Trade & Investment Opportunities between Australia and India

Trade and Investment

Online (Zoom) and In-person.
Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room,
Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
University of Melbourne


2021 marks thirty years since Australia entered an unprecedented stretch of economic growth. It also marks thirty years since economic reforms enabled India’s trade liberalisation and its entry into the global economy.

Since then, the complementarity between Australia’s economic stability and India’s rapid growth has led economists to believe the two countries are ideal strategic partners providing huge growth opportunities for one another across a number of sectors.

As a country that is expected to become the world’s second largest economy by 2050, India provides secure market access for Australian businesses whilst Australia’s resources offer India an avenue for meeting the demands of its growing population.

Two economic strategy reports from both the Australian perspective (Varghese, 2018) and Indian perspective (Wadhwa, 2020) today represent the cornerstone of the Australia-India trade and investment relationship.

  • What are the two-way trade & investment opportunities between India and Australia?
  • How can Australia lift India into its top three export markets?
  • What effects will rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific have on the flow of goods, services, capital and labour in a post-COVID world?
  • How does the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) seek to deepen the Australia-India partnership?


Ambassador Anil Wadhwa – Former Ambassador & Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (Via Zoom);

Michelle Wade – Commissioner, South Asia at Global Victoria, State Government of Victoria;

Raji Sivakumar – COO, Appearition;

Tarandeep Singh – Partner, McKinsey & Company.

This event will be moderated by The Hon. Lisa Singh, Deputy Chair of the Australia India Council Board, an Asialink Council Member and former Australian Senator.

Please visit the Asialink Business site for more information.

This event is sponsored by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Australia–India Chamber of Commerce (AICC).