AIBC VIC: Education Panel

26 Jun 2018 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Avoca Room, International Chamber House
Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street
AIBC Members $10
Non-Members $15


Tuesday 26th June 2018

10:00 am - 12 Noon


Dear Members and Guests,

There are indications from Indonesia's leaders that the country is opening, to some extent, its policies on foreign participation in education and the building of human capacity. 

What does it actually mean though? And are the signs indicative of a momentum that would allow for a wide range of collaborations in the teaching, skills and training space.  AIBC will provide some timely analysis of the key sectors and what it means for educational business and organisations in Victoria. Please join us for a panel discussion to unpick some of the key issues in a critical sector for Indonesia, and learn more about the country's aspirations.

Members and guests are welcome to put forward their questions and insights after the panel discussion. The aim is to help you learn more. We look forward to seeing you at the event.


  • Professor Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, Global Engagement, Monash University
    Professor Khan oversees major strategies involving international research organisations, government agencies and research-intensive companies. He is also involved in innovation strategy developments for a range of public, private and government organisations at Board level.  Professor Khan has recently been in Indonesia to learn more about collaborative partnerships and education regulatory changes.
  • Nigel Carpenter, CEO Sustainable Skills
    Mr Carpenter is a senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience, and since 2016 has been exploring VET market partnerships in Indonesia, and establishing relationships with Ministries and industry officials. As CEO of Sustainable Skills he leads an organisation that shares international best practice, provides innovative services to build TVET capacity in developing countries and empower individuals to gain employable skills.
  • Elena Williams, Immediate past Resident Director, Australian Consortium for In-County Indonesian Studies (ACICIS)
    Ms Williams has just returned from a decade of work in-country in creating educational partnerships between Australia and Indonesia. This included five years recruiting and leading a multi-cultural team of staff and volunteers at ACICIS and positioning it as a leader in student-mobility. Ms Williams supports the Asia Education Foundation's 'Go Global' program as an Indonesian language ambassador, and the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association as a mentor.
  • Sigmund Fritschy, Senior Manager, Strategy and Policy - International Education, Victorian Government
    Mr Fritschy can explain the range of policies and programmes being implemented by the Victorian Government in regards to working with Indonesia. He has executive level experience in project and people leadership and management, and senior policy analysis and implementation, including advice in education.


  • Helen Brown, Managing Director, Bisnis Asia
    Helen Brown started her own company after a 20 year career in journalism, which helps build stronger business relationships between Australia and Asia.  She is also a Fellow, Digital Economy, at the Australia Indonesia Centre, and is the Vice-Chair of the Victorian committee of the Australia Indonesia Business Council.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.



Jared Heath & Helen Brown