Expression of interest for creative industries and digital economy

Market outlook on creative industries and digital economy

Indonesia’s creative economy is growing rapidly and is predicted to be one of the greatest sources of new employment opportunities in 2024. The sector has been bolstered by an influx of new application, software and e-game developers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent international success of Indonesian digital platforms. Indonesia’s growing capabilities and expertise in the creative industries presents an opportunity for Western Australian businesses to collaborate and grow in partnership with Indonesia. 

Indonesia has 212.9 million internet users and is the largest e-commerce market in Southeast Asia by value. Indonesia is also quickly becoming a major technology hub with strong business appetite for innovative products and a willingness to adopt AI solutions. However, the rapid growth of Indonesia’s e-commerce, remote-working, HealthTech, FinTech and EdTech sectors has outpaced the development of its cybersecurity industry. It is projected that there will be a shortage of 9 million skilled and semi-skilled ICT workers in Indonesia by 2030. Western Australian ICT, software and cybersecurity companies have an opportunity to engage, collaborate and grow with Indonesia’s digital sector.  


Who should attend

Who should join the creative industries and digital economy stream?

Attendees may be from the following sectors:

  • Screen and immersive tech 
  • Digital tech infrastructure and innovation hubs 
  • Digital tech scale-ups 

What is offered as part of the Indonesia Connect 2023 Roadshow?

As a participant of the mission, the following opportunities will be available:

  • Pre-departure briefings
  • Business matching opportunities
  • Participation in the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit in Jakarta
  • Stream-based industry site visits
  • Roundtables and conferences
  • Networking events
  • WA Government hosted dinners and reception

Please note that travel, accommodation and on-ground expenses are the cost of the delegate. 

Expression of interest


The Indonesia Connect Roadshow 2023 will feature 5 industry streams. Register your interest for another stream. Applications close on Friday 16 June (5pm AWST). 
Primary industries
Primary industries

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International education

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Energy transition

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Indonesia Connect Roadshow 2023

The Western Australian Government will be leading a large-scale multi-sector mission to Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar) from 2 to 9 September 2023.

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Get in touch

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Our in-house experts can support you directly and provide referrals or introductions across our network of overseas offices, industry bodies and government agencies.


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