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Tue, 19 Mar



Indonesia: Your Getaway for Growth in Southeast Asia

Join us on this free market event which will deliver useful insights on how to catapult your business growth in Southeast Asia via Indonesia.

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Indonesia:  Your Getaway for Growth in Southeast Asia
Indonesia:  Your Getaway for Growth in Southeast Asia

Time & Location

19 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 13:00

Manchester, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD, UK

About the event

Indonesia - Your Gateway for Growth in Southeast Asia

GM Chamber is delighted to partner again with The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre (IIPC), and in collaboration with Bank Mandiri Europe Ltd, KPMG, Irwin Mitchell and UKABC to bring to our members and customers an insightful market event where we will explore trade and investment opportunities in the largest economy in Southeast Asia.

Forecasted to become the 4th largest economy by 2030 with an estimated GDP (PPP) of USD$10.1tn, and in 2024 is estimated to grow 5.3% (source: ADB), this market offers an unique platform for expanding in the largest market in the Southeast Asia Region. With more than 270 million people population and its strategic location, Indonesia provides access to a market of over 650 million people in the region, offering UK businesses a strategic foothold in one of the world's most dynamic economic regions.

From tax breaks to streamlined regulatory processes, the Indonesian government is committed to creating a conducive environment for international investors. More fiscal and non-fiscal benefits for investment also offered in 20 Special Economic Zones. British companies could invest in a wide range of sectors ranginfg from retail, insfrastructure, digital to renewable energy, education and more[AS1] and have the opportunity to grow trade to this market to an additional USD$1.1bn (Source: ITC)


09:30 a.m. Registrations & coffee

10:00 a.m Welcome & safekeeping, GMCC

10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks by HE Dr Desra Percaya, Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland

10:15 a.m. Brief overview of trade links between UK, NW and GM with Indonesia and business opportunities for British companies, Susana Cordoba, Head of International Trade at GM Chamber

10:25 a.m. Success Story - Unveiling the opportunities in Indonesia

10:40 a.m. Indonesia - Your Getaway to grow your business in Southeast Asia Panel

Chair: Matt Jackson, Director International Markets Development UK - China & ASEAN, KPMG


  • Siti Tiefryani Fahlyah, Director of Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre (IIPC) –Indonesia Investment Policy Updates and Opportunities
  • Aries Syamsul Arifien, Chief Executive Bank Mandiri Europe Ltd – Indonesia’s economic outlook and investment strategic partnership
  • Ayu Siti Maryam, Indonesia Embassy Trade Attache – Indonesia UK bilateral trade- untapped potentials
  • GM Chamber, TBC

11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks by GMCC and KPMG

11:35 a.m. Networking Lunch

12:00 p.m. One to Ones start (Tony Wilson Room) - Opportunity to meet with the experts

13:00 p.m. One to Ones closes (Tony Wilson Room)

Who should attend?

UK companies traders seeking to grow their international footprint in the Indonesia and/or Southeast Asia.

Cancellation & Terms & Conditions

In case you can no longer attend this event, please note you must cancel your place at least 5 working days before the event. The cancellation must be in writing and sent to indicating the event you are cancelling for and delegate(s) details. Failure to do so will incur in a cancellation fee as follows:

• Members: £15+VAT per person

• Non-Members: £20+VAT per person

We are also aiming to reduce catering waste, reason why we will enforce this no-show fee. If you book and fail to attend three or more times to free events, we reserve the right to restrict access for future free events.


This is a sponsored event, therefore delegates' contact details will be shared with event's lead partner, Embassy of Republic of Indonesia.

Please note: There may be photographs taken at our events that will be used for marketing purposes and on our social media channels. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials or on our social media channels, please inform a member of the Chamber team at the start of the event.

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