Our session on “Bilateral opportunities in Smart Manufacturing for Australian businesses” at the Sydney Startup Hub on 12 October met with an overwhelming response.
The program was hosted by AIBC’s Make with India Chapter and it showcased smart manufacturing opportunities in a range of sectors, including sustainability, recycling, defence and space, engineering, artificial intelligence, water, digital transformation, Internet of Things (IOT), automotive including electric vehicles, electronic components and data-driven ERP solutions.
Irfan Malik (MAICD), Associate Vice-Chair and NSW State President, kicked off the event by welcoming participants and acknowledging the launch of the Australia India Business Council‘s collaboration with Invest India to showcase Industry sector-focused “Demystifying New India Opportunities Series” with this session on #smartmanufacturing.
Manish Gupta, Consul General of India, Sydney highlighted Government of India plans through ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliance) and the Make in India programs.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRTUNSW) at the University NSW delivered the keynote address on sustainability and new technologies applied to Smart Manufacturing.
We acknowledge and thank our speakers, Maroun El Khoury, Executive Director, Investment NSW and Sai Sudha Chandrasekaran, Vice President Asia Pacific and industry sector showcase presentations from Arishna Saxena and Prashasti Rohatgi from Invest India. We also acknowledge the support from Tim Thomas, CEO, Centre for Australia-India Relations.
A panel discussion followed with Prof Sahajwalla, Michael Sharpe, Chair, AUKUS Forum; Ryan Pollett, Partner & Head of Manufacturing BDO in Australia which was moderated by “Vish” Narasimhan Viswanathan.