New Delhi [India]May 6 (ANI/PRNewswire) – Deakin University, Australia, India Business Council Ltd Victoria Chapter (AIBC Vic) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) co-hosted a CEO Roundtable in Melbourne on May 5, 2022.
The event was attended by CEOs and senior representatives of Australian companies from all sectors. The main objective of the roundtable was to gather input from high-level members of the industry and deliberate on the opportunities that need to be considered when doing business in India in light of the Australia-India Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECTA). .
The event was attended by the Honorable Minister for Housing and Deputy Treasurer Michael Sukkar MP and key representatives from industry, business and thought leaders in all sectors of importance, including Mr DD Saxena (Chairman of CII IBF Australia and agricultural sector) Mr. Ashok Mysore (Vice President Infosys), Mr. Rajiv Mukerji (Vice President, Tata Steel), Mr. Leigh Obradovic (Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Toll Group), Mr. Samir Vora (Executive Director , Adani Australia) and many more.
Speaking at the event, the Hon Michael Sukkar, emphasized “How this new free trade agreement with India will help create more Australian jobs and business opportunities for exporters, thereby bringing both countries closer together in a changing strategic environment.”
I strongly believe that the AIBC VIC should maintain close working relationships with its stakeholders, including the Government of India, the Government of Australia and other industry players. AIBC VIC must continue to work to build platforms that facilitate and encourage growth opportunities for business and investment between India and Australia.” Jim Varghese, National President and Director of Australia India Business Council Ltd, added: “It is encouraging to see AIBC Vic together with with Deakin University and CII leading this discussion on the way forward for Australia India ECTA. Such discussion is critical to furthering understanding of contemporary India in Australia and fostering the business opportunities that Indian companies have in Australia and vice versa.” Kean Selway, Executive Vice President [Futures]Deakin University said: “As a leading university in Victoria with over 28 years of presence in India, Deakin is positioned to play a leading role in catalysing initiatives such as this roundtable. This roundtable is an opportunity for industries, businesses and thought leaders come together to create channels that make it easier for Australian companies to do business in India and vice versa.With this initiative, Deakin is leading the way in setting the tone and direction for the relationship story bilateral trade between Australia and India”. The conclusion of the discussions emphasized the critical role that AIBC, IIC, Austrade and AICC play in helping companies from both countries and how they can help navigate business partnership opportunities in sectors of importance.
Established in 1974, Deakin University successfully combines excellence in teaching, research, and effective partnerships with industry and government to deliver high-quality courses and conduct research that makes a difference to the national and international communities it serves. .
Deakin’s operations in South Asia began in 1994 in New Delhi, India, making it one of the first foreign education providers to establish operations in this region. Here Deakin engages with government, industry and academia to share his vibrant culture of education and research.
For more information on Deakin University, please visit: Established in 1986, the Australia India Business Council (AIBC) was founded to foster bilateral relations between the two countries. We are the only premier not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance India-Australia business dialogue by fostering and maintaining close relationships in both Australia and India with federal and state government agencies, diplomatic corporations and industry bodies.
The AIBC is a national membership organization with active chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra and maintains close relationships with federal and state government agencies, the diplomatic corps and industry bodies, and showcases opportunities to the Australian business community through an active events programme.
CII is an industry-led, industry-managed, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with more than 9,000 members from the public and private sectors, including SMEs and multinationals, and an indirect membership of more than 300,000 companies from all over the world. 294 national and regional sectoral industrial organizations.
For over 125 years, CII has been committed to shaping India’s development journey and works proactively to transform Indian industry’s engagement in national development. CII’s charts change by working closely with government on policy issues, engaging with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness, and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global links. It also provides a platform for consensus building and networking on key issues.
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