Past Events

EU-ABC Members-Only BGA Country Briefing: Indonesia

It is an exciting period for the country – Indonesia is hosting the G20 later this year, and will take on the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2023. It remains to be seen how the country will navigate the delicate situation of involving Russia in the G20 Summit, as well as its priority deliverables as ASEAN Chair. Indonesia is also negotiating a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU, which has been set back by palm oil issues. Domestically, Southeast Asia’s largest economy faces major changes and challenges: Indonesia’s leadership prospects as President Joko Widodo’s presidential term comes to an end, the multi-billion-dollar relocation of its capital, rising inflation, and the resurgence of COVID-19 infections to name a few.

In this closed-door briefing, we will dissect Indonesia’s current economic, political, and social landscapes, and what the future has in store for the country and businesses operating there amidst all these exciting developments.

  • Indonesia hosting G20 – challenges, especially with the resurgence of COVID-19 in the country, as well as inviting Russia to the event despite protests from the US and EU
  • Possible priority economic deliverables as Indonesia takes over the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2023
  • Prospects of concluding the CEPA now that President Jokowi only has a year left in his presidency, and how negotiations are holding up with palm oil issues looming in the background
  • Impact of capital relocation on businesses
  • Recent cabinet reshuffle – what does this mean?
  • Inflation and how Indonesia will navigate this