224 Bunda St

Level 1, 224 Bunda Street (Two24 Conferencing by Work Club), Canberra, ACT 2601

Canberra, ACT, AU, 2601

Unpacking interim Australia – India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI -ECTA) – What it means for Canberra businesses

About the event

India is a large, yet still fast-growing market, with diverse demand that will drive further growth over the next decade. Australian premium products and services are well profiled to complement this economic rise and provide expertise and expansion paths both in traditional and emerging sectors.

Join us for an evening of networking and learn what new opportunities the Agreement brings in the start-up and innovation area, technology, R&D collaboration, and the services sector more broadly.

Hosted by the Canberra Business Chamber in partnership with the Federation of Indian Associations of ACT (FINACT), and supported by the ACT government, Office for International Engagement (TradeStart), and High Commission of India.

Event program

5pm: Arrivals

5.15pm: Welcome by Graham Catt, CEO of Canberra Business Chamber


  • Brendan Smyth, Commissioner for International Engagement, ACT Government
  • HE Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner for India
  • Cassandra Oaten, Assistant Director, FTA Services Branch, DFAT
  • Gregory Harvey, Manager, South Asia, Southeast Asia Section, Austrade
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (to be confirmed)
  • Gitesh Agarwal, Director Corporate Affairs, HCL Technologies Ltd

6.15pm: Networking session

7pm: Event ends