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As 2020 draws to a close, the Australia India  Business Council ( AIBC) Women in Business Queensland Chapter hosted its annual networking function on 17th December 2020. The event brought a group of diversified professionals across business, government, corporates and academia to discuss potential collaboration opportunities within the WIB group. It was attended by Hon Consul Archana Singh, AIBC WIB Qld Chair Tamanna Monem, Dr Peter Riddles AM CSIRO, AIBC Former National Chair Prof Arun Sharma, AIBC QLD President Nik Senapati , AIBC WIB Committee members, Dr Peter Riddles AM CSIRO, AIBC Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Dr Tanya Unni, Prof. Neena Mitter among other guests.

Tamanna Monem, AIBC Queensland State Chair of WIB welcomed the guests and highlighted the role of collaboration and long-term trusted partnerships as key to progressing business opportunities despite challenges of COVID-19. Tamanna expressed, ‘although we have adapted to connect virtually, the power of face to face interactions in progressing business development opportunities cannot be underestimated, and this is what this event was about’. 

Mrs Archana Singh, the Indian Consul for Queensland, emphasised the importance of business partnerships with India. Mrs Singh thanked AIBC for its commitment to the bilateral relationship and Tamanna Monem for her longstanding engagement, commitment and efforts to support India and Australia export and investment relationships. Consul also congratulated Tamanna for receiving the Defence Connect’s Australian Defence Industry Award, by noting that ‘Tamanna lead by example of an empowering person who focuses on bringing positive results despite challenges that come her way”. 

Mr John Mickel, former speaker and trade minister congratulated the WIB team to bring this diversified group together.