Invitation to our XXXVII Gathering

Invitation to our XXXVII Gathering

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
It has been over three months since our last gathering, during which we had followed up our January action for the Polish biggest charity organization – The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity www.en.wosp.org.pl/

As some of you might remember, we had raised over 75 mln IDR that night, and the final counting of money raised worldwide stopped at almost 25 mln USD.

Because that organization has been very active for the last 25 years helping Polish hospitals in buying equipment for Children Wards and recently for Geriatric Wards, some politicians in Poland have suggested the organization for the Noble Peace Award.
Following the popular action in Poland of taking a picture with the hashtag of the Orchestra logo, our guests during the last gathering also participated in that happening.

 

Regarding our next gathering, we are planning to move back to our presentation routine.
For the next evening we will have two interesting presentations:
One presented by Piotr Jakubowski the CMO of GO-JEK  www.go-jek.com  titled:
” GO-JEK: Out-innovating Global Competition “
The second presented by Chris Bulski the Managing Partner of PendopoLabs  www.pendopolabs.com, Polish – Indonesian consulting agancy titled:
“How PendopoLabs builds the Warsaw – Jakarta business bridge”.
So, those of you who will be in Jakarta on the 7th of September and are interested to expand your horizons and meet your friends,  please join us at the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in Kemanghttp://www.epjakarta.com, where the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will hold its XXXVII Gathering.
Andrzej / Andy
Report from the XXVII Gathering

Report from the XXVII Gathering

Foremost, I would like to thank our host on that night, the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto www.epjakarta.com , for once again perfect hospitality.

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That day (14th of April) was a very popular party day in the city, so because of several other functions happening we could welcome only 35 guests. Among them was the Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski, with his wife Agata; the representative of the Polish Trade and Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Tomasz Piętka; and also the Founder and Executive Director of Red Nose Foundation www.rednosefoundation.org , Mr. Dan Roberts.

As some of you might remember, during our last gathering we managed to collect 5,000,000 Rp to support 5 children from his foundation to go  Poland to take part in the International Brave Kids Festival http://2016.bravefestival.pl/ by selling photos taken and printed by our friend Piotr –   PIOTRJANIW.BLOGSPOT.COM

This time we sold only 3 photos for 900,000 Rp, but with the help of our other member Rob Davies and his generous gift, the Red Nose Foundation could raise much more money for the same purpose.

Rob, who is a football memorabilia collector, has donated his limited edition framed poster called “Class of 68”.

 

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This is a certified limited-edition poster printed on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the European Cup Final, played at Wembley on May 29 1968, between Benfica Lisbon and Manchester United, and won by MU 4 : 1.

This poster shows the medal collected by winners and also autographs of: Alex Stepney, Pat Crerand, Brian Kidd, John Aston, Bill Foulkes, Tony Dunne, Sir Bobby Charlton, David Sadler, Shay Brewnan, Nobby Stiles, Denis Law and George Best who played that game.

I hope that the value of this is very high for football enthusiasts and the charity donation will even double or triple it.

If you are interested in donating money for Red Nose Foundation by buying this poster please contact directly Dan at  dan@rednosefoundation.org

The moment we heard about Rob’s donation, this photo was taken as proof of the deal.

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from the left to the right: H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski, Rob, myself and Dan.

We had a fantastic time that evening with some new guests joining us at the EP Sports Bar for the first time.

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So, to continue our networking quality time, I would like to invite you to join us at our XXVIII Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

See you at the next meeting on Thursday, the 26th of May, details to be included in email.

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from the XXIV Gathering

Report from the XXIV Gathering

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

It has been two weeks since we had our last gathering and I know I am quite late with my report. Ma’af.

We had a quite good time that Thursday but the number of our guests was lower that the regular 50 ++ guests as there were several other official functions in town that night. Our official count took us to 42 guests of whom 12 attended our Gathering for the first time.

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Before I start with the details from that event, I would like to thank once again our host, the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto www.epjakarta.com, for giving us once again perfect service and serving delicious food. Thank you EP.

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The following companies were present :

www.jakarta@trade.gov.pl       www.polindopartners.com   www.itsecasia.com   www.limabintang.com   www.SantaFeRelo.com

www.crownworldmobility.com   www.posterscope.com   www.mpm-rent.com   www.carry-your-heart.com   www.hartrodt.com

www.kania-cemerlang.com   www.piotrjaniw.blogspot.com    www.bp.com/indonesia       www.jshotcoffee.com       

www.shieldssecurity.com   www.kopexcontractors.co.id    www.lux4home.com     www.salutario.com

As you know from my previous reports, we have recently been struggling with securing a sponsor, but that night the Santa Fe Relocation Services  www.SantaFeRelo.com  presented to us an informative talk on ‘Property Management & Maintenance.”  Teddy Ragg, the Property Management Division Manager, introduced to us how the Company helps their customers.

Thank you Teddy and your company for sponsoring for us a “magic keg of beer.”

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If you would like to know more about those services, please visit www.SantaFeRelo.com  or contact me to get full soft copy pf the presentation.

Unfortunately the size of it ( over 5 MB ) was to big to be send to all of you in this email.

During that event I have shared with our guests the good news related to our Club’s founding partner, the Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Polish Embassy in Jakarta, and the First Counsellor, Mr. Romuald Morawski.

In recognition of his services for the development of the economy of the Republic of Poland,  Mr. Morawski has been awarded a badge of honor for his contribution to the development of economy of the Republic of Poland.

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On behalf of our Club and its members, I would like to congratulate Mr. Morawski for his achievements and also to thank him for his contribution in promoting the Polish Business Club across all of the provinces of Indonesia, as evident in the photo compilation below.

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Coming back to our last gathering, our guests had fun as usual and three new members joined the Polish Business Club. Welcome!

As our gatherings become more popular within Jakarta’s community, I would like to help you plan your time in early December and remind you that our next Gathering will take place on the 10th of December. The venue is still to be confirmed. We are considering a distinguished venue for the pre Christmas Party, but….. we are looking for a sponsor to enable that night to be extra special.

At the end of my report, please forgive me for bending a little our rule of not directly promoting other organizations and their events, but as a lover of good beer and delicious cheese I can’t help but forward to you a message from INA – Indonesian Benelux Chamber of Commerce. INA is organizing the Belgian Beer and Dutch Cheese tasting, which will be held on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at the Raffles Hotel Kuningan.

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Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Andrzej Jakubowski

Chairman | Polish Business Club in Jakarta

 

 

 

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,

 

Andrzej