AIYD 2016 Programme announced

AIYD 2016 Programme announced

The AIYD is pleased to announce the programme for AIYD 2016. The programme includes speakers such as Salman Khurshid, former Minister of External affairs; Chris Elstoft,Deputy High

Commissioner, Australian High Commission, New Delhi; Ambassador (Retd) Amit Dasgupta, Former Indian Consul-General in Sydney; Sundeep Sahni, Vice President, New Initiatives, Ola Cabs; and

Mukund Narayamurti, CEO, Asialink Business, amongst other high-profile speakers. For details of the complete programme, please click here

Achyutha Sharma

Achyutha Sharma

Achyutha has a decade of experience in Brand, Design, Retail and Marketing. He is a fashion graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi. He currently runs Collaborative Community, a brand and design consulting firm that works with start-up businesses and the development sector. The brand firm has worked with start-ups and other businesses in the area of apparel, food & beverage, e-commerce, and retail brand across sectors. In the development sector, it has worked with diverse non-profit and social enterprises across themes such as education, livelihood, craft, energy, water and sanitation. He also runs Sulochana Development Trust, a charitable trust that supports Creative Arts & Design for Social Impact. He has been a speaker at Indian and international conferences, a fellow with AIYD 2014, Acumen Fund India fellow 2014 and has been nominated for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards 2012 by British Council India. Achyutha’s interest specifically in the Australian-Indian relationship is in the area of design, entrepreneurship, social sector, arts & culture. He is continuing the Samaanata dialogue on craft & culture that originated from an Australian project. Achyutha is passionate about building brands and articulates his insights under Designing Growth and Design Impact blogs.