IndOz Festival 2015 The third year of the IndOz Festival is once again remark our biggest event, running from 10am until 4:30pm.
This year was another great success for us with four amazing food stalls selling delicious authentic Indonesian food and 18 exhibitors ranging from our charity (Glo-Wings), local business (Charlton Brown, Batik House, Brisbane BMW, etc.), educational agencies (UQ, TAFE Queensland & Cleveland State High School) and government bodies (KJRI Sydney and Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia).
We estimated an attendance number of 5000 participants coming through the Festival this year. With over 10 various performances and raffle prizes offered to attendees, the day was full of entertainment, delicious food, dancing, singing, joy and laughter for all
Both our IndOz Business Networking Dinner and IndOz Festival have been held annually since 2013. The purpose behind our events is to support and encourage the celebrations of cultural diversity in South East Queensland, with its mission to bring together the Indonesian and Australian people in South East Queensland in particular and in Australia in general and to provide those who are interested in creating cultural and business exchange momentum between the two countries. IndOz Business Networking Dinner The IndOz Business Networking Dinner was once again held at the beautiful and iconic Brisbane City Hall on Friday 7 August 2015 followed by the IndOz Festival on Saturday 8 August 2015. This year we decided to add an additional event to further grow the Festival weekend, the IndOz Music Concert, bringing to Brisbane a famous Indonesian singer by the name of Marcell. This concert took place on Sunday 9 August 2015 at the new and advanced engineering auditorium at The University of Queensland.
The dinner was once again a great success attracting 180 VIP guests coming from around Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and also Indonesia. We had great speeches from Prof. Alastair McEwan (Dean UQ Graduate School), His Excellency Nadjib Riphat Kesoema (Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia) and Cr. Angela Owen-Taylor (Deputy to the Lord Mayor of International Relations & Multicultural Affairs).
We were also treated with some beautiful traditional performances and melodic singing and ending the dinner with an exciting raffle, which included prizes such as flights to Jakarta with Singapore Airlines, Hilton Sydney and Grand Chancellor vouchers, a Champagne & Wine Hamper and tickets to the IndOz Music Concert.
IndOz Music Concert 2015 This year, Synergy of Indonesia Australia present Marcel Siahaan in the IndOz Music Concert 2015, the 1st of the Music Concert in IndOz event series.
The event was held at GHD Auditorium University of Queensland St Lucia campus, Brisbane. The music concert has successfully attracted more than 220 audiences.
The audience was entertained for full 90 minutes by beautiful voice of Marcell. Hits such as “Semusim” and “Firasat” was sang perfectly by Marcell.
The Music concert provides us with plenty of opportunities to maintain the relationship within Indonesian students & communities as well as working together for any events; Build better relationship amongst Indonesian and Australian in QLD; Involve students as part of the team as their learning process; Better relationship between IndOz and sponsorship; Provide entertainment for people living in Australia, especially QLD; Provide opportunity to collaborate with other state in Australia; and capability to share the knowledge and experiences with other community event.
Next year IndOz Music Concert will collaborate Australian and Indonesian Musician to attract more Australian (non-Indonesian) to be part of the entertainment, and to be in-line with our mission to introduce Indonesian artworks to the