Australian Embassy

Bright Young Things: Australia and Indonesia’s Young Leaders

Media Release

25 Mei 2017

Young Indonesians and Australians came together to hear influential and inspiring figures sharing their insights at the first event Australia-Indonesia Youth Leaders Seminar (AIYLS) hosted by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta last night.

Dino Patti Djalal, founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, and Noke Kiroyan, President of the Indonesia-Australia Business Council as well as Derval Usher, head of Pulse Lab Jakarta, spoke on a range of hot topics such as youth’s role in bilateral relationship, new business opportunities and big data.

The event was chaired by Berita Satu News Anchor and Monash University alumnus Valerina Daniel.

The seminar brought together young Indonesians who have studied in Australia, Australia Awards scholarship recipients preparing for study and young Australians currently studying or interning in Indonesia under the New Colombo Plan.

The Seminar was held as part of a series of events during #AussieBanget Education month. Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson, said, “What keeps our two countries deeply engaged are the personal connections between our people. Nowhere is that clearer than in education.”

The event followed a workshop with a group of young Australians and Indonesians who worked together to create innovative proposals on how both countries can strengthen people-to-people links.

Watch here: English  Indonesian


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