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Market Focus : Indonesia

  • Wednesday 04 November 2020 11:00-13:30
  • CCIG, Boulevard du Théâtre 4, Genève
  • Organisation : Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bern in partnership with the CCIG

The EFTA States (Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Indonesia signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, CEPA, in Jakarta on 16 December 2018. The agreement will increase legal certainty, improve the predictability of the bilateral economic relations, and promote cooperation between the authorities. Tariff concessions are designed in such a way that all major Swiss export sectors can benefit from the agreement, including both industry and producers of agricultural products. In return, Switzerland will grant Indonesia duty-free access for industrial products. The tariff concessions granted in the agricultural sector are essentially the same as those in other free trade agreements.

Indonesia, with its dynamic and fast-growing economy and the largest population of the region, represents a major market and a partner of great importance to EFTA. The complementarity of the economies represents a natural starting point from which to build a strong economic partnership for the long term. The IE-CEPA will open up for greater flows of foreign direct investment from the EFTA States, stimulating the economies of both EFTA and Indonesia by spurring the transfer of technologies and job creation as well as fostering Indonesia´s competitiveness vis-a-vis the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

This business meeting is an important chance to know more about the new opportunities under IE-CEPA and to share the successful experiences of various companies based in Indonesia.





Welcome address

Mr Vincent Subilia, General Director, CCIG 

His Excellency Muliaman Dharmansyah Hadad, Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein


The importance of Indonesia for the Swiss market

Mr Carmelo Laganà, Deputy Head of Geneva Office and Project Manager International Relations, economiesuisse


Indonesian economy and investment opportunities

Mr Danang, Indonesian Commercial attache at the WTO 

Mr Francis Wanandi, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (online)

Mr Jesse NG, Indonesian businessman in Basel 


Experiences of companies doing business in Indonesia

Mr Chris Bendl, CEO and Country Manager, Zurich Assurances (via Zoom)

Mr Jean-Philippe Lebudel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Firmenich 

Mr Erwin Spichtig, CEO, Sandmaster Asia (via Zoom)






End of the event

If you are interested in the event but are not able to come physically, please let us know and we will try to connect you via Zoom.

Due to Covid-19, event participants are asked to be masked for the entire duration of the event and to disinfect their hands when entering the CCIG. The mask can be removed once seated for the lunch.

Participants are also requested to comply with the OFSP requirements.

People who show symptoms should stay at home (no cancellation fee will be charged, even after the deadline).

  • Price for CCIG members CHF 25
  • Price for non-members CHF 50
N.B. In the event of withdrawal announced less than 48 hours before the event, the registration fee remains due. We inform you that photos and / or videos could be taken. By participating in this event, you authorize the CCIG to use them on various media to promote its activities.

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