THE MISSION OF the Indonesia Australia Report (formerly Beyond Wallacia) is to highlight bilateral links between Australia and Indonesia, particularly the 125 years of Australian business experience in Indonesia.
The on-line Report and its associated social media are published by Gold Group, a specialist service established in 1981 by marketing and media entrepreneur Geoffrey Gold to promote closer relations between Australia (and New Zealand) and South East Asia.
Early initiatives in Australia included Asia-focussed seminars for the Australian Marketing Institute; publishing of Business Malaysia for the Australia Malaysia Business Council; the launch of Asia/Pacific Electric World and the Asian Journal of Mining (and their joint Asia/Pacific Coal and Power Conference and Exhibition) and the research and publishing of Asian Media Study (English-language newspapers and business magazines of East and South East Asia) for Melbourne's David Syme International Business Centre.
In 1996 Gold Group entered into a 'strategic alliance' with the Australian Trade Commission in Indonesia whereby Austrade outsourced its premier book, the Directory of Australian Businesses in Indonesia, to Gold Group. The public-private collaboration ensured the annual publication of the directory until 2003 when security issues in Indonesia required its suspension.
Other outcomes of the Gold Group-Austrade alliance were the development of the ground-breaking Indonesian Minerals Exploration and Mining Directory in conjunction with the Indonesian Department of Mines and Energy and the introduction of Indonesian provincial energy and mining officials to Austrade's Ozmine conferences and exhibitions.
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In 2000 the Queensland government appointed Gold Group as marketing and communications manager for the state's business mission to Indonesia led by its premier, Peter Beattie. Gold Group's work on behalf of Australian states has since included marketing and publicity for Victoria, multiple market entry programs for Western Australia and sports development initiatives for Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Follow Indonesia Australia Report commentary and analysis through our on-line media:
Indonesia Australia Report - profiles of business, government and community links between Australia and Indonesia (archived)
Indonesia Australia Weekly - curated selections and links to articles and news items on the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.
Indonesia Australia on Twitter - updates, two-way information flow via social media.
Indonesia Australia Report on Facebook - updates and referrals through social media.
Australians in Indonesia on LinkedIn - private discussions and networking (entry by approval).
Gold Group provides advisory services for business, government and community including:
- Market research and Market entry
- Strategic planning
- Event management – corporate, seminars, exhibitions
- Marketing and promotion
- Public, government and investor relations
- Sponsorship and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Customised media