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On 30 July 2020, EuroCham organized a webinar on “Manufacturing in the New Normal." This event highlighted the current condition where manufacturers are entering a the “new normal” to operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which put downward pressure on demand, production and revenues as the health crisis intensifies. In this regard, companies are adjusting their operations and issued guidelines for reopening workplaces, and facility operations continue to run while at the same time minimizing the risks of exposure to COVID-19. The webinar was designed as a sharing session among EuroCham member companies and invited high level representatives from well-known global companies as speakers, namely David Bidau (Executive Vice President Operations at Danone), Agus Ciputra (President Director at BASF Indonesia), and Andrew Saputro (Corporate Affairs Director at Frisian Flag Indonesia), and Joseph Warren (President Director at NIKE Indonesia). Each speakers presented the strategies and protocols adopted by their companies to maintain manufacturing operations.
EuroCham supported a dialogue event under the general theme of Emerging Indonesia Financial Services Dialogue, which was organized by the Global Indonesia Professionals’ Association (GIPA) on 21 July 2020. The event invited the Chairman of Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK), Dr. Wimboh Santoso, as the keynote speaker who shared about the latest stimulus and reliefs in the financial sector as OJK was granted additional powers to take action and issue regulations to mitigate the pandemic’s economic impacts. Dr. Wimboh Santoso also provided an Overview of Financial Services stability as well as capital market development efforts to help drive Indonesia’s recovery and growth.
The event also invited Martin Scheck (Chief Executive of International Capital Market Association/ICMA), Darko Hajdukovic (Managing Director, Head of Multi-Asset Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group/LSEG), and Jens Reisch (President Director of Prudential Indonesia) as speakers to share their perspectives on the current financial services condition. The overall session was moderated by Steven Marcelino, the Chairman of GIPA.