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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.

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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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