AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN INDONESIA
AmCham Indonesia is a voluntary organization of professionals with commercial activities in Indonesia. Its central mission is to promote US-Indonesia commercial relations and to serve its members as a key resource for information and business networking. First formed in 1971 as a committee, AmCham Indonesia has grown to hundreds of members representing more than 250 companies.
AmCham strategic objectives are to (1) ensure AmCham’s leaders and professionals acquire, develop, and maintain resources for effective governance, policies, systems, and processes to successfully execute its mission and vision; (2) support the success of members’ enterprises by identifying and focusing on key issues that improve the business climate, actively engaging with key stakeholders, including Government of Indonesia, U.S Government, other chambers, etc., to achieve mutual understanding; (3) provide a forum for US business leaders to network and exchange information; and (4) advance the image of US businesses through the promotion and advocacy of best practices.
AmCham Indonesia maintains 11 committees, issues several publications including a magazine, conducts a well-regarded survey of investor attitudes, hosts prominent Indonesian and American guest speakers and provides briefings for potential investors. AmCham Indonesia also meets with prominent US and Indonesian government officials to promote American-Indonesian business interests.
AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THAILAND
The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) formed in 1956 with a membership of eight American companies, with about 60 American nationals. Today, AMCHAM has a membership of over 800 organizations and over 2500 professionals. Membership includes companies, non-profit organizations and individuals. AMCHAM member companies have invested over U.S. $50 billion in Thailand and provide more than 250,000 local jobs.
AMCHAM provides a point of exchange and coordination of efforts to improve business conditions and opportunities for American and American affiliated organizations and provides businesses and businesspersons with a venue for the exchange of ideas and for identifying common purposes to pursue in both the private and government sectors in Thailand, in the Asian region and in the United States. AMCHAM has no affiliation with the U.S. Government or any of its components, however AMCHAM maintains an active collaborative relationship with the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and other U.S. Government institutions. AMCHAM is also a member of the Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT) and the president is automatically a member of the executive committee of that body. Through this channel, AMCHAM has access to information on economic and commercial activities within the country and maintains liaison with various ministries in the Royal Thai Government.
Bank of Ayudhya
The Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (Krungsri) officially opened its doors on April 1, 1945. We found immediate public favor, grew rapidly and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on September 26, 1977. Our steady growth has continued unabated to the present day. As of December 31, 2013, Krungsri Group had a total registered capital of THB 75,741 million and THB 60,741 million in paid-up capital.
Krungsri is Thailand’s fifth largest universal bank in terms of assets, loans and deposits today.
Krungsri constantly strives to provide for the ever-changing needs of our broad customer base by offering a comprehensive range of universal banking financial products and services to three key target groups: corporate, SMEs and consumers. We also provide related financial services through our subsidiaries and associated companies, which include wealth management, credit cards, non-life insurance, asset management, securities trading, auto hire purchase, equipment leasing, factoring, micro-finance and installment loans.
Bank of Indonesia
As an independent state institution, Bank Indonesia is fully autonomous in formulating and implementing each of its task and authority as stipulated in the Central Bank Act (May 1999). External parties are strictly prohibited from interfering with Bank Indonesia’s implementation of its tasks, and Bank Indonesia has the duty to refuse or disregard any attempt of interference in any form by any party. Such unique status and position are necessary so that Bank Indonesia can implement its role and function as monetary authority more effectively and efficiently.
Whether as a public legal entity or as civil legal entity, the position of Bank Indonesia is regulated by the statutes. As a public legal entity, Bank Indonesia has the authority to issue policy rules and regulations, which are binding to the public -at-large. As a civil legal entity, Bank Indonesia is able to represent itself in and outside the court of law. In its capacity as central bank, Bank Indonesia has one single objective of achieving and maintaining stability of the Rupiah value. The stability of the value of the Rupiah comprises two aspects, one is stability of Rupiah value against goods and services and the other is the stability of the exchange rate of the Rupiah against other currencies. The first aspect is as reflected by the rate of inflation and the second aspect is as reflected by the development of Rupiah exchange rate against other currencies. The prescribed single objective is intended to establish a target that is clear and to be achieved by Bank Indonesia within its limits and responsibilities.
