Date 16.09.2021
2021 IndOz Conference
by Synergy of Indonesia Australia
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2021 IndOz Conference
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
16 September 2021

IA-CEPA: From Good Neighbours to Strategic Partner

The IndOz Business Conference follows the success of the IndOz Festival and Business Networking Dinners, which since 2013 have been amongst the most prestigious Indonesian events held in Australia. The IndOz Business Conference will be the first Indonesia-Australia hybrid conference and the biggest Indonesia-Australia event since the IA-CEPA entered into force last year. With speakers and participants from both Indonesia and Australia, this event will be a clear reflection of the new, more collaborative relationship emerging between Indonesia and Australia.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to learn from key players in the Indonesia-Australia business space about how to benefit from IA-CEPA, to discover practical ways to enter into the “next door” market and most importantly to build valuable networks between Australia and Indonesia. Speakers will include representatives from both the Indonesian and Australian governments and business leaders who have successfully established their businesses in the neighbouring market.

The format of the Conference will be hybrid, facilitating the participation of business and government leaders from Indonesia. Participants from Australia are encouraged to attend and network in person in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, the Sunshine State.

Conference Rundown

Time Session Details
09:00 – 09:40 Welcome, introduction and Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speakers:
  • Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Australia, Y. K. Legowo
  • Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk (Video - TBC)
09:40 – 10:30 Session 1 – Trade: Breaking through the Barrier

Panel Speakers:
  • Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono, Director General of International Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia
  • Jack Morse, Director, Austrex
  • Steven Wijaya, Head of Strategy, Polygon Group

Moderator: Prof. Caitlyn Bryne, Director of Asia Institute, Griffith University
10:30 – 11:30 Morning Tea Break

Keynote Speakers:
  • Minister of Investment, Republic of Indonesia, Bahlil Lahadalia (Video)
11:30 – 12:00 Session 2 – Investment: Unlocking the Untapped Potential

Panel Speakers:
  • Nurul Ichwan, Deputy Chairman for Investment Planning, Ministry of Investment
  • Chris Lauritzen, General Manager of Resource Development, MACH Energy
  • Alastair Dawson, Vice President of Global Development, Central Queensland University

Moderator: Helen Brown, AIC
Keynote Speakers:
  • Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, Hon Dan Tehan MP (Video)
12:00 – 12:50 Session 3 – Trade: Defining, Finding and Collaborating with the Right Partner

Panel Speakers:
  • Dr. Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship), University of Queensland
  • Anthony Auwyang, Managing Director of Sony Trading & Indonesia Trading House Australia
  • Michael O’Rielley, Export Manager, Olam International (Queensland Cotton)

Moderator: Colin Brown, AIBC Queensland
12:50 – 13:55 Lunch Break

Keynote Speakers:
  • Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia, Muhammad Lutfi (Video)
13:55 – 14:45 Session 4 – Investment: Maximising Returns through Capacity Building

Panel Speakers:
  • David Goodwins, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser, KATALIS
  • Ms. Diana Soedardi Betts, Managing Director APAC, Pearl Consulting
  • TBC, Griffith Asia Institute.

Moderator: Paul Martin, AIBC Queensland
14:45 – 15:20 Afternoon Break
15:20 – 16:15 Session 5 – Workshop & Investment Showcase by IIPC
16:15 – 16:30 Concluding Remarks, end of IndOz Business Conference
18:00 – 21:00 IndOz Business Networking Dinner

COVID-19 Refund Policy

The tickets purchased are non-refundable. However, in the event that you are unable to physically attend the event due to restrictions put in place as a response to COVID-19, the following options will be provided to you:

  • Before 9 September 2021: You will be registered to attend as a virtual delegate and we will refund the difference between your ticket price and virtual attendance fee of $195.
  • On and after 9 September 2021: You will be registered to attend as a virtual delegate and we will provide you with two (2) additional virtual attendance links.

Please note that it is not possible to attend the Networking Dinner virtually as the event will not be livestreamed.

The above will apply to you and you must not attend if, on the day of the event, you have:

  • returned to Australia from overseas (other than safe travel zone country) in the previous 14 days;
  • been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case in the previous 14 days;
  • required to isolate or quarantine under laws;
  • been in Queensland-declared COVID-19 hotspots, place of concern or exposure venue in the previous 14 days;
  • had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms in the last 72 hours.

By registering and attending this event:

Media Consent: You acknowledge and provide your consent for images in which you, and/or people in your group appear, to be used by Synergy of Indonesia and Australia (SIA) for publications and public relations activities. In particular, this may include use in print and electronic media, including the Internet and official social media platforms. You understand and accept that SIA will not be accountable should overseas recipients of the images breach Australian privacy laws.

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Please advise SIA if you wish to not give this consent.

*SafeTicket Messaging Platform provides an opportunity for all participants to connect with each other, from one week prior to the conference up to one week after the conference. Further information on how to use the platform will be sent out to all registered participant 2 weeks prior to the conference.

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(8:30 am - 9:00 pm)



Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Organised by Synergy of Indonesia Australia