IABC / AIBC Chapters

The following are branches of IABC in several major cities in Indonesia and AIBC branches in several territories in Australia.

Although the AIBC ACT Chapter is a relatively small group of AIBC members, our proximity to the Australian National University, policy think tanks, the Indonesian Embassy, Parliament House, Ministers and Members of Parliament with an interest in Indonesia, and the Australian Government more broadly, the ACT Chapter has excellent access to leading professionals, policy decision-makers and influencers with a strong interest in Indonesia.

Further, we are also fortunate to also have good access to Indonesian officials as they visit Canberra.  From this base, we are able to create and support interesting activities and events for our members.

Prerana Mehta
ACT Chair | 1300 902 878 | ACTchair@aibc.com.au

The NSW Chapter is led by Nick Alexander and the Committee. We are very fortunate to have a diverse range of members from SME’s to our National Corporate Members. The Chapter is very active and hosts a number of events during the year in addition to the regular Member’s Networking Drinks.

We have a very close and productive relationship with the Consul General, ITPC and IIPC. We also work together with other associations such as AsiaLink, Asia Society, AIC and AIYA.

Nick Alexander
NSW Chair | 1300 902 878 | NSWchair@aibc.com.au

The NT Chapter is led by NT Chairwoman, Linda Reeves.  We are in the process of building a new Committee and reinvigorating our activity in the Norther Territory by hosting a number of Member Events.

Given Darwin's close proximity to Indonesia we are excited by the opportunities and links we can form and build on.

Linda Reeves
NT Chair | 1300 902 878 | NTchair@aibc.com.au

The AIBC Queensland Chapter is led by a dedicated group of individuals who have a keen interest in promoting Queensland's trade and investment relationship with Indonesia. The Queensland committee consists of senior executives and academics who have an in-depth knowledge of Indonesia and extensive networks within industry and government.

We work with a full range of organisations from SMEs to multi-national corporations within multiple sectors including agribusiness, education, resources, consulting, legal, engineering/construction, and others.  We also liaise closely with key stakeholders including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), Austrade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI), the Australian Industry Group (AIG), Brisbane City Council, and other bilateral business chambers, to help build connections and assist Queensland businesses access opportunities in the Indonesian market.

Our Queensland members continue to enjoy the many networking events and functions that we hold throughout the year. This includes our annual IndOz Business Networking Dinner, our Industry-themed panel forums, and exclusive roundtable functions with senior Indonesian leaders and business executives.

Paul Martins
QLD Chair I 1300 902 878 I QLDchair@aibc.com.au

The SA Branch of the AIBC strives to play a vital leadership and lobbying role in the development of bilateral trade and investment between South Australia and Indonesia. SA maintains a significant membership base and targets its activities to the needs of its members, with most effort being devoted to deliver acceptable benefits to members in the pursuit of their commercial activities. This is achieved through advocacy, enabling of business networking opportunities and the sharing of key information of relevance to members.

The SA Committee is unique in that it comprises a past National President and three past State Chairs, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in conducting business in Indonesia and sharing of new connections for AIBC members.

The SA business community is very active in Indonesia in many sectors, with special mention of SA’s strengths in education, agriculture and food, the arts, maritime services, packaging and distribution, and professional consulting services. Both sides of government are also now actively looking to Indonesia as a catalyst for local economic and investment growth and are increasingly becoming aware of the opportunities that can be realized. The AIBC remains active in supporting government engagement in Indonesia and will continue to act as an influential sounding board.

We thank our Members and friends for their ongoing support, and always welcome their suggestions and ideas for growth.

Amalia Sosrodiredjo
SA Chair | 1300 902 878 | SAchair@aibc.com.au

A new Australia Indonesia Business Council branch for Tasmania has been established in response to the   growing importance of Indonesia as a significant business and trading partner for Tasmanian product and service providers.

The former Tasmania Indonesian Business Council has reformed as part of the new AIBC Tasmania branch   assisting with the facilitation of Indonesian cultural and arts activities within Tasmania. AIBC Tasmania already has a membership of corporate and individual businesses from across the State and is welcoming other businesses who want to be part of the increasing business activity developing between Tasmania and Indonesia.
The invitation is also open to students and other individuals who have a genuine interest in Indonesia and wish to be part of a mutually beneficial, dynamic, long-term relationship between Indonesia and Tasmania.

Mr Peter Craven
TAS Chairman
M:  +61 431 109 606

Mr Bruce Williams
TAS Vice Chairman
M:  +61 427 640 150

The AIBC VIC Chapter is a vibrant group of AIBC members comprising National Corporate, Corporate, SMEs and other members who are interested in promoting business opportunities between Australia and Indonesia.

We also work closely with relevant Victorian Government departments, Indonesian Consulate General, related Indonesian organisations and communities.

Whilst we are a voluntary organisation, we aim to facilitate good relations and business interests between both countries through various avenues - monthly newsletters, networking events, forums & conferences, joint activities with Victorian Government, Indonesian Consulate General, inform members of delegations, etc.

We strive to do our best.

Jared Heath

VIC Chair |1300 902 878 | VICchair@aibc.com.au

The WA Branch of AIBC strives to deliver a range of high quality events for its Members throughout the year.

It is active and highly regarded in the broader WA business community, and acts as an important voice for Australia-Indonesia relations, particularly with respect to Trade and Investment.

With an already strong Membership base, the WA Branch looks forward to continuing to grow and providing greater support and benefits for its Members.

The WA Branch is delighted also to be the originator of the exciting new Young Professionals initiative, which is planned to be rolled out through all AIBC Branches.

The WA Committee comprises a full complement of energetic and enthusiastic members, with a diversity of backgrounds and experience. Thanks to the profile and activity of the AIBC in WA, high ranking representatives of the WA Government, DFAT, Austrade and the Indonesian Consulate General all sit as ex-officio members of the WA Committee.

We thank our Members and friends for their ongoing support, and invite their feedback and suggestions.

Richard Baker
WA Chair | 1300 902 878 | WAchair@aibc.com.au

In late 2014, AIBC WA initiated the AIBC Young Professionals (YPs) and since then this forum has gained significant momentum and interest from a wide range of young professionals and other groups.

The AIBC YPs, which currently exists as part of AIBC in WA, recognises the important role the youth of both countries will play in building the economic and business ties between the two nations. It aims to create an active and collaborative community of young West Australians and Indonesians by providing them with opportunities to network, discuss ideas and build leadership capabilities.

The AIBC YPs have launched a Facebook and LinkedIn page as part of their wider engagement with young professionals. Both pages are used to promote events, distribute useful articles and encourage discussion about particular issues within Western Australia’s key industries.

It is envisaged that the AIBC YPs model will be rolled out in the other State Chapters this year.

There is a new Member category also for AIBC Young Professionals here, and to learn more about AIBC YPs, please contact Julia Scott.

YPWAChair | YPWA@aibc.com.au

President:  Mr. Ida Bagus Rai Budarsa

Secretary:  Ms. Ary Istantina

+62 361 472 1377  | ary.istantina@hattenwines.com

President:  Mr. Reza Tarmizi

Secretary:  Ms. Julia SKB

+62 24 841 6222 | gm@grandcandihotel.com

Chairman:  Ms. Ayda Sulianti

Secretary:  Ms. Caroline Gondokusumo

+62 31 328 5352/4 | caroline@dwp.co.id

Chairman:  Mr. George Iwan Marantika