S P Jain School of Global Management’s Sydney Campus was host to the Union Finance Minister of India, Hon’ble Arun Jaitley and his delegation on 30th March 2016. He was joined by His Excellency High Commissioner of India Mr Navdeep Singh Suri, Consul General of India Mr B. Vanlalvawna, and Deputy Consul General Dr Vinod Bahade. The visit was part of his 4-day Australia visit that will find him meet top Australian business leaders and investors. S P Jain was delighted to be his first speaking engagement in Australia on his first official visit to Australia.
Working closely with the Indian Consulate, we partnered with business organisations, such as the Confederation of Indian Industry that is bringing a high-powered business delegation from India, and local institutions, such as, Ernst & Young and the Australian-Indian Business Council to host the Finance Minister at our Sydney Campus.
The Finance Minister addressed students on the theme of Reimaging the Indian Economy. He spoke about recent initiatives undertaken by the Indian Government, the growing culture of entrepreneurship in India and the opportunities the country offers for prospective investors.
President of S P Jain, Mr. Nitish Jain welcomed the Union Finance Minister and remarked how crucial it was for students to pay attention to Mr. Jaitley’s words, as his presence in Australia reflects the excitement the global community has with India’s economic resurgence and how this would positively impact the world economy.
This visit is an inspiring building block for all future engagements of this nature. ‘Such activities are an integral component for an education that goes beyond books and theory. It ensures that the education space is not a sheltered cocoon but closely intertwined with the real world’ said Dr. Susan Looms, Head of S P Jain’s Sydney Campus.