The fourth conference of the AIYD was held in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia from 26 to 29 January 2015. Delegates of AIYD 2015 included CEOs, academics, leading journalists, public policy specialists, lawyers and politicians, an equality advisor specialising in women’s rights, a senior economic adviser, a media entrepreneur, a government trade expert, a local government and workforce specialist and a former international cricket player.

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In addition to interacting with high profile speakers, the delegation had the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including attending the one-day international cricket match between Australia and India on 26 January 2015 (Australia Day and Indian Republic Day). Delegates also interacted with Australian cricketers, cruised through Sydney’s famous harbour and learnt how to play Australian Rules Football with Richmond Football Club players.

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The formal conference programme focused on the following themes in the context of the Australia-India relationship:
Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
• Governance and Public Policy
• Nation Building

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Australian Delegates

Indian Delegates

  • DAY 1: Monday, 26 January 2015
  • VENUE: Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
  • Arrives at SFS

    11.15am

  • Introduction of AIYD 2015 delegates

    11.30am

  • Official programme commences with the welcome address by the Chair of AIYD and representative from Cricket Australia

    11.50am

  • Panel session

    12.00pm

    Sports diplomacy

    Speakers:

    Mr. Greg Matthews, Former Australia Cricketer

    Mr. Doug Walters, Former Australian Cricketer

    Ms. Lisa Stahlekar, Former Australian Cricketer

    Mr. Gurinder Sandhu, Australian Cricketer

    Moderator:

    Mr. Sam Almaliki, Senior Manager Community Engagement, Cricket Australia

  • Lunch

    12.00pm

  • Delegation to attend the India v Australia One Day International Cricket Match,hosted by Cricket Australia

    2.30pm

  • Depart SCG for accommodation

    9.30pm

  • DAY 2: Tuesday, 27 January 2015 THEME: Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
  • THEME: Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
  • Welcome to country

    9.30am

    VENUE: Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney

     

  • Introduction to the Australia India relationship

    10.00am

    Australia and India: Bilateral Relationship

    Speakers:

    Mr. Sanjay Sudhir, Indian Consul General in Sydney

    Mr. Ric Wells, Deputy Secretary DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Mr. Shaun Star, Chair – Australia India Youth Dialogue

  • Keynote address by Honourable Victor Dominello, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Veterans Affairs, and Assistant Minister for Education

    10.45am

  • Morning tea

    11.30am

  • Panel Discussion

     12.00pm

    Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in the Australia India Relationship

    Speakers:

    Mr. Michael Kasprowicz, Former Australian Cricketer and Board Member Australia India Council

    Mr. Vinod Daniel, CEO IndHeritage and CEO India Vision Institute

    Moderator:

    Mr. Edmond Roy, Executive Producer, ABC

  • Lunch

    1.00pm

  • Roundtable discussion

    2.00pm

    Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in the Australia India Relationship

  • Depart to accommodation

    3.00pm

  • Depart to Harbour Cruise

    4.20pm

  • Sydney Harbour Cruise and networking

    5:00pm

  • Gala Opening Dinner

    7.00pm

    Luna Park, Sydney Keynote address by the Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Australia.

  • DAY 3: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
  • THEME: Governance and Public Policy
  • First Panel Discussion

    9:30am

    VENUE: Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney

    Governance and Public Policy in Australia and India

    Speakers:

    Associate Professor Shawkat Alam, Acting Dean, Macquarie University Law School

    Mr. Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell

    Moderator:

    Ms. Neha Khanna, Anchor NDTV

  • Roundtable discussion

    10.30am

    Governance and Public Policy in Australia and India

  • Morning Tea

    11.30am

  • Second Panel Discussion

    12.00pm

    Governance and Public Policy in Australia and India

    Speakers:

    Ms. Pinky Anand, Additional Solicitor General of India

    Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

    Moderator:

    Ms. Neha Khanna, Anchor NDTV

  • Lunch

    1:15pm

  • Roundtable discussion

    2:00pm

    Governance and Public Policy in Australia and India

  • Depart to hotel

    3.00pm

  • Depart to Sydney airport

    3.30pm

  • Transfer from Sydney to Melbourne

    5.15pm

  • DAY 4: Thursday, 29 January 2015
  • THEME: Nation Building
  • First Panel Discussion

    9.30am

    VENUE: Investment Centre Victoria, 55 Collins Street, VIC 3000

    National Building (Infrastructure and Services) in Australia and India

    Speakers:

    Mr. Justin Hanney, Lead Deputy Secretary – Economic Development, Employment, and Innovation, State Government of Victorian

    Mr. John Denton, Partner and CEO Corrs ChambersWestgarth

    Moderator:

    Mr. Kumara Guru, Indian School of Business

  • Roundtable discussion

    10.15am

    National Building (Infrastructure and Services) in Australia and India

  • Morning Tea

    11.00am

  • Second Panel Discussion

    11.30am

    National Building (Energy) in Australia and India

    Speakers:

    Mr. Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

    Ms. Lara Olsen, Strategist at CitiPower and Powercor

    Moderator:

    Mr. Kumara Guru, Indian School of Business

  • Roundtable discussion

    12.15pm

    National Building (Energy) in Australia and India

  • Lunch

    1.00pm

  • Debrief session

    2.00pm

  • Depart to accommodation

    3.00pm

  • Depart to Richmond Tigers AFL Club

    4.45pm

  • Event with the Richmond Tigers AFL Club

    5.30pm

    Hosted by Richmond Tigers AFL Club, Tigers AFL Club meet and greet players and staff, tour of training ground.

  • Closing Gala Dinner

    7.00pm

    Hosted at Richmond Tigers AFL Club Ballroom.

DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

FOUNDING ACADEMIC PARTNERS

DIALOGUE PARTNERS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

AIYD 2015

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