Join now
Log in Join

Talking ASEAN - ASEAN at 50: Making the AEC Work for the People

Hosted by the Consul of the Jakarta Professional Networking Group
Business & Networking
Event Cover Photo
Took place 2 months ago
Thu 31 Aug 08:30 - 13:00

Ready to Join?

Very very sorry for posting this event too close to the event date. The registration link did not work before, and I forgot to call the person in charge.

The Habibie Center, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, BINUS University International, Indonesia Services Dialogue Council, The AEC Center of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Indonesian Entrepreneur Organization (HIPPI) cordially invite you to attend our special edition of

Talking ASEAN: The Business Series
ASEAN @50: Making the AEC (ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY) Work for the People

FREE, To RSVP please click Protected content
The event will start at 09.00

About The Event :

Set up 50 years ago amidst geopolitical turmoil in the region, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has turned into a major regional economic grouping in the world.

Despite this achievement, the Association is still criticised as being an elite-centred organisation that prevents itself from being able to engage effectively with its citizens. Although efforts to democratise ASEAN has been a painstakingly long and ardous process, the grouping has come a long way from being an entirely elist, 'top-bottom' Association to a regional organisation that is more accomodative - albeit slowly- towards a more people-oriented regional community. As illustrated in its ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Vision Protected content , the Association today, for example, acknowledges the important role played by MSMEs and other marginal economic actors in its economic integration initiatives. Despite this, gaps between rhetoric and implementation prevail, and there is an urgent need for ASEAN to reform so as to enable its AEC to become fully people-oriented/centred/driven.

Welcoming Speech:
Dr. Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo
(Secretary of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs)

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Darmin Nasution (Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs)

Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman
(Deputy for International Economic Coordination Cooperation, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia)

Dr. Ponciano S. Intal (Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

Ms. Nora’in Ali (Head of Enterprise and Stakeholders Engagement Division, ASEAN Secretariat)

Ms. Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
(Vice Chairwoman of International Relations, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN))

Dr. Suryani Sidik Motik, MGA (Chairperson of the Indonesian Entrepreneur Organization (HIPPI)

Mr. Enrico Pitono (CEO Matata Corporation UK Limited)

Moderator: Dr. Alexander C. Chandra (Associate Fellow, The Habibie Center)

Closing Remarks: Prof. Dr. Sofian Effendi
(Chairman of Board of Directors, The Habibie Center)