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2023 IABCA India Immersion Program


In 2023 India Australia Business & Community Alliance celebrates its 10th Year.

To mark this milestone, IABCA in collaboration with Australian High Commission New Delhi, Austrade, our state government partner, Investment NSW established an international footprint by delivering it's inaugural IABCA Showcase in India, across a five-day India Immersion Program.

Following the recent ratification of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) , IABCA has  become a biennial initiative, taking place across our two nations. 2024 iteration of IABCA will take place in Australia.

IABCA continued to navigate Australia’s relationship with India through our people-to-people links.

'Our growing people to people links – may over time prove to be the most significant asset of all.' Peter Varghese AO, IES 2035​

2023 IABCA Parliamentary Roundtable

Time: 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM (AST)

Venue: Parliament of Australia, Canberra ACT

Hosted kindly by Dr Andrew Charlton MP, Chair of Parliamentary Friends of India, the roundtable gathered industry leaders across various sectors from India and Australia to reflect on best practices that can further engagement and innovation.


The IABCA RoundTable was held in the presence of His Excellency Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner of India to Australia, Ambassador Harinder Sidhu, Former High Commissioner of Australia to India, Swati Dave, Chair, Centre For Australia India Relations and IABCA Advisory Tejjas Parmar, CEO – International Business, Suzlon Energy Australia Pty Ltd.

Thank You to IABCA Alliance Partner Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD), our facilitator for the Roundtable Discussion Dr. Bodean Hedwards, for enabling key insights and assisting with this roundtable discussion.

We look forward to supporting growth stories of our IABCA Alumni and our continued engagement with Stakeholders in 2023, many of who made their inaugural visit to Parliament of Canberra and witnessed Question Time in the Chambers.

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'Bilateral Partnerships that explore & Innovate’

Time: 10.00 AM - 10.45 AM (IST)

Industry Leaders (TBC)

  • Facilitator, Malini Dutt,  Trade & Investment Commissioner, India, Investment NSW

  • Astha Grover, Vice President, Invest India

  • Gaurav Kumar, President- M&A, Corporate Development, upGrad

  • Jacqui Nelson, CEO, DekkoSecure

  • Paul O'Brien,  Chief Executive Officer, AirPhysio Pty Ltd 

  • Shivendra Singh, Vice President & Head Global Trade Development  NASSCOM

  • Swapan Johri, President - Growth Markets, HCL Technologies

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"Enriching Public opinion and Cross-Cultural understanding of Australia and India"
The Soft Power Approach across raising Australia’s “India literacy” and enhancing “Australia literacy"

Time: 11.00 AM - 11.45 AM (IST)

Industry Leaders

Facilitator, Ravneet Pawha, Vice President -Global Alliances & CEO -South Asia, Deakin University

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IABCA Awards Ceremony & Silver Service Gala Dinner

The IABCA Awards Ceremony showcased the diversity and talent of our industry sectors while strengthening and celebrating the organisations and business leaders from across the globe who are advancing the India-Australia relationship.

IABCA Awards was pleased to welcome Australian Artist, Heather Lee, Aria Award Winner (Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards are the top Music awards of Australia) and Globally Renowned Opera Singer at the Ceremony. Heather is one of the few Australian's who can perform the Indian National Anthem in Hindi.

The Awards Ceremony also welcomed Media and TV Personality, Kartik Mohandas as our Master of Ceremonies for the showcase.

An Artistic First Nations Business Experience 

The IABCA  provided indivduals the opportunity to view and experience brand aligned physical and digital artworks by Indigenous Cultural Ambassador & Brand Partner, Danielle Mate, who travelled to India as part of the IABCA India Immersion Showcase.

A descendant of the Murrawari people through her
Mother’s maternal side, and Euahlayi people through her
Mother’s paternal grandmother, Danielle has created a
name for herself within the global art world.


These artworks are conversation starters, and uniquely Australian and show how culture, art and commercial ventures can align to create and achieve a unique point of difference and
recognise first nations people.

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IABCA 2023 at TAJ Palace, New Delhi

IABCA Global Leaders Forum and Awards 2023 took place on Wednesday 15 February, at TAJ Palace, New Delhi.  IABCA has negotiated special accommodation rates for our guests are valid till 20 Jan, 2023.

Click Here to book special accommodation rates at TAJ Palace


The Capital’s Palace since 1983. Nestled amidst the heart of the historic Indian capital city, the iconic Taj Palace, New Delhi has held a distinguished position amongst the finest hotels of the world for four illustrious decades, spread over six acres of lush gardens. Four award-winning restaurants - featuring an array of cuisines from Indian and across the world, the stylish Blue Bar, and an expansive Jiva Spa make Taj Palace, New Delhi, a true urban oasis. In line with the hotel’s sustainability efforts, a highly specialised electronic air filtration system helps maintain the air quality in the hotel, as per international AQI standards.

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Brand Bollywood Downunder - A Ted X Talk with Anupam Sharma

One of the most comprehensive Australian films on Indian cinema, 21 years in the making, spanning from 1897 to 2022, and documenting 89 years of Australia-India film history, ‘Brand Bollywood…Downunder’ looks at the birth and growth of Indian cinema, its Bollywoodisation, and Globalisation through its love affair with Australia. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Anupam Sharma widely credited for pioneering Australian links with Indian cinema, and Edited / Co


Written by Karin Steininger, famous for editing Oscar and Emmy winning documentaries, this diverse Australian film features some of the biggest Bollywood stars and Australian community, film and political leaders, as the audience discover the history, artistry, song, dances, controversies, and unique characters that led to Bollywood taking Australia, and the world, by storm.


IABCA Global Leaders Forum guests  witnessed the first ever inside look of this world premiere of the film releasing later this year.

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Visit to India’s largest temple, Akshardham Temple of New Delhi

A Cultural Afternoon exploring Indian Heritage and traditional architecture at as part of the IABCA India Immersion Showcase, 16 February.


The Sahaj Anand Water Show was a breath-taking 24-minute presentation which unites a variety of intriguing media to bring to life a story from the Kena Upanishad. Multi-color lasers, video projections, underwater flames, water jets and surround sound in symphony with lights and live actors produce a captivating and inspiring presentation.

An Opportunity to engage with The Border-Gavaskar Tour of India 2023 on Friday 17 February in Delhi, part of the IABCA India Immersion Showcase

Australia to face India at world’s biggest stadium as Border-Gavaskar fixtures confirmed. India vs Australia Tests had previously been played in Delhi in 2013 and 2008, while Nagpur last hosted Australia in 2008.

“Cricket Australia was proud to be supporting IABCA’s 10th Year Anniversary 2023 showcase.

IABCA does so much to strengthen India–Australia relationships and with cricket as a common bond that brings our countries together, we are excited that IABCA 2023 will take place in India during our much anticipated Test series.”

Nick Hockley, CEO, Cricket Australia


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