Investment Journey Continues
AmCham and U.S. Chamber prepare to greet ministers for 6th annual US-Indonesia Investment Summit
By AmCham Staff
Monday, September 24, 2018
As many as 10 cabinet ministers are expected at this year’s US-Indonesia Investment Summit, the sixth such event held under the auspices of Initiative Indonesia, a joint project of AmCham Indonesia and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on September 27 in Jakarta. The ministers, representing the major economic ministries, will join with numerous business leaders and other government officials for what has become the premier bi-lateral US-Indonesia private sector event of the year. The Summit is co-hosted by Kadin, Apindo and BKPM.
US Ambassador Joseph Donovan will also give remarks.
During the event, the two organizations will also release their annual investment report, this year entitled, “Indonesia’s Journey.” The report looks at the country’s reform agenda over the last 20 years, with a special focus on the first four years of President Joko Widodo’s administration.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonanare among the summit’s key speakers. “It is a great lineup,” said the U.S. Chamber’s John Goyer, the head of its Southeast Asia office. “This shows that the dialogue for progress is real between the private sector and the government of Indonesia.”
Other featured speakers include Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry; Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology; Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower; Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning; Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Trade; Penny Lukito, Head of the National Food and Drug Control Agency; and Wimboh Santoso, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority.
Numerous other senior officials and leading business figures will also speak at the event.
The Investment Report also compares Indonesia with the other ASEAN-5 countries (Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in indicators related to the ease of doing business, attracting foreign investors, and economic cooperation with the US. It also looks specifically at Indonesia's sectoral issues (agriculture, consumer goods, extractive, and so on), including interviews with key industry players.
Panels during the day featuring public and private sector dialogue include:
- Extractive sector: the path forward
- Assessing the progress of Indonesia's emerging industries: creative and ICT
- Investment climate in the current administration
- Assessing reformation: expectation vs reality
- Pathways for improved healthcare outcomes
- Accelerating financial inclusion.