Australian-Indonesian relations under the Widodo government

Australian-Indonesian relations under the Widodo government

WA
Dec 3
CEDA welcomes a panel of esteemed experts to discuss what the future holds for bilateral trade and investment opportunities between Australia and Indonesia under the governance of newly-elected President, Joko Widodo.

Speakers

Joseph Abraham, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Indonesia
David Binns, Assistant Secretary, South East Asia Maritime Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Scot Braithwaite, Head of Business Development, Asia,, Wellard Group
The Hon. Stephen Smith, Former Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Event overview

As a fellow G20 member, the world's fourth most populous nation, Western Australia's closest neighbour and our biggest agricultural export market, there is no doubting the importance of Indonesia to the Australian economy. While commentators are largely optimistic about Indonesia's future, President Widodo will face some difficult decisions to sustain the country's recent strong economic growth.

How can Australia engage with President Widodo, his government and Indonesian business to strengthen Australian-Indonesia relations and further develop our trade and investment links? What trends, challenges and opportunities confront both Indonesia and Australia that may impact our two-way business relationship?

Meet the panel

Joseph Abraham
Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Indonesia

David Binns
Assistant Secretary, South East Asia Maritime Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Scot Braithwaite
Head of Business Development, Asia,, Wellard Group

The Hon. Stephen Smith
Former Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Meet the facilitator

Andrew Burrell
WA Chief Reporter, The Australian

Meet the chair

Professor Vedi Hadiz
Professor of Asian Societies and Politics, Murdoch University

Supported by CEDA members

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