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.




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.



Everybody had fun and new business connections were initiated.

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

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, for giving us once again perfect service and serving delicious food. Thank you EP.

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The following companies were present :

As you know from my previous reports, we have recently been struggling with securing a sponsor, but that night the Santa Fe Relocation Services  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  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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Andrzej / Andy

Andrzej Jakubowski

Chairman | Polish Business Club in Jakarta




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 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

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, 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  ,  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,, for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers,

–      Eastern Promise Bar & Restaurant,, 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, , 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, 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:                                                              

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  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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Andrzej / Andy

Chairman’s Report: April 2013

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

Ninth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

Ninth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

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

Our IXth Gathering is already behind us, and I could proudly call it a huge success.

Before I come to some details of that night, I would like to thank our supporters & sponsors:

The First Chancellor Mr. Romuald Morawski , Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Indonesia for excellent ,professional  support of the Gathering & welcoming speech to all of the Polish and Indonesian students taking part in that Gathering,

and sponsor : Asian Tigers Mobility – Indonesia,    for sponsoring our fourth event in the row.

I would like also to thank Mr. Jacob Friis Sorensen, the Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, for joining us that night and introducing to our guests basic aspects of business relationships between EU and Indonesia,

and of course, I  would like to thank the staff and management of the KOI Kemang restaurant, ,for organizing for us a perfect venue and serving delicious food & cold beverages.

Exactly 60 people were present there on the 15th of April, as a part of the evening to honor 18 Polish students from the Warsaw School of Economic and over 10 from PPM School of Management.

As you might remember, the Polish students came to Indonesia to attend the Emerging Market Business Conference organized by PPM School of Management from Jakarta


All of us had a very good time trying to exchange news from the Polish side related to the educational system for the daily routine and cultural aspects of Indonesia. We as the hosts were trying to advise them how to survive and at the same time to enjoy the short time of their very first visit to this country.

Because of a very tight schedule of that visit, during which after four days in Jakarta all of them moved to Bandung for two days and then to Jogya for another five, only on Tuesday morning we had a chance to talk with them again.

The Trade & Investment Promotion Division and our Club were invited to the Auditorium Bina  Manajemen of the PPM School of Management, where we took a part in the first Session of the Conference, with topics “Entrepreneur is Pioneer of Developing Country “ and “ Economic Growth vs Environmental Awareness.“. Over 200 hundred’s participants were present.

During that first part, the First Secretary of the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Tomasz Pietka, introduced to the students of PPM economic information about Poland , business & investment opportunities in relationships with Indonesia.

Our Club also got a few minutes of attention in the form of a presentation about our goals and activity, delivered in Bahasa by our Vice Chairwoman Natalka Sintadewi.


Polish Business Club together with our close supporter, the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, for the last few months tried to monitor and give some advice to the hosts of this Conference, in relation of the visit of the Polish students. As appreciation for our help, the Dean of PPM School of Management, Mr. Martinus Sulisto Rusli, presented the Counsellor Mr. Morawski and myself plaques with the name of their school.

While I was writing this report, the Polish students together with their Indonesian partners, were still enjoying the beauty of the island of Java combined with culture and some educational events, and I hope they will be very satisfied with their stay and the hospitality experienced during their trip.


We have planned already to have our next Gathering on Thursday the 30th of May. Make sure to mark it down in your calendar!