Events

AIBC VIC: Indonesian Elections - What does this mean for Australian Businesses?

18 Jun 2019 (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
International Chamber House
Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne
AIBC Members $25
Non-Members $35

INDONESIAN ELECTIONS

THE RESULT IS IN. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES?


Dear Members and Friends,

The AIBC Victoria Committee invites you and colleagues to a warm winter's networking event at our head office to meet other members, share experiences and discuss Indonesia's road ahead.

Additional to the social atmosphere, our event will feature an expert panel on the election process and results and what it means for business in South East Asia’s biggest economy.

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been handed a mandate to lead the country for another five years. He wants to continue on a path of building infrastructure and social capital, and improving the nation’s export capability.

With Jokowi seeking growth in a number of ways the question is how much political clout he has to make this possible. For instance, what will become of the ambitious infrastructure plan, and will the country truly become open to more foreign investment as it seeks to generate job and training opportunities.

And importantly for the Australia - Indonesia relationship, what the expected ratification of the economic and trade agreement (IA-CEPA)  will that mean for the five years ahead.

Please join us on Tuesday, 18th June 2019 for an evening of networking and exchange about the recent elections in Indonesia and what it means for business in South East Asia’s biggest economy.    

Panellists:

  • Professor Vedi Hadiz, Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne;
  • Iwan Wibisono, the President of the Indonesian Diaspora Network Victoria;
  • Brian Kraft, Indonesia Analyst  (including Cardno and Dragoman).

 

Please note:  Registration is essential as Security Passes are required.


FOOTNOTE:  The official result found that the incumbent, President Joko Widodo, gained 55.5% of the vote. This is around double the winning margin he gained in 2014 against Prabowo Subianto  (who is challenging the result).  The election has also delivered Jokowi’s Coalition a majority in the House of Representative.

Organiser

Jared Heath

VICChair@aibc.com.au

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