Led by the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment, ABWI is the largest Commonwealth-sponsored trade, investment, education and tourism mission ever undertaken to India, comprising around 450 business delegates. Nicola Watkinson, Australian Trade Commission's Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for South Asia, said this mission reinforces the message that Australia is keen to identify, strengthen and deepen relationships with India.
"Australia's healthcare and assisted living (also known as aged care) industries are known for world-leading technology, innovation, professional skills, and advanced research and development.
"This has Australian companies well positioned to share their expertise, provide products and services to countries trying to support their ageing population, namely the elderly and frail people requiring aged care and healthcare," said Ms Watkinson.
Patrick Kearins, Trade Commissioner and leader of the Health and Assisted Living delegation, said Australian organisations are keen to collaborate with Indian businesses to offer solutions to address industry concerns across many areas.
"The delegation is meeting with India's leading hospital and healthcare providers, developers of retirement communities and senior Government of India officials with responsibility for health with the objective of learning about India's broader health, aged care and assisted living priorities and to see where they might be able to contribute through partnerships," said Mr Kearins.