Cockburn Indonesian Digital Exchange Forum

The City of Cockburn's response to PerthNow Cockburn about the inaugural Cockburn Indonesian Digital Exchange Forum

Question: Is this still going ahead? If so what date?
The Cockburn Indonesian Digital exchange Forum is taking place on Wednesday 7 December from 8.30am-1pm at the AMC Jakovich Centre, Henderson.
Question: How many local businesses and industry groups have asked to take part in the forum?
Over 100 local businesses and industry representatives are registered to take part in the forum (currently we have 112 registrations).
Question: Were there more or less than you expected?
We are thrilled that so many businesses have registered, more than we expected considering the time of year.
Question: Can you name some of them that are going to take part.
The speakers that are taking part are:
  •          Digital and cybersecurity – guest speakers Dr Ian Martinus, and Richard Baker Executive Director, Red Piranha.
  •          Blue economy and defence - guest speakers include Andrew Outhwaite from MD of For Blue, Michele Clement from Defence Science Centre and Brett Peek from Austal
  •          Health and medical  - guest speakers Jan Norberger from the AMA and guest presentation from Terina Grace, CEO of Black Swan
  •          Education and vocational training - guest speakers Steve Hall from the Electrical and Communications Association and Kim Woods, South Metropolitan Tafe
  •          Agribusiness and food processing - guest speakers Michael Carter of CCIWA with guest speaker Phil Kemp, CEO of Business Foundations.
We have 7 speakers coming to us via live stream from Indonesia including:
  • George Iwan Marantika - National President, Indonesia Australia Business Council 
  • Prof. Agus Suwandono, Ph.D - Coordinator of One Health University Network (INDOHUN), Indonesia
  • Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, M.ST.P - Head of South-East Asia Food & Agricultural Science & Technology Center (SEAFEST IPB) University of Agriculture IPB Bogor, Indonesia
Question: What will take place during the forum?
Please see attached event overview.
Our goals are to connect, educate and facilitate. We are connecting Cockburn businesses with Indonesia, providing education about the free trade agreement IA-CEPA, and facilitating future opportunities to develop bilateral trade relationships with a trade delegation in 2023.

Question: Roger Cook is currently leading a delegation to Jakarta in a bid to “deepen Perth’s economic ties with Indonesia with State Development, Jobs and Trade”. Was the City aware he was going to be there this week?
The City was aware of the Deputy Premier’s delegation.
Question: Is he going to be making any representations on your behalf?
No. The State Government’s delegation has a broad scope across multiple state-wide industries. The City’s inaugural digital exchange will be much more targeted, focusing on business development and investment attraction in the marine, education, cybersecurity, health and agribusiness sectors between Indonesia and the City of Cockburn. 

For more information contact

Media and Communications Officer
City of Cockburn

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3551

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