Empowering Change

Empowering Change

Embassy of Ireland-Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Dialogue

Indonesia is increasingly considered the hidden jewel of Asia with a vast population of 242 million and with Economic Growth projected to  the region of 6% in 2009. It hosts a dynamic market of surging importance and increasing opportunity in the global economy – a leader within South East Asia – offering a reliable and rewarding partnership in the key areas of trade and investment.

Investment Meetings in Paris and Dublin

As one of the richest provinces in Indonesia, Riau is blessed with oil. But there’s more in Riau than just oil. At least three of the largest crude palm oil (CPO) producers in the world are located in Riau.

Promoting Riau in Singapore

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore organized an investment forum for Riau Province on May 8th 2007 in Singapore. Approximately 80 representatives from Singaporean, Chinese, Indian and Italian companies attended the event.

In his opening speech Governor Zainal Rusli stressed his vision and strategy to make Riau a viable place for investment. HDAA’s CEO, Bernardus Djonoputro, presented a number of investment opportunities in infrastructure development and tourism.

Aceh Governor Meets Irish Prime Minister

HD AsiaAdvisory organized a visit of leading Acehnese dignitaries delegation led by Governor Mustafa Abubakar to Dublin, Ireland on May 13th-18th 2006 to meet with government officials and business leaders.

The other members of the delegation included the Vice Speaker of the Aceh Local Parliament, the Mayor of Sabang, the Head of the Aceh Investment Board, the Chairman of the Sabang Special Authority, the Chairman of the Aceh Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Regional Council (DPD) representing Aceh.

The highlight of the four-days visit was the meeting with Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at his office in Dublin. The delegation also visited the Parliament and met with Minister of Transportation, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Fisheries.

HD Asia Enables Wakatobi Government to Apply Sustainable Development Framework

Wakatobi, February 8, 2010 - Wakatobi is named after the four islands of Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko that are located off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi. Wakatobi is part of Coral Triangle area, a region that encompasses the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world, having 942 species of fish and 750 of the world’s 850 coral reef species. Wakatobi has a good deal of potential to become a world-class marine tourism destination.

New Business Network Establishes to Promote Billateral Trade Relation

Jakarta, 30 May 2010 - The Irish government launched the Irish-Indonesian Business Dialogue Network – a forum to facilitate and promote bilateral relations and trade connections between Ireland and Indonesia – in Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta on May 26, 2010.

The meeting was chaired by HE Richard O'Brien, the Irish Ambassador to Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, and East Timor, and attended by key figures from Enterprise Ireland, other Irish business entities as well as their Indonesian counterparts.

According to O’Brien, the establishment of the network, which would later change into a division under the Enterprise Ireland, hinted more investment be made by Irish companies in Indonesia in the future.

Ministry Research and Technology and Municipality of Wakatobi Launch Biodiversity Research Training

Jakarta, 20 May 2010 - HD Asia Advisory successfully collaborated and assisted key parties to convene a signing and launching ceremony of the Biodiversity Research Training Program at the Ministry of Research and Technology in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday (20/05). With vigorous and strenuous work, durable bridges have been built among PT Microsoft Indonesia, the Municipality of Wakatobi, and the RI's Ministry of Research and Technology to secure further close cooperations.

HD Asia Maritime Obtain Right to Manage and Operate Sabang Port Good news for the maritime world in Indonesia

Bernardus DjonoputroThe Aceh Government has opened up operational management of the Port of Sabang to be conducted by a private company. HD Asia Maritime, a registered Indonesian entity, will commence business in co-operation with a European partner.

The Municipality of Wakatobi to Develop a Biodiversity Research Center with the Use of Microsoft's Latest Technology

Jakarta, 12 March 2010 - Located on the world's coral triangle center, Wakatobi is the coral-richest region in the world enjoying 750 different coral biodiversities under its sea. Realizing the importance of preserving environmental assets, the Wakatobi administration embraces the Government, researchers, and private sectors to work together to actively preserve those assets.

At the present time, the administration is building "the International Center of Excellence" for biodiversity research activities through the framework of Public Private Partnership (PPP).

CEO Briefing to Norwegian Investors

HD Asia Advisory CEO Bernardus Djonoputro briefed Norwegian investors and entrepreneurs on the latest development and investment opportunity in Indonesia, and in particular the Riau province. The briefing was held at a seminar organized by The Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, Norway on Monday, November 23, 2009 to boost the bilateral trade partnership between Indonesia and Norway.

The seminar which was held at the Scandic Hotel in Asker was officiated by the Indonesian Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Ad-Interim Mansyur Pangeran and head of Riau promotion and investment Feizal Qamar Qarim.