India Australia Business & Community Awards finalists honoured

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IABCA 2016 finalists were honoured at a gala reception at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Friday 23 September ahead of the main awards ceremony that will take place in late October. National nominations this year have produced the highest calibre of nominees, with experts panel of judges felt quite challenged to choose from many deserving candidates across all categories.

The IABCA Stars, a special recognition event, showcases the calibre and breadth of talent from across the nation. Guest speakers included Consul General of India in Sydney Mr B. Vanlalvawna, Ms Sheba Nandkeolyar, Chair, Australia India Business Council and DD Saxena, MD, ROBE and winner of the 2015 Australian Indian Ambassador of the Year.

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This is the second year in a row that the Museum’s Welcome Wall has partnered with IABCA on this event. The Welcome Wall stands in honour of all those who have migrated from around the world to live in Australia. As a multicultural nation with one in four of Australia’s 23 million people born overseas, it is a celebration of diversity. The wall allows today’s Australians to pay tribute to migrant forebears, family members and friends by having their names inscribed on it. Currently there are over 27,000 names on its bronze panels, hundreds of which hail from India.

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IABCA 2016 finalists were honoured at a gala reception at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Friday 23 September ahead of the main awards ceremony that will take place on Friday 28 October 2016. National nominations this year have produced the highest calibre of nominees, with experts panel of judges felt quite challenged to choose from many deserving candidates across all categories.

The IABCA Stars, a special recognition event, showcases the calibre and breadth of talent from across the nation. Guest speakers included Consul General of India in Sydney Mr B. Vanlalvawna, Ms Sheba Nandkeolyar, Chair, Australia India Business Council and DD Saxena, MD, ROBE and winner of the 2015 Australian Indian Ambassador of the Year.

Museum director Kevin Sumption reflected on these links, saying, “We are delighted that the Australian National Maritime Museum can celebrate Australia’s shared history with India, and our commitment to engage with the Indian community, through our migrant Welcome Wall’s sponsorship of this important event.”

Individual Winners from IABCA 2016 will have their names engraved on the Welcome Wall as part of the partnership.

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Once again in 2016, IABCA is giving back by partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and NBCF Ambassador Tracey Spicer delivering the charity address. Winners will be announced at the black tie gala award ceremony on Friday 28th October at Four Points Sheraton Sydney, along with the most coveted award, Indian Australian Ambassador of the Year.

 

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