

Australia Business and Community Alliance on its role in building awareness and

understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

The Indian diaspora greatly enrich Western Australia s cultural diversity, with people born in

India the third largest overseas-born resident population in our State in 2021.

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The Hon Peter Malinauskas MP, Premier of South Australia

India is an important partner of South Australia, and the Indian community – representing both community and industry – continue to make lasting impacts in our state across many social and commercial domains.

In recent years, the Indian diaspora has grown considerably in size, etching itself into the fabric of our multicultural state and deepening the cultural, economic and people-to-people connections across our borders.

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Senator The Hon Marise Payne MP
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Women

The Indian Australians are key to building the economic linkages between our two countries. But each individual in this space is a very important contributor to Australia's vibrant, dynamic and multicultural society.

Through conversations with over 700,000 diaspora in Australia, DFAT is identifying ways we can build our connections and harness the role that the diaspora plays in positioning Australia overseas as a safe, innovative and prosperous society.

Vehicles such as the IABCA platform. play a huge part in ensuring this ongoing dialogue and connectivity.

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