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Introduction

The Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX) is the Australian Government’s flagship trade and investment promotion program for India. The multi-year program aims to increase two-way trade and investment partnerships and commercial outcomes.

The AIBX 2021 India Business Mission will run over three days from 29 September to 1 October 2021, including both virtual and in-person activities and coinciding with a visit to India by the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

The AIBX 2021 India Business Mission will include five concurrent sector streams aligned to AIBX priority sectors:

  • Agrifood
  • Mining
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
  • Education

A detailed program for each sector stream is available below.

Event Program

Wednesday 29 September 2021

10:00-11.30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

eCommerce explosion: Building your brand in India's booming online marketplace

With vastly improved access to digital services, Indian consumers have embraced eCommerce as a convenient alternative to traditional retail establishments. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified this trend. Hear from Deloitte, Evolve Digitas and Austrade on the changing economic, social and technological environment and how you can succeed in this market.

Who should attend: Australian businesses

11:30-13:00 IST / 16:00-17:30 AEST

Malting mystery: Unravelling the strengths of Australian barley

As the Indian beer and malt food markets evolve rapidly there is a growing base of astute consumers looking for premium offerings in taste and nutrition. Join this session to learn from peak industry bodies about the Australian barley industry. Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, Barley Australia and Grain Trade Australia will present on the characteristics and strengths of Australian malting barley and how to do business with Australian exporters.

Who should attend: Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in almonds, malting barley, eCommerce and wine will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Thursday 30 September 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

Liquid green & gold: A long term strategy for Australian alcohol in India

For Australian companies, India’s alcohol industry can be as enticing as it is complex. With new regulations and emerging local brands, it can be challenging to navigate the market. With the help of experts at The Madras Consulting Group and leading Indian importers we will unpack the opportunity and discuss a long-term strategy for capturing the top end of the market.

Who should attend: Australian businesses

11:30-13:00 IST / 16:00-17:30 AEST

The healthy handful: It's time to learn about Australian almonds

Australia is the second largest exporter of almonds globally, after the US. Our acreage is growing to meet India's demand for quality and sustainable supply. Join Australia's industry peak body, the Almond Board of Australia, and its member growers and exporters to learn about the almond industry in Australia and partnership potential across food and cosmetics.

Who should attend: Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in almonds, malting barley, eCommerce and wine will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Friday 1 October 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum: Partnering for Prosperity

Official proceedings with Minister Tehan, Indian Government representatives and industry leaders. A physical event in Delhi delivered in partnership with CII and the Economic Times and livestreamed to Business Mission participants. Program will include keynotes from ministers and a business leaders panel discussion on trade and economic partnership opportunities, moderated by the Economic Times.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in almonds, malting barley, eCommerce and wine will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Wednesday 29 September 2021

10:00-12:00 IST / 14:30-16:30 AEST

Enabling India’s mining ambition: METS partnership forum

Join Austrade, Austmine and Australian and Indian industry leaders for an in-depth discussion on how Australian METS innovation can support productivity growth in India’s mining sector. Opportunity for Australian and Indian companies to exchange ideas and forge partnerships.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in METS and crtical minerals will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Thursday 30 September 2021

10:00-12:00 IST / 14:30-16:30 AEST

Fuelling low carbon economies: Australia-India critical minerals partnership potential

India’s electric mobility, renewables and advanced manufacturing ambitions are generating strong demand for critical minerals. Join industry and policy leaders from Australia and India for a deep dive on how we can work together to foster resilient and stable supply chains for critical minerals and related technologies.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30-19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in METS and critical minerals will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Friday 1 October 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum: Partnering for Prosperity

Official proceedings with Minister Tehan, Indian Government representatives and industry leaders. A physical event in Delhi delivered in partnership with CII and the Economic Times and livestreamed to Business Mission participants. Program will include keynotes from ministers and a business leaders panel discussion on trade and economic partnership opportunities, moderated by the Economic Times.

Who should attend: Who should attend: Australian and Indian Businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30-19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in METS and critical minerals will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Wednesday 29 September 2021

10:00-11:15 IST / 14:30-15:45 AEST

Sustainable infrastructure: airports, railway stations and premium building projects

A proliferation of urban modernisation schemes in India is driving demand for sustainable commercial and mixed-use construction capability. Join Austrade, CBRE and industry experts to discuss opportunities for Australian building and construction companies in India.

