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      13 August 2008









SAMPLE INDONESIA IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE


Come and sample the astonishing breadth and diversity of Indonesia’s culinary and

cultural delights, its breathtaking tourism destinations and exclusive business

opportunities at this year’s Festival Indonesia.


Festival Indonesia is Australia’s largest Indonesian-Australian exhibition and in 2008,

for the first time, will take place in the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton,

Melbourne from 29 – 31st August 2008. 


Now in its fourth year the free Festival will become home to over 500 performers and

delegates from across the archipelago who will showcase their expertise in the fields of

investment, trade, tourism and culture. 


The City of Melbourne is a proud sponsor of Festival Indonesia, which showcases the

best Indonesia has to offer, including investment, trade and tourism.


The Acting Lord Mayor Gary Singer said, “As the Indonesian community is an integral

part of Melbourne, Festival Indonesia is an event not to be missed. To spend a great

day sampling Indonesian culture and cuisine, or exploring potential business

opportunities, make sure you come along to Festival Indonesia 2008.”


Immerse yourself in Indonesia’s rich and diverse culture and satisfy all the senses with

it’s colour and spectacle. Performances throughout the venue will include fashion

parades from some of Indonesia’s most beautiful textiles, spectacular dance groups

from Bali, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra along with Australian based contemporary and

traditional musical groups performing live onstage. Scattered throughout the venue will

be a multitude of tempting culinary delights and entertainment from street performers,

games for children and much more.


Over the three days mix business and pleasure, as only Indonesia knows how and

discover the hidden opportunities of Indonesia through extensive networking options

with prospective counterparts. 


The Festival will be opened by the Indonesian Ambassador for Australia, H.E. TM

Hamzah Thayeb and launched in spectacular style at an opening ceremony from

10.30am, Friday 29th August featuring Indonesian artists, musicians, dancers and

fashion.


Come join us at Festival Indonesia 2008!


Friday 29th will have a particular focus on business.

From July, interested parties will be invited to register on the Festival Indonesia website

www.festivalindonesia.com.au to participate in a “match making” session. Once

registered, participants will be matched with complementary exhibitors or visiting

industry representatives. Registered buyers and sellers within each industry will be

identified for a networking session and for further one on one meetings on site. 

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Translators will be available.


Program of Events (further details to be announced on the Festival Indonesia website):


Friday 29th August


10.30am 

Opening Ceremony including performances and fashion show.

12.00noon 

Floor activity (batik, tenun, painting)

2.00pm 

Cultural workshops for Students

4.00pm

Cultural activities including dance, performance and games

5.30pm 

Close


Saturday 30th August


10.00am 

Floor activity (batik, tenun, painting)

11.00am

Kids performance and activities/games/dance

12.30pm

Performances including Pencak Silat, Music and Dance

2.00pm 

Cultural workshops

5.00pm

Cultural performances: Fashion shows, Indonesian band and dancing.

8.00pm 

Close


Sunday 31st August


10.00am 

Floor activity (batik, tenun, painting)

11.00am

Kids performance and activities/games

12.30pm

Performance

2.00pm 

Cultural workshops

4.30pm

Closing ceremony “Pesta Rakyat” including cultural performances

7.30pm 

Close


Entry to Festival Indonesia is Free.



29 – 31st August 2008.

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Melbourne.




Prepared by Connecting Images Marketing Communications 

on behalf of Festival Indonesia

For further media information, photography or interviews please contact:

Kate Shannon on  +61 3 9819 2566, Mobile 0437 699 289

Email: kate.shannon@connectingimages.com.au










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