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 XXXV Gathering

Report from the XXXV Gathering

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

I would like to inform all of you who could not join us during our last gathering at the end of March, that it was our last meeting with our ambassador H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski and his wife Agata, who have already returned to Poland to enjoy their retirement from diplomacy.
During their almost four years in Jakarta, we experienced the very warm atmosphere created by both of them within the Jakarta expat community and will remember them as very good representatives of the Polish culture.
Both of them visited our gatherings many times and once again I would like to thank them for being with us.
Those of you who will be in Jakarta on the 18th of May,  please join us at the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in Kemang http://www.epjakarta.com, where the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will hold its XXXVI Gathering.
Best regards,
Andrzej / Andy
Report from the January 2017 Gathering

Report from the January 2017 Gathering

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

On behalf of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, I would like to thank you all for your help in organizing and conducting the Saturday night (the19th of January) for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

I would like to thank all those who came to our gathering and actively participated in our auctions and in rectifying the piggy banks.

This was a night of a great success and fun.

After gathering all the information on both the auction and donations and counting all the money (including those that are and will be paid directly to the account of the club) and the deduction of certain costs associated with the preparation of the auction we managed to raise for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – 75,498,000 Rp.

I am happy and also proud that we were able to perform such a great feat together. Here is a message of thanks from the founder, Jerzy Owsiak:

 

 

For those of you who would like to join us during our next Gathering, please mark your calendar on the 23rd of March. The venue will be confirmed and the reminder will reach you about two weeks before that date. Thanks again see you in March.

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from December Gathering

Report from December Gathering

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

 

This will be my last report this year and on this occasion I would like to wish you all the best in the coming year 2017.

Our last gathering which took place at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Senayan http://www.mollysjakarta.com/  secured us and our guests a pre-Christmas atmosphere. 30++ attendees enjoyed that evening with a lot of conversations, laughs, live music ( yes, the management of Molly’s surprised us with a live band ) and of course, the Christmas Edition of the Belvedere Vodka.

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I think this short note will suffice for this time.   So……………………….…..
 
          On behalf of Natalia and Marek as well as myself.
Report from September & October Gathering

Report from September & October Gathering

Hello Members and Friends of the Polish Business Cub in Jakarta.

I have been busy recently with traveling back and forth to Poland, so there was no time to create and send to you reports from our last two gatherings. I apologize for this and below I will try in a few words to recall to some of you who were present there and those who were not, that in September we started the sixth year of the activity of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

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On this occasion, I would like once again to thank the Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Polish Embassy, the Polish Embassy, and of course you all for supporting us during those five great years.

I would like to thank all of you who introduced to us in a form of presentations interesting fields of Indonesians daily routine ( due- diligence, corruption, IT safety, travel, drinking water, charity, job recruitment, taxes, social work in Papua, housing services and of course Polish – Indonesian trade exchange reports) and also those who sponsored us from time to time with a keg of beer.

Thank you.

I would like to thank almost one and a half thousand guests who visited us during our 30 gatherings.

Thank you all.

Our last two gatherings ( XXXI and XXXII ) had not attracted many guests (25 average ) but the atmosphere as usual was fantastic. Once again our friend Sunil from the Society Wines donated two bottles of wine, and we also spared two bottles of Zubrowka to our Lucky Draw winners.

 

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Everybody had fun and new business connections were initiated.

I would like to thank once again our host the Eastern Promise Bar & Restaurant www.epjakarta.com, for hosting those two nights and for delicious food and professional service.

Report from the XXV Gathering

Report from the XXV Gathering

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

 

Just a few days are left to the end of this year. The beginning of December is always very busy not only with preparations for a big holiday week or preparing for a trip to your home country but also with moving from one party to another party.

Also our Club celebrated on last Thursday its 25th gathering with almost 50 guests taking part in it, representing:

www.grandpasmokery.com       www.beaconesia.com           www.itsecasia.com         www.salutario.com
www.iconillumination.com        www.kania-cemerlang.com    www.satterwardgroup.com   www.willhelmsen.com/shipsservice       www.asiantigers-mobility.com   www.emedialab.com                     and many other companies
 

                         

 

The Warung Turki by Turkuaz happened to be a very good choice and all of us present there enjoyed that night, I presume.
Fantastic atmosphere, very delicious food and quite a unique venue gave us an unforgettable evening .

