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From B2B to P2P: Telstra, telkomtelstra & CAUSINDY partner to foster bilateral ties

Building on the partnership with CAUSINDY, Telstra and telkomtelstra will be supporting CAUSINDY 2017 and this year’s focus on fostering people-to-people links between young leaders from Australia and Indonesia.

Telkomtelstra is a joint venture between PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia), Indonesia’s largest telecommunications operator, and Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra Australia), a regional leader in enterprise services.

Erik Meijer, Country Managing Director, Telstra Indonesia, said: “CAUSINDY provides some of the brightest talent from Australia and Indonesia with a platform to connect and collaborate on opportunities to better strengthen bilateral relationships between both countries. By supporting this year’s CAUSINDY theme of “technology and innovation”, Telstra and telkomtelstra are excited to play a role in enhancing that platform for the exchange of ideas to further business, government and socioeconomic opportunities.”

This is the second year Telstra and telkomtelstra have partnered with CAUSINDY. Last year, Telstra and telkomtelstra supported CAUSINDY’s ‘Engaging Future Leaders’ program, which connects university students across both countries.

One of the main events was a ‘bilateral debate’ among university students from the University of Indonesia and the University of Sydney which was held via a live video link between telkomtelstra offices in Jakarta and Telstra offices in Sydney.

This year, the Engaging Future Leaders program will see one Indonesian and one Australian delegates each visit a school in Melbourne to speak to students about Indonesia, the bilateral relationship, career paths and more.

“telkomtelstra is a great example of how real collaboration and strong people-to-people links between Australia and Indonesia can result in successful business ventures,” said Edgar Myer, Chief Operations Officer of CAUSINDY.

CAUSINDY 2017 will bring together the best minds and innovative thinkers in Australia and Indonesia to Melbourne with the aim of growing and strengthening bilateral relationships.

Aqmarina Andira, a telkomtelstra employee and alumni of CAUSINDY, said: “The bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia has always been interesting to me. I studied in Australia, and am currently working at telkomtelstra, a joint venture between an Indonesian and an Australian company.”

“From what I have been witnessing so far, the bilateral relationship between the two countries has so much potential. Not only between government to government, but also between corporates, professionals, as well as to build personal, people to people relationship. And I think CAUSINDY can be a great way to build a stronger bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia,” she adds.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Telstra and telkomtelstra this year as 30 of the brightest young leaders from Australia and Indonesia come together in Melbourne this October,” said Myer.

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