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Message from Ambassador Marciel

Welcome to the U.S. Mission’s new business tab, our latest effort to provide U.S. companies with the information needed to seize more commercial opportunities in Indonesia.  Indonesia’s economic outlook continues to be positive, with GDP growth topping six percent and an increasing sense of optimism and confidence among the Indonesian public.  However, with growth and confidence have come pressing infrastructure needs and regulatory challenges. 

I encourage you to read through the many resources on this site and reach out to the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the Consulate in Surabaya, and our American Presence Post in Medan to learn more.  We want to work with you to secure more deals for American companies and create greater business-to-business ties between the United States and Indonesia.

Upcoming Events:

Global Airports Indonesia 2012

Register now for Global Airports Indonesia (GAI) 2012, the largest-ever airport development conference in Indonesia, June 26-27, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place in Jakarta, Indonesia.   In cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service Jakarta, GAI 2012 is being organized by Angkasa Pura Supports. 

GAI 2012 will bring together:

  • Decision-makers from the national and regional governments, airport operating companies, Indonesia’s leading airlines, construction and engineering firms, and financial firms
  • International airport development companies and equipment manufacturers
  • Other aviation experts, including academics, consultants and industry association representatives


Event Highlights:

  • Indonesian ministerial-level speakers and top aviation officials – view the agenda
  • Panel discussions on airport design, operations, safety, revenue generation, and other topics
  • Networking events
  • 30-plus exhibitors from the U.S. and other countries


U.S. Pavilion at INDODEFENCE 2012

Register for the U.S. Pavilion at INDODEFENCE 2012 before June 15, 2012.  The Indonesian Military is set to modernize and expand their operations this year, and the Government of Indonesia has allocated over 16 billion USD for new equipment.  A standard 3x4sqm booth is 8,200 USD.

By registering with the U.S. Pavilion at INDODEFENCE 2012, you can expect to receive:

  • One-on-One matchmaking services with key partners
  • Invitation to a U.S. Reception with Indonesian buyers
  • Your Company Profile in the U.S. Commercial Services exclusive brochure
  • VIP Access to INDODEFENCE 2012


17 U.S. SMEs Interested in Indonesian Market

Seventeen small and medium enterprises from a wide array of sectors in the United States—the pharmaceutical, port, shipbuilding, healthcare, information services, and other industries were represented—engaged in daylong meetings with potential Indonesian business partners pre-screened by U.S. Commercial Service Jakarta during the recent Trade Winds Asia trade mission, which took place May 21-22, 2012.  Visiting U.S. companies also attended a May 22 seminar hosted by KADIN, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce that included 43 Indonesian companies. 

U.S. Ambassador Brings 16 Companies to Batam

Ambassador Scot Marciel made his first visit to Batam in Riau Islands Province on May 14.  Accompanied by U.S. Consul for Sumatra Kathryn Crockart and U.S Embassy Jakarta Counselor for Commercial Affairs David Gossack, Ambassador Mar­ciel hosted a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David Adelman and a 16-member business delega­tion from the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore to seek out investment opportunities in the area.  The visit included a courtesy call with Riau Islands Province Governor Muhammad Sani.