Monday 30 November, 2015
The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre has taken part in an Australian business delegation to Indonesia.
The Australian grains industry was represented by AEGIC Chairman Terry Enright together with representatives of GrainGrowers Limited and Grain Trade Australia.
Mr Enright said a round table discussion with local flour mills, organised by Austrade, was a success, with positive discussions between all parties.
The grains delegation also visited the Bogasari flour mill, the largest in the world. That meeting was also attended by Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Senator Richard Colbeck.
“This trip reinforced the importance of the work AEGIC is doing in the market,” Mr Enright said.
“The work AEGIC and the Australian grains industry is undertaking in Indonesia was recognised and appreciated.
“Australian wheat is well-regarded and well-established, however the industry cannot afford to be complacent.
“There are enormous potential opportunities in Indonesia, with the middle class expected to grow to 60 million in 10 years.”
Over 360 senior business people accompanied Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb during Indonesia-Australia Business Week 2015 (IABW, 17-20 November), representing various industries including infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food sustainability, premium food and beverage, health and aged care, resources and energy, education and tourism.