Established in Jakarta in 1980, CastleAsia manages the Indonesia Country Program (ICP), the largest and most prestigious CEO forum in the country. With over 140 of Indonesia’s largest and best corporations and institutions as its member base, the ICP provides a series of written reports and meeting opportunities designed to keep corporate leaders fully informed on the most important economic, political and regulatory issues facing business. With more than 30 years of experience in Indonesia, CastleAsia is the leader in analyzing the risk and rewards of the Indonesian market and advising executives on their best possible options. The company has an excellent track record of advocacy on policy issues that affect the Private Sector. CastleAsia also provides timely syndicated reports and publications on important business topics.
Central Group Thailand
The Group has established a leadership position in almost all of the business sectors it has a presence in, namely: retail, shopping malls, real estate, brand management, hotels and resorts, as well as food servicing businesses. These complementary businesses continue to strengthen Central Group’s position in the marketplace, both domestically and internationally. Central Group is a major player in several business sectors in Thailand, and is contributing to the rapid growth of the Thai economy. Central Group is among Thailand’s five largest business groups, and one of the most successful conglomerates in all of Southeast Asia. It is a family-held corporation that began life as a general merchandise store in 1947, and now has 67 years of experience in the retail industry. Central is one of the largest employers in Thailand, employing over 70,000 people in various business sectors ranging from retail to real estate. Central Group acquired La Rinascente, the Italian-based luxury department store, and Illum, a famous Danish department store, in 2011 and 2013 respectively. A multi-national organization, Central Group operates a number of overseas stores, including in Vietnam, and Indonesia, as well as hotel properties in the Maldives, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka
Citi established a business presence in Thailand in 1967, and has since grown to become one of the leading financial institutions in the country. Citi Thailand provides a full range of corporate and consumer banking solutions through Citi, Citibank and Citi Advance to over 1 million customers. Citi has 3 Retail Banking branches and 31 Citi branch network with approximately 2,500 local employees. Citi Thailand’s clients include the government and related entities, global multinationals, leading local corporates and financial institutions, as well as globally minded consumers.
Citi Thailand is a leader in corporate and investment banking, foreign exchange, securities brokerage, transaction services, credit cards, consumer lending, retail banking and wealth management. Citi Thailand has been voted in 2012 the Best Foreign Commercial Bank by Finance Asia, the tenth consecutive year that Citi has received this award. Citi Thailand is a member of Citigroup/Citibank, a leading global bank. Citi has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi started business in New York in 1812, and celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2012, and 110th anniversary in many countries in Asia.
Colliers International Indonesia is part of Colliers International, the world’s third largest commercial real estate organization with 502 offices in 67 countries. Since its founding in 1988, now with over 470 employees we are the largest property consultancy in Indonesia.
As an international property consultant working in the fourth most populous country in the world, we try to accommodate every real estate need in Indonesia. We provide a complete range of services including valuation, advisory, transaction management and real estate management. Whether you are an investor, an occupier or a developer, we can cover your property needs whether in offices, retail, industrial, residential or hospitality.
With the rapid growth of the property sector in Indonesia this past year we are building upon our recognized position as the largest, as well as the most diversified and experienced, international property consultancy in the country.
FARPOINT is an Indonesian real estate developer that delivers and manages distinctive properties of high quality standard and design. We are part of the Gunung Sewu Group, a respected and well-established business group in Indonesia. Embracing the vision, “To be a trusted real estate company with passionate employees delivering innovative products and quality experiences, creating value for stakeholders,” FARPOINT is backed by more than 30 years of solid experience in the development and asset management of residential, commercial, hospitality and retail properties.
Federation of Thai Industries
Vision: To enhance the potential for the integrated development of the Kingdom’s industrial sector and small and medium sized enterprises in both the central region and up – country so that the overall improved industrial competitiveness in the global arena can be attained with preparedness of the country to cope with the change and the drive for sustainable development by paying attention to the ongoing supporting factor overall competitiveness, environment and the corporate social… (CSR).