Big thanks to the owners Yanti & Sezai and also to their dedicated staff.

As  this was a pre-Christmas gathering, we decided not to have any business presentation but instead a unique dancing  presentation given by a Belly Dancer. Some of us were in the right mood at that time, ready to join her and also have some extra quality time.


There is nothing more to add, but to wish you ALL a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And for those who will be in town this coming Saturday, I would like to invite you to a very unique STAND-UP performance organized by the Jakarta Comedy Club  given by our Polish friend Peter Szumowski ” one of the fastest rising stars on the professional international comedy circuit today! ”

Details Below:
CHAND GARDEN
(Fez Kemang Rooftop)
Friday December 18th 2015
Doors open 7pm, starts 9.30pm
ONLY Rp200,000 per person
Text 0821 1194 3084
Email info@jakartacomedy.club
See you in the New Year!
Andrzej
Report from the XXII Gathering

Report from the XXII Gathering

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

 

First of all, I would like to apologize for this late report, but as most of you know I am already on my annual holiday in Poland and my working energy is focusing mostly on recharging.

Before I start my report from our last (the 22-nd) Gathering, I would like to announce with big pride that we are back into our charity actions. Because of the popularity of the Polish Vodkas WYBOROWA & ZUBROWKA served during our gatherings, PBC donated one bottle of each to the fund raising organized by the Rotary Club Cilandak  www.rotaryclubcilandak.com. The skills of the auctioneer ( Mr. Mark Atkins the General Manager of the Kristal Hotel ) helped to rise totally 9 million rupiah ( 3 mln Wyborowa & 6 mln Zubrowka ) during the last two auctions.

Just to remind you, since January 2014 our Club managed to raise directly or indirectly 10mln + 10mln + 22.5mln + 9mln = 51.5mln for the same cause – helping unprivileged children of Indonesia.

I would like to thank all of you who have even in a smallest way taken part in those auctions.

Planning our 22-nd gathering we focused only on our venue, and of course on the food and service. All of it has been perfectly delivered by our host, The Ritz Carlton Kuningan      www.http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Jakarta/

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The poolside was fantastic, buffet meal delicious, and service at the highest level.

Thank you once again.

I would like to thank the management for giving our members 25% discount for the ASIA Restaurant and 15% for TEMPUS Night Club.

Planning our 22-nd gathering we forgot that on that date was the 26th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland. On the 4th of June 1989, 45 years after the end of WW2, Poland experienced for the first time the free elections www.en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_legislative_election,_1989

For some of us, especially for the Polish guests, that night had double format to enjoy.

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We had two bottles of wine donated for the raffles draw by Society Wines represented by our friend

Sunil and two free meals delivered by Everyday Chef and donated by our member Dan.

63 guests, including the Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski, tried to build up new social and business relationships. Out of this number, 22 people joined our gathering for the first time and I felt at the end, that most of them will join us during our next gathering as well.

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Mark your calendar on the 3rd of September for the next gathering. The venue will be announced later.

To summarize, we are very happy that our Club is being recognized by more and more professionals based in Jakarta, and all of them and their friends are very welcome to join us in September.

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For those of you  who could not make it this time (4th of June), the companies below were present:

www.dzakarta.msz.gov.pl             www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl             www.polclub.biz

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Jakarta          www.kopexcontractors.com        www.epic-technology.com

www.itsecasia.com         www.ptsupramatic.com                www.menarapeninsula.com

www.mpm-rent.com                      www.limabintang.com                  www.fm7hotel.com

www.chiroindo.com        www.viptravel-jakarta.com          www.bolsson.com               www.SantaFeRelo.com

www.thedendritegroup.com        www.epicureasia.com    www.kemanaservices.com

www.vmlqais.com           www.telstra.com             www.geoox.dk                 www.nordfinas.com

www.intership-indonesia.com     www.accorhotels.com/asia         www.citasys.com

www.poncoss.com          www.maintama.com      www.emedialab.net        www.kellys-express.com

www.hartrod.com           www.lavinta.com             www.concord-consulting.com     www.raywhite.com

www.asiantigers-mobility.com    www.shieldssecurity.com             www.dreamtrips.com    www.elemental-technology.com

With best regards from Poland,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from the XIX Gathering

Report from the XIX Gathering

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

First, I would like to thank all of you who found time and joined us last Thursday. For the second time in the row, the number of gatherers surpassed 60.

