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"How India" Gala Dinner August 2022

Celebrating 75 Years of India's Independence AICC GALA - NOW SOLD OUT

Australia’s relationship with India continues to advance strategically and economically.

The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) signed between Australia and India in June 2020 underscores the ambition, trust and energy that characterise our contemporary ties.

Join us on Monday 29 August 2022 to celebrate India’s 75th anniversary of independence.

Supported by DFAT, the Australia India Chamber of Commerce welcomes your participation in this shared celebration.


“How India” Business Forum

The AICC How India Business Forum will provide business leaders, investors, and exporters with a unique opportunity to hear from key industry leaders across a broad range of topics that help advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests.

There will be invitation only roundtables following the business forum.

Gala Dinner

The AICC Gala dinner takes you on a journey, as you indulge in gourmet food and an unforgettable cultural experience with one of the world’s finest interpreters of the music of Richard Strauss, Maestro Zubin Mehta as part of the Australian World Orchestra Tour. Avail an abundance of opportunities that come when surrounded by brilliant minds that are shaping the India-Australia relationship.

An Enchanting Night

With special guest, Maestro Zubin Mehta as part of the Australian World Orchestra Tour.
The menu for the evening will be curated by Adam D'Sylva from Coda & Tonka.
Beverages will include Ponting Wines - A collaboration between celebrated cricketer, Ricky Ponting, and award-winning winemaker, Ben Riggs.

Anjali Rao : From Award Winning Journalist

Anjali Rao is a multi award winning journalist, having interviewed some of the highest profile persons in the world including the Dalai Lama and former US President Bill Clinton. Anjali has covered breaking stories from the 9/11 attacks, and the 2004 Asian Tsunami to the death of Pope John Paul II and the bombings in London.

Working all over the world, Anjali has anchored at both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London, as well as CNN International and hosting on SBS’s acclaimed current affairs show, Dateline.

In recent times Anjali has moved to reality TV, featuring on season 5 of The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

Transforming Lives with Hope

The AICC is pleased to support Australian Friends of Asha for Slums charity, through the event. Asha, meaning ‘hope’ in Hindi, has been transforming lives and helping the slum dwellers of Delhi since 1988. Led by Dr Kiran Martin through the charity, now over 700,000 residents in 95 slum colonies have access to essential medical care and treatment​.


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Attending Ministers

Hon Madeleine King MP

Hon Madeleine King MP

Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia
Senator the Hon Don Farrell

Senator the Hon Don Farrell

Minister for Trade and Tourism and Special Minister of State of Australia
Tim Pallas

Tim Pallas

Victorian Treasurer and Minister for Trade
Hon Andrew Giles MP

Hon Andrew Giles MP

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Andrew Barr

Andrew Barr

Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory

View the video highlights from our recent AI-ECTA Luncheon event below

Celebrating 75 Years of India's Independence AICC Gala