Recent Events

Indian Business Delegation to Australia

The Indo-Australian Business Club (IABC) participated in the high profile Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) and the co-located Décor+Design Exhibition with a Business Delegation from India. AIFF was held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from July 18-21, 2019.

AIFF attracted wide participation from India with an Indian Pavilion sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). The Indian Consul General in Melbourne, Mr. Raj Kumar, inaugurated the India Pavilion at the Exhibition.

As part of the Delegation, IABC organized a Networking evening at the State Bank of India office in Melbourne. As part of the visit, Mr. P. Santhosh, CEO and Biju John, Advisory Board Member of IABC, called on Mr. Raj Kumar, Consul General of India and Ms. AnuradhaSundaramurthy, Consul of India in Melbourne.

Mr. Santhosh and Mr. Biju John also met the Executive Team at Health Careers International Group at their Corporate Office in Melbourne and discussed IABC’s involvement in expanding their operations in India. HCI Group is planning a major investment in India in the next couple of years.



“How Indian Companies can Build a Successful Business in Australia”

The Indo-Australian Business Club (IABC) organized a star studded Seminar on “How Indian Companies can Build a Successful Business in Australia” on June 25, 2019 at Chennai.The event saw wide ranging presentations from widely respected personalities from both India and Australia followed by a Panel Discussion.

Mr. P. Santhosh, CEO of IABC, in his Welcome Address, observed that Australia's culture of innovation and India's cost-effective, highly skilled human talents make a formidable synergy that will open up huge business opportunities in the Indo-Australian space and beyond.

Mr. Archie Monteiro, Managing Director of India Investments Pty Ltd, Melbourne Australia, in his presentation on “Building Successful Business in Australia”, said that Australian agriculture is in an exciting time, which has seen some active transactions with a number of overseas acquisitions of Australian landholdings and farmlands. Food will become a major source of international trade wars as Climate Change and Food Security become an issue, he added.

Mr. M. Vijayakumar IAS, Managing Director of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited, in his presentation said that the State of Tamil Nadu ranks 3rd in Software Exports and accounts for 10% of the total IT exports from India. The State generated a revenue of $18.51 billion and attracted investments worth $6.15 billion in the IT/ITES sector in 2017-18, he added.

CA. Jomon K. George, Chairman SIRC of the Indian Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in his presentation on “Accounting Services Industry & Australian Outsourcing Opportunities”, pointed out that several Indian SMEs are playing a significant role in the outsourcing industry right from preparing tax papers to auditing and stock analysis.

Mr. R. Vignesh, Director and Mr. M.S. Jayachandran, Sr. Vice President of Sri Kailash Logistics presented an overview on the company’s 1 millions sq. ft. of world class warehousing space in 35 acres of land at Oragadam in Chennai.

Mr. R. Madhusoodhanan, Board Member of IABC, observed that Australia has now emerged as a laboratory of ideas, innovation and experiments, which can contribute greatly to the development of many Indo-Australian projects in the industry, education, social life and much else.

The Federal Bank Limited and Sri Kailash Logistics Limited extended their support as co-sponsors for the event.

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