Announcing the inaugural Australia-Indonesia Financial Leaders Program

The Australia-Indonesia Centre in collaboration with the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK) is delivering the inaugural Australia-Indonesia Financial Leaders Program in October 2016.

The program is a major bilateral initiative that complements and adds to other Australia-Indonesia cooperation in financial relationship-building and knowledge-sharing. Thirty Indonesian government and private-sector leaders will take part in the program. The concept is built on key learnings from the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program and will include visits to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

The delegates will take part in round-table dialogues and receptions with major financial and government institutions, including PwC, ANZ, QBE, Bank of Melbourne, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Monash Business School, and will meet with Australia’s Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP, and Indonesia Financial Services Authority Chairman Dr Muliaman Hadad and Vice-Chairman Dr Rahmat Waluyanto.

Dr Muliaman Hadad said in a statement, “We are pleased that our industry players from various sectors in financial services are participating in this learning program. We feel that it would be beneficial for the industry to be learning first hand about another country’s business practices and experience. Additionally, this program will provide a good opportunity for speakers and participants from both countries to exchange ideas and expand their network.”

Director of the Australia-Indonesia Centre Paul Ramadge said, “Indonesia and Australia are different nations, with contrasting histories and cultures. But they share some critically important economic challenges and aspirations. The Financial Leaders Program is an initiative, embraced by leaders in both countries, designed to create an environment in which experiences and knowledge can be shared. It is, we hope, an important step in building closer ties.”

PwC Partner and Head of Asia Practice, Andrew Parker said, “PwC is proud to be a Corporate Partner for the Financial Leaders Program. This initiative is coming at the perfect time, as collaborations between the two nations become more important and as the need grows for shared understandings about the regulation and support required for both nations’ financial sectors.”

The inaugural Australia-Indonesia Financial Leaders Program takes place from Sunday 23 October to Saturday 29 October. Follow the Australia-Indonesia Centre on Facebook and Twitter for updates and highlights and to learn more, visit the AIFLP portal.