Victorian Government supports CAUSINDY

vic_LogoThis week, we’re excited to announce the Victorian Government’s support for CAUSINDY in 2014. We’ll be working with them to host one of the conference’s flagship events – the business debate and networking evening.

Conference delegates and guests are invited to a business debate between leading business figures John Denton and John Riady. The two influential individuals will put forward their views on what it takes to be a successful businessman in each country. Afterwards, the delegates and guests will enjoy a taste of some of Victorian best gourmet food and wine.

The Government of Victoria has recently reopened a representative office in Jakarta, led by Mr Brett Stevens, the Commissioner to Indonesia. The purpose of the office is to develop and encourage bilateral commercial activities between Indonesia and Victoria
The office was opened mid-2013 as part of Victoria’s Super Trade Mission to South East Asia, where premier Denis Napthine accompanied 450 delegates representing 300 Victorian businesses.

The Government of Victoria identifies four key focus areas that provide opportunities between Victorian organisations and Indonesia: infrastructure and urban development; education and training; food security and health and aged care.

Given the high potential and importance of Indonesia and Australia’s collaboration in the food industry, it’s only fitting the Victorian Government is supporting CAUSINDY in showcasing some of the best of Victoria’s gourmet products.

We thank the Victorian Government for their support and are looking forward to the business debate and networking event.

CAUSINDY partners with Australia Awards

australia-awardsWe’re please to announce this week that Australia Awards have again partnered with CAUSINDY in 2014.

The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship program funded by the Australian government, offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

The awards program aims to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

In 2012, the Australian government invested $334.2 million in Australia Awards, enabling 4,900 recipients from more than 145 countries to study at Australian universities.

The government has been supporting international scholarships for 60 years, beginning with the Colombo Plan in the 1950s. Since then, more than 100,000 people have benefited from these scholarships.

In 2012, Indonesia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea were the three largest recipient countries of Australia Awards, with 55 per cent of incoming recipients from the Asia region.

​The Minster for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, recently launched the 2014 Australia Awards Leadership Conference, welcoming 130 emerging leaders from 47 developing countries, and encouraged Australia Awards Leadership program recipients to make the most of their opportunities in Australia. The conference provided awardees with the opportunity to network with professionals in their areas of thematic expertise, including economics and trade, governance, health, gender, education, and public policy.

CAUSINDY is proud to partner with an organisation that has such a strong involvement in developing person-to-person links between Australia and Asia.

RMIT sponsors CAUSINDY 2014

rmitWith the Conference of Australian and Indonesian youth fast approaching, we’re pleased to welcome RMIT University on board as the latest sponsor for 2014 Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth.

RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The university is highly regarded for excellence in professional and vocational education as well as outcome oriented research.

We look forward to RMIT playing a leading role in the delivery of the conference with such a strong international reputation. RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam, a presence in Europe, and delivers RMIT programs through a number of partners in the broader Asian region. Close to a third of RMIT’s 82,000 student population is international – with close to 20,000 studying outside of Australia.

RMIT offers Foundation Studies and Joint Degree programs in Management (and soon also Accounting) in partnership with UPH in Jakarta. The University is also actively investigating options for developing a stronger presence in Indonesia.

We are also excited to be joined by Professor Andrew MacIntyre, who will be interviewing a senior Indonesian diplomat in a panel called “Behind Closed Doors”. Andrew is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Vice-President of RMIT University. He has published widely on Southeast Asian politics, international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and, more recently, enhancing universities. He was the founder of the Australia-Indonesia Governance Research Partnership, and serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

It’s not long now till we welcome Andrew and the delegates to Jakarta, and we’re thankful to RMIT for sponsoring of what will be a great conference.

AIYEP partners with CAUSINDY 2014

This week, we welcome the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) as a partner of CAUSINDY and are excited to share the word of a long standing partner with a shared mission.

AIYEP is an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra. The program aims to provide wider opportunities for young people from Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other’s country. AIYEP builds groups of young and potentially influential people in both Australia and Indonesia who have knowledge and personal experience of the two countries and who develop close and enduring links with each other.

The program, in its 33rd year of operation, gives 18 Australians aged between 21 and 25 the opportunity to truly experience life in Indonesia. Participants undertake work placements and internships, cultural performances and visits to local schools and communities, all while living with local host families. Participants will also undertake a development project in a rural and remote village in Indonesia, working with and helping local communities on business and entrepreneurship, youth and education, and women’s empowerment activities.

Applications are currently being sought for this year’s program from exceptional young people and are open until 3pm AEST Thursday 28 August 2014.

UTS:INSEARCH sponsors CAUSINDY to foster close relationships between Indonesia and Australia

insearch_logoUTS:INSEARCH is proud to be a Sponsor of CAUSINDY 2014. As the provider of the leading higher education pathway to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), UTS:INSEARCH is deeply committed to encouraging the development of young people around the world, particularly through education and the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

UTS:INSEARCH Managing Director, Alex Murphy, is delighted to be involved with CAUSINDY, encouraging young professionals in Indonesia and Australia to form close ties and increase mutual understanding and respect, for the benefit of both countries.

