The full-capacity launch of Sydney Investors, Professionals and Business Networking Group (SIPBN) by the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott attracted the interest of business and Governments from around Australia and overseas.
The event was launched at Doltone House at Hyde Park (3/181 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD on Wednesday, 24TH February 2021from 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the launch was attended by international diplomats; foreign trade commissioners; business councils and chambers linked to trade with international business in Britain, the US, India, Latin-America and Spain; and other major local business chambers.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade representatives, the chair of the Export Council of Australia Dianne Tipping as well as leading business figures and investors, senior Federal, State and Local MP’s and councillor s were also in attendance.
SIPBN President Raman Bhalla said the launch of the not-for-profit group was “all about making national and global reach available to members to help secure business, investment and opportunities nationally and globally”.
“Our mission is to help Australian business grow and thrive in the domestic and global post-pandemic environment. We connect people and business with opportunity and entrepreneurship across different parts of the world including Australia, the US, India, UK, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Israel and the Middle East,” Mr Bhalla said.
In officially launching the networking group, Minister David Elliott commended the SIPBN team for creating a forum to promote exciting new trade and investment opportunities in Western Sydney, and showcasing the region’s tremendous potential to its members.
Mr Bhalla said SIPBN was open to all Australian businesses and professionals throughout the nation, and the group particularly welcomed those based in Western Sydney – the region they believed would lead Australia’s recovery in the post-pandemic environment.
“Government and private investment taking place in Parramatta and other Western Sydney centers is tremendous. It’s a great opportunity to engage businesses in the West and make them a key part of the region’s future prosperity”.
Women in business
The networking group has appointed well-known advisors and an executive from different backgrounds with high-level experience in global and national commerce and in world affairs, Mr Bhalla said, adding “a key operational element of our network is to encourage women in business to explore new horizons – as reflected in our advisory and board executive membership.”
He concluded that group’s board and executive were busily working on attracting international Trade and Investment Delegations, engaging with Government and bringing events and forums that will open up opportunities for trade, investment and business arrangements.