U.S. Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit

8a Registration 9a Keynote – Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani 1oa Workshop I – A Different Management Style 11:10a Workshop II – My Daughter’s Future 12:30p Lunch and Learn – A Woman’s Journey 2p KADIN/Speaker Open House

IAPD Environmental Committee Meets October 17th Chicago

The International Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD) will hold their annual convention in Chicago October 16-19. The Environmental Committee will be meeting on October 17th to review last year’s milestones and set new targets for 2018.

US Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit – Registration Open

Response to our initial e-vite for the U.S.-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit in Washington D.C. on October 11th 2017 has been immediate and enthusiastic. The growing list of C-Suite attendees from Indonesia and the U.S. is impressive. BTW – the event is not just for women and a delegation of Indonesian mostly male CEO’s have joined the group and will participate as […]

US Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit

The bilateral relationship between U.S. and Indonesia is growing in geo-political importance in both commercial and political sectors. Women now play key roles in Indonesia’s transformation from an aid dependent nation, to a 21st century entrepreneurial economic powerhouse. The position of the Indonesian woman is rapidly evolving from typically traditional to currently consequential. As they take […]

Southeast Asia Sees IPO Flow Up

Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, in industries from real estate and cement to power generation, companies are looking to raise nearly $1.5 billion. They are encouraged as global markets begin to regain lost ground—the MSCI Southeast Asia Index is up 4.1% for the year—and investor risk appetite picks up, sentiment buoyed by factors that include […]

IDB ​Lend​s​ up to $5.2 billion to Indonesia

The Islamic Development Bank Group has agreed to loan Indonesia up to $5.2 billion for development programs until 2020, according to a joint statement issued after the IDB’s annual meeting in Jakarta this month. The Saudi based lender said it could also lend directly to Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises with sovereign guarantees. Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang […]

​​Indonesia Expedites Deregulation

Jakarta – The Jokowi Administration has set up four new task forces to expedite the ongoing deregulation process started last September designed to stimulate the economy and encourage FDI. “We should not postpone it further,” Chief Economics Minister Darmin Nasution said in a statement.” One task force is responsible for making sure these regulations will […]

KADIN Focus on Americas

Jakarta – The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) has decided to strengthen its International Relations Division in support of President Jokowi’s acknowledged the country’s need for overseas funds and expertise. “The aim of the division is to help Indonesia get direct foreign investment,” said Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, a prominent business leader and KADIN’s […]

World Economic Forum on ASEAN Meets in KL

Kuala Lumpur – More than 500 participants, including 40 government ministers, three heads of state and two deputy heads of state and 400 chief executives are gathered for the two-day meeting, which began on Wednesday June 1st. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stated the world’s focus is now on ASEAN as the group moves towards […]

​MARGACIPTA​ Launches New Fabricators Cast Formulation

PT Margacipta Wirasentosa has developed the latest advance in cell cast acrylic manufacturing: MC® Cast Acrylic EZ8.0. EZ8.0 is specially formulated for fabricators looking to improve welding time and strength. (25% shorter welding times than regular cast sheet) especially useful for thicker sheets and larger scale projects. So far, all fabricators testing the new formulation […]