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Welcome to Indonesia Australia Business Council.

Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) or Indonesia-Australia Business Council is a bilateral business organization that was founded in 1989 and is the result of a combination / merger of the Indonesian Employers Cooperation Council of Australia (DKSPIA) with the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Indonesia, where both organizations have been established in Indonesia for 15 years before merging.

IABC affiliated with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and act as a Committee of Bilateral Australia - Kadin Indonesia. IABC also work closely with counterparts based in Australia that Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC).

IABC is a non-profit organization and headquartered in Jakarta. IABC has two branches that branch based in Semarang, Central Java and East Java branch based in Surabaya. IABC membership is open to all companies and individuals with an interest in business and investment relations between Indonesia and Australia. IABC members in Jakarta, currently amounts to approximately 300 companies and individuals. While in each branch of about 50 members. Central Board of IABC (IABC Executive Board) is the highest IABC leaders and elected by members every two years. IABC Secretariat is managed by a professional staff consisting of an Executive Director supported by several other staff.

IABC AGM & Elections 2014

The IABC AGM & Elections 2014 Committee wishes to advise Members that the IABC AGM & Elections 2014 was successfully held on 5 November 2014.

Both President’s Report and Treasurer’s Report of the IABC Executive Board 2012-2014 were unanimously accepted by the Annual General Meeting. Please click here to view the reports.

The elected President and the IABC Executive Board for the 2014-2016 term of office are as follows:

A.    IABC President: Mr. Kris Sulisto (President Director THP Group)

B.    IABC Executive Board Members (Indonesian):

1.    Mr. David Sutanto (President Director PT. Wisma Keiai Indonesia)
2.    Mr. Hariman Prakosa (President Director PT. Djawa Baru)
3.    Mr. Gandi Sulistiyanto Soeherman (Managing Director Sinarmas Group)
4.    Mr. Darma Tyanto Saptodewo (Director PT. Sumber Daya Primatamanusa)

C.    IABC Executive Board Members (Australian):

1.    Mr. Peter Fanning (Foreign Legal Consultant Hutabarat Halim & Rekan Law Firm)
2.    Mr. Phillip Shah (President Director PT. Pundi Stratejasa Indonesia)
3.    Mr. Ian Whitehead (Director Retail & Business Banking Commonwealth Bank Indonesia)
4.    Mr. Peter Kelly (President Director PT. Geoff Forrester Indonesia)
5.    Dr. John Ackerman (Regional Manager Indonesia Meat and Livestock Australia)

Subsequently, the newly elected IABC Executive Board 2014-2016 has also appointed the following as Advisors to the Board:

1.    Mr. Moetaryanto AO (President Commissioner Petrolog Indah Group)
2.    Mr. S.D. Darmono (President Director PT. Jababeka Tbk.)
3.    Mr. Noke Kiroyan (President Director & Chief Consultant Kiroyan & Partners)
4.    Ambassador Sabam Siagian (Senior Editor & Director The Jakarta Post)
5.    Mr. Joseph Abraham (President Director ANZ Bank Indonesia)
6.    Mr. Kym Hewett (Senior Trade Commissioner & Minister Austrade Jakarta)
7.    Ms. Edwina Stevens (Counsellor Economic Australian Embassy Jakarta)
8.    Mr. Joaquin Gil (Finance Director Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia)

Jakarta, 5 November 2014

IABC AGM & Elections 2014 Committee
Moetaryanto AO – Chairman
Kym Hewett
Joaquin Gil
Vic Halim

"The Complementary Partnership: The importance od Indonesia & Australia achieving sustainable growth in The Asian Century."

3 - 5 December 2014 

Dates        : From Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 December 2014
Time        : Registration starts 4.30pm on Wednesday 3 December 2014
Venue        : Morgans at 401, 401 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia  
Tickets    : AUD$300 inc GST for members or $450 inc GST for non-members
Registration    : To purchase tickets, please click on the Register Now button below
Enquiries    : Vanessa Phillips, +61 3 9225 5932, +61 438 017 060 or


Day One Wednesday December 3:

Networking Events
07:00 ~ 14:00 Corporate Golf Event (in close proximity to Melbourne CBD)
11:00 ~ 15:00 Visit National Gallery of Victoria
16:30 ~ 17:45 Registration at 401 Collins Street, Melbourne
17.45 for 18:00 Reception - Government of Victoria
Investment Centre, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Day Two Thursday December 4:

07:30 ~ 08:30 Breakfast hosted by AIBC President for all Sponsors/Speakers
08:00 ~ 08:45 Registration and coffee networking

08:45 ~ 09:00 Conference Opening by AIBC President, Debnath Guharoy

09:00 ~ 09:05 Introduction by Bill Farmer, Fmr. Ambassador to Indonesia
09:05 ~ 09:30 Opening Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop
09:30 ~ 09:45 Q&A with Minister Bishop led by Moderator, Bill Farmer

09:45 ~ 10:45 Plenary Session: Indonesia Today, Indonesia Tomorrow
‘Indonesia: The State of the Nation’: Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research
‘Economic Challenges Facing the Jokowi Govt’: Joseph Abraham, CEO ANZ Indonesia
• What the numbers tell us about Indonesia’s prospects.
• What are the problems, the opportunities?
Moderator: Paul Ramadge, CEO Australia Indonesia Centre

