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Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas  (Overseas Indian Day) Convention in  Sydney – November 10-12, 2013

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India and the High Commission of India in Canberra will host the 2013 Regional Pravasi  Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) Convention in Sydney over three days from November  10-12, 2013.

In a function held on May 30, 2013 Mr. Vayalar Ravi, Hon. Minister of  Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India and the Hon. Barry O’Farrell,  Premier of NSW, jointly made the announcement via video link in New Delhi and  Sydney.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) has been celebrated in India on  January 9th each year since 2003 to mark the contributions of the overseas Indian  community in the development of India.

Regional PBDs are organised by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs  with the collaboration of the host Government, the Indian Mission, Prominent  Overseas Indians and Organisations catering to the needs of the Indian Diaspora.

Session Themes at PBD  Sydney 2013: Diaspora Issues and the  Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs; Sharing of Experiences; Trade and Investment; Services; Manufacturing; Resources; Infrastructure; Skills and Education; Women in Business; Youth; Education; Media; Indian Languages REGIONAL PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS CONVENTION SYDNEY NOVEMBER 10-12, 2013

REGIONAL PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS. CONVENTION will be held at  Sydney Exhibition and Convention Center

The objective  of this convention is to reach out  to those members of the community  who have been unable to participate  in the annual PBD in India and to  provide a platform for the Indian  community in Australia and the  Pacific to contribute to the  relationship between countries of the  region and India.

Participation in the event is  expected from all States and  Territories of Australia and from  neighbouring countries including  Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,  Manila, Hong Kong, Papua New  Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji and the  Pacific Islands.

This convention is not only  for the Indian community, but for all  persons who are interested in  plugging into India’s growing  relationship with Australia and other  Pacific countries. It is expected that  more than a thousand individuals will  participate in the conference.

The Confederation of Indian  Industry, the Overseas Indian  Facilitation Centre and the Australia  India Business Council will  participate in the Regional PBD  Convention in Sydney.

The programme of the event  will feature discussions on different  aspects of India’s relationship with  Australia and countries of the region  including resources, energy,  infrastructure, agriculture,  manufacturing, services, skills and  education, languages, women in  business, youth, media and culture.

Speakers at the event will  include Ministers and prominent  dignitaries from Australia and India,  prominent members of the Indian  community, Australian and Indian  business , academicians and media persons.

For Registration please  log onto:


Registration fees inclusive of lunches and dinners):

Early Bird- up to  September 30 – A$ 325/- per head (incl. GST)

After Sept. 30 – A$ 425/-  per head (incl GST)


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