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The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade, in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Business Council, invite you to attend a presentation and discussion panel on

Date: Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Venue: National Wine Centre, Corner of North Terrace and Hackney Road, Adelaide

Time: 7.30am for an 8am start, with breakfast and discussion concluding at 9.30am

Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance.

As the two largest economies in the region, Australia and Indonesia share interests and a common future. Although bilateral investment between Australia and Indonesia reached
$9.8 billion in 2015, there is still considerable opportunity for Australia to expand its trade, investment and economic cooperation with Indonesia.

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) promises to build on existing multilateral and regional agreements, providing the framework needed to support a new era of closer economic engagement between Australia and Indonesia.

  • What do these developments mean for South Australian businesses? 
  • How can businesses benefit from these agreements? 
  • What support is available to help businesses expand into Indonesia, and Asian markets more broadly?

Join leading experts to discuss the next chapter of economic relations between Australia and Indonesia, learn from the firsthand experience of businesses successfully engaged in international trade in the region and find out what this means for South Australian businesses.


  • Professor Christopher Findlay is Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade and Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions at The University of Adelaide. Professor Findlay is an economist with expertise in international trade policy and theory, services trade and public policy. He has published extensively on trade liberalisation, Free Trade Agreements and regional integration.
  • Mr Peter Roberts is Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a lead negotiator on the IA-CEPA.
  • Mr Steven Baker is Chairman of the SA Branch of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council where he plays a vital leadership and lobbying role in the development of bilateral trade and investment.
  • Additional speakers to be announced.

For event enquiries, please contact Lisa Hunt via email at lisa.hunt@adelaide.edu.au or on 0421 359 518.

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