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Advance Emerging Leaders India Summit 2010

 3 - 4 May 2010

The Oberoi, New Delhi

Watch videos of the Summit [here]

India and Australia

India and Australia are playing an integral role in the significant change our world is undergoing. India, the largest parliamentary democracy, will be the world's third-largest economy by 2025. India has become Australia’s sixth largest export market, and second only to China in terms of GDP growth. With nearly 500 million people aged under 30 and a median age of 24 years, it is the only country in the world with a declining age-dependency ratio. The country’s rapid growth and increasingly outward-looking economy are opening up further partnership opportunities in the broader region.

The Advance Emerging Leaders Summit in New Delhi brought together Advance's Australian expatriate and alumni networks in India along with our emerging leaders, to inspire creative strategies, tackle key challenges and opportunities and forge stronger relationships between India and Australia.

The Summit explored:

  • Redesigning India’s and Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Meeting the region’s future energy needs
  • The urbanisation of cities, and
  • High quality international education and globalised citizens.

Australia’s future depends on our ability to engage constructively and effectively with our diverse neighbours. The Summit presented an unprecedented opportunity to connect with our dynamic, entrepreneurial diaspora, and focused on core interests in Australia's critical future relationship with India.



Mr Ken Allen AM 
Chairman Emeritus, Advance and Chair, Talent2

Mr Doug Elix AO
Former Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales and Distribution 

Mr David Anstice

Retired Executive Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc.

Dame Dr Bridget Ogilvie

DBE, FRS, Trustee, Cancer Research UK 

Mr Bob Joss
Fomer Dean, Stanford Business School 

Mrs Josephine Linden

Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs 

Mr Peter Lowy
Managing Director, the Westfield Group 

Mr Michael Hintze
CEO, CQS, LLP and Global Philanthropist

Mr Jeremy Philips

Executive Vice President Office of the Chairman, News Corporation

Mr Tony Surtees
Executive Director, Prime Digitalworks Pty Ltd

Mr Robert Rankin
CEO, Deutsche Bank, Asia Pacific