PAST CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
CONNECTED BY SEA
CAUSINDY 2018 — Makassar
CAUSINDY 2018 delved into the ocean of possibilities offered by Australia’s and Indonesia’s long-standing maritime connections, with the theme ‘Connected by Sea’.
The world’s largest island and archipelagic nations, Australia and Indonesia have been linked by sea for millennia. CAUSINDY 2018 explored the challenges and opportunities for Australia and Indonesia presented by the maritime sector.
TECH AND INNOVATION IN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP
CAUSINDY 2017 — Melbourne
CAUSINDY 2017 focused on technology and innovation in the bilateral relationship and the future opportunities it presents for business to business collaboration.
Over the four day program of panels covering politics, business, defence & security and innovation & technology, renowned speakers and delegates explored new opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.
CAUSINDY’s Engaging Future Leaders program also made an impact at the Australian grass-roots level.
SUSTAINING THE RELATIONSHIP
CAUSINDY 2016 — Darwin
In 2016, CAUSINDY looked at ways to build a more sustainable and resilient bilateral relationship. Delegates discussed how the contemporary Australia-Indonesia relationship requires working beyond politics and traditional concepts and tapping into new areas of cooperation.
We also explored how the two countries can cultivate stronger links between our people, private sectors, creative industries, civil societies and media.
GOING BACK TO THE BEGINNING
CAUSINDY 2015 — Darwin
In 2015, CAUSINDY took a look at the origins of the relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and the history of contact between indigenous Australians and the Bugis people of Makassar.
Through a series of panel discussions, presentations and cultural activities, delegates learnt more about the early trading relationship between our two countries, and looked at future opportunities.
CAUSINDY 2015 also marked the first time that the conference took place across multiple locations, with live streaming events in Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta and Kupang.
TRANSFORMING THE RELATIONSHIP
CAUSINDY 2014 — Jakarta
2014 brought CAUSINDY to Jakarta, where delegates focussed on new opportunities to grow the relationship away from aid and development towards business, trade and investment.
After opening with a heritage tour of Jakarta, delegates took dinner with the Australian Ambassador, and discussed the media’s influence on the relationship, and defence and security. Sessions on trade, the economy and the ‘behind the scenes’ political relationship culminated with an evening debate between business leaders John Denton and John Riady.
OUR TURN TO DECIDE
CAUSINDY 2013 — Canberra
At CAUSINDY 2013, young professionals and academics from Indonesia and Australia were provided the opportunity to connect with experts in business, government, and academia, and—most importantly—with one another.
The cohort discussed economic, social, cultural and political issues in the context of action on the bilateral relationship, and presented recommendations to enhance the relationship.