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IABCA 2015

The India Australia Business & Community Alliance (IABCA) 2015 annual awards gala took place on Friday 30th October at the IVY Ballroom in Sydney. The event was an astounding success with nearly 400 guests sharing their migrant stories.  We thank Jenny Brockie, Presenter, Insight SBS for being our Master of Ceremonies.

IABCA annually gives back by supporting a charity, we were pleased to have with us Ita Buttrose AO OBE, from Alzheimer's Australia as our speaker, which helped raised nearly $10,000 on the night. 

In 2015 our guests of honour in included Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW, Deputy Premier of Queensland Jackie Trad MP, Sunjay Sudhir, Consul General of India in Sydney and High Commissioner of Fiji Yogesh Punja. 

IABCA 2015 Winners


  • DD Saxena, Director, Riverrina Oils and Bio Energy, Indian Australian Ambassador of the Year

  • Navdeep Pasricha, Young Community Achiever of the Year 2015

  • Deepak-Raj Gupta, Community Services Excellence Award of 2015

  • Reet Phulwani, Founder, Sindhi Association - Community Association of the Year

  • Beacon Holidays, Travel Agency or Tour Operator of the Year 2015

  • Aki’s Indian, Indian Restaurant of the Year 2015

  • Navneesh Garg, Director, Adactin - Young Professional of the Year

  • Vivek Bhatia, CEO, icare - Business Leader of the Year

  • Dr Pradnya Dugal MBBS (Hons) FRANZCR, Founding Partner, Synergy Radiology, Professional of the Year 2015

  • Ashok Alexander, Director, Hallmark Computer International - Small Business of the Year

Please click here to review our finalist profiles.

We are very appreciate of our IABCA 2015 panel of experts from across the nation who provided great insight. IABCA 2016 Panel of Experts click here. 

IABCA 2015 Ambassadors also played an important role in connecting and engaging with generation Y business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. IABCA 2015 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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