Who should attend: Australian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in sustainable building infrastructure, sustainable energy and sustainable water will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Thursday 30 September 2021

10:00-11:15 IST / 14:30-15:45 AEST

Sustainable water infrastructure: India’s multilateral-funded water projects

As one of the world’s most water-stressed countries, India is working with multilateral institutions to improve integrated water management. Join the Australian Water Partnership, the Australia-India Water Centre, the Asian Development Bank, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank to dissect partnership opportunities in the water sector.

Who should attend: Australian businesses

11:30-12.45 IST / 16:00-17:15 AEST

Powering the future: India’s renewables, smart grids and energy storage projects

The Indian Government plans to invest A$67 billion in smart grids by 2025 and has set an ambitious target of 450 GW for renewable energy production by 2030. Join Austrade and the India Energy Storage Alliance to understand the opportunities for Australian smart grid and energy storage technologies.

Who should attend: Australian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in sustainable building infrastructure, sustainable energy and sustainable water will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian Businesses

Friday 1 October 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum: Partnering for Prosperity

Official proceedings with Minister Tehan, Indian Government representatives and industry leaders. A physical event in Delhi delivered in partnership with CII and the Economic Times and livestreamed to Business Mission participants. Program will include keynotes from ministers and a business leaders panel discussion on trade and economic partnership opportunities, moderated by the Economic Times.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian Businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in sustainable building infrastructure, sustainable energy and sustainable water will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian Businesses

Wednesday 29 September 2021

11:00-12:00 IST / 15:30-16:30 AEST

Transnational education (TNE) roundtable: partnering for success

In this session Australian and Indian institutions will explore new possibilities in TNE in light of the internationalisation agenda in India’s National Education Policy, and in order to service India’s significant skills demand.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

12:00-12.30 IST / 16:30-17:00 AEST

TNE networking (happy half hour)

Opportunity for informal networking with Indian institutions.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in transnational education and edtech will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Thursday 30 September 2021

11:00-12:00 IST / 15:30-16:30 AEST

Limitless learning: opportunities in India’s burgeoning edtech sector

This roundtable discussion focuses on growth trends in India’s education technology industry, key aspirations of Indian edtech companies, and opportunities to partner on content, product development and scale-up.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian EdTech companies

12:00-12:30 IST / 16:30-17:00 AEST

Edtech networking (happy half hour)

Opportunity for informal networking with key Indian edtech companies.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian EdTech companies

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in transnational education and edtech will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Friday 1 October 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum: Partnering for Prosperity

Official proceedings with Minister Tehan, Indian Government representatives and industry leaders. A physical event in Delhi delivered in partnership with CII and the Economic Times and livestreamed to Business Mission participants. Program will include keynotes from ministers and a business leaders panel discussion on trade and economic partnership opportunities, moderated by the Economic Times.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in transnational education and edtech will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Thursday 30 September 2021

10:00-11:00 IST / 14:30-15:30 AEST

Delivering quality care at scale: India’s digital health revolution

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities and gaps in the global healthcare system and India’s health industry has responded with a swift pivot to digital technologies. Join Australian and Indian industry leaders for a panel discussion on the potential digital healthcare revolution in India and the opportunities this presents.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in digital health will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

Friday 1 October 2021

10:00-11:30 IST / 14:30-16:00 AEST

AIBX 2021 Business Leaders Forum: Partnering for Prosperity

Official proceedings with Minister Tehan, Indian Government representatives and industry leaders. A physical event in Delhi delivered in partnership with CII and the Economic Times and livestreamed to Business Mission participants. Program will include keynotes from ministers and a business leaders panel discussion on trade and economic partnership opportunities, moderated by the Economic Times.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses

13:00-15:00 IST / 17:30–19:30 AEST

Find your partner

Visit our virtual booths anytime to explore partnerships with Australian businesses. Our Austrade India industry sector experts in digital health will be available 13:00 to 15:00 IST for live chat.

Who should attend: Australian and Indian businesses





Visit our virtual booths

Australian capability in agrifood, mining, infrastructure, healthcare and education. Austrade industry specialists will be available for a live chat between 13:00 to 15:00 IST each day during the virtual mission.

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