The Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) formally enters into force on 5 July 2020 and will open new opportunities for Australian and Indonesian businesses, primary producers, service providers and investors.

Join us for an exclusive, up close and personal, conversation with Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on the importance of the agreement and the mutual benefits of a closer economic engagement between Indonesia and Australia and its role in enhancing security and stability in the region.

Hear from a distinguished panel of business leaders, discussing the benefits that IA-CEPA will bring to Australian companies and learn from their experiences on the real challenges and opportunities of doing business in the largest economy in ASEAN region.

This event is proudly supported by Austrade, BlueScope, Coca-Cola Amatil, Monash University and Ionize Cyber Security.

Start Date:09/07/2020

Start Time:2:30 PM AEST

Duration:60 minutes



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Phil Turtle

National President

Australia Indonesia Business Council

The Australia Indonesia Business Council Ltd (AIBC) is the peak, non-profit business association involved with the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia. The AIBC is a national association with branches in all Australian states and territories.

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Simon Birmingham has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007 and in August 2018 was appointed to the position of Minister Trade, Tourism and Investment as well as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. Simon grew up near Gawler in Adelaide's north on his family’s small horse agistment property. Simon was educated at government schools before going on to study at the University of Adelaide where he completed a Masters of Business Administration. Prior to entering the Senate, Simon worked for a number of industry bodies, establishing particular experience in the wine, tourism and hospitality sectors – industries that are critical to South Australia's prosperity.

Mark Vassella

CEO, Bluescope Steel

BlueScope is a global leader in premium branded coated and painted steel products - the third largest manufacturer of painted and coated steel products globally. In Indonesia, with over 500 employees, BlueScope employs is the only local manufacturer of zinc/aluminium metallic coated and pre-painted steel. It has expansive steel roll operations in Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya, manufacturing an extensive range of steel building products from ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel, employing over 500 Indonesians.

Alison Watkins

Group Managing Director

Coca-Cola Amatil

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world's five major Coca-Cola bottlers. In Indonesia Amatil operates eight manufacturing facilities in Cibitung, Cikedokan, Bandung, Medan, Lampung, Semarang, Surabaya and Bali. They employ a total workforce of around 6,000 full-time employees and around 3,000 contractors, and distribute over 1.2 billion litres of drinks to outlets across the country. Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia directly serve approximately 500,000 customers and indirectly distribute to approximately 1.5 million customers. In 2019, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia expanded its presence to bring its venture capital platform, Amatil X to push growth in the start-up sector.

Andrew MacIntyre

Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Southeast Asia Partnerships)

Monash University

With a presence on three continents, international partnerships and study abroad programs around the globe, Monash is Australia’s largest university. In February 2020, Monash was granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the first foreign university campus in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Monash Indonesia will be a postgraduate campus, offering Master and PhD degrees, as well as executive programs and micro-credentials. It will be research intensive and industry engaged and operate with the full support of both the Indonesian and Australian governments, facilitating the two-way flow of students and scholars, and innovative ideas and technology.

Andrew Muller

CEO & Founder

IONIZE Cyber Security

Ionize is a small cyber security company specialising in threat detection, adversary tactics, governance risk and compliance. Ionize recently assisted federal government in providing cyber security assessment and penetration testing services for the COVID-19 app. Headquartered in Canberra, Ionize has expanded its business into Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Indonesia and the Pacific, working with corporate and small organisations to build cyber security resilience for business.

Prerana Mehta

ACT Chair, Australia Indonesia Business Council

Chief of Ecosystem Development, AustCyber

AustCyber supports the development of a vibrant and globally competitive cyber security sector. AustCyber acts as a multiplier and connector to establish Australia as a recognised leader in a rapidly expanding global marketplace.

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