The 2017 Indonesianisme Summit will be held on Dec. 9 at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Central Jakarta to showcase the country's future plan of developing domestic technology, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. (Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean)

Gov't and Private Sector to Showcase Indonesia's Industrial Outlook at December Summit

BY :AMAL GANESHA

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Jakarta. The 2017 Indonesianisme Summit will be held on Dec. 9 at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Central Jakarta to showcase the country's future plan of developing domestic technology, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors.

The event is being organized by the Alumni Association of the Bandung Institute of Technology Institute (IA-ITB) and will feature key stakeholders from the government, including Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya and the head of Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM), Penny Lukito.

Moreover, companies from the private sector will also join the summit, including car distributor Astra, state-owned communications operator Telkomsel, state-owned energy company Pertamina and e-commerce marketplace Bukalapak, among others.

"One of the keys for a country to win its own industrial growth is an orchestrated effort from the government and its citizens. This has been shown in developed countries such as Germany, Japan and South Korea, who know that they have limited natural resources and the only way to survive is to conquer technology and industry," IA-ITB chairman Ridwan Djamaluddin said in a statement on Wednesday (29/11).

"Indonesia's weakness in mastering technology, market and brands has made us always become consumers, not producers. Often, our natural resources are exported and later we'll buy it again in the form of ready-to-consume products," he added.

The energy, transportation, infrastructure, food and digital technology sectors are expected to be highlighted at the summit.

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