Australia Indonesia Association (AIA) has initiated a national program of annual awards to recognise and honour Australians and Indonesians who have made significant contributions to the greater understanding and friendship between Indonesians and Australians. 

We are excited to announce that under the Business category, Bede Moore, the co-founder of CAUSINDY (Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth) is a deserving finalist. CAUSINDY has now been running for three years, and during that period Bede has raised more than $250k in funding to enable 90 young leaders to travel to Canberra (2013), Jakarta (2014) and Darwin (2015) to engage with senior leaders and discuss key issues in the relationship.

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BedeBede has also co-founded Lazada Indonesia, which is now the largest eCommerce company in the country. With his wife he has since founded their own company, Paraplou Group. Bede and Susie have managed to boot-strap a successful start-up, build a team of 60 people, raise $1.7m in one of the biggest tech deals in Indonesia last year.

Semoga sukses, Bede!

We will find out who the winners are at the Awards Presentation Night on 12 March 2016.

See the full list of finalists and more about the Australia Indonesia Awards here: