Australia India Business Council

"Will India Be the Next China?" 2020 Business Insights Forum

8M Media and Communications

Event outline

“Will India Be the Next China? As growth in China slows, this 2020 Business Insights Forum discusses the challenges and opportunities in doing business with India. An esteemed and notable panel of experts will discuss how to engage with India for both aspiring and experienced business leaders. Learn the key trends and practical tips on this business powerhouse while networking with like-minded other business professionals and celebrating Indian Independence Day.

Panelists include:

Harjinder Kehal is a geologist, founding Managing Director and significant shareholder of Mogul Resources Limited exploring for new copper, gold and lead-zinc deposits in three key states/regions of Rajasthan/Haryana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh of India. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and post graduate Master of Mineral and Energy Economics from Macquarie University with 25 years plus experience in precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals and commodities within Australia, India, China, Vietnam, and Oman.

Professor Hema Sharda is the Director of South Asia Relations with the vice chancellery at UWA and is involved in the internationalization of engineering programs in South Asia. She has 25 years of experience with active engagement with India in higher education and research. She has PhD in the field of micro-electronics and believes that India and Australia have very strong synergies in teaching and research.

Dnyanesh Kelkar leads the local business unit of Tech Mahindra, where he is responsible for the strategic focus into natural resources and the task of bringing innovation to WA businesses and holds an MBA in International Management from Antwerp, Belgium and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He has held various leadership positions at IBM, PWC consulting, DSM Engineering Plastics and Philips in his career spanning 20 years.

As a senior managing committee member of the Australia India Business council, he believes that if China is the motor of the Australian economy, India is the engine. This century is most certainly an Asian century and India has a large role to play in this.”

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