BUSINESS FORUM ON

TRADE, TOURISM &

INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA

Monday, November 18, 2019
Intercontinental Hotel New York Times Square

The Forum

The biggest annual US-Indonesia business forum in New York with about 200 attendees including investors, government representatives and professionals.
 
The Business Forum on Trade, Tourism & Investment in Indonesia (BFTTII) is a high-profile event dedicated to strengthening the United States (US) and Indonesian economic ties by promoting trade, tourism and investment activities in Indonesia to US business communities.
 
BFTTII provides vast opportunities for participants to gain valuable, first-hand insights on business and economic environments in Indonesia through its thematic sessions, which features high-ranking government officials and senior business executives. Participants also have the chance to schedule one-on-one meetings with US and Indonesian companies and government agencies to further discuss business opportunities in Indonesia.
 

Invest in Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia with more than one trillion dollars in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country has been experiencing rapid economic growth over the past decade, primarily driven by its 260 million strong population base (4th in the world), robust domestic consumption, and increased productivity. Indonesia is a member of G20.
 
 

Agenda

Indonesia-US Business Forum
Promoting Trade and Investment in Indonesia:
A Global Value Chain Perspective

As of November 12, 2019

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration and Morning Coffee
09:00 AM - 09:05 AM
Opening Remarks
  • Mr. Arifi Saiman, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York
 
09:05 AM - 09:25 AM
Keynote Speech
  • H.E. Mr. Mahendra Siregar, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
 
09:25 AM - 09:45 AM
Keynote Speech
  • H.E. Jerry Sambuaga, Vice Minister for Trade, Indonesia
09:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Keynote Speech
  • H.E. Mr. Bahlil Lahadalia, Chairman of Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM) / Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board [via video]
 
10:05 AM - 11:45 AM
Session I: Panel Discussion
INVESTING IN INDONESIA: SERVICES, TOURISM AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Moderator:
  • Mr. Wayne Forest, President of American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
Speakers:
  • Mr. Dwityapoetra Soeyasa Besar, Head of Bank Indonesia (Central Bank of Indonesia) in New York
  • Mr. Muchammad Iqbal, Director, Indonesian Investment Promotion Center
  • Mr. Dadang Mohamad, Head of Investment and One Stop Investment
    Licensing Service of West Java Province, Indonesia
  • Mr. Abdul Wahab, General Manager, PT. Bintan Resorts Cakrawala
  • Mr. Andrew Quinn, Director for Trade and Development Policy, The General Electric Company
11:45 AM - 01:05 PM
Session II: Panel Discussion
TRADE AND DIGITALIZATION IN GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
 
Moderator:
  • Ambassador Robert Blake, Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia
Speakers:
  • Mr. Ben Shepherd, Principal of Developing Trade Consultant
  • Mr. Billy Anugrah, Director of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center
  • Ms. Listiarini Dewajanti, SEVP Treasury & Global Services, PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
  • Mr. Prasetyo Singgih, Vice Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Republic of Indonesia
  • Ms. Fify Manan, President & CEO, FORMCASE
 
01:05 PM - 02:00 PM
Networking Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Breakout Session (One-on-One Meetings)
 
*One-on-one meeting room also available during lunch.
 

Speakers

Mahendra Siregar

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Wayne Forest

President, American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce

Dadang Mohamad

Head of Investment and One Stop Investment Licensing Services of West Java Province, Indonesia

Billy Anugrah

Director of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center

Jerry Sambuaga

Vice Minister for Trade, Indonesia

Robert Blake

Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (2014-2016)

Abdul Wahab

General Manager, PT. Bintan Resorts Cakrawala

Listiarini Dewajanti

SEVP Treasury & Global Services, PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

Dr. Arifi Saiman

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York

Dwityapoetra Soeyasa Besar

Head of Bank Indonesia (Central Bank of Indonesia) in New York

Andrew (Drew) Quinn

Director for Trade and Development Policy, The General Electric Company

Prasetyo Singgih

Vice Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Republic of Indonesia

Bahlil Lahadalia

Chairman of Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM)

Muchammad Iqbal

Director of Indonesia Investment Promotion Center New York

Ben Shepherd

Principal of Developing Trade Consultant (DTC)

Fify Manan

President & CEO, FORMCASE

 

One-on-One Meetings

BFTTI offers participants the chance to have one-on-one meetings with Indonesian companies and government agencies to further discuss investment opportunities in Indonesia. Through these meetings, participants can have unparalleled insights and get specific answers pertaining to their business and investments which may include but not limited to:

  • Learning about business opportunities in Indonesia

  • Assessing challenges in the market and business environment

  • Understanding local regulations

  • Identifying new business partners

Participants who wish to have a one-on-one meeting with panelists, please an email to: iipc.newyork@bkpm.go.id
 
Please indicate your name, who you wish to meet and what the agenda will be.
 
 

BUSINESS FORUM ON TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA

BFTTII Venue:

Intercontinental Hotel New York Times Square

300 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

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