State of the Nation: Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest democracy and the largest economy in Southeast Asia. In recent years, Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) has been growing at more than five percent annually on the back of a stable democratic government, open trade and investment policies, increasing domestic consumption, abundant natural resources and a growing skilled workforce.

Profound changes in Indonesia’s economy and society in recent decades have combined to make it an increasingly attractive destination for foreign businesses. And Australia, as a close regional neighbour, is well positioned to take advantage.

The expert panelists will address the concerns about corruption and bureaucracy in Indonesia and how Australian businesses can succeed in this environment. This event will also touch on the IA-CEPA negotiations, the recent elections in Jakarta and what the outcome will mean for the future of Indonesia as well as provide case studies into Australian businesses currently engaged with Indonesia.

Brisbane
Date: Wed 26 April
Time: 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Panellists:
David Dawborn
Partner,
Herbert Smith Freehills (Jakarta)
Senior International Counsel
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Campbell Bridge SC FCIArb
Barrister,
7 Wentworth Selborne

Phillip Marriott
Head of Telkomtelstra Australia

Registration
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Sydney

Date: Thurs 27 April
Time: 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

Panellists:
Campbell Bridge SC FCIArb
Barrister,
7 Wentworth Selborne

Rob Delane
Special Adviser Agribusiness Expansion, Department of State Development, WA

Helen Brown
Managing Director,
Bisnis Asia

David Dawborn
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills (Jakarta)
Senior International Counsel
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Registration
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Perth
Date: Mon 1 May
Time: 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Perth

Panellists:
David Dawborn
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills (Jakarta)
Senior International Counsel
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Rob Delane
Special Adviser Agribusiness Expansion, Department of State Development, WA

Phil Turtle
National Vice-President,
Australia Indonesia Business Council

Suzanne Ardagh
Director Executive Education,
AIM WA & UWA Business School

Garry Johnson
CEO,
Steel Blue

Registration
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Melbourne
Date: Tues 2 May
Time: 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Panellists:
David Dawborn
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills (Jakarta)
Senior International Counsel
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Amelia Fyfield
Senior Trade Manager – Food and Fibre, Trade Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

Khalil Hegarty
Associate Director,
ITS Global

Helen Brown
Managing Director,
Bisnis Asia

Dean Garvey
Deputy Managing Director – Asia & International,
Blackmores

Registration
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Cost:
– Asialink Corporate Member/ Chairman’s Circle/ Leaders Program Participant/ Alumni: $33.00
– Non-Member: $55.00

For further information please contact:
Emily Paul on e.paul@asialinkbusiness.com.au or 03 8344 1415.

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