AFG Venture Group Dispatches

Corporate advisory and consultancy in Australia, South East Asia and India.

Lindley Edwards’ article on the relevance of poetry to business published in the December 2017 edition of Boss Magazine

December 6th, 2017     

Poetry is as relevant to business as it is to life, with its power to help us accept challenges and come up with creative solutions. I have long been a student of poetry, as I find it provides wisdom to live by, opens up possibilities and provides innovative ways of seeing as well as experiencing. […]

AIBC NSW Co-hosts Networking Event for Indonesian Young Tech Entrepreneurs under the Australia Award Fellowships Program

April 5th, 2017     

Tuesday evening 21st March in Sydney felt like a typical evening in Indonesia with thunderstorms, torrential rain and high humidity. Most of the 120 registered guests braved the conditions and gathered at King St Brewery, Darling Harbour. The event was co-hosted with QUT who are partners with the Commonwealth Government Australia Awards and Tech Training […]

Parliamentary Review into Trade and Investment Relations between Australia and Indonesia February 2017.

February 25th, 2017     

SUBMISSION BY MICHAEL FAY DIRECTOR and HEAD OF EDUCATION SERVICES AFG VENTURE GROUP CHAIR AUSTRALIA INDONESIA BUSINESS COUNCIL NSW Australia’s existing trade and investment relationships with Indonesia History: In framing our trading relationship with Indonesia it would be helpful, at an official level and in a symbolic way, to recognise the pre European history of […]

Portfolio Investment in Asia 2017

January 16th, 2017     

Selected stock exchanges in South East Asia have been developed to a point where they are attractive to both local and foreign investors, further, the introduction of the Asean Exchanges has ensured there is a network of brokers and advisors which have pan-Asean understanding and have the ability to operate at the cross border level. […]


January 16th, 2017     

There have been many comments in relation to the operating costs in Asia and how much lower they are when compared to Australian costs. The commentary usually revolves around the cost of labour, and the “need” to reduce that cost. This analysis clearly shows that while labour costs are a factor, the major factor is […]

Emerging Markets As Investment Targets

June 16th, 2016     

An overview of the Australia performance and attitude to the investment in developing markets in South East Asia About the Author Glen Robinson experience and expertise lie in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, with specific emphasis on business management and strategic planning. Glen has more than 25 years’ experience in management consultancy and has worked […]

Investing In An Emerging Market In Asia

June 16th, 2016     

  There are some tried and true “do’s and do nots’ in relation to investing in emerging economies, and some of them are outlined here.  Interesting!   About the Author Glen Robinson experience and expertise lie in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, with specific emphasis on business management and strategic planning. Glen has more than […]

Situation Report Myanmar, The Country of Incredible Change

June 16th, 2016     

Myanmar, the country which spent 50 years under a repressive authoritarian rule moved out just over 5 years ago, and it is attempting to take its rightful place in the global economy.  This piece looks at the recent history and a prognosis for the future. Of considerable interest to foreigners is the investment climate. Glen […]

Amazing Achievement by Four West Papua Students

May 27th, 2016     

Four West Papua students who articulated from TAFE NSW to university through North Coast TAFE received top honours at excellence awards at Lismore last week. After completing six months of English for Academic Purposes at Southern Cross University (SCU), the students enrolled in Certificate IV in Hospitality at Wollongbar TAFE, as a pathway into SCU […]

Draft International Education Strategy: Submission from AFGVenture Group on Indonesian Market Development Opportunities and Challenges

July 21st, 2015     

Introduction The focus of this feedback to the Draft International Education Strategy relates to Indonesia due to its geostrategic importance to Australia and its undoubted challenges for our international education sector. Our government representation on education in Indonesia has included both a role and leadership from Austrade and from AEI, the latter I understand no […]