Aiming to share knowledge and experience in engaging with the policy makers in Indonesia, EuroCham organized a sharing session on 13 September 2017. This sharing session was intended for new expatriates who were interested to know more on how to deal with Indonesian dynamic policy landscape. In this occasion, EuroCham Vice Chairman/CEO Ikea Indonesia, Mr. Mark Magee, shared his experience during his 5 years tenure in Indonesia. Mr. Magee also described his opportunities and challenges faced when he had his first Indonesia outlet established.
Another speaker in the session was Ms. Astri Wahyuni, EuroCham Board Member/Head of External Affairs Unilever Indonesia, who presented her expertise in the government affairs field. Moreover, Ms. Wahyuni, shared her knowledge and provided examples from her extensive experience. From EuroCham secretariat, Mr. Pirhot Nababan, policy advisor, explained about working groups and EuroCham services. The event was closed with networking lunch.
EuroCham Energy Working Group conducted discussion about Renewable Energy on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. The meeting presented external speakers from legislation and private consultant, led by the Mr. Thomas Wagner (Head of Energy Working Group).
The Working Group invited Senator Parlindungan Purba, Head of Committee II DPD RI (Regional Representative Council). DPD is a legislative body, consisting of senators from all provinces, while Committee II in DPD is responsible for economic and environmental affairs. DPD is currently planning to propose a law on renewable energy for this year, and they are welcome for any inputs acknowledging the importance of business perspectives in the formulation of the regulations.
The second speaker was Ms. Annisa Natalegawa, Director of Asia Group Advisors. She elaborated Indonesia's complex regulatory environment in renewable energy sector, a multi-pronged approached is required; targeted the current administration, higher level stakeholder engagement, activating third party, and collaborate partnership with stakeholders who shared common interest.