Indonesia-Hong Kong Business Trends, Co-operation and Relaunch Post Covid-19
A panel of excellent speakers came together on 22 June for our high-level webinar on Indonesia-Hong Kong business trends, co-operation and relaunch after the pandemic.
Sultan B. Najamudin, Deputy Speaker of the House of Regional Representatives of Indonesia, Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong, and Ricky Suhendar, Consul General of Indonesia, delivered remarks and talked about the close ties between the two regions, exemplified by Hong Kong's position as Indonesia's second largest source of foreign direct investment since 2021.
Aries Indanarto from Indonesia's Ministry of Investment, in his keynote speech, said RCEP will play an instrumental role in bringing the region closer and enhancing regional connectivity. He encouraged members to look into opportunities in renewable energy, labour-intesive manufacturing, digital economy and marine economy.
In the following panel discussion, speakers from Hong Kong and Indonesia discussed the latest trends in trade, infrastructure, e-commerce, logistics, as well as the differences in business culture between the regions. In particular, Eric Fok, Chairman of the Chamber's China Committee, explained Hong Kong's unique role as a platform connecting ASEAN countries including Indonesia with the rapidly developing Greater Bay Area. Brian Chan, Vice President of INACHAM, said culture and religion played a big role in Indonesia's business, and advised investors from Hong Kong to build up a local team in the country to better navigate the cultural differences.
Thanks also goes to the Indonesian Diaspora Network-China, Idepreneurs Indonesia, and the Chinese Indonesian Association (INTI) for co-organizing this webinar with us.