Tamil Nadu Global Investor Meet (GIM) 2024

The Tamil Nadu Global Investor Meet (GIM) 2024 has Australia as a country partner. You are cordially invited to join the group of Australian exporters in the “Team Australia Pavilion” at the GIM 2024 by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Centre for Australia India Relations, and Australian States & Territories.

This is a rare chance for Australian companies to learn about the potential of the second-largest state economy in India, which is projected to grow from its current US$350 billion to US$1 trillion by 2030. Over the past few years, the state GDP has grown by more than 8%, above the national average for India. Tamil Nadu boasts three distinct advantages: a highly qualified workforce, a high percentage of female engagement, and innovative manufacturing.

On his first trip to Tamil Nadu and Chennai in October 2023, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Mr Philip Green, declared his country would be a partner in the GIM. “With its high level of human capital and industrial character, Tamil Nadu is a natural place to engage constructively with Indian businesses and scale up Australian innovation,” the speaker stated. The High Commissioner is excited to meet participating Australian firms at the GIM, which she will be attending. 

Networking opportunities will be provided to Australian businesses attending the event with senior officials from the Australian Government, the Tamil Nadu State Government, prominent industrialists, and possible customers and business partners. Along with showcasing Australia’s appeal as a place to live, work, study, and travel, the event will serve as a platform for supplying resources and skills to Tamil Nadu’s supply chains.  

The Team Australia Pavilion at GIM 2024 will provide open exhibition space for enterprises in Australia to co-exhibit, in addition to a parallel conference session with 22 distinct subjects. For Austrade to give their sectoral themes more thought, delegates who are interested in speaking slots can notify them in advance.

Benefits of participating in the GIM event:

  1. Connect with colleagues in Australia to find useful new contacts in India. 
  2. Present Australian strengths to prospective partners and buyers in India. 
  3. Utilise AI-ECTA to find trade diversification prospects. 
  4. Possible speaking engagement at a themed session, contingent on the organiser’s consent for more deliberation. 
  5. On-the-ground help and publicity support for significant announcements, agreements, memoranda of understanding, and the launch of new products.


  • Date: 7 January 2024 – 8 January 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM IST
  • Cost: There is no participation fee for selected Australian companies. Participants will be expected to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.
  • Venue details: Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai
  • Who should attend: Australian business: – Interested in exporting to India/ South India market. – Looking for JV partners, collaborators, and customers. – Willing to establish/ expand their presence in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • For more information contact: rohini.gopinath@austrade.gov.au
  • Register by: Register your interest by 30 November 2023.

Vibrant Gujarat:

From January 10–12, 2024, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, there will be a Team Australia delegation attending the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.

Australian businesses have a unique opportunity to investigate trade and investment potential in west and north India by attending Vibrant Gujarat, the largest trade event in India. Numerous major Indian corporations participate in the Summit, which is hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offers a forum for meeting influential figures in both business and politics.

The themes of Industry 4.0, Technology and Innovation, and Transitioning Towards Sustainability are the focal points of this year’s Summit. We want Australian companies involved in advanced manufacturing, digital health and innovation, renewable energy and net zero connected technologies, vital minerals, education and skills, and advanced manufacturing to think about becoming a part of the Team Australia delegation.

Similar to the Tamil Nadu Global Investor Meet, Vibrant Gujarat will have Australia as an official partner country. Consequently, there will be sectoral workshops, an Australia Pavilion, and a specific Australian country session. Companies who would like to speak at the Australia Pavilion or exhibit at the pavilion can use the email address below to let us know in advance so that we can give it more thought. The event does not have an admission or registration fee, but attendees are responsible for covering their own lodging and travel expenses.


1. *What is the significance of the Tamil Nadu Global Investor Meet (GIM) 2024 for Australian businesses?*
 The GIM 2024 provides a unique opportunity for Australian companies to explore the potential of Tamil Nadu’s growing economy and establish connections with Indian businesses.

2.*Why is Australia the country partner for GIM 2024, and what role does the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) play?*
 Australia is the country partner due to the high potential for constructive engagement with Tamil Nadu’s industrial landscape. Austrade collaborates with various entities, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to facilitate Australian businesses’ participation.

3. *What advantages does Tamil Nadu offer to Australian companies interested in the event?*
 Tamil Nadu boasts a highly qualified workforce, significant female engagement, and a thriving manufacturing sector. The state’s GDP growth, exceeding the national average, presents a promising market for Australian innovation.

4. *How can Australian businesses benefit from participating in the GIM 2024?*
 Participation offers networking opportunities, exposure to senior officials, industrialists, and potential partners. It provides a platform to showcase Australia’s appeal, connect with Indian counterparts, explore trade diversification, and potentially secure speaking engagements.

5. *What are the key details and dates for the GIM 2024, and is there a cost associated with participation for Australian companies?*
 The event takes place on January 7-8, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM IST at Chennai Trade Centre. There is no participation fee for selected Australian companies, but participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs. The registration deadline is November 30, 2023.

For more detailed information, you can contact Rohini Gopinath at rohini.gopinath@austrade.gov.au.

Posted in Uncategorized.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *