The Bali Process 2016 Declaration recognised the need to engage constructively with the private sector to expand legal and legitimate opportunities for labour migration and to combat human trafficking and related exploitation – including by promoting and implementing humane, non-abusive labour practices throughout supply chains.
The Foreign Ministers of Indonesia and Australia co-chaired the inaugural Bali Process Government and Business Forum in Perth, Australia over 24-25 August 2017, establishing the Forum as a permanent track of the Bali Process. Mr Eddy Sariaatmadja, founder of the media group Emtek, and Mr Andrew Forrest, founder and chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and founder of the Walk Free Foundation, were the first Australian and Indonesian Business Co-Chairs of the Bali Process Government and Business Forum.
By linking the private sector into the heart of international dialogue around forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour, the Bali Process Government and Business Forum aims to maximise impact and increase the pace of progress.
The Bali Process Government and Business Forum convenes every two years alongside the Ministerial Conference, jointly chaired by the Australian and Indonesian Bali Process Ministerial Co-Chairs, alongside the Bali Process Government and Business Forum Co-Chairs.