The Indonesian Pavilion was officially opened today (1/21/2020) by the Indonesian Delegation led by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan along with World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder Klaus Schwab. The Coordinating Minister Luhut thanked the WEF for the invitation to the Indonesian government.
Klaus Schwab, Founder of WEF, was also present in the middle of the Indonesia Night event. In his remarks, he expressed his deep appreciation for friendship and cooperation with Indonesia that has existed for many years.” I thank President Jokowi for sending the best Ministers to attend Davos this time,” he said with enthusiasm. “Not to forget, I also invite the audience to participate in the WEF on ASEAN and Indo-Pacific events which will be held on July 7-9, 2020 in Jakarta,” Schwab added.
On the second night of the WEF series of events, WEF participants were able to relax and network while enjoying Indonesian dishes with chefs directly brought from Indonesia. Various activities ranging from discussion forums, networking, and tasting Indonesian culinary will be carried out at the Indonesian Pavilion.
The BKPM Chairman sees the importance of Indonesia being present amid WEF 2020 activities not only as a venue for the promotion of Indonesian special drinks and food but to open up insights to the world of promising business sectors in Indonesia. “Davos has become a magnet for world leaders now. They all have busy agendas and meetings here and there, even with this cold air. To relax we offer to eat yellow rice, then drink Indonesian coffee. We talked about Indonesia when we stopped by the Pavilion. This is where relationships will be established,” Bahlil said.
With the character of the WEF activity which is more a networking event among participants, BKPM does not immediately expect a large investment deal. “It’s different here. Chat while drinking coffee. Tell about Indonesian investment. How does Mr. President want to give a red carpet to investors, especially after Presidential Instruction No 7/2019 was made because many are not at all familiar with Indonesia. From there, is to establish trust”, Bahlil said, describing his plans while at Davos.
Bahlil also assured that the state will be present for investors, accompanying the project to the execution. “The state will be present. If you face the problem, BKPM will accompany you to find a solution. Indonesia is now better, faster and more certain”, Bahlil said closing his remarks in a discussion with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment.
In addition to Indonesia Night, the Indonesian Delegation also established the Indonesian Pavilion during January 21-24, 2020. Large companies such as Astra, Lippo Group, Indofood, Indika, April, Traveloka, Tokopedia, Gojek, and WIR Group also provided their support at the Indonesian Pavilion. The pavilion was initiated by BKPM with support from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the Ministry of SOEs and the Indonesian Representative in Switzerland.