Chairman’s Report: October 2012


Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta,

As the first year of our activities passed almost two months ago, I would like to focus in today’s report on some data closely related to our members and the fields of business they are connected with.

As of today we have 68 active and less active members in our Club (“active” means taking part in our gatherings) representing 11 different nationalities.

They are:

Polish                   44

Indonesian          10

British                   3

Australian             3

French                  1

Swedish                2

Norwegian            1

Turkish                  1

Canadian              1

Indian                    1

Danish                   1

Being a member of our Club, you have a right to place the logo of your company with a web link to your website on our official website, at absolutely no charge.

A few of you have done it already, but some not yet – please consider this option.

In our Invitation letter to join the Polish Business Club in Jakarta you can read:

“ ……………we would like to gather entrepreneurs, professionals and people with business connections with Poland    (or who would like to know more about business in Poland) for the purpose of networking, learning, business development and promoting business and investment not only between Indonesia and Poland but also other countries interested in self promotion.”

To do this quote justice, I would like to further introduce to you the member companies.

We have 8 members from the Polish Embassy and the Trade & Investment Promotion Division.

Polish Honorary Councils based in Bandung, Surabaya, Medan are also members.

Eight companies based in Poland, which do not have Rep. Offices in Indonesia, are members of the Club. They are:

Lintar S.A.                                        –              mining equipment & technologies

Compensus sp.z o.o.                       –              underground mining equipment

Hal – Mar                                          –              metal constructions – hangars, factories

Asco-Asian Corporation                    –              general trading

Meritum                                           –              import of teak furniture

IB sp z o.o                                        –              developer, bicycle producer

Marcin Dolga Dobrakawa                  –              coffee supply


Seven companies are based out of Jakarta:

Alta- Teak                                        –              manufacturer of teak furniture in Solo

Go-BaliTours                                  –              travel agent in Bali

Baliluna Handicraft                          –              wholesaler of handicrafts in Bali

Santos Jaya Abadi                           –              coffee Kapal Api in Surabaya

Peritas Pondasi Teknotama              –              construction services in Medan

Hau Eboni                                          –              services in Balikpapan

Kramat Jati                                        –              bus transportation in Bandung / Jawa

The rest of our members are based in Jakarta and they are connected with the following companies:

CaterKing                                         –              catering

Lux4home                                         –              stone products

Anatolia                                            –              Turkish restaurant

Arsi Labora Utama                           –              kitchen equipment for the hospitality

Asian Tigers                                     –              relocation

Beata A.                                             –              private

Towers Bersama Infrastructure          –              telecommunication

British Council                                  –              education & cultural relations

Bumar                                               –              heavy machinery

Capgemini                                        –              outsourcing

Danone Aqua                                   –              aqua water

Nutricia Indonesia Sejehtera            –              baby products

AGS Four Winds                              –              relocation

Front Page                                       –              restaurant

Bispro Consulting                             –              business process management systems

FM Group Indonesia                         –              perfume producer / importer / distributor

CIFOR                                               –              NGO

Isabella                                              –              private

Imperium Capital                              –              wealth management consultancy

Midas Investment                              –              chemical waste

ITSEC Asia                                         –              information security firm

Beata M-J                                        –              private

Kania Cemerlang Sistem                  –              palm oil processing technology

Katarzyna S-T                                  –              freelance translator

Kopex Mining Contractors                –              mining

Leo Burnett                                      –              advertising

Lima Bintang Int’l                            –              glassware from Krosno

Maroush                                           –              Moroccan restaurant

MKK                                                –              law firm

Polglass Consulting                        –              glassware from Krosno

Provident                                          –              palm oil plantations

Rabani Corporindo                          –              coal mining

Roland L.                                          –              aviation

HM Sampoerna                               –              cigarettes

Scan Tech                                        –              gas exploration

Jangkar Laut Sejehtera                    –              shipping

Seno Edhi & Partners                      –              law firm

EPIC – AMT                                       –              fabric technology

Holcim                                              –              cement industry

Tokobagus                                       –              internet shopping

Turquaz                                            –              authentic Turkish kitchen

Veris                                                  –              due diligence, personnel screening

As you can see above, we have managed to gather a large variety of companies representing very different fields of business.

Those who have been here for many years have experienced a lot of situations, which might be very useful as examples for the newcomers.

As you can also see above, we could help you also with contacts related to your private life, like

travel, shopping ( handicrafts, furniture ), dining, relocation and law.

I hope that the number of our members will grow continuously to give us more chances and options for widening our networking and also to be able to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms of doing business in Indonesia.

Best regards,