Her Excellency Linda Dessau, Honourable Governor of Victoria visited India for the second time within a year to reinforce Victoria’s strong commitment to India.
Victoria is home to the Australia’s largest Indian diaspora where over 200,000 residents claim Indian heritage. Notably, the population of young Indians is particularly high. Almost half of all Indians studying in Australia study in Victoria. Around 40,000 Indian students call Victoria home, and this is double the number of the next nearest state.
Students, academics and educational institutions had lots to keep them busy, with Education New Zealand (ENZ) kick- starting its education promotion season in India. Education fairs in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai were followed by an inaugural Academic Conclave and a jam-packed Guest Lecture Series featuring 14 New Zealand researchers and academics delivering 44 lectures across 23 premier Indian institutions.
Infosys has announced a three-year strategic partnership with the Australian Open. Infosys will be the official digital innovation partner of the tennis tournament, and leverage emerging technologies like big data & analytics, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality to improve the overall fan experience.
Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India and Leonie Muldoon, Austrade’s New Delhi-based Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for South Asia have completed a series of seminars across Australia in September to raise awareness of the business opportunities in India and a new strategy to strengthen the India-Australia economic relationship.
It is not too late for New Zealand companies to be a part India’s run-away technological revolution. This was the view of two speakers at the third Reimagining India New Zealand Relationship event “Global Trade and Economic Challenges for New Zealand and India”, held on 24 September, 2018, by New Zealand India Trade Alliance.
A recent article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 26 September 2018, written by Sanjay Bhosale, president of the Australia India Business Council (ACT chapter) explains why India is emerging as Australia’s natural ally.
New ANZBAI corporate member, Michelle Wade, Commissioner South Asia for Victorian government provides an update on Victoria’s strong relationship with India and the state government’s Victoria India Strategy.
Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian diaspora and with 40,000 Indian students studying in the state at any time has double the student population to the next nearest state of Australia.
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ANZBAI members were invited to a special event where the Asia Society India Centre had the pleasure of hosting Her Excellency, Harinder Sidhu, the recently appointed Australian High Commissioner to India along with Mr Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director and Head-Macquarie Capital India for a discussion on Australia’s view of Asia.