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Peter Gutwein MP, Premier of Tasmania

I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all nominees of the Annual India Australia Business and Community Awards. These awards continue to be an important recognition of the strong connections between India and Australia and indeed, between India and Tasmania.

Historically, we have exported many products to India including aluminium, zinc and paper products. More recently, our exports have expanded to services such as international education.

We continue to identify opportunities to further develop our relationship. The Tasmanian Trade Strategy 20 / 9 - 2025 identifies India as an important market for engagement across sectors including international education, resources and energy, and tourism.

This India Economic Strategy to 2035 is well-positioned to leverage opportunities arising from this Strategy and we look forward to deepening our cultural and economic ties with India in the years to come.

Once again, I congratulate the nominees and trust IABCA Gala is a wonderful evening celebrating the important relationship between our two countries.