That evening, as the pre-Christmas Gathering, was very unique with a lot of fun, and for some also quite fortunate.

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For the first time we had organized some extra sponsors, who donated many vouchers for dinners/lunches to the Lucky Draw.

Naturally, this time all of our guests were willing to decorate our cork board with they name cards, and some even created them with pen and paper at the last moment before the Lucky Draw started.

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I would like to thank all of our sponsors that evening, starting with the Asian Tigers Mobility

www.asiantigers-mobility.com for sponsoring all of our 6 events this year. I hope that we will be able to extend our business relationship for the year 2015 and your logo and representatives will be present during our next year gatherings.

I would like to convey special thanks to :

–     The Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Pacific Place  http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/JakartaPacificPlace/Dining/Pacific_Place/Default.htm

for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 10%  discount for the whole year 2015 at their PACIFIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, 6th FLOOR

–      JW Marriott Jakarta, www.marriott.com/jktjw for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 25% discount for the whole year 2015 at their Salendra Restaurant, a 20%  discount at Pearl Restaurant and a 15% discount at the Blu Martini Bar,

–     Anatolia, Maroush, Front Row, Cater King  , www.nomi-inc.co.id  for donating four lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 20% discount for the whole year 2015 at their restaurants,

–      EL GRECO Gourment Cafe for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 10%  discount for the whole year 2015 at their place at Setiabudi 2, Kuningan,

–      Turkuaz – Turkish Cusine & Baklava House, www.turkuazrst.com, for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers,

–      Eastern Promise Bar & Restaurant, www.epjakarta.com, for donating not only two lunch/dinner vouchers but also for a great atmosphere and perfect service during our gatherings,

–      Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, www.mollysjakarta.com , for donating not only two lunch/dinner vouchers but also for a great atmosphere and perfect service during our gatherings,

–      Sunil Melwani from Society Wines for donating 2 bottles of wine,

–      Dan from My Wine Supplier  for donating 2 bottles of wine as well

    and also

            ALAM BAHASA  www.alambahasa.com, our member from Jogyakarta for coming specially to our gathering and distributing to our guests their small 2015 table calendars.

THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!

  I would like to extend special thanks to the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski, for visiting us that night together with his family. 

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Not only the Polish Embassy in Jakarta was represented that night, but also the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, the First Counsellor Mr. Roman Morawski led his office representation.

For the first time we also welcomed a representative of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an expert from the Department of Foreign Policy Strategy, Mrs. Lidia Powirska.

Generally, our gatherers represented the following industries, departments and offices:

www.jakarta.polemb.net            www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl        www.polclub.biz           www.heritagejkt.org

www.limabintang.com                www.tower-bersama.com      www.nexus.com          www.asiantigers-mobility.com

www.elemental-technology.com   www.kopexcontractors.co.id   www.jisedu.or.id        www.ydigital.asia

www.indoexpat.tv                       www.salutario.com                www.lux4home.com     www.cocoaindonesia.com 

www.karyamandirilestari.com    www.murphysjakarta.com     www.mollysjakarta.com    www.straallsen.com

www.nbogroup.com                   www.wilhelmsen.com            www.contromation.co.id   www.emedialab.net

www.alambahasa.com               www.chiroindo.co.id              www.avrist.com                www.olx.co.id

www.nordfinans.com                  www.veris-consulting.com

As the temperature in the room was rising and more and more of our guests were wining different vouchers and bottles of wine, we continued  and successfully finished the auction of our precious possession – the autographed Manchester United jersey. As you might remember the money collected from this auction will be donated to the ISCO Foundation  http://iscofoundation.org  which is active in bringing education to over 2,500 disadvantaged children in Indonesia.

