On Friday 16th August 2019, finalists for the sixth annual India Australia Business & Community Awards supported by Trade & Investment Queensland were honoured at the IABCA Stars event in Sydney. The IABCA Stars welcomed more than 500 CALD communities to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
The IABCA Stars Event, whilst primarily serves as a vehicle to celebrate the finalists, also acknowledges the contributions of sponsors, panelists, board members, ambassadors, and key bilateral leaders to what is now a nationally recognised platform of bilateral significance. IABCA was pleased to host more than 25 key leaders from all across the nation including;
- Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra representing the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
- Hon Dr. Craig Emerson MP, Australian Economist & Former Politician
Manish Gupta, Consulate General of India in Sydney and Mrs. Nimeesha Gupta
- The Hon. John Sidoti MP, Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans representing The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales.
- Complimenting the formalities, the IABCA Stars also incorporated several key engagement opportunities showcasing culture from both India and Australia, whilst MAAS Museum itself offered a wealth of engagement through the 50th Anniversary Apollo Exhibition which is currently featuring more than 200 items of historical significance.
Deliberated by an independent judging panel of industry experts, finalists were recognised for their contributions to the India-Australia relationship through fields and sectors such as research, business, export, sport, innovation, and community service. In a campaign that received more than 300 entries across a six-week period, IABCA celebrates the Australia India relationship and share stories of business excellence and community spirit across the two nations.
Winners will be announced at the sixth annual IABCA Gala on Friday 11 October 2019 at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane. To secure your ticket to IABCA’s pinnacle event, please click here: https://www.outix.net/tickets/event/iabca2019