The third conference of the AIYD was held in Hyderabad and New Delhi, India from 27 to 30 January 2014. In addition to exciting panel discussions and roundtables, delegates undertook a tour of the Old City in Hyderabad and experienced the nightlife in New Delhi.

Delegates were addressed by Hon. Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India, Hon. Dr Geeta Reddy, Minister for Major Industries, Sugar, Commerce and Export Promotion, Andhra Pradesh as well as senior diplomats, business leaders, journalists and academics from Australia and India.

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The conference programme for AIYD 2014 focused on the following topics in the context of the Australia-India relationship:

  • Bilateral Business Relationship
  • Vocational Studies
  • Research Collaboration
  • Gender-related challenges
  • Media and Politics – Role during Elections and in times of crises

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Australian Delegates

Indian Delegates

  • DAY 1: JANUARY 27, HYDERABAD
  • THEME: POLITICS AND BILATERAL RELATIONS
  • Welcome and Introductions

    9:00am – 9:30am

  • SESSION I Sponsor: Australia India Council

    9:30am – 11:00am

    Australia India Bilateral Relations Speakers: 

    Stuart Campbell, Deputy Consul General, Australian Consulate, Chennai

    Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Director, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne

     

  • Morning tea

    11:00am – 11:20am

  • Keynote address

    11:20am – 12:50pm

    John Denton, CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

  • Address by NSW Government Representative

    12:50pm – 1:00pm

    Rohit Manchanda, Trade and Investment Commissioner for India, NSW Government

  • Lunch Sponsor: NSW Government

    1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • SESSION II Sponsor: State Government of Victoria

    2:00pm – 3:30pm

    Australia India Business Relationship Speakers:

    Wayne Lewis, Commissioner to India, State Government of Victoria, Australia

    Dr Brinda Jagirdar, Former General Manager and Chief Economist, State Bank of India

    DSN Murthy, Founder, Dhanush Infotech

    George Varghese, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, ExtentorTquila

    Moderator: 

    Shankar Vanavarayar, Executive Director, Shakti Auto Motors

  • Afternoon tea and address by Victorian Government Commissioner

    3:30pm – 3:50pm

    Wayne Lewis, Commissioner to India, State Government of Victoria, Australia

  • Round table

    3:50pm – 5:00pm

    Australia India Business relationship

  • Day closes

    5:00pm

  • Gala Opening Dinner Sponsor: ISB Hyderabad

     7:00pm

    Keynote address Hon. Dr Geeta Reddy, Minister for Major Industries, Sugar, Commerce and Export Promotion, Andhra Pradesh

  • DAY 2: JANUARY 28, HYDERABAD
  • THEME: EDUCATION
  • SESSION III

    9:00am – 10:30am

    Vocational Studies in India and Australia Speakers:

    Alex Murphy, Managing Director, UTS:INSEARCH

    Jayant Krishna, Co-chair, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s Northern Regional Committee on Skill and Education and member of the National Committee on Skill Development, India

    Dr. Ravinder Kumar Kohli, Vice Chancellor, DAV University

    Moderator:

    Kumara Guru, Director, External Relations, Indian School of Business

  • Morning tea

    10:30am – 11:00am

  • Round table

    11:00am – 12:10pm

    Vocational Studies in India and Australia

  • Lunch Sponsor: UTS Insearch

    12:30pm – 1:50pm

  • SESSION IV Sponsor: Australia India Institute

    1:50pm – 3:15pm

    Australia India Research Collaborations Speakers:

    Prof Jane Den Hollander, Vice Chancellor, Deakin University

    Prof R K Shyamasundar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

    Savita Mahajan, Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business

    Moderator:

    Belinda Howell, General Manager Market Development, UTS:INSEARCH

  • Day closes and depart to New Delhi

    3:15pm

  • DAY 3: JANUARY 29, NEW DELHI
  • THEME: GENDER AND CIVIL SOCIETY
  • SESSION V Sponsor: Macquarie University

     9:00am – 10.30am

    Gender-Related Challenges in India and Australia Speakers:

    Subhashini Ali, President, All India Democratic Women’s Association and Member Communist Party of India (Marxist)

    Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Founder and Honorary Director WISCOMP and Principal, Lady Shri Ram College

    Moderator:

    Smita Sharma, Associate Editor Foreign Affairs and Anchor at CNN-IBN7 News

  • Morning tea

    10:30am – 10:50am

  • Round table

    10:50am – 12:00pm
    Gender-Related Challenges in India and Australia
  • SESSION VI Sponsor: University of New South Wales

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Australia India Relationship – New Political Horizons Speakers:

    Dr Sanjaya Baru, Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Former Media Advisor and Director for Geo-economics and Strategy,  International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

    Ashok Malik, Indian Journalist, and Columnist

    Moderator:

    Rishi Suri, Senior Editor, The Daily Milap

  • Lunch

    1:00pm – 1:45pm

  • SESSION VII

    1:45pm – 2:45pm

    Media and Politics  – Role During Elections and in Times Of Crises

    Speakers:

    John Zubryscki, Author, and Journalist

    Nidhi Razdan, News Anchor, NDTV

    Moderator: 

    Neha Khanna, News Anchor, NDTV

  • Afternoon tea

    2:45pm-3:00pm

  • Address by Hon. Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India

    3:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Round table

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Media and Politics  – Role during Elections and in times of crises

  • Day closes

    4:30pm

  • Closing Dinner Co-hosted by Australia India Institute

     7:30pm

    Keynote address: His Excellency, Mr. Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commission to India

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