Victoria State Government

Business Dialogue Series

I-A CEPA: Stronger business opportunities for Victorian technology companies wanting to expand into Indonesia

This is an exclusive event for selected Victorian tech businesses that have identified Indonesia is a market of interest. It will be intimate and encourage 2-way dialogue to give you a pathway into the Indonesian market. Register your attendance here by 12 October.

About the Event

Telkomtelstra, Telstra’s joint venture in Indonesia in collaboration with the Victorian Government is presenting a three-part business dialogue series, to unite businesses with new opportunities emerging in Indonesia following the “COVID-19 impact” on its economy and consumers.

This second event is focusing on the Indonesia – Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement looking at the opportunities it offers technology businesses. You shall hear about the broad ICT/ Tech landscape in Indonesia, the unique requirements and regulations a company should know before investing in Indonesia and the types of business relationships encouraged by the government. You will also hear what motivated the Tapp Group to enter Indonesia, the challenges it faced and how I-A CEPA addresses some of these challenges, smoothing the way for new businesses. Businesses opportunities in Indonesia are varied. The panel has its views on where these are and how long you have before the market becomes saturated.

Please join us in for this event, where we will have the pleasure of having:

Date: 13 October 2020

Time 5:00pm AEST; 1:00pm Jakarta time

Location: Virtual

About the Speakers

Ernest Hutagalung CFO telkomtelstra

Ernest Vincent Hutagalung

Chief Financial Officer

Ernest Vincent Hutagalung is the Chief Financial Officer of telkomtelstra. He provides financial leadership to the company by being a trusted business partner, driving fact based decision making through managing, controlling and continuously improving the financial performance of the company. In this role, he has responsibility and leadership of the Finance, HR, Legal, Risk Management and Procurement functions.

Ernest has extensive experience across business management, commercial, finance, accounting and tax in Indonesia and several countries in Asia such as Thailand, South Korea, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
In the last 20 years, he has gained experience across the IT and telco industry, along with oil and gas, mining, automotive and manufacturing. Ernest has solid experience in business management and finance having worked in reputable organisations such as General Motors, BHP, BP, Nokia and Fujitsu.

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall

Victoria’s Commissioner to Southeast Asia

Rebecca Hall is the newly appointed Commissioner for Victoria to Southeast Asia.

Over the past decade, her not-for-profit board experience includes appointments to International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Queensland Branch and the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) and as board member and deputy chair of AFS Intercultural Programs Australia.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations and a Master of International Relations and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In 2017 Rebecca was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Leadership Award for her contribution to the sector.  She is mum to Emi and Mia.

Yoso Nicodomeus

Yoso Nicodemus

TMT Lead, Melli Darsa & Co, a member firm of PwC global network

Yoso has been practicing law for more than 11 years, mainly in Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance transactions. Prior to joining the firm, he previously worked in-house as the VP / Head of Contract Management team in one of the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia and another prominent law firm in Indonesia.

Yoso is the TMT lead for the firm and has personally led or acted as a key team member in numerous local and regional ICT transactions and projects on behalf of private equities, venture capitals, fintech and telco companies. He advised the Government of Indonesia in a number of National Strategic Projects, including ICT sectors, and also regularly advise both public and private institutions in relation to data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters from time to time.

Yoso is a British Chevening Scholarship awardee from the UK Government and received his LLB (SH) from Padjadjaran University and LLM from University College London.

George Iwan Marantika

George Iwan Marantika

Director, Tapp Money, Indonesia and President of the Indonesia Australia Business Council, Indonesia

George Iwan Marantika is currently the National President of the Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC). He is also the Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Bilateral Committee in the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry or known as KADIN Indonesia. He has been involved as a member of the Business Partnership Group (BPG) of the Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA CEPA) which produced the joint position paper submitted by the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC), Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC). This joint position paper is one of the anchors of the IA CEPA negotiations that has been ratified by the Indonesian government and the Australian government. Due to his background in tertiary and higher education sector in Indonesia, Mr. Marantika injected into the position paper the vital role of collaboration of Indonesia and Australia Higher Education and Tertiary Education which leads to collaborations in applied research and innovation that can create business incubation to become a main pillar of the Indonesia Australia bilateral relations.

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