About this regional hub

Invest and Trade Western Australia have offices across India-Gulf including India, and United Arab Emirates. We assist helps Western Australian companies to access trade and investment opportunities in South Asia including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal; and in the Gulf, Middle East and Africa.

We speak a range of languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, French, Punjab, Marathi, German, Arabic and Japanese. 

If you are an investor or industry and would like to enquire more about trade, investment and export with Western Australia get in touch with us via our online enquiry form

Our Commissioner for India Gulf

Nashid Chowdhury Investment and Trade Commissioner for India Gulf


Our Locations in the Region


India Chennai

Taj Connemara, No. 2, Binny Road, off Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600002 India Phone: +91 72 00 05 17 51

India Mumbai

93, 9th Floor, Jolly Maker Chambers II, Nariman Point Mumbai Maharashtra 400 021 India Phone: +91 22 6630 3973-76

United Arab Emirates Dubai

Office 106, Emarat Atrium Building Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 58007 Dubai United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 343 3226

From ECTA to CECA: building bridges between WA and India

Around 300 industry leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs from Australia and India gathered in Perth this week for the Australian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC) National Conference.

 Held in Perth from 26 to 27 June, the conference focused on the next phase of the Australia-India relationship as both countries look to move from the recently signed Economic Co-operation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) to a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

Nashid Chowdhury, Rebecca Brown, Simone Spencer, Daisy Pope and Amanda Rickman at the AICC Conference 2023

The conference provided an opportunity for delegates to network, share insights, and participate in industry-focused roundtables in the Western Australian priority sectors of defence, space, critical minerals, energy and renewables, international education, as well as tech and innovation.

WA Premier Roger Cook delivering the opening address at the Australian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC) National Conference 2023

The WA Premier, the Hon Roger Cook MLA, delivered the conference opening address. During his time as Deputy Premier, Premier Cook led an Invest and Trade WA mission to India in 2022, which supported business outcomes between the two regions.

 As part of the event, Invest and Trade WA hosted a ‘Western Australia Calling’ session, where Rebecca Brown, Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and Angelia Trevithick, Director of Collie Futures at JTSI, provided delegates with an overview of the Western Australian economy.

Daisy Pope speaking at the WA Calling session at the Australian Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC) National Conference. Also on the stage are Director General Rebecca Brown and WA Invest and Trade Commissioner for the India Gulf Region Nashid Chowdhury

 WA Investment and Trade Commissioner for the India Gulf Region Nashid Chowdhury provided insights on the relationship between India and Western Australia, as well as the future opportunities between the two regions.

The session concluded with a vote of thanks from Member for Riverton, Dr Jags Krishnan MLA.

The event was sponsored by the Western Australian Government through Invest and Trade WA.

Published on: 29 June 2023




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If you are looking for opportunities in business, investment or trade, contact our experienced team at Invest and Trade WA.

Our in-house experts can support you directly and provide referrals or introductions across our network of overseas offices, industry bodies and government agencies.


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