Mission: To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the country’s production sector through maintaining linkages with agriculture, industry, service and academics, aiming at greater value added of industrial products which is made possible through proper linkages within the supply chain and clustering of related industries and to act as the voice of the Thai private sector in freely echoing to the government sector the issues and recommendations pertinent to the opinions related to the country’s industrial development and to collaborate with the government and various organizations without political intervention.
General Motors (GM) Thailand
Established in 1993, GM Thailand has been contributing to the growth of the country’s automotive industry, employing 4,300 people. GM made a significant investment of USD 1.4 billion resulting in a manufacturing facility in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in the Rayong province. Opened on August 3, 2000, the Rayong facility is GM’s regional hub for vehicle production both for domestic sales and export under the Chevrolet and Holden nameplates, and celebrated its millionth vehicle built in February 2014. In September 2011, GM opened a new USD 200 million state-of-the-art powertrain facility. The facility is GM’s first diesel engine plant in the region and the first in the world to produce the all-new-family of Duramax four-cylinder diesel engines.
In 2013, GM Thailand sold 56,389 Chevrolet vehicles representing a year-on-year growth of 273% over the past five years. It produced 95,620 vehicles and exported 43,394 vehicles to 64 countries worldwide. GM Thailand’s range of vehicles under the Chevrolet nameplate includes Sonic (sub-compact sedan and hatchback), Spin (sub-compact MPV), Cruze (compact sedan), Captiva (compact SUV), Colorado (midsize pickup truck) and Trailblazer (midsize SUV). All but Spin are built at GM’s Rayong manufacturing plant.
GMM is the largest media conglomerate entertainment company in Thailand. It claims a 70% share of the Thai entertainment industry. In addition to its music business, the company is involved in concert production, artist management, film and television production and publishing. Grammy was established in 1983 to lead the new era of music and television business in Thailand.
Gunung Sewu is an Indonesia-based Group that operates diversified businesses in insurance, food, real estate, consumer and resources (mining), with a workforce of 30,000. Gunung Sewu was established in 1953.
Entrepreneurial at heart, we empower our people to take calculated risks. We incubate new businesses, while we expand our existing ones.
Enduring values such as integrity and fairness guide our business conduct with our partners and stakeholders.
JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.
JETRO’s office in Bangkok established in 1959, has played a prominent role in sustaining and strengthening bilateral trade and investment between Thailand and Japan. Over the past three decades alone, JETRO Bangkok has contributed to increasing Thai exports to the Japanese market and to creating awareness of the attractiveness of the investment environment in Thailand on the part of Japan’s business community. Furthermore, it has positioned itself as a major JETRO branch among some 80 JETRO overseas offices, and as a coordination center among offices located in Asia.
To further promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and Indochinese region, JETRO has designated a Senior Investment Advisor at the Phnom Penh in Cambodia to respond to inquiries from local businessmen. JETRO has also stationed its correspondent at Vientiane in Laos to coordinate trade and investment with a view to promote business between Laotian businessmen and their Japanese counterparts.
KADIN (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
KADIN stands for ‘Kamar Dagang dan Industri’, or Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is the umbrella organization of the Indonesian business chambers and associations. KADIN is focused on all matters relating to trade, industry and services, and is highly committed to tapping potentials and synergies of the national economy, offering a strategic forum for Indonesian entrepreneurs. It is privately financed, hence an independent spokesperson of private sector interests. It is also the only nation-wide business organization mandated by Law No. 1/1987 to speak on behalf of private business, maintaining a privileged liaison to Government Officials and covering all relevant sectors.
Thirty-three regional Chambers (KADIN Daerah) and 440 district branches ensure national coverage. Because of this huge network, KADIN Indonesia is the preferred partner for foreign companies initiating their engagement in Indonesia. Through its bilateral committees the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry actively supports the development of trade and investment between Indonesia and a large number of partner countries. The committees consist of entrepreneurs preparing for business delegations and match-makings and act as first contact point for bilateral business ventures. They work on developing further the bilateral economic relations by advising the Government of Indonesia and the respective partner governments.
