Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program: November 2015 – ‘Economic Diplomacy’

Julie Bishop
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The 2nd Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program was delivered in November 2015 for 28 emerging leaders from government, business, academia and media across Indonesia.

The 12-day program to Australia included leadership training at Australia’s top universities, masterclasses with senior Australian diplomats, business and media leaders as well as a range of cultural experiences.

Following the success of the inaugural program, the 2nd Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program expanded to include additional leaders from state-owned enterprises and the private sector from across Indonesia.

The 2nd program ran under the theme of ‘Economic Diplomacy’, which was identified as a key priority for both nations.

Program

The 12-day program spanned a variety of events across Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, offering cultural experiences, lectures, courses, workshops and networking opportunities.

Highlights:

Meetings and Events

  • Meeting with The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Welcome Function with Deputy Ambassador Justin Lee
  • Welcome Function with His Excellency Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema
  • Tour of Parliament House and Question Time
  • Function with Consul General Dewi Wahab
  • Dinner Function with Consul General Yayan Mulyana

Leadership Courses, Dialogues and Workshops

  • Roundtable Dialogue with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Leadership courses at Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney
  • Business Forum: “Disruptive technology, global supply chains and social enterprise”
  • AIIA Economic Diplomacy Masterclass with Australia’s former Ambassadors and Trade Commissioners

Cultural Experiences

  • Healesville Sanctuary Tour
  • Australia National Maritime Museum Tour (Black Armada Exhibition)
  • Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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