AIBC WA: Business Networking Sundowner with Chris Barnes, Consul General, Surabaya

12 Sep 2019 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
46-54 Marine Terrace & Essex Street
Fremantle 6160
AIBC Members Free
Non-Members Free


Chris Barnes, Consul General, Surabaya

Dear Members and Friends,

AIBC WA, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, cordially invites you to a Business Networking Sundowner with Chris Barnes, Australia’s Consul General in Surabaya. Aside from his current role, Chris spent over 2 years as the Western Australian Government’s Trade & Investment Commissioner in Indonesia, based in Jakarta.

As Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya is the capital of East Java Province, with which Western Australia has enjoyed an almost 30 year Sister-State relationship. With East Java’s thriving population of around 40 million, and the existing deep engagement between Business and the Regional Governments, there are potential advantages for WA Business to focus on East Java as an entry point into Indonesia.

Chris will be pleased to provide an overview of the East Java economy and the opportunities for WA businesses in East Java under the emerging Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).


We wish to thank DFAT for hosting this event:



Phil Turtle