Predictions and opportunities: What the future holds for Australian businesses in Indonesia

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Leanne van Diemen

l.vandiemen@asialinkbusiness.com.au

T: 03 9035 3789

Asialink Business in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Herbert Smith Freehills are delighted to invite you to attend:

Predictions and opportunities: What the future holds for Australian businesses in Indonesia
State of the Nation: Indonesia  

With sustained growth of around 5 per cent a year for the past two decades, Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and on track to become one of the world’s largest economies by 2030. It is home to over 260 million people and boasts a wealth of natural resources. Indonesia’s digital economy is growing rapidly, with over 120 million mobile internet users, dynamic e-commerce sector and over 1700 digital start-ups.

According to global management consultancy, McKinsey&Company, with rapid urbanization and rising incomes, an estimated 90 million Indonesians will join the ranks of the consuming class by 2030.

Indonesia’s long-term fundamentals—high private consumption, positive demographics, and rapid urbanization – create significant opportunities for Australian business in traditional sectors including mining, and evolving markets such as international education. The proposed Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IA-CEPA) can play an important role in enhancing market access and bilateral investment, as will further reform and de-regulation by the Indonesian Government.

However, the Indonesian market is not without its challenges, including its significant size and diversity, infrastructure bottlenecks, regulatory uncertainty and a growing skills gap. To navigate those issues and drive impact, business needs granular insight into the Indonesian economic and political landscape.

As Indonesia’s 2019 General Election approaches, our expert panellists will share their insights on the longer term political outlook for Indonesia, prospects for reform, the business climate and the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship – which will shape the prospects for Australian companies into the future.

MelbournePerthSydney
Date: Monday 20 AugustDate: Wednesday 22 AugustDate: Friday 24 August
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pmTime: 6.00pm - 8.00pmTime: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: 42/101 Collins StreetVenue: QV.1 Building,
36/250 St Georges Terrace
Venue: 34/161 Castlereagh Street

Chair:
Penny Burtt,
Group CEO, Asialink

Opening Remarks:
Spica Alphanya Tutuhatunewa Consul General for the Republic of Indonesia in VIC and TAS

Keynote speaker:
Douglas Ramage, Managing Director, BowerGroupAsia

Panellists:
Professor Vedi Hadiz,
Deputy Director and Convenor of Asian Studies in the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
Joel Backwell, Executive Director, International Education, Department of Education & Training, Victorian Government 
Jewel Topsfield, National Correspondent,The Age & Sydney Morning Herald

Chair:
Phil Turtle,
Senior Consultant & WA Representative, Asialink Business and National President, Australia Indonesia Business Council

Panellists:
Dewi Gustina Tobing, Consul General for the Republic of Indonesia in WA
The Hon. Phil Honeywood, CEO, International Education Association of Australia
Brendan Augustin, General Manager, International Relations, Marketing, Trading and Shipping, Woodside Energy Limited
Professor Vedi Hadiz, Deputy Director and Convenor of Asian Studies in the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

Panellists:
Michael Fay, NSW Chairman, Australia Indonesia Business Council and Executive Director and Head of Education Services, AFG Venture Group
Justin Breheny, Chairman, Nuchev Group
Ulla Fionna, Fellow and Assistant Coordinator, Indonesia Studies Programme, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

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*Brisbane event has been postponed.  To register your interest in attending this event once rescheduled, please email l.vandiemen@asialinkbusiness.com.au

Cost:
AIBC Member/ Asialink Corporate Member/ Chairman’s Circle - $33.00 incl GST
Non Member: $55.00 incl GST

For more information please contact Leanne van Diemen l.vandiemen@asialinkbusiness.com.au or 03 9035 3789