India’s economic rise over the next 20 years presents transformational opportunities through increased trade and investment for Australia, and for India. The time is right to engage in a deeper and stronger economic partnership. This high-level Summit will demystify the ongoing sweeping reforms and highlight clear opportunities in key sectors for Australian investment, and the necessary foundations for driving greater interaction.
An ambitious India Economic Strategy to 2035, as outlined in Peter Varghese’s notable report to government, would see investment in India from Australia reach $100 billion, up from $10.3 billion today. India’s demographics are frequently described as positive or favourable; by 2050, it is projected that India will account for 18% of the global working age population. By 2022 – just 3 years’ time – over 100 million new workers will enter the workforce. Economists often speak of the ‘growing middle class’ as the unstoppable engine of India’s growth.
However, while the country’s unique demographics and roadmap have been met with hype, there has also been a fair dose of scepticism. India’s sweeping reform agenda has punctuated global news stories over the years, but has the environment for business been made less complex, and how is this being felt on the ground?
The Summit will cut through the noise to reveal key insights and clear opportunities across key sectors.
The event features a lineup of distinguished speakers, including Ministers, executives and business leaders from India and Australia.
We welcome you to join the conversation.
22 November 2018
Registration and morning refreshments
Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry
The Hon Barry O’Farrell
Deputy Chair, Australia India Council
CEO, Universities Australia
Dr Pradeep Philip
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Lead Partner, India Services, Deloitte
Jim Varghese AM
National Chair, Australia India Business Council
Dr Michael Spence
Vice Chancellor and Principal, The University of Sydney
Prof Arun Sharma
Depuy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation), QUT
When & Where
22 Nov 2018
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
11 Jamison St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9696 2500
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