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IABCA 2014

The first ever India Australia Business & Community Alliance (IABCA) black tie gala took place on Friday 31 October 2014 at Sydney Town Hall. We thank Janice Petersen, Presenter from SBS World News for being our Master of Ceremonies

The event engaged, connected and recognised the role played by Australian Indians in shaping this state via an awards ceremony. Showcasing the best of India from a cultural and business perspective while celebrating migrant entrepreneurship. IABCA also supported a global charity, White Ribbon Australia and it was great to have founding member Andrew O'Keefe present. Speakers included Consul General of India in Sydney, Sunjay Sudhir, Hon Victor Dominello, MP Minister for Citizenship and Communities and Hon. Dominic Perrottet, MP State Minister for Finance and Service. We thank Janice Petersen, Presenter from SBS World News for being our Master of Ceremonies.


IABCA 2014 Winners:


  • Manjit Gujral, Indian Australian Ambassador of the Year

  • Mohit Tolani, Young Community Achiever of the Year 

  • Kumud Merani, Community Arts and Culture Award 

  • United Indian Associations Inc, Community Association of the Year

  • Gaura Travel, Travel Agency or Tour Operator of the Year 

  • Urban Tadka, Indian Restaurant of the Year 

  • Ajay Mukesh Khandhar, Young Professional of the Year

  • GovReports, Technology Solutions Provider of the Year 

  • S P Jain School of Global Management, Educational Institute of the Year

  • Indus Valley Designs, Small Business of the Year

  • Time Out Australia, SME of the Year

For the list of winners please click here and to view our finalists click here.

We are very appreciate of our IABCA 2014 panel of experts, who provided great insight. Panel of Experts click here. 

IABCA 2014 Ambassadors also played an important role in connecting and engaging with generation Y business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. IABCA 2014 Ambassadors click here. 

We thank everyone who attended the event as their presence was testament to 12 months of hard work and the vision of celebrating migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership. 

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