The countries in the region are Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech, Georgia, Hungary, Croatia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The mission of the forum is to encourage the enhancement of the economic cooperation by strengthening mutually beneficial trade, tourism and investment cooperation between Indonesia and the Central and Eastern Europe.
The Covid-19 pandemic is tremendous, costs not only lives, but almost totally halts economic and social activity domestically and globally. Its panacea urges all governments’ small or big, afar or neighbouring countries to work harder than ever, and to contribute and collaborate together and stronger to alleviate its impact.
Fortunately, digital technology exists to serve them and business circles in easing constraints resulted from this calamity. That technology even is proven as an effective engine to venture a new and creative economy, as well as to communicate each other and disseminate news real time for all people across any generations and professions.
With that in mind, Indonesia is keen to bolster relations with friendly nations, especially the ones posing as promising economies such as countries in the Central and Eastern Europe.
Based on the data compiled by the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, in 2020 the trade value between Indonesia and the 19 states in this region reached only US$ 6,44 billions, 4.4% lower than in 2019 which amounted to US$ 6,74 billions.
In January-June 2021 the trade value reached US$ 3,59 billions, 22,69% higher than in the equivalent period of 2020.
Current prospective trade goods between Indonesia and these countries among others are coffee, cacao, marine products, palm oil, wheat, furniture, spices, rubber and its derivatives.
Therefore, in this new normal era, Indonesia extends its hand in offer to revive and explore opportunities collectively and jointly working with nations in Central and Eastern Europe to strengthen regional cooperation in trade and investment of both business communities, including through this INA-CEE BizForum, the first ever virtual event convened by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which this time takes a theme of “Doing Business with Indonesia: Asia’s Economic Power House”.
Business community could register as exhibitor or visitor at the INA-ACCESS platform at https://ina-access.com and use this platform to establish business contacts and communicate with partners or promote their products.
For further information regarding the INA-CEE Business Forum 2021, please contact e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.