ISD-Kadin “ASEAN Business Briefing on Services”
Jakarta, 26 September 2013
Jakarta, September 26, 2013
Indonesia Services Dialogue co-hosted the “ASEAN Business Briefing on Services” with Kadin Indonesia in Jakarta. This event was part of the ASEAN Series held by Kadin Indonesia to discuss the upcoming implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. ISD was particularly choosen to co-host the event because ISD was seen as an increasingly known forum for stakeholders in services to discuss obstacles, research, and regulations in services.
Chris Kanter, Vice Chairman of Kadin Indonesia, said in his opening speech that the awareness of Indonesian business players about the ASEAN Economic Community is relatively low. Although the implementation is scheduled in 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community was still seen as something far and vague. This is worrying as ASEAN Economic Community is inevitable and Indonesian business players will sooner or later feel the impact of the regional economic integration.