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  • Welcome to the Australia India Business Council
  • Welcome to the Australia India Business Council
  • Welcome to the Australia India Business Council


Australia India Business Council | Fostering bi-lateral trade for 27 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.

AIBC plays a pivotal role in showcasing opportunities to business communities of and for Australian Corporations through an active calendar of events, delegate  meets, facilitation of knowledge and resources to ascertain emerging opportunities in India.

We have a growing membership and active chapters in NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.



7 October, 2014. Sydney, Australia

This unique conference in Sydney brought together NSW University leaders with IIT Directors and Deans from India to explore joint Research Partnerships and Exchanges. AIBC EDU Chapter (NSW) conceived and launched this in collaboration with IIT Alumni Association of Australia. Themed, “Education Partnership with India in the New Era’, it leveraged the new Era of dynamism in Indian Government with expanding IITs and their drive to connect globally in Research and Joint Programs.

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In the News

NSW Media Chapter LaunchAustralia India Business Council (AIBC) NSW officially launches the Media & Entertainment Chapter

AIBC NSW has recently launched its new Industry Chapter to foster creative ties between Australia and India. The launch of the newly created AIBC NSW Media & Entertainment Chapter was hosted by event sponsor Holding Redlich at their offices in the MLC Centre Sydney on 17 September 2014.

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PM Business briefing in Mumbai

The AIBC team at the Prime Minister's Business Briefing in Mumbai








AIBC PM with Sheba  DipenMeets Prime Minister Tony Abbott prior to his first trip to India next week

AIBC National Executive Team, Chair Dipen Rughani and Vice Chair Sheba Nandkeolyar had the oppotunity to meet the Prime Minister Tony Abbott at his office in Parliament House on Friday morning, 29 August, 2014.

The Prime Minister shared about his priorities for India. AIBC had the opportunity to brief Prime Minister Tony Abbott about AIBC history, activities and initiatives undertaken over the past 27 years, to strengthen the bilateral business and trade relationship between Australia and India.

The Prime Minister showed keen interest in understanding more about India. The AIBC -AII White paper on India was presented to Prime Minister at the meeting. AIBC continues to play a strong role in forging further the bilateral relationship between the two countries and shared with Prime Minister, AIBC's keen interest to work more closely with government and industry.

India Independence Day 3


Friday 15th August was India's 67th Independence Day

To quote from Jawaharlal Nehru's Independence Day Speech in 1947:
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity."
As India celebrates Narendra Modi's election as Prime Minister and his promise to build a nation that is strong, prosperous and inclusive, where each and every Indian can realise their hopes and aspirations, his first Independence Day speech is eagerly awaited.
With best wishes from the Board of Directors of AIBC Ltd for Independence Day 2014.

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"Australia will elevate India to the position of Best Partners."

The Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Liberal Party Deputy, offically representing The Hon. Mr Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia at the AIBC NSW Annual Australia India Address 2014.

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Interview at AIBC NSW Annual Australia India Address 2014 by SBS's Pallavi Jain

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Kartik at AIA 2014


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Group Photo - Indian State Minister


AIBC hosts Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs - Government of India

Australia India Business Council was delighted to host a luncheon for senior stake holders and business leaders within the Australia India space with the newly appointed Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State ( independent charge), for Commerce & Industry & Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Government of India on 18th July in Sydney, Australia.

The luncheon coincided with Minister Smt. Sitharaman’s visit to attend the G20 Trade Ministers’ meetings held in Sydney following the B20 conference on 18 & 19 July. AIBC partnered KPMG to organise a Boardroom Luncheon for prominent VIP guests including the Indian High Commissioner, HE Biren Nanda, The Consul General of India Sydney, Mr Sunjay Sudhir, CEO’s and Chairmen from the industry.

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ConsulAIBC NSW welcomes new Consulate General of India to Sydney

Australia India Business Council NSW (AIBC) held a reception themed ‘India is open for business’ welcoming Mr Sanjay Sudhir, the new Consul General of India to Sydney on 15th July 2014.
AIBC Platinum Partner, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) hosted the event which was attended by key industry and business leaders and Government representatives.
AIBC NSW President, Mr. John Cox, gave a welcome speech on behalf of the NSW Australian Indian business community. He extended a warmest congratulations and best wishes to Mr Sanjay Sudhir.
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AIBC LOGO CMYKThe newly elected National Chair and National Vice Chair express their thanks to Members for their support.
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AIBC National Election 2014

The Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed the successful candidates for the 2014 election of National Chair and National Vice Chair as follows.
Mr Dipen Rughani, National Chair - Ms Sheba Nandkeolyar, National Vice Chair
We congratulate them both on their appointment and wish them every success for the next two years.

Dipen SpeechAIBC Post Election Update: What's next for Australia & India

The Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC) members & friends were invited to a panel discussion presenting the Australian & Indian industry's views towards the new Indian government, highlighting specific steps that are needed to boost Australia-India ties. The discussion shed light on the post-election political developments that impact India's economic policy, especially on critical industry sectors. The panellists discussed the impact of the election results and analysed the emerging contours of the new government's economic policy.

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Read the latest AIBS Reports

  • AIBS Report 2014
  • AIBS 2014 Report India
  • AIBS 2014 Summary Report
  • P3312947AIBC NSW launches Professional Services Chapter
    The Australia India Business Council (AIBC) NSW Chapter achieved another important milestone with the launch of its Professional Services Chapter at the Menzies Hotel Sydney on 31 March 2014. Attendees included The Hon. Greg Smith SC MP, NSW Attorney General – Minister for Justice, Arun Kumar Goel, Consul General of India in Sydney and Nihal Gupta, Chair of the NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel, AIBC National Chair Dipen Rughani, Past Chair Brian Hayes, among a host of other dignitaries, councillors and business leaders.

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    P3313048Australia India Business Council (AIBC) NSW officially farewells Consul General of India, Sydney, Mr Arun Kumar Goel
    The Australia India Business Council (AIBC) NSW Chapter held an official farewell for the Consul General of India, Sydney, Mr Arun Kumar Goel on 31 March at the Menzies Hotel, part of the ACCOR group in Sydney.
    It was a very popular event with over 100 AIBC members and distinguished guests attending.


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