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Corrs Chambers Westgarth commits to strengthening Australia-Indonesia ties with CAUSINDY 2017

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firms, is returning to support CAUSINDY for the fifth year in a row, affirming its long-standing commitment to forging strong partnerships between Australia and Indonesia.

“Programs like CAUSINDY play an important role in helping our lawyers to better understand Australia’s relationship with Indonesia, in turn helping them to add value to our clients,” said John W.H. Denton AO, CEO at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

The Corrs and CAUSINDY partnership began in 2013 when Corrs joined with ANU to create an Asian Engagement Series designed to equip business executives with the knowledge they need to capitalise on emerging Asian markets.

John W.H. Denton AO, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs had also consistently supported CAUSINDY, having spoken at the conference in 2013, 2014 and again in 2017.

“These types of fora help to build long-standing relationships and friendships and perpetuate the long-term strength of the ties between our  two countries,” said Denton.

CAUSINDY is delighted to have Corrs return as a Sponsor of the 2017 conference to be held in Melbourne.

“The fantastic continuous support that Corrs has provided to CAUSINDY demonstrates its commitment to forging strong partnerships and driving economic engagement between Australia and Indonesia,” said Karina Akib, Co-Founder of CAUSINDY.

“We thank Corrs for their ongoing support and look forward to working together in Melbourne in a few months time,” Akib adds.

Corrs also has a wide range of partner law firms and international secondment destinations throughout the region, including in Jakarta.

 

The Conversation and CAUSINDY partner to improve Australia-Indonesia understanding

The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from academics and researchers, has for the second time returned as a media partner to CAUSINDY .

“We’re very excited to work with CAUSINDY to explore the challenges and opportunities that advances in technology will bring to both Indonesia and Australia,” said Prodita Sabarini, Jakarta Editor of The Conversation, of the CAUSINDY 2017 conference theme of technology and innovation.

This partnership will see The Conversation explore coverage opportunities with CAUSINDY speakers and delegates, who are engaged in academic research.

Topics will cover how Australia and Indonesia can learn from one another and the role technology can play in the bilateral relationship.

“Learning from each other will help both countries make the best of new technologies and better prepare for the disruption that may arise,” said Sabarini.

In 2016, The Conversation ran a series on issues pertaining to Australia and Indonesia with highlight pieces ‘How we can fix Australia’s Indonesia anxiety’ and ‘To improve their relationship, Australia and Indonesia should focus on shared geopolitical interests.’

“CAUSINDY is delighted to have The Conversation return as a media partner to improve awareness and understanding between and Australia and Indonesia through quality explanatory journalism,” said Tim Graham, Chief Executive Officer of CAUSINDY.

The aim of The Conversation is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. In doing so, it will hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.

“We look forward to another engaging CAUSINDY series on The Conversation but this time on the exciting developments of technology and innovation in both countries,” said Graham.

 

CAUSINDY heads to Melbourne this October

The CAUSINDY team are excited to announce that CAUSINDY 2017 will be taking place in Melbourne, from 11-14 October. This year’s program will focus on technology and innovation in the bilateral relationship, looking at new opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.

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Announcing CAUSINDY Grants

CAUSINDY is excited to announce a new program to help CAUSINDY delegates to make even more of an impact in the bilateral relations and get their ideas into action: CAUSINDY Alumni Grants. CAUSINDY provides funding and support to incubate ideas led by delegates and alumni, to help get delegates’ ideas of the ground.

 “By providing the grants and supporting their initiatives from incubation to launch we will see collaboration and impact beyond the conference”.

— Karina Akib, co-founder and advisor

Recently, three delegates gathered for a half day telkomtelstra workshop with experienced mentors from the digital space to work on initiatives from CAUSINDY 2016. Jane Ahlstrand, who dialed in from Brisbane, and John Cheong-Holdaway joined to expand jembARTan, a platform to connect Australia and Indonesia through arts. While, Celia Finch represented Kantin, an initiative led by Rey Sihotang and Stephanie Arrowsmith.

“I left the workshop filled with so much hope and motivation. The input we recieved from professionals across a range of fields helped us work towards not only getting our project off the ground but also ensuring its sustainability. The JembARTan  project just got very real!” — Jane Ahlstrand, 2016 delegate.

Are you a current delegate or alumnus? The CAUSINDY team is open to hearing about your idea and helping to get it ready to apply for a grant, please contact the key point of contact for this program, Karina Akib at karina.akib@causindy.org