Our member Dagfinn Kvammen for the second time has shown his generosity and warm heart. He decided to share his happiness and wealth with those who need it, and offered 20,000,000 Rp for that jersey. Another 2,500,000 Rp was donated to this project by Matt, also our Club’s member.

Once again THANK YOU Dagfinn & Matt

Together with Dagfinn we went last Wednesday to deliver the money to the ISCO Foundation, which happened to be the

Alpenstammtisch International” (ASI) International Networking

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With all of the festivities on Thursday the 11th of December 2014 at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, I would say that we as the Polish Business Club, have finished the year 2014 with a Big Bang, so to keep it rolling in the right direction at the right speed, I would like to wish you a…………………………………

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Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from the XIV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

Report from the XIV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

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

 

I would like to share with you some details related to our last week’s gathering. The XIV Gathering.

As you all have noticed from my invitation, we started this year with upgrading our meeting place.

We chose the Blu Martini at the JW Marriott at first. And this was the right decision. Good food, the right atmosphere and a big turn-out gave us a perfect and enjoyable evening.

So, I would like to take a moment and say Thank You to the management and staff of the JW Marriott www.marriott.com/jktjw and Blu Martini for giving us a good time.

I would like to thank this year’s main sponsor, the Asian Tigers Mobility   www.asiantigers-mobility.com for sponsoring beer that night and also our new member no. 103, Mr. Sunil Melwani from the Society Wines ( societywines@gmail.com ) for sponsoring most of our red wine.

Once again, Thank You All.

Gathered were 56 guests, 31 of whom were our Club members with wives, husbands or partners. 19 people came for the very first time, giving us a feeling that our Club is gaining more and more popularity within Jakarta’s business society.

Six of our guests were regulars who join our meetings once in a while when in town.

 

Some of you might remember that some time last year we introduced during our gatherings, which have a major purpose of networking, a cork board for your name cards to pin on it. This innovation has a triple advantage:

1. Looking at it, you will see who is in the room you might need to make contact with.

2. Your email address will be automatically registered to our mailing list so you can get reports and invitations to the next gatherings.

3. If your name card has a www. website info, it will be mentioned in our report as well.

 

 

Last Thursday we noted the presence of representatives of the following companies.

www.jakarta.polemb.net                                             www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl                                  www.polclub.biz

www.marriott.com/jktjw                                              www.asiantigers-mobility.com                       www.eurocham.or.id

www.epic-technology.com                                         www.rp-ds.com                                              www.geoox.dk

www.akigroup.co.id                                                    www.ptfi.co.id                                                 www.kellys-express.com

www.wilhelmsen.com/shipservice                            www.laio.com                                                www.tractus-asia.com

www.sibscool.com                                                        www.duepunti.co.id                                       www.vmlqais.com

www.thepermithouse.com                                         www.kopexcontractors.co.id                         www.towerbersama.com

www.limabintang.com

 

We also welcomed four new members to enlarge our Club to consist of 106 members.

Talking about members, I would like to remind you that after we introduced our new membership cards, you ( the members ) can purchase Qatar Airways tickets with an exclusive corporate deal ( terms and conditions apply ) and also, thanks to the courtesy of the JW Marriott, receive discounts up to:

25% discount on buffet for lunch and dinner, excluding Sunday Branch at Salendra Restaurant,

20%  discount on a la carte and weekend Yamcha at Pearl Restaurant,

15%  discount on for food and beverages at Blu Martini ( alcohol and non alcohol except alcohol by bottle ),

10% discount for items except alcohol beverages at Cake Box.

One membership ID is valid for maximum 10 persons.

Black Out Dates for this offer apply.

 

Coming back to our last week gathering, some time after 10 P.M. unexpectedly we welcomed Guests of Honor, H.E

Ambasador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski with his wife Agata Szumowska. Since this was his first official contact with the Polish Community, everybody including the Committee of the Polish Business Club tried to take advantage of the situation and take a picture with them.

 

 

With this optimistic accent of support from the most important persons at the Embassy of Poland, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

finished its XIV Gathering around midnight and is ready to take further steps to work on organizing the next gathering, which will take place in the first week of April.

About the exact date and place you will all be informed around the middle of March.

 

Wishing you all the best,

Andrzej / Andy

 

See more photos below:

 

 

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