MEDIA RELEASE

July 2021

Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC), the peak functioning body for promoting and enhancing the bilateral trade relations between Australia and India, is conducting a joint summit with Springfield City Group to discuss the Indian Technology Hub. The summit will be held on July 7th, 2020 in Springfield City, Queensland.

The aim of the summit is to emphasize on further developing Australia s tech reputation through the introduction of a second Global Silicon Valley, that would further strengthen the ties between the two countries. The acceleration in partnership between India and Australia would drive domestic productivity, further creating jobs for both nations in higher technical education, technology, energy, defense, health and sports.

Jim Varghese AM, Chairman of Australia India Business Council, said that “The summit, in collaboration with Springfield City Group will discuss and introduce a chapter of sustainability amongst the participating companies and the projects to be implemented in the future. The Summit is aimed to further build the Australia-India relationship by attracting world-leading Indian-technology companies to Australia. The summit has organized great minds in Education, Industry and Government to discuss how we can leverage the assets we hold in this country, build the future knowledge leaders, as well as attract more companies to relocate to Australia. Greater Springfield value-proposition to these Indian Technology Companies, is a master-planned, Smart City that offers innovation as its DNA. It is a dedicated economic powerhouse in the Western Corridor of Brisbane, that aims to connect innovation, entrepreneurship, design and collaborative capabilities.”

‘Indian Technology Companies have embraced Australia. It has been proven to be a great place for them to access local talent and build a base of knowledge workers’, quoted Ashok Mysore, Chair of Information and Communications Technology and Digital Chapter of AIBC, when asked about the opportunities and strengths brought forth by the summit.

Maha Sinnathamby AM, Chairman of Springfield City Group, quoted that “The India Technology Hub will offer a city that has innovation in its DNA. AIBC and Springfield City places economic relationships at the center of our national partnerships. This collaboration with one of the world’s fastest growing economies and the third largest contributor to global growth will provide access to a much more secure and stable market.”

The summit will be moderated by Jim Varghese AM, followed by the opening welcome by Maha Sinnathamby that would set the pace for the summit events to trail. The summit will conclude with a Q&A session and a vote of thanks by Nik Senapati; President of AIBC, Queensland. Participating companies would include internationally and nationally recognized tech giants like TATA Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL, Wipro and Tech Mahindra.

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About Australia India Business Council

AIBC was founded in 1986 and is the only national body representing bi-lateral trade and investment relations between Australia and India. The AIBC is a national membership organization with active chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra and maintains close relationships with federal and state government agencies, the diplomatic corps and industry bodies, and showcases opportunities to the Australian business community through an active program of events throughout Australia.

For further information about AIBC, please visit www.aibc.org.au/

For interviews, please contact: secretariat@aibc.org.au

The collaborative Summit between Springfield City Group and AIBC is aimed to further build the Australia-India relationship by attracting world-leading Indian-technology companies to Australia. The summit has organized great minds in Education, Industry and Government to discuss how we can leverage the assets we hold in this country, build the future knowledge leaders, as well as attract more companies to relocate to Australia. Greater Springfield value-proposition to these Indian Technology Companies, is a master-planned, Smart City that offers innovation as its DNA. It is a dedicated economic powerhouse in the Western Corridor of Brisbane, that aims to connect innovation, entrepreneurship, design and collaborative capabilities.