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Conference "Indonesia: Consolidated Democracy and Engine of Economic Growth in Asia"

Madrid and Barcelona
Indonesia

Indonesia has proved in the last 14 years that its consolidated democracy has encouraged economic growth: this archipelago with more than 17000 islands and 240 million inhabitants is, currently, the 16th largest economy of the world, economic growth engine in Asia and it is calculated that in 2030 it will reach the 7th position, according to the last report of McKinsey Global Institute, The Archipielago Economy: Unleashing Indonesia’s Potential.

With the purpose to make the political and economic situation of Indonesia known, to deepen into and discuss the business challenges and opportunities, trade and investment in the country, two sessions given by experts in Indonesia and Spain are organised: Session 1, «The Democratic Path of Indonesia: A Model for the Region and the World», focused on the political and social aspect and, next, session 2, «Business Opportunities in Indonesia: Trade and Investment», focused on economy.

Conference in Madrid

Programme:

9.30am Welcome Speech

Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Spain
Teresa Gutiérrez del Álamo, Director of the Casa Asia Centre-Madrid

Opening Speech:
Mr Antonio Sánchez Jara, Ambassador on Special Mission for Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

10.00am SESSION 1: «The Democratic Path of Indonesia: A Model for the Region and the World»

Speakers:
Dr. Rizal Sukma, Executive Director of the Centre of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Dr. Javier Gil Pérez, Teacher at the University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado

Moderated by:
Blanca Londáiz Laborde, General Deputy Director of the Pacific, Southeast Asia and the Philippines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

11.15am Coffee Break

11.30am SESSION 2: «Business Opportunities in Indonesia: Trade and Investment»

Speakers:
Gusmardi Bustami, General Director of Exportation National Development of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia
Meyer Siburian, Chief of the Investment Coordination Board of Indonesia in London 
Carlos Gastón, Responsible for Institutional Relations for Asia and Director of the Southeast Asia of BBVA

Moderated by:
Carmen Bedoya, Coordinator of the Department of Economy and Business, Casa Asia

1.00pm Closing

 

Conference in Barcelona

Programme

5.00pm Welcome Speech

Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Spain
Ramón Mª Moreno, General Director of Casa Asia

5.15pm SESSION 1: «The Democratic Path of Indonesia: A Model for the Region and the World»

Speakers:
Dr. Rizal Sukma, Executive Director of the Centre of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Dr. Javier Gil Pérez, Teacher of the University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado

Moderated by:
Rafael Bueno, Director of Politics and Society of Casa Asia

6.40pm Coffee Break

7.00pm SESSION 2: «Business Opportunities in Indonesia: Trade and Investment»

Speakers:
Gusmardi Bustami, General Director of Exportation National Development of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia
Mayer Siburian, Chief of the Investment Coordination Board of Indonesia in London
Mateo Rossell, Business liaison for Spanish-Indonesian in Catalonia

Moderated by:
Jaume Giné, General Secretary of Casa Asia

8.30pm Closing

Date
2012/11/19 > 2012/11/21
Timetable

Conference in Madrid: 19th of November, from 9.30am to 1.00pm

Conference in Barcelona: 21st of November, from 5.00pm to 8.30pm

Venue
Hotel Intercontinental
Pso de la Castellana, 49
Madrid Casa Asia Headquarters
Samarcanda Hall
Av. Diagonal, 373
Barcelona
Ticket

Conference in Madrid: Free admission, prior registration at cbedoya@casaasia.es

Conferece in  Barcelona: Free admission, prior registration at yparicio@casaasia.es

 

Organiser
Casa Asia and Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Madrid
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