The highly successful In the Zone forum will next year be held in Jakarta as well as Perth, The University of Western Australia announced today.
Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, said at the conclusion of today's forum that the decision to hold In the Zone in Indonesia's capital next year reflected a need to continue to strengthen Australia's relationships with Indo-Pacific countries in general, and Indonesia in particular. In the Zone will continue to be held in Perth as well.
It follows an earlier announcement that Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.
The decision to facilitate two forums within the region will continue the success of the initiative this year, when for the first time In the Zone was held out of Australia as well as in Perth. Venture Asia took place at the headquarters of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore on April 13, with the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Colin Barnett, among distinguished guests.
Leaders from government, business and academia have convened today at this year's In the Zone Leadership Forum at University Club of Western Australia.
In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on geopolitics and international trade. A group of outstanding speakers and thinkers will discuss this year's theme Capital Ideas for the Twenty-first Century.
In the Zone is presented by The University of Western Australia together with Principal Partners Rio Tinto, the Perth USAsia Centre and the State Government of Western Australia.
In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on geopolitics and international trade. Our ambitious conference series aims to engage stakeholders in Australia and in key Asian cities directly, to encourage networking and collaboration between decision makers across the zone and to share our vision of Perth and Western Australia's place in this dynamic region.
This year, In the Zone has convened two high-profile events, our annual Forum on 1 May 2015, and our first venture into Asia in Singapore on 13 April. Venture Asia extended the In the Zone narrative beyond Perth.
THE ZONE / ~ noun the time zone shared by Perth, 60 per cent of the world's population, and the nations that promise the greatest economic growth of the twenty-first century.
Sonia Nolan (Media Manager, In the Zone ‘15) (+61 4) 01 034 103