“I have been very fortunate to have spent three years living in Indonesia while studying, and later teaching English,” says Mr Murphy. “This experience deepened my understanding of the profound value of building strong bilateral relations and enhanced my respect and appreciation for Indonesian culture.

“I have benefited enormously from my experience of living in Jakarta with an Indonesian family in my 20s and continue this commitment by encouraging Indonesian students to study in Australia, and by engaging with the business and diplomatic communities,” he says.

Mr Murphy has been invited to attend CAUSINDY in September and will be helping delegates to develop recommendations to contribute to the ongoing positive exchange between young professionals in Australia and Indonesia.

Mr Murphy also welcomed CAUSINDY’s Indonesian delegate, Mirza Natadisastra, to the impressive panel of young delegates attending the conference. As a graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney, Mr Natadisastra studied journalism in Sydney and is well positioned to bring insights from both countries to the forum’s discussions.

Mr Natadisastra is currently a research analyst at BowerGroupAsia’s Indonesia office, where he provides analysis, regulatory research, and supports IT, finance, and consumer goods companies. He assists companies to develop integrated in-country strategies aligned with their overall business objectives and geared at solving business challenges and operations. He helps companies to understand Indonesia better by building relationships with relevant government stakeholders. Mr Natadisastra has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Technology in Sydney and a Master of Arts in Digital Media from London Metropolitan University.


UTS:INSEARCH is the premium higher education pathway provider to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), one of Australia’s leading universities. We offer leading academic English programs, UTS Foundation Studies (on behalf of UTS) and a broad choice of higher education diplomas.  At UTS:INSEARCH our purpose is to bring university success within reach of more people around the world and we prepare international and Australian students to succeed at UTS.

Not only does the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) provide high quality, career-relevant education through innovative courses, excellent teaching and state-of the art facilities, it has been was awarded five stars (the highest possible rating) in the QS Stars system, which recognises excellence in higher education. The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is an innovative and practice-oriented university with an international outlook, situated in the heart of Australia’s global city of Sydney.

CAUSINDY welcomes the support of Cardno

cardnoCAUSINDY is excited to announce that Cardno has renewed its support for this year’s conference, coming on board in 2014 as a minor sponsor.

Cardno is an ASX200 professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno’s Emerging Markets business works with a diverse range of international clients in the public and private sectors.

Cardno has an impressive history of operation in Indonesia that spans three decades. From its large corporate presence in Jakarta, Cardno manages three DFAT – Australian Aid flagship national development programs in the law and justice, local governance and education sectors, in addition to a number of infrastructure and water and sanitation engineering projects.

Given the breadth and depth of Cardno’s experience in Indonesia, we are very excited to have them on board again as a minor sponsor for CAUSINDY 2014.

Welcoming UNSW as a CAUSINDY partner

LandscapeColourPosCAUSINDY welcomes another supporter this week with UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) joining us to help deliver this year’s conference in Jakarta.

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, known for its strong regional and global engagement. UNSW is an active supporter of CAUSINDY, and joins us again in our second year.

UNSW will support CAUSINDY by opening up new networks for us to reach potential speakers and delegates, in addition to the support of its strong cohort of students and alumni.

We are excited to be partnering with UNSW and we thank them for the renewed support for CAUSINDY in 2014.

Welcoming the Australian National University as a sponsor of CAUSINDY 2014

CAUSINDY is very pleased to announce The Australian National University (ANU) has joined CAUSINDY 2014 as a minor sponsor.

ANU is widely recognised as a leading place of research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and policy engagement.

Given The Australian National University’s reputation as a center for excellence in Indonesian teaching and research we are excited to partner again for 2014. ANU will also assist in securing world-class speakers for our conference sessions.

We appreciated The Australian National University’s support for CAUSINDY 2013, which was held at the University’s campus in Canberra. This year with the conference taking place in Jakarta, we’ll miss its natural central Canberra campus for the hustle and excitement of Indonesia’s capital city.

We thank ANU again for their support of CAUSINDY 2014 and look forward to meeting ANU-based CAUSINDY delegates and staff in Jakarta for the conference.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth renews its support for CAUSINDY

This week, we’re excited to announce Corrs Chambers Westgarth is reaffirming its support as a minor-sponsors of CAUSINDY in 2014.

As a world class law firm committed to driving economic engagement with Asia, Corrs is forging strong partnerships throughout our region.

Corrs has a variety of initiatives to drive such partnerships. Corrs recently joined with ANU to create an Asian Engagement Series designed to equip business executives with the knowledge they need to capitalise on emerging Asian markets. Corrs also has an wide range of partner law firms and international secondment destinations throughout the region, including in Jakarta.

John W.H. Denton, a speaker at the inaugural CAUSINDY in 2013 and joining us again at CAUSINDY 2014, is Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Corrs. John is also one of three Prime Ministerial representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council and was one of two originating members of the B20, the business reference group of the G20.

John was, and remains, a member of the Australian’s government’s advisory board on the development, review and implementation of the “Australia in the Asian Century” White Paper. John has written a number of articles for the Jakarta Globe about the Australia Indonesia relationship and the White Paper. John looks forward to supporting CAUSINDY.
We welcome Corrs and the opportunity to work together to make this year’s Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth a tremendous success.