MFC Asset Management Public
MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited is a publicly owned investment manager. MFC is Thailand’s first mutual fund management company. The firm manages mutual funds for its clients. It also manages provident funds for its clients. The firm invests in public equity and fixed income markets of the world. It also invests in industrial property. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited was founded on 14 March 1975, and is based in Bangkok. It was founded by the Thai Government and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) under the name of The Mutual Fund Co., Ltd. with an objective of mobilizing savings from the public for development of the Thai capital market. Current major shareholders of the Company are the Ministry of Finance, Government Savings Bank, and Country Group Securities Plc. Besides fund management, MFC was authorized to undertake securities registration business by the Ministry of Finance since 1982 and the SEC since 1993.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Ltd.
Thai-MC Company Limited, a Thai subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, was established on December 25, 1973, having registered and paid-up capital of 800 million Baht.
Both two companies have been strengthening their footholds in Thailand, together with approximately 100 investment companies, through international trading activities, such as importing industrial raw materials, exporting agricultural commodities and marine products, domestic sales of chemicals, manufacturing various kinds of industrial products and offering various types of services, such as logistics, etc.
Our major investment companies include Tri Petch Isuzu Sales (commercial vehicle sales), Metal One (Thailand) (steel materials trading), Asia Modified Starch Co. (AMSCO) (starch production / sales), MC-Towa International Sweeteners (MTIS) (Maltitol production / sales), Dia Merchandise Co. (DMC) (Food wholesaler), etc.
We, together with our affiliates worldwide, shall continue to put our best effort in supporting the continuous growth of Thai economy.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world’s largest and most diversified financial groups with total assets of JPY258.1 trillion as of March 2014. MUFG’s services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, leasing and many more fields of financial services. The group has the largest overseas network of any Japanese bank, comprising offices and subsidiaries, including MUFG Union Bank and Bank of Ayudhya, in more than 40 countries and 1,150 offices around the world. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is one of the group’s five primary operating companies.
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com)
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) was founded in 1999 as the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies.
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
NTT Communications Group has subsidiaries and offices in 124 cities in 43 countries/regions around the world, with 21,650 employees worldwide.
Pacific Rim Resources
Pacific Rim Resources Search and Recruiting, Inc. was formed to provide professional staffing, human resource, business solutions, and employment consulting to companies in the United States. We are a professional staffing firm located in Southern California that provides services in all industries and resources to world class corporations. Meeting the demands of a diverse marketplace requires unique staffing solutions that strengthen and drive customer competitive advantages. In addition, PRR is a minority and woman-owned business; our founding principles are based on honesty and integrity. You do business with PRR, you can count on receiving the highest quality expertise and services in the industry.
Our vision at Pacific Rim Resources Search And Recruiting, Inc. is to establish ourselves as the leading professional executive search firm and temporary staffing service. We conduct ourselves in a manner that elevates the way in which professional staffing firms are perceived by emphasizing our business philosophy: Professionalism, Integrity,Quality, and Diversity.
The foundation of Pacific Rim Resources Search And Recruiting, Inc. is built upon a strong reputation for Professionalism, Integrity, Quality, and Diversity.
KAP Tanudiredja, Wibisana, Rintis & Rekan, PT Prima Wahana Caraka, PT PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia Advisory and PT PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Indonesia subsequent refer to as “PwC Indonesia (we)” which are firms in Indonesia and are member firm of PwC global network, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.
For more than 40 years, PwC Indonesia has played a role in the Indonesian success story of economic growth and social development. Today, the services offered by PwC network continue to add value in virtually every industry and profession, and most private and public institutions, in every region of the country. The firms of the PwC global network help clients solve complex business problems by combining a global mindset and the expert talents of PwC people. PwC provides industry-focused assurance, tax, and advisory services for public and private clients. PwC uses its network, experience and business understanding to build trust and create value for clients.
Risco Energy Investments Pte Ltd (Risco) is an upstream energy investment company realising new possibilities in South East Asia. Risco combines premium sector expertise with the capital to make smart deals happen. Incorporated in Singapore with offices in Jakarta, Risco is perfectly positioned to leverage conventional and unconventional opportunities that align with our proprietary investment model.
