Chairman’s Report: April 2013


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

It has been eight weeks already since my last report:

Let’s start from the beginning.

I have been trying to be active and promote our Club within Jakarta’s business society.

By visiting the gatherings like  “Alpenstammtisch International” taking part on Wednesdays at the Blue Martini Bar at Marriott Hotel, Swedish Business Association Cocktail Networking Event or European Joint Gathering ( EuroCham, German EKONID, French IFCCI, BritCham and Benelux INA ) some good contacts have been made and the wider promotion of our Club done.

Back in February, the European Chamber of Commerce has invited me to take part in

EuroCham – Edelman 2013 Trust Barometer Briefing

” This was the 5th year of results for Indonesia.

Edelman ( ) has globally launched the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s global survey on trust and credibility in the institutions of Business, Government, Media and NGOs. The survey is considered to be the largest of its kind about the trust andcredibility of institutions around the world. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer sampled almost 32,000 respondents in 26 countries.”

For full details of the Indonesian trust results you can visit :

If any of you would like the Polish Trust results, we would be able to pass them to our members.

Another important happening took place on the 12th of March, when the Board of our Club has met with the representatives of the Trade & Investment Promotion Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.



We have become ” business partners” since day one of our activity in Indonesia,  and we had summarized our activity during the year 2012 and planned some actions for 2013.  For more detailed report from that night  ( in Polish only ) you can visit:,34766,.html

A few days later, on the 20th of March I have been invited by the Trade & Investment Promotion Division to take part in the


Representatives of three Embassies (Polish, Russian and Brazilian) have given presentations on Investment Opportunities and Industrial Cooperation in their countries.

In our case the Counsellor Mr. Roman Morawski, First Secretary Mr. Tomasz Pietka and the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Igor Kaczmarczyk, have introduced Poland from the side of the investment opportunities and legal procedures.



The organizers have been represented by:

Director General of International Industrial Cooperation, Ministry of Industry, Director of the Center of Industrial Policy andBusiness Climate, Deputy Director of Manufacturing Sector Promotion, BKPM and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerceand Industry (KADIN Indonesia).

It has been quality time for me being able to explore and compare three different world economies promoting their proseand cons in a field of investment opportunities.

The full report from this Forum (in Polish only) you can read at :,34823,.html

For non-Polish speaking members, I would recommend to visit the official site of the  Jakarta’s  Trade & Investment Promotion Division, where you will find full and very updated information related to our country and its activity in Indonesia.


Andrzej Jakubowski | Chairman