Indonesia Services Dialogue 2nd Public Forum

Jakarta, 19 April 2013

Indonesia Services Dialogue 2nd Public Forum

Surabaya, 19 April 2013

Public Forum on Competitive Services: Unlocking Value Adding Potential for 21st Century Business

Held in conjunction with the APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade.

Venue: JW Marriot Hotel, Surabaya.

Friday, 19 April 2013.

Hosted by ISD Coordinators (APINDO, Ministry of Trade, CSIS) in partnership with ABAC Indonesia and Kadin Indonesia.

Overview of Public Forum
The Public Forum on Competitive Services: Unlocking Value Adding Potential for 21st Century Business aims to provide an opportunity for senior Indonesian Ministers, the APEC and ABAC processes and international experts to engage with the Indonesian Business Community and its business and investment partners on some of the key priorities emerging in the APEC 2013 agenda.

The Public Forum is specifically focused on the role of the Services Sectors because of their critical importance in achieving successful outcomes for Infrastructure Development, in developing an understanding of the new regional and global dynamics in Trade and Investment and in bringing about more efficient Connectivity.
The Public Forum aims to provide greater understanding and a balanced discussion on the international and domestic dimensions of services as APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade meet in Surabaya to discuss these and other issues and in the lead up to the APEC Leaders and Ministerial Meetings in Bali in October and the WTO Ministerial Meeting in Bali in December.

The Public Forum will be hosted by the Indonesia Services Dialogue (ISD) in partnership with ABAC Indonesia and Kadin Indonesia. The ISD is a tripartite body representing Government, Business and Research, coordinated by the Ministry of Trade, APINDO and CSIS, which aims to promote development of the services sectors in Indonesia.

The proceedings will be simultaneously translated in Bahasa Indonesia and English to ensure full participation of both domestic and foreign participants.

The Public Forum is scheduled for Friday, 19 April which is the day before the Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade.

Public Forum Agenda
13.00—13.30: Registration

13.30—13.40: Opening Session
Welcome on behalf of Indonesia Services Dialogue:

Mr. Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman, Indonesia Employers Association (APINDO)

Opening Remarks:

Mr. Suryo Sulisto, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)

13.40—14.15: The Emerging Role of Services in Trade and Investment

Mr. Chris Kanter, Business Coordinator, Indonesia Services Dialogue; Vice Chair for Trade and International Relations, Kadin Indonesia, Vice-Chair, APINDO

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia

Services and Value-adding: More Opportunities for Indonesia

Mr. Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organisation

“Made in the World”: Why Services are Key to Participation

Q and A Session

14.15—14.30: Special Briefing on APEC 2013 Agenda

Ambassador Yuri Thamrin, Chair, APEC Senior Officials, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Mr. Iman Pambagyo, Director General, International Trade Cooperation, Ministry of Trade, Indonesia

14.30—16.00: Developing the Services Sector for Infrastructure and Connectivity:
Interactive Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair of Indonesia PECC and Research Co-Coordinator (CSIS), Indonesia Services Dialogue

Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN & East Asia
Making Infrastructure Work with Efficient Services

Dr. Sherry Stephenson, SEADI and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Getting Real Value from Trade: The New Evidence about Services and Connectivity

Ms. Jane Drake-Brockman, International Trade Centre, Geneva

Building Capacity and Cooperation for Effective Participation in the International Services Economy

Discussion Session

16.00—16.20: Coffee Break

16.20—17.25: Business Priorities in Building Competitiveness for Regional Economic Integration
Moderator: Mr. Anthony Nightingale, ABAC Member, Hong Kong China, Director, Jardine Matheson Holding Ltd, Commissioner Astra International

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Wishnu Wardhana, Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)

The Emerging ABAC Agenda on Infrastructure and Services

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Chatib Basri, Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board

Why Competitive Business Needs Competitive Services

Q and A Session

17.25—17.30: Concluding Remarks and Next Steps in Indonesia Services Dialogue

Mr. Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman, Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO)