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About Australia India Business Council (AIBC) FOSTERING BI-LATERAL TRADE FOR 30 YEARS

Established in 1986, the Australia India Business Council (AIBC) was founded to foster bi-lateral relations between the two countries. We are the only premier non-profit organisation, with a mission to promote trade dialogue between India and Australia through nurturing and maintaining close relationships in both Australia and India, with Federal and State government agencies, the diplomatic corporations and industry bodies.

The AIBC is a national membership organisation 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 program of events.

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Notice of Results of EGM - 6 April, 2018 Sheba Nandkeolyar, AIBC National Chair’s Speech AIBC EGM - April 6, 2018

Dear AIBC member,

Over the past few weeks you have been hearing from me about the proposed constitutional amendments. These amendments were critical to AIBC becoming a more business-focussed and business-based council.

I am very pleased to share with you that the EGM held yesterday was a resounding success.

The AIBC members who were present at the EGM as well as the proxies received by the company secretary for those who were unable to attend showed overwhelming support for carrying forward the motions proposed.

AIBC has built a strong reputation as the only go-to bipartisan business council which facilitates trade and investment matters between Australia and India.

Our members have, through their approval, indicated a strong desire for AIBC to adopt a much sharper business focussed approach from 2018 onwards and in keeping with AIBC’s vision and reason for existence.

The message we have received from our members was loud and clear and AIBC stands committed to delivering on the promised business-focus.

Click here to view a notice from AIBC Company Secretary as on 6 April, 2018.
The updated constitution will be uploaded on the AIBC website’s members portal by early next week.
Click here to view a copy of my speech which was delivered at the EGM.

Expressions of Interest Expressions of Interest - AIBC Victoria Management Committee

Dear AIBC member,

The AIBC Board would like to thank the current AIBC Victoria Chapter Committee Members who have completed their 2 year term recently.The Board extends its appreciation to all the AIBC VIC Chapter Committee Members, President, Vice President and State Treasurer for their contribution recognising the voluntary nature of these roles.

It may be pertinent to share that the AIBC election process involves inviting the Australian Electoral Commission to conduct its elections in all States upwards of 100 members.

These two States are primarily NSW & Victoria. When the AEC advises its inability to hold elections due to their workload, AIBC invites Computershare a reputed public listed company to conduct the elections as an independent body.

The AIBC has recently appointed Computershare to conduct the AIBC Victoria Chapter Committee State election for a 2 year term commencing from June 2018.

Election notices were sent by Computershare to all eligible, fully paid and valid voters of AIBC Victoria Chapter. The results have been announced by Computershare of the 5 nominations received for the 5 positions, hence eliminating the need for an further election.Please see the following provisions of the AIBC constitution listed below, in reference to inviting expressions of interest for Chapter Committee Members 11(c) (ii)

"11.2 Number of Chapter Committee Members

(a) The total number of Chapter Committee Members for each State Chapter will be such number (being not less than 5 and not more than 9) as determined by the Board from time to time.
(b) Subject to any membership restrictions that may apply to a Member as set out in clause 6, any Member may nominate for election to their relevant Chapter Committee in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Manual in place from time to time.
(c) Each Chapter Committee will be comprised of:
(i) up to 5 Chapter Committee Members elected in accordance with this clause 11 and the Policies and Procedures Manual; and
(ii) up to 4 Chapter Committee Members appointed by the Board on the basis of their requisite skill set."

I am therefore pleased to invite expressions of interest in accordance with 11 (c) (ii) from Australian business leaders and senior executives of companies that have an established track record in business to business undertakings between Victoria and India to be appointed as a member of the Victorian management Committee. The successful candidate will be eligible to vote for office bearers in the Victorian Chapter including President, Vice President and Treasurer.

Candidates may not be a member of the AIBC at the time of application but must agree to submit an application for membership at the time of providing an expression of interest.

The AIBC is looking for high calibre candidates with skills and solid business experience that will enhance and accelerate the business to business trade and investment between Victoria and India.

Candidate skills and experience aligned to Victoria’s bilateral trade, business & industry vertical priorities will be preferred.
The successful applicants will be chosen from a panel consisting of the National Chair, National Vice Chair and the AIBC Board. Applications close on10 July 2018. Please apply to secretariat@aibc.org.au

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AIBC National Chair’s Update - February 2018

Dear AIBC Members and Associates, Welcome to the first 2018 AIBC National Chair's Update read more...

AIBC National Chair’s 2017 Wrap-Up Australia India Business Council National Chair’s 2017 Wrap Up

It is coming to the end of 2017 and AIBC had a very busy year. It is my privilege to share some of the national initiatives undertaken by the AIBC. Additionally, AIBC has organised several state initiatives led by the State Presidents and their teams. The State Presidents will continue to share their initiatives with you which have not been included in this letter.

The Australia-India relationship has taken a positive turn. The Foreign White Policy Paper clearly highlights the importance of Asia and also India in Australia’s foreign policy. The India Economic Strategy 2035 announced by Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull has been welcomed by AIBC. Mr. Peter Varghese AO, former Foreign Secretary and the leader of this strategy has been in consultations with various stakeholders, including AIBC.

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AIBC NSW Event: Debrief by The Premier of New South Wales

The Premier of New South Wales - Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP shares the experience of her recent visit to India. She is very proud say that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar discloses to her that SGC is his favourite going outside India.

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    This is a formal notification that the Annual General Meeting of members of Australia India Business Council Ltd will be held on Thursday, 26th July, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

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