Risco business is built around three core strengths – oil and gas expertise, markets and transactional skill set, as well as knowledge and relationships. Depth of experience, first class strategy, strong networks and an intimate knowledge of the South East Asian operating environment mean that Risco can act on quality investment opportunities faster than their competitors. Risco is at the forefront of developing unconventional oil and gas resources in South East Asia. Their focus is deploying and scaling proven technologies to grow reserves and expanding production of the assets they control.
Saratoga Investama Sedaya
Founded in 1998, Saratoga Investama Sedaya (SIS) is an active Indonesian investment firm with a unique track record of profitable investments across key sectors of the Indonesian economy. SIS’ vision is to continue to be the leading active investment firm in Indonesia and the preferred partner for both local and foreign investors who are looking to participate in the dynamic Indonesian economy.
Through multiple business cycles, Saratoga has grown its investments and created long-term value for all stakeholders by consistently identifying potential investments and transforming them into world-class enterprises. Keys to Saratoga’s success are: unparalleled proprietary sourcing, proven operational expertise, sound financial discipline and good corporate governance. SIS’ solid track record and business integrity have made SIS a trusted partner for investors, financial institutions, and governments worldwide. Saratoga Investama Sedaya offers a unique mix of investment opportunities and existing investments that provide an attractive risk-reward profile to investors seeking exposure to the Indonesian economy.
Seagate is the global leader in data storage solutions, developing amazing products that enable people and businesses around the world to create, share and preserve their most critical memories and business data. Over the years the amount of information stored has grown from megabytes all the way to geopbytes, confirming the need to successfully store and access huge amounts of data. As demand for storage technology grows the need for greater efficiency and more advanced capabilities continues to evolve.
Today data storage is more than just archiving; it’s about providing ways to analyze information, understand patterns and behavior, to re-live experiences and memories. It’s about harnessing stored information for growth and innovation. Seagate is building on its heritage of storage leadership to solve the challenge of getting more out of the living information that’s produced every day. What began with one storage innovation has morphed into many systems and solutions becoming faster, more reliable and expansive. No longer is it just about storing information; it is about accessing and interpreting information quickly, accurately and securely.
Thailand Board of Investment
If you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, your best contact point is the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Prime Minister’s Office and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. BOI offers an attractive and competitive package of tax incentives, imposes no foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities or on some service, provides assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business or businesses and waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities. BOI also provides comprehensive information and advice on establishing operations in Thailand, arranges site visits, provides key contacts with public and private organizations and coordinates between the foreign business community and other public agencies.
Toyota Motor Thailand
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. is proud to be a part of Toyota’s worldwide network.Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. is a manufacturing center to support research and development in the Asia Pacific region by the cooperation of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering & Manufacturing (TMAP-. EM). Toyota is committed to creating products that are safe and environmentally friendly. All Toyota cars must pass European safety standards and Euro III emission standards. TMT is focused on research, development and deployment of alternative energy systems, such as a car with ethanol, CNG, bio – diesel, hybrid, etc.
Tractus Asia Co., Ltd.
Tractus is Latin for progress. As a strategy and operations management consulting firm, we help provide our clients with the means to achieve their business goals in Asia.
Tractus delivers value and unique solutions to clients. We continually build our knowledge and expertise through direct experience. We work to develop the most cost-effective strategies for our clients to establish operations, to make acquisitions, to expand, or to diversify their manufacturing and service industry investments throughout Asia.
For the last 20 years, Tractus has advised and assisted multinational companies make intelligent decisions about where to locate and how to structure their direct investments in Asia.
We have a team of 60 professionals in offices in Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and India. Tractus’ full service market-entry and expansion practice areas include initial market research and corporate strategy implementation; distributor and partner search assistance; merger & acquisition and fund raising; site location advisory, and; regulator and private-party negotiations assistance. Tractus also has a substantial public sector practice area that provides services such as government advocacy, trade and investment promotion, public policy and economic development program advisory services.