Dear INBC Members and Friends of Norway.
As we are rolling in to the last quarter am I excited to share that INBC have completed the transformation to perkumpulan for tax reasons. The conversion process started 2 years ago and have required a lot hard work from a variety of Board members over the last few years. With organization properly accredited; the INBC Board can focus all its energy on membership events, which we recognize have suffered for a while.
One of the many benefits of transferring our organization into a perkumpulan is the ability for INBC to open a non-taxable bank account. INBC has not had a bank account properly accredited for over 2 years, which is the reason the INBC have not collected membership for the same period. Our Administrative Assistant, Polina, have recently sent out membership invitations to new and old members. Please contact Polina or myself if you have any question.
The Royal Norwegian Embassy, in collaboration with Innovation Norway, Norwegian Seafood Council and INBC, are inviting INBC members to the annual Seafood Dinner. The Norwegian Seafood Council imports fresh seafood exclusively for the event and a Norwegian celebrity chef have created a menu which is guarantee to tantalize your taste buds, whether you enjoy traditional or contemporary seafood dishes. The dinner is held at the Shangri-La Hotel on November 14. Tables of 10 are sold for 17 million
IDR. The dinner is a great opportunity for Norwegian businesses to invite partners, customers and employees to a complete Norwegian Seafood dinner.
We are also exited to introduce the new General Manager for Wilhelmsen Ships Service Harald Lundestad who recently joined the Jakarta office from Taiwan.
We are also welcoming Magnus Ramstad Dahl from Geofrost, who recently arrived to set up an office in Jakarta and Magnus Grimeland who is developing Zalora, a Pan-Asian online fashion retailer.
On behalf of the INBC Board would I like to say thank you for your continues support and we are all looking forward to seeing you during members’ events and a the Sea Food Dinner.
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.
Harald Lundestad as Wilhelmsen Ship Services's new General Manager. Harald joins us after spending several years in Taiwan working for Wilhelmsen.
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.