Please see upcoming events in the events section.
Summit Registration has opened. You can go to the registration page to download registration forms by click http://norway-asia.com/registration/
For more information and update on the speakers and program, please see http://norway-asia.com/
Bangkok has been chosen as the venue for the 2014 Norway-Asia Business Summit.
The event will take place in Bangkok from 24th to 26th April 2014 with an optional extension to Myanmar 27th-29th April 2014.
Please mark your calendar!
For more information please click www.norway-asia.com
19-Mar New Members Night. New members have a complimentary entrance for this networking event where the new INBC board will be presented. Maroush restaurant, Crowne plaza 18.00-20.30. Entrance fee is 250 000 Rp. for members and 300,000 for walk in members, non members 400 000 Rp.
24-Mar Potential visit to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS vessel by limited number of persons ( 10 including Bjorn Karslsen from WWL) due to safety issues. Postponed.
06-May Introduce a business partner or associate to INBC. Networking event 18.00 -20.30. Sponsored event with similar goals and outline as New Members Night.
17-Jun "Business Breakfast " meeting with hot topics related to business issues.
20-Aug "Welcome back from Summer" networking event 18.00 to 20-30.
16-Oct "Manufacturing in Indonesia" Business focused event with factory visit to Jotun beginning mid morning. Tour of paint producer and background to growth and investments in Indonesia by Jotun. Also visit to local school which Jotun supports as part of CSR. Ideas how to work with youths who will not go to university but follow more technical paths into Industry. Followed by lunch and discussions and Q& A with Jotun Local Management on business topics.
05-Dec "Hot HR topics" as focus point at a lunch gathering to also celebrate coming festive season. This is to reflect the normal year end issues of labor disputes, effect of minimum wage rises, challenges on efficiencies in Indonesia etc. Guest speakers from existing Norwegian companies who have high number of employees.....hotels, factories, shipping etc.
Dear Members and Friends of Norway
December was a short month for INBC as most of our members left for the holidays. Yet we had two very good events for both new and old members.
Indomaguno, an Indonesian company specializing in Norwegian fish imports, invited our members to a complete tour of their facilities in Anchol. INBC members were invited to enter the 14000 pallet, fully automated, freezer warehouse which always maintains minus 25 degrees. The freezer tour was followed by hastily inspection of the deep freezer which maintains minus 50 degrees. After a complete operational tour were we introduced to their new butcher shop and Norwegian Sea Food retail store and enjoyed an outstanding seafood lunch, based on Norwegians and Japanese products.
Needless to say, the quality of their seafood was by far the freshest and best any of us had enjoyed in a long time.
INBC members were also graciously invited to a year-end holiday buffet at the residences of Ambassador Traavik and Madam Noor. The food was outstanding, while the company was both uplifting as both new and old members were introduced.
In addition would we like to announce and congratulate Lennart Stockman with his new position as the General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Services, after a successful tenure with Bogosari Mills and Indofood.
Zalora’s Managing Director, Magnus Grimeland was featured on AXN Asia Ebuzz in December, giving in in-depth analyzes about the Indonesian E-Commerce market.
We would also like to congratulate Poulina Rosjo, our Administrative Assistant and Kristian Rosjo with the birth of Edward, who was born healthy and loud on 12/18/13.
On behalf of the INBC Board; we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Marius von Tangen-Jordan
has recently promoted Jakob Stampe as it new Director of South East Asia. Jakob is a Danish national, who have spent the last three years in Singapore, working for Hoegh LNG Regas.
Congratulations on reaching an important milestone in the progress towards the start of the ELE-project (Electronic Law Enforcement) with the signing of the loan agreement!
The efforts you've been putting in on this has really paid off, and we believe that you have presented an ambitious and attainable set of goals for your team and the company!
On June 13, 2013 the NABS Board concluded that The Norwegian-Asia Business Summit in 2014 will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand. The summit will include a visit to Myanmar and is expected to held in late April. Details will follow on the INBC web-site.
INBC Congratulates the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and its Chairman, Vibeke Leirvaag.
On Tuesday June 11, 2013 Finpro opened its office next to Innovation Norway, at the 20th floor of the Menara Rajawali building. The event was overseen by ambassadors from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Finpro’s CEO Kair Hayrinen. INBC whishes Finpro’s and its Managing Director, Ms. Tarja Kukkanen all the best in their future endeavor in Jakarta.
Dear INBC Members, NABS Participants & Friends of Norway
The Norway Asia Business Summit (NABS) was organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Indonesia and INBC’s Board and members between April 25 and April 27, 2013. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the summit’s delegates, presenters and moderators who made the program interesting, challenging and thought provocative.
I would like to personally thank the Board of INBC and its sub-committees for its diligent participation in the planning and execution n of the NABS program. An unidentified amount of man hours were invested into the NABS program and ensured a successful program, which covered a diverse selection of topics including Changing Trade Patterns in Asia, Norwegian Competitiveness, Responsible Business Practices and Brand Norway.
2013 is going to be a very exciting year for the Indonesian-Norwegian Business Council (INBC) as Indonesia embarks as the host destination for the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS).
The NABS Steering Committee is preparing for the arrival of members and partners from all over Asia. They will convene at The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta Mega Kuningan between April 25th and April 27th to participate in a two-day program which has been developed to be diverse, though provocative, while at the same time educational.