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.
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.
Group Managing Director
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.
Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Southeast Asia Partnerships)
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.
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.
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.