Four Seasons, Jakarta
May, 07, 2013
Four Seasons, Jakarta
May, 07, 2013
Over 170 delegates attended GTR‘s 3rd Annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta on May 7, 2013.
The comprehensive one-day conference opened with a keynote address by Noke Kiroyan, Chairman of the ICC Indonesia. He outlined the importance and mutual benefit of Indonesia opening its market to the global trade community as well as the role of commodities in shaping the macroeconomic landscape.
As the biggest trade and commodity finance gathering in Indonesia, the conference brought together decision makers from some of the country’s biggest corporate players to give their unique insights into today’s market. The event also attracted many local and international delegates from the banking and financial services sectors to discuss liquidity challenges, corporate demand for capital, opportunities and challenges within the commodities markets, the impact of changing global trade flows and specific industry case studies.
“Indonesia’s economy continues to attract attention, despite significant global challenges, with opportunities abound in many sectors,” said the conference producer, Paul Greetham. “With international trade flows developing at an unprecedented rate, the conference was well timed to tackle key market issues and illustrate current commodity trends.”
Margaret Tjahjono, Head of Trade Product Management at Bank Danamon, further explained, “An unprecedented boom in agribusiness products materialised in early 2013. This illustrates, along with the rise of soya production in 2012, that Indonesia is realising its domestic potential and has become one of the biggest regional producers of soft commodities. With the slowdown in the US and European markets, this huge domestic demand is acting as a balancing factor as well as a lucrative export destination for neighbouring countries.”
Tjahjono adds: “Having GTR’s annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Conference was ideal for commodity players and all those providing an essential supporting role. This leading industry event enables the market to see how commodities are playing a vital part within the development of Indonesia.”
With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking was a key feature throughout the conference. With numerous networking breaks there was ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in Indonesia to create new business contacts and build relationships with the foremost market actors.
“The annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference has rightly become a key fixture within the GTR Asia calendar,” says Rupert Sayer, CEO of GTR Asia. “Many delegates and supporters return year after year and have helped develop this key industry gathering into a hotbed of contemporary discussion and unrivalled networking. We look forward to facilitating business in the country and region for many years to come.”
The conference welcomed support from leading institutions, such as Bank Danamon, BII Maybank, ANZ and Codix. The event is also proud to have had institutional partnerships with the ICC Indonesia, British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia, Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC), ICISA and the Berne Union.
Abhishek Chhajer, Senior Underwriter & Head of Trade Credit Division, Asia Pacific, Markel International
Afrid Wibisono, Vice-President, Financial Institutions & Transactional Banking, Bank Muamalat
Anil Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Euler Hermes Hong Kong
Anthony Palmer, Chief Executive, BPL Global Singapore
Anton Gunawan, Chief Economist, Bank Danamon
Arnaud Cachard, Director, Project & Export Finance, HSBC
Chris Pardey, Chief Executive Officer, RCMA Commodities Asia
Francois Dotta, Head of Trade & Commodity Finance, Partner, EuroFin Asia Group
Herry Hykmanto, Syariah Director, Bank Danamon
John Natsis, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, RMS Credit
Margaret Tjahjono, Head of Trade Product Management, Bank Danamon
Mark Sachs, Partner, Thomas Cooper
Mark Tan, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Regional Commodities & Structure Trade Finance, HSBC Singapore
Noke Kiroyan, Chairman, ICC Indonesia
Nor Shahrizan B Sulaiman, Executive Vice-President, Head, Product Management, Maybank Islamic
Paul Wouters, Chief Executive Officer, Senturiyon Global
Peter Phillips, Managing Director, Markel International
Pradip Chhadva, Head of Treasury, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, Bank Danamon
Risman Firmansyah, Vice-President, Trade Product, Transaction Services, Indonesia, Citi
Robert Andriessen, Managing Partner, Andriessen Consulting
Volker Bromund, President Director, Prime Consultancy
Willem Klaassens, Chief Financial Officer, Clearsource