AIBC Conference 2016

“Breaking Barriers, Building Bonds”



Dear Members and Friends,

This year, AIBC has the unique privilege of co-hosting the inaugural ‘Australia Indonesia Business Week’ with our esteemed partners, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Canberra, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth.

Hosted at Crown Perth, one of Western Australia's premier tourist attractions and entertainment precincts, the AIBC Conference 2016 is designed as an integral part of AIBW, a multi-faceted collaborative event not to be missed. More details of AIBW being held in Perth, November 11-15, will soon follow.

The theme of the AIBC Conference embraces the unique opportunity facing the two neighbours. The global economy is slowing down. So is the regional economy. Both Australia and Indonesia feel the pinch of traditional exports shrinking. Both countries need to chart a new way forward.


The Opportunity:

No two neighbours are perhaps so different. And no two neighbours are perhaps so compatible as business partners…potentially. In the main, the skills and resources of the two countries are complementary, not competitive. The problems of one are opportunities for the other. Together, they can create a new force for good, creating new jobs, new wealth…simply by taking advantage of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Australia has the opportunity to use Indonesia’s large domestic market and large workforce. Indonesia has the opportunity to use Australian expertise to address the spectrum of developmental goals. Together, they can work the ASEAN market, the Asian market, the Indian Ocean Rim and the global market.

The Conference is taking place against the backdrop of negotiations currently in progress for the proposed Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). The IA-CEPA promises to spark a unique new relationship, one based on respect, trust, confidence and cooperation. AIBC and its sister organisation IABC continue to play a leading role in the Indonesia Australia Business Partnership Group, designed to inform and assist the Negotiators from both countries. This year’s Conference is another contribution to that process, engaging stakeholders from both countries to voice their opinions, exchange ideas and develop deeper trust and understanding.

The Conference Program is bigger and better than ever before, featuring a “dream team” of prominent speakers and thought-provoking topics.  An impressive line-up, we’re sure you will agree.

We are confident you will enjoy the experience.  Come take a closer look at what’s in store by clicking here for the detailed agenda.

To register as a participant, please click here for more details.

To take advantage of this unique event as a sponsor, please click here for more details.

Warm regards,

Debnath Guharoy
National President
Australia Indonesia Business Council


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