nov 8 New York, NY

Business Forum on Trade, Tourism & Investment in Indonesia


The Business Forum on Trade, Tourism & Investment in Indonesia (BFTTII) is a high profile event dedicated to strengthen United States (US) and Indonesian economic ties by promoting trade, tourism and investment activities in Indonesia to US business communities. BFTTII provides vast opportunities for participants to gain valuable, first-hand insights on business and economic environments in Indonesia through its thematic sessions, which features high-ranking government officials and senior business executives. Participants also have the chance to schedule one-on-one meetings with US and Indonesian companies and government agencies to further discuss business opportunities in Indonesia.

About Indonesia:

Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia with over one-trillion dollars in gross domestic product (GDP). The country has been experiencing rapid economic growth over the past decade, primarily driven by its 260 million strong population base (4th in the world), robust domestic consumption, and increased productivity. Indonesia is a member of G20.

Intercontinental Hotel Times Square
300 West 44th Street, 10036, New York, NY
Thursday, November 8, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


H.E. Thomas Trikasih Lembong

Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board

H.E. Amb. Budi Bowoleksono

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America

Hon. Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X

Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY)

Amb. Cameron Hume

Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (2007-2010)

Amb. Robert Blake

Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (2014-2016)

Wayne Forrest

American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce

Mari Elka Pangestu

Former Trade Minister of the Republic of Indonesia

Winanto Adi

Consul for Economic Affairs
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York

M. Noor Nugroho

Deputy Director
Bank Indonesia

Joseph Sahat Raja

Telekomunikasi Indonesia USA

Shinto Nugroho

Chief Policy and Government Relations
GO-JEK Indonesia

Fajrin Rasyid


Arief Hidayat

Head of Investment
Regional Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta

William Pegues

Director Structured Finance & Insurance
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Eri Wibowo

Head of Division, Financing & Investment
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

Del Renigar

Executive Director, Global Government Affairs & Policy
General Electric

Anne Patricia Sutanto

Vice CEO
PT Pan Brothers Tbk

Rahardjo Siswohartono

Indonesia Investment Promotion Center

Tri Hartono

General Manager
Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI)



8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:10Opening Remarks by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States
9:10 - 9:15Remarks by the Chairman of the Committee
9:15 - 9:50Keynote Speech by the Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board
9:50 - 10:00Remarks by Board of Governor of Bank Indonesia
10:00 - 10:15Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:00Session I
Panel Discussion: “Enhancing Indonesian tourism and creative economy”
12:00 - 12:45Networking Lunch
12:45 - 14:30Session II
Panel Discussion: “Exploring infrastructure investment opportunities in Indonesia”
14:30 - 14:45Coffee Break
14:45 - 16:15Session III
Panel discussion: “Investment on manufacturing industries in Indonesia”
16:15 - 16:25Closing remarks
16:25 - 17:00Breakout Session

One-on-One Meetings

BFTTI offers participants the chance to have one-on-one meetings with Indonesian companies and government agencies further discuss investment opportunities in Indonesia. Through these meetings, participants can have unparalleled insights to get specific answers pertaining to their business and investments which may include the but not limited to:

  • Learning about business opportunities in Indonesia
  • Assessing challenges in the market and business environment
  • Understanding local regulations
  • Finding out how we can help you to identify new business partners
Companies and Government Agencies:
  • General Electric
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Telekomunikasi Indonesia USA
  • Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY)
  • PT Pan Brothers Tbk
  • PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
  • Bukalapak

To schedule a one-on-one session, please send an email to and

Location & Contact

300 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM