Following the previous success of the previous years, the Joint European Cambers’ Business Confidence Index 2017/2018 (BCI) finally launched once again in 2018. Entering the sixth year, this survey has been one of of the most reputable studies as a reference to the Indonesian business landscape.
The event, arranged on 20 April 2018, was opened by Mr. Nick Holder (Board Member of BritCham and EuroCham, to representatives of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, the head of Kadin European Committee, European Ambassadors, Boards of the European Chambers, and an audience of seventy executives mostly representing European investors domiciled in Indonesia.
In this edition of BCI, the result highlighted three key points: the confidence in the last year that infrastructure development would materialize has boosted most of the statistics to a lesser or greater extent; there is stronger belief in government action; and that foreign businesses already domiciled in Indonesia are committed to further investment and maybe away from the more usual greater Jakarta or West Java. Mr Holder said there is enough positivity in the results to stimulate more trade and investment interest across all of Europe.
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018, EuroCham organized a briefing on the currently-discussed Water Resources Draft Bill. Titled "Opportunities and Challenges on the Development of Water Resources Policy", the briefing elaborated on the provisions under the Draft Bill that already at the parliament's table.
The event officially commenced by Ms. Astri Wahyuni, EuroCham Executive Board Member, giving the opening remarks, and Mr. Mohammad Zainal Fatah, Deputy Assistant for Water Resources Infrastructure from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, delivering the keynote speech.
Present as distinguished speakers at the event were Mr. Agus Suprapto Kusmulyono, Director of Water Resources Management, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Mr. Hendarmawan, Dean of Postgraduate School from University of Padjajaran, and Mr. Rachmat Hidayat, Head of EuroCham Import-Export Procedure Working Group and Chairman of ASPADIN. The panel discussion, moderated by Ms. Herlina Diharjo, Vice Chairman of ASPADIN, mainly consisted of feedback and recommendations from academics and business’s point of views regarding the current Draft Bill on Water Resources.