Investment Development, Chambers of Commerce and Industry Indonesia (Kadin) in collaboration with Zeeland Province, Netherlands along with the Indonesian Embassy in Den Haag will hold an Indonesia Trade, Food Market and Investment Conference in Middleburg, Netherlands on 31 October – 3 November 2018.
This event will discuss topics related to Water Management, Fisheries, Agriculture and Food. The choice of the city of Middleburg as a venue is inseparable from the history of the two nations, where the city is a spice lane brought by the Dutch government from Batavia and Maluku.
The event will be enlivened by cultural performances, business discussions, tours to several places to open up Indonesian export opportunities to the Netherlands.
Sea water technology to agriculture
The participants will be shown how the Dutch Government applies prevention technology for seawater into the land. As is known 20 percent of the land in the Netherlands is below sea level, according to Wikipedia.
“Netherlands is a country that is famous for its sea water management technology. We will look at seawater management technology, “said Chairman for Permanent Committee Regional Investment Development, Chambers of Commerce and Industry Indonesia (Kadin), Reza V. Maspaitella in the Indonesia Trade, Food Market and Investment Conference socialization at Menara Kadin, Jakarta, Wednesday (03/10/2018).
In addition to looking at water management technology, participants will also be invited to visit the Ouwerkerk Museum to find out the history of the Dutch country that once sank. This history then inspired their scientists to create technology to withstand sea water, explained Reza.
Participants will also be invited to visit the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) to listen explanations about marine and fisheries studies. This event can be used as a place for knowledge transfer through discussion groups.
Then participants will be invited to the Schellach and de Rusthoeve agricultural centers to see the application of modern agricultural technology. “This session is very useful for local governments who want to develop modern agricultural technology, so that the younger generation wants to be farmers,” Reza said.
There will also be dialogue between the two countries to improve aspects of trade, especially spice exports from Indonesia to Netherlands. Also food promotion from the two countries presented there. So that visitors can feel directly and buy products from Indonesia. Hopefully there will be an export process from Indonesia to Netherlands.
The series of events will then close with cultural arts performances from Indonesia.
Who can join?
This event can be followed by the City Government, Local Government, Associations (Marine, Fisheries, Agriculture and Food), companies and MSMEs. All facilities have been prepared by the Zeeland Provincial Government starting from the place of stay, consumption, to transportation while in Netherlands. Participants only need to prepare the flight ticket for round-trip Jakarta-Netherlands.
To limit participants, Kadin Indonesia will select participants who are truly ready to carry out export transactions. So that business people who take part in this activity are truly selected entrepreneurs. Registration is still open until 12 October 2018 by contacting Regional Investment Development, Kadin Indonesia.
In the socialization which was attended by 30 participants consisting of City Government, Local Government, related associations, companies and MSMEs, Reza also explained the Indonesia@ccess platform owned by Kadin Indonesia which could bridge business actors (farmers, fishermen, SMEs and cooperatives) throughout Indonesia with commodity consumers local and international directly.
“This Indonesia@ccess digital platform will be displayed on the Middleburg event. For entrepreneurs who are ready to export can display their products on the Indonesia@ccess platform so that they can be seen by potential buyers in Netherlands,” Reza said.
Indonesia@ccess can also be used as a reference for interesting tourist attractions in Indonesia to bridges for investors to see the potential in all regions in Indonesia. (bas)