An Australian delegation has gone to Hyderabad, India for trade mission talks with Indian officials and business leaders, accompanied by Chief Operating Officer of The George Institute for Global Health, Tim Regan.
The trade mission sought to identify opportunities for greater cooperation and economic partnership between Indian and Australian businesses. It involved several high level round tables with delegates including Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, and Secretary of Industries, Commerce & Power of Telangana, Mr. Arvind Kumar. The delegation was led by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP.
The trade mission also met with CEO Ms. Sangita Reddy from Apollo Hospitals and senior executives from Tech Mahindra and the LV Prasad Eye Institute.
Mr. Regan used the opportunity to discuss the importance of enhancing collaboration between Australian and Indian clinical research industries and health professionals, in order to leverage off the expertise of both countries to improve health in the region. Topics of mutual interest included mHealth and road safety.
“International collaboration is essential to the George Institute mission of improving the health of millions around the world. Trade missions such as these allow for an open dialogue between government, not for profits and businesses to begin to work on these important collaborations,” said Mr. Regan.