As continuation of the partnership, Eurocham Indonesia again becomes Associate Sponsor for the organization of Renewable Energy for Indonesia (RE41) held on 28-29 November 2017. Renewable energy sector is one the key issues that mostly discussed within EuroCham Energy Working Group, especially with so many dynamic happening in the regulatory landscape this year.
Thomas Wagner, Head of Energy Working Group represents Eurocham to speak at one of the session, bringing the theme on Foreign Direct Investment evolving landscape for renewable energy. The discsusison highlighted the issue on how Indonesia is building energy infrastructure for the next 30 years, and therefore must think ahead of how to ensure that whatever built now will not become obsolete in the next 30 years.
As part of the final stages of the EU-Indonesia Economic Relations Study—started on August 2017, a focus group discussion was conducted to announce the study findings to the related government stakeholders, and to gather additional insights.
Held on 23 November 2017, the FGD was attended by representatives from the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade, Government Procurement Body (LKPP), Oil and Gas Task Force (SKK Migas), and Financial Services Authority (OJK). The study aim to be completed by end of this year, and the preliminary finding had presented during EIBD 2017 Plenary Session.
The study itself is carried out by Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), commissioned by EuroCham Indonesia, and funded by the European Union. It is conducted to portray trade and investment relations between both economies. Additionally, it also serves as references to further understand specific trends and processes that will affect future economic growth.