Indonesia Connect 2022

Strengthening Western Australia-Indonesia economic ties 

On behalf of the Western Australian Government, Invest and Trade Western Australia will host Indonesia Connect on Friday 21 October 2022 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Indonesia Connect is designed to deepen Western Australia-Indonesia relations by providing a platform for meaningful discussion on investment and trade opportunities, and complementary capabilities between our two regions.

Indonesia Connect will be a hybrid event consisting of virtual and in-person presenters and guests from Western Australia and Indonesia.

Event details

Friday 21 October 2022

11:45am - 5.00pm, registration commences at 11:30am 

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth 

Program Overview: 

11:30am: Registration  

11:45am: Conference opens

12:00pm: Lunch session with keynote speakers 

2:00pm: Coffee break 

2:30pm: Connect sessions 

4:00pm: Networking function hosted by the Western Australia Branch of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Register now

Indonesia Connect is free to attend, however capacity is limited. We encourage you to register early to avoid missing out. Registration closes on Thursday 20 October 2022.


Lunch session speakers

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier of Western Australia; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

Ms Krista Dunstan

Government of Western Australia Investment and Trade Commissioner for the ASEAN region

Mr George Marantika

National President, Indonesia Australia Business Council

Ms Larissa Taylor

Chair, WA Chapter, Australia Indonesia Business Council

Mr Antony Harsono (virtual)

Director, PT Samator, Indonesia LNG Company / IABC East Java

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Connect sessions 

The program includes three concurrent Connect sessions which will feature a moderated panel of industry and government representatives from both Western Australia and Indonesia. 

Session 1: Skills for the Future  

Theme: Training and developing a skilled and adaptable workforce for the 21st century and beyond. 

Opportunities include: 

  • Healthcare and community services to support a growing and ageing population 
  • Automation, construction and trades skills to support infrastructure development 
  • Tourism and hospitality to support economic recovery and growth 
  • Cooperation in education and training to advance shared priorities, such as the energy transition

Panel discussion 

  • Ms Simone Spencer, Deputy Director General, Strategy and International Engagement, Department of Jobs, Science, Tourism and Innovation (JTSI)
  • Mr Shaun Welbourne-Wood, Chair, Western Australia East Java University Consortium 
  • Dr Prahoro Nurtjahyo, Head of Human Resources Development Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
  • Dr Hendro Fujiono, Director, Indonesia Institute
  • Mr David Masel, Managing Director, Gelflex

Session 2: Advanced Technology

Theme: Engaging with new and emerging technology to deliver community and industry outcomes.  

Opportunities include: 

  • Digital agriculture and technology (agtech) to advance the sector’s production, supply chain, market access and consumer experience 
  • Digital media and creative industries​ 
  • E-commerce platforms 
  • Defence and cybersecurity ​ 
  • Start-up growth

Panel discussion 

  • Mr Richard Baker, Executive Director, Red Piranha
  • Mr Tony Marceddo, Theme Leader, Security Digital Futures, and Director, Defence Research and Engagement, Edith Cowan University
  • Dr Arnold Japutra, Industry Fellow, Digital Economy, Australia-Indonesia Centre
  • Dr Eunice Sari, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, UX Indonesia
  • Ms Cecily Rawlinson, Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

Session 3: Supply Chain Resilience 

Theme: Building supply chain resilience through strong regional partnerships.

Opportunities include: 

  • Logistics
  • Energy - EV and batteries
  • Mining and mining equipment, technology & services (METS)​
  • Medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Primary industries

Panel discussion

  • Mr Anthony Sutton, Executive Director, Hydrogen and New Energies, JTSI
  • Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy, Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre
  • Ms Jennifer Kirk, Director, Strategic Policy, JTSI
  • Mr Richard Simonaitis, Chief Executive Officer Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)
  • Ms Larissa Taylor, Chair, WA Chapter Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC)

Register your free attendance in-person or online.

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Networking function  

Hosted by the Western Australia Branch of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, delegates will be invited to stay for a one-hour networking function where they can meet with industry and government peers, and progress business opportunities. 


Please contact our Indonesia Connect 2022 Event Manager 


Indonesia Connect is a collaboration between:

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Get in touch

If you are looking for opportunities in business, investment or trade, contact our experienced team at Invest and Trade WA.

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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