EuroCham Indonesia met with the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Southeast Asia on 8 August to provide European businesses' perspective and position on doing business in Southeast Asia, as well as the development of the free trade agreements in the region with the EU.
The DASE Committee consisted of Daniel Caspary MEP (Member of the European Parliament), Tsvetelina Penkova (Member of the European Parliament), and Danilo Oscar Lancini (Member of the European Parliament).
EuroCham Indonesia was represented by Gustaaf Reerink (Board Member), Edison Bako (Executive Director), Devi KUSUMANINGTYAS (Director of Government and Public Affairs at Nike), Ruly Rachman (Head of Agriculture, Food & Beverage Working Group & Senior Public Affairs Manager at PT Frisian Flag Indonesia), and Daniel Kandou (Policy Advocate). Our partner EU-ASEAN Business Council, represented by Chris Humphrey (Executive Director), was also present at the meeting.
We would like to thank the EU Delegation, H.E. Vincent Piket (EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam), H.E. Igor Driesmans (EU Ambassador to ASEAN), and Katerina Lopo (Political Advisor) for inviting us to the meeting.
EU-ASEAN Business Council launched their Business Sentiment Survey publication at the networking night event in collaboration with EuroCham Indonesia, supported by Hukumonline.com on August 1 at Ayana Jakarta.
During the event, Gustaaf Reerink (Board Member of EuroCham Indonesia), Jens Ruebbert (Chairman of EU-ABC), and Mevi Hariyanti (Enterprise Solutions Sales Manager at Hukumonline.com) gave their remarks, followed by Chris Humphrey (Executive Director of EU-ABC) presenting the Business Sentiment Survey results, in summary:
● 63% see ASEAN as the region of best economic opportunity over the next 5 years
● 73% believe that the European Union should pursue a region-to-region FTA with ASEAN
You can access the publication here
Thank you Hukumonline.com for supporting our event and to all members as well as EU-ABC Mission Trip delegates who attended the event!