10:45 ~ 11.00 Morning Tea

11:00 ~ 12.00 Plenary Session: ‘Changes We Can Expect In The Jokowi Era’
• Beyond the campaign, what is the new cabinet saying?
• What are the most important priorities of the new cabinet?
• What are the barriers to achieving those goals?
• What will ‘decentralisation’ really mean?
Endy Bayuni, Senior Editor - The Jakarta Post; Fauzi Ichsan, Chief Economist -
Standard Chartered Bank; Noke Kiroyan, Principal - Kiroyan Partners
Moderator: Bernardus Djonoputro, Principal, HD Asia Advisory

12:00 ~ 13.00 ‘Why Indonesia & Australia Must Work Harder’
•    Implications of the change in leadership in Indonesia, of the G20,
AEC & the East Asia Summit (EAS)
•    The importance of business in the geopolitical relationship between
Indonesia & Australia, within the Asia Pacific Region & Globally
Panel – First Assistant Secretary, Allaster Cox - DFAT & Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, Govt. of Indonesia; Kate Carnell, CEO - ACCI & Suryo Sulisto, Chairman - KADIN
Moderator: Sid Myer, Chairman - Asialink

13:00 ~ 14:00 Lunch Guest Speaker (TBC)

14:00 ~ 15:00 ‘Democracy, Religion & The Free Press’
• How are the two neighbours evolving socially, politically?
• How do we see each other evolving socially, politically?
Panel – Endy Bayuni, The Jakarta Post; Greg Barton, Monash University;
Greg Earl, Australian Financial Review
Moderator: Helen Brown, ABC News

15:00 ~ 16:00 ‘Veterans & Start-ups: SMEs’
Presentations by two entrepreneurs from AIBC & two from IABC
• What was easy, what was hard?
• What are the key lessons learnt?
Moderator: Brad Birchall, CEO - ASMEA

16.00 ~ 16:15 Afternoon Tea

16:15 ~ 17.15 ‘Veterans & Start-ups: Big Corporates’
Presentations by SD Darmono, CEO Jababeka; Ian Whitehead, Executive GM,
Commonwealth Bank, Paul McManus, Head of Global Network Applications, Telstra
• What was easy, what was hard?
• What are the key lessons learnt?
Moderator: Tim Harcourt, ‘The Airport Economist’

19.00 ~ 20.30 Dinner: Speaker, Suryo Sulisto, Chairman-KADIN

Day Three Friday December 5:

08:15 ~ 09.00 Breakfast hosted by IABC President

09:00 ~ 10:00 ‘Doing Business in Indonesia: Relationships V Rights’
Presented by Campbell Bridge, Senior Counsel & Mediator
Panel discussion:
• Experiences of Big Corporates, SMEs
• Suggestions and tips
Kym Hewett, Senior Trade Commissioner Austrade Jakarta; Kris Sulisto, President IABC; Kirsten Sayers, CEO RedR; Noke Kiroyan, Principal, Kiroyan Partners
Moderator: Prof Tim Lindsey, University of Melbourne

10.00 ~ 11.00 ‘Major Opportunities for Australia in Indonesia & Vice Versa’
Presented by BKPM Chairman and Austrade CEO
Moderator: Andrew Parker, Partner, PwC

11.00 ~ 11.15 Morning Tea

11.15 ~ 12.15 ‘Over The Horizon: The Two Neighbours Ten Years From Now’
Presented by Danny Burrows, Tradeworthy
• Changing demographics - the rise of consumerism
• Achieving sustainable growth through Capacity Building/CSR
• The impact of readily available Air travel & New Media
Panel: Bernardus Djonoputro, HD Asia Advisory
Dr. Rick Price, Menzies Health
George Marantika, UKRIM
Hugh Passmore, AIYA
Moderator: Leith Doody, ex-Sr. Trade Commissioner, Austrade

12.15 ~ 12.45 Closing Address: Minister of Trade, Andrew Robb (TBC)

12.45 ~ 13.00 Formal Closing: Presidents of AIBC & IABC

To request a sponsorship pack and agreement, click here
Enquiries: Vanessa Phillips, +61 3 9225 5932, +61 438 017 060 or

Conference registration fees include Reception at Government of Victoria Investment Centre with transport to and from, all coffee breaks on Day Two and Day Three, as well as Lunch and Dinner on Day Two, plus stationery and showbag.
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

Current Events
IABC Members Gathering :
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Venue: Gran Melia 
Time: 6.30 - 09.00 p.m. 

Sponsored by:
- Garuda Indonesia
- Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia 

- Thiess Contractors Indonesia 
- Gran Melia

Click here to RSVP

Schedule IABC Members Gathering 2014:
  • 26 February
  • 26 March
  • 23 April
  • 21 May
  • 19 June
  • 16 July
  • 13 August
  • 24 September
  • 29 October
  • 19 November
  • 10 December

IABC President's Golf Day 2014:
  • 13 February
  • 3 April
  • 5 June
  • 7 August
  • 2 October
  • 18 December

at  Jababeka Golf & Country Club
Sponsored by : 
Jababeka & Jababeka Golf & Country Club

IABC Branches:
IABC Bali Branch
Members Gathering

Wednesday, November 19th 2014
at Byrdhouse Beach Lounge & Bar
Segara Village Hotel
Jalan Segara Ayu Sanur Denpasar Bali
Time: from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m..
Sponsor :
  • Hatten wines
  • Segara Village Hotel

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