About the roadshow
The Premier of Western Australian, Hon Roger Cook MLA, will be leading a multi-sector mission to Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar) from 2 to 9 September 2023.
The Indonesia Connect Roadshow will feature 5 industry streams: Energy Transition; International Education; Primary Industries; Creative Industries and Digital Economy; and Tourism.
The Indonesia Connect Roadshow 2023 program streams
With Indonesia’s demand for energy predicted to grow rapidly in the short- to medium-term, the transition to sustainable energy remains a high priority for the country. Identifying new sources of energy will be fundamental to their economic growth.
Western Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of clean, safe and high-quality food provides an entry-point for local producers to supply Indonesia’s growing interest in premium agrifood products.
Indonesia has a young and rapidly growing labour force of more than 135 million people. This is fuelling demand for education and training services particularly in the areas of agribusiness, construction, port management, transport, digital transformation and healthcare.
Indonesia’s creative economy is growing rapidly and is bolstered by an influx of new application, software and e-game developers, and the recent international success of Indonesian digital platforms.
31% of Indonesian long-haul travellers are considering travelling to Australia in the next 4 years. Air Asia Indonesia commenced a direct flight in June 2023 between Jakarta and Perth at 3 times weekly, which will further boost inbound tourism to WA.
A directory of WA companies, government agencies and business associations participating in Indonesia Connect Roadshow 2023.
Potehan Kambarang - a batik collaboration
Potehan Kambarang is a unique artistic collaboration between Cassandra Cartledge and Embran Nawawi. The design features Western Australian flora and fauna printed on traditional Indonesia batik. Potehan Kambarang reflects the Noongar seasons of Djilba (August and September) and Kambarang (October and November). The design is part of an ongoing collaboration between sister-states Western Australia and East Java.
Embran Nawawi is a fashion designer specialising in batik from East Java. He is known for his innovative adaptation of heritage batik into modern fashion styles. Embran is a lecturer in fashion design, textile and fashion promotion at Petra Christian University and Widya Mandala Catholic University.
Cassandra Cartledge is a Noongar woman with connections across Whadjuk, Ballardong, Yued and Gnaala Karla Booja. She is an artist and a lecturer at North Metropolitan TAFE, specialising in Aboriginal cultural awareness and diversity for Diploma of Nursing students.
one of Western Australia’s closest geographic partners, our cultural, economic
and strategic interests are intrinsically tied to Indonesia. The Indonesia
Connect Roadshow is designed to foster these interests by strengthening
government and industry connections, unlocking new economic opportunities for
Western Australian businesses in the Indonesian market, and promoting Western
Australia as a destination for tourists, students, innovators, businesses and
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is home to the world’s fourth largest population. Western Australian businesses are well placed to respond to the growing demand for consumer goods and services generated by Indonesia’s growing middle class - particularly in the areas of premium food and beverages, higher education and e-commerce. As the Indonesian economy develops, Western Australian companies also have the opportunity to fill skill and knowledge gaps in the renewable energies, tourism, creative industries, and digital technology sectors.
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and its urbanisation and steadily growing middle class provides exciting opportunities for Western Australian businesses.
Indonesia has a young and rapidly growing labour force of more than 135 million people. This is fuelling demand for education and training services that cannot be met by domestic institutions.
Western Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of clean, safe and high-quality food provides an entry-point for local producers to supply Indonesia’s growing interest in premium food and beverage products.
Western Australia is well placed to support Indonesia to explore new and renewable energy sources through its world-class energy expertise, strong environmental social governance (ESG) frameworks, and leading technology solutions.
Indonesia’s tourism market is currently serviced by multiple aviation carriers from Australia and in June 2023, Air Asia Indonesia commenced a direct flight between Jakarta and Perth at 4 times weekly
Indonesia has 212.9 million internet users and is the largest e-commerce market in Southeast Asia by value. There is a rapid growth and demand for Cybersecurity, Immersive Tech, HealthTech, and EdTech solutions.
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