The sixth Australia India Youth Dialogue (#AIYD17) will take place on February 15-18 in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

AIYD 2017 will have a dedicated focus on Innovation, particularly as it relates to challenges faced by Australia and India, and the potential for collaboration between the two in specific areas.

Under this broad theme, AIYD 2017 will facilitate discussions between delegates led by high-level speakers from different fields, on three specific sub-themes: Health (Day 1, Melbourne), Entrepreneurship (Day 2, Sydney) and Skills (Day 3, Sydney).

Discussions will take place alongside collaborative group work throughout the Dialogue. We hope that these simultaneous processes of knowledge exchange and development will support the delegates in identifying specific areas for collaborations between Australia and India.

Two-way trade between our countries is already worth more than $15 billion a year, and the conclusion of a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement will further encourage trade and investment.

DELEGATES

The AIYD received an overwhelming volume of high-quality applicants for 2017. We are pleased to share the final list AIYD 2017 delegates with you.

PARTNERS

The AIYD continues to have the generous support of a number of long-standing partners, and is excited to welcome new sponsors for 2017.

 

A detailed program for AIYD 2017 will be available in February.  For an overview of the program, please see below:

Wednesday 15th February: AIYD 2017 Opening (Melbourne)

Thursday 16th February: Health (Melbourne)

Friday 17th February: Entrepreneurship (Sydney)

Saturday 18th February: Skills (Sydney)

Australian Delegates

Indian Delegates

  • DAY 0 - MELBOURNE (Arrival), Wednesday 15 February 2017
  • Theme: Innovation - Health, Entrepreneurship, Skills
  • Welcome Session

    2:00pm – 4:00pm

    mPavillion

  • Welcome Dinner

    7:00pm

    Town Hall

    Speakers:

    Preeti Saran,Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India.

    The Hon. Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation

  • DAY 1 - MELBOURNE, Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Theme: Health
  • Welcome Session: Introduction to the Australia-India Bilateral Relationship

    9:00am – 10:00am

    Moderator:

    Danielle Rajendram, Policy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

    Speakers: 

    John WH Denton AO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

    Manika Jain, Consul General of India in Melbourne

  • Session 1: Innovation in Healthcare from Boardroom to Bedside

    10:00am- 11:00am

    Moderator:

    Rachel Altman, Manager International Engagement, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria

    Speakers:

    Suvir Khanchandani, Commercial Manager, Cipla Australia

     Sue MacLeman, Chief Executive Officer, MTPConnect Ltd

     Dr. James Dromey, Chief Operating Officer, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

  • Networking Morning Tea

    11:10am- 11:30am

  • Session 2 - IBM Watson Innovation Hour

    11:30am – 12:30pm

    Moderator:

    Sid Verma, Corazon Systems

    Speakers:

    David Mast, IBM

    Andrew Lin and Hon Weng Chong, Clinicloud

    Patrick Ferguson, Phoria

  • Lunch

    12:30pm – 1:15pm

    State Library

     

  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Tour

    2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Address and afternoon Tea

    3:30pm – 5:30pm

    Australia India Institute

  • Group Flight Melbourne

    7:45pm

    Sydney

     

  • DAY 2 SYDNEY, Friday 17th February 2017
  • Theme: Entrepreneurship
  • Welcome Session

    9:30am

    Speakers:

    Belinda Howell, General Manager, Market Development, UTS

    Stephen Rutter, Manager Business practice Unit, UTS Business School

  • Session 1: Comparing India and Australia Startup Ecosystems

    9:40am- 10:40am

    Moderator:

    Avi Naidu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Taronga Group

    Speakers:

    Anup Vikal, Chief Financial Officer, Snapdeal

    Topaz Conway, Chair, Springboard Enterprises and Telstra, Advisory Board Member

    Patrick Mooney, Chairman, Impact Tech Ventures

  • Morning tea

    10:40am – 11:00am

  • Keynote Address

    11:00am – 11:20am

    Speakers:

    Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association

  • Session 2: Maximising Impact: Investing in Social Entrepreneurship

    11:20am – 12:20pm

    Moderator:

    Andrew Sholl, Principal ShollCounsel

    Speakers:

    Daniel Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Australia

    Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association

    Karen Iles, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Tata Consultancy Services

  • Lunch

    12:20pm

    UTS

  • Group challenge working session

    1:20pm – 2:45pm

  • Start-up Pitches

    2:45pm – 3:30pm

    Speakers:

    HashChing, Fintech – Mandeep Sodhi

    Advanced Navigation, GPS – Chris Shaw

    Tot Tok, Childcare – Ankita Mehta

  • Address

    3:30pm – 4:00pm

    Keynote Address:

    The Hon. Jonathan O’Dea MP NSW Parliamentary Secretary to Premier and Treasurer

  • Networking Afternoon tea

    4:00pm – 4:45pm

  • Tour of Tyree Energy Technologies Building

    5:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Reception at Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

    6:30pm

    UNSW

    Address by Veena Sahajwalla, Scientia Professor

  • DAY 3 SYDNEY, Saturday 18th February 2017
  • Theme: Skills
  • Welcome Session

    10:00am

    Speakers:

    Professor Philomena Leung, Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean (International and Corporate Engagement), Macquarie University

  • Session 1: The Challenge of Skilling India’s Millions and the Potential for Australia-India Collaboration

    10:10 am – 11:20am

    Moderator:

    Mosiqi Acharya, Digital Content Producer, SBS Radio

    Speakers:

    Professor C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Director, International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

    Sue Freeman, Director, Australian Retail College India

    Tim Beresford, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University

  • Remarks

    11:20am – 11:30am

    Speakers:

    Professor Julian Knowles, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University

  • Morning Tea

    11:30am – 12:00pm

  • Session 2: Skilling the workforce: Skills and the Future of Work: Gender Matters

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Moderator:

    Sanushka Seomangal, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

    Speakers:

    Nicola Hazell, Head of Diversity & Impact, BlueChilli and Director, She Starts

    Dr Muireann Irish, Associate Professor, University of Sydney

  • Lunch

    1:00pm

    Macquarie

  • Remarks

    3.00pm

    Speakers:

    The Hon Mr Victor Dominello MP, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property

  • Group Challenge Pitch Session

    3:20pm – 4:20pm

  • Closing Dinner

    7:00pm

    Maritime Museum

    Speakers:

    Barry O’Farrell, Deputy Chair, Australia India Council and Former Premier of New South Wales,

    B. Vanlalvawna, Consul General of India in Sydney

    The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, Assistant Minister for Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science

Speakers

Panel Experts

DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

DIALOGUE PARTNERS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

To read more about the dialogue, Please download below the AIYD report for year 2017.

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