BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Center for International Business Education and Research in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Friday is presenting a conference designed to help Indiana and Midwest companies pursue opportunities in and with the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia.
Speakers at “Doing Business In and With Indonesia,” will include Rosmalawati Chalid, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago; and Mark Cooper, director in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
The event, from 9 am to 1 pm, will take place at the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center, 1275 E. 10th St. It is being held in connection with the 2018 ASIRPA Indonesia Focus Conference also taking place at IU Bloomington.
Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation, spanning more than 13,000 islands, with a population of more than 260 million people. Java, its most populous island, is home to more than half of the country’s population. It is the populous country in Southeast Asia.
Chalid will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation. She will be followed by a panel of prominent Indonesian IU alumni who will discuss opportunities and challenges of their country’s business environment.
A second panel of experienced business representatives will share best practices they have learned from doing business in and with Indonesia.
“Participants will learn from these experts and gain insights and practical information needed to enter and succeed in Indonesian markets,” said LaVonn Schlegel, executive director of the Institute for International Business at Kelley. “Participants will also have the opportunity to build important business connections with government officials, other businesses and industry experts.”