Danish State Visit to Jakarta

Indonesia

21 - 24 October 2015

From 21 to 24 October 2015, an official Danish business delegation will travel to Indonesia on the occasion of the State Visit by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness The Prince Consort. A substantial part of the State Visit will focus on strengthening commercial relations between Denmark and Indonesia, and you are invited.

The commercial program for the State Visit consists of the basic program as well as specific company add-ons. 

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Participation in the state visit is subject to application. 

You can see the list of companies that have confirmed their participation here. 

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Information about travel, hotel and logistics offered to the Business Delegation can be seen here.

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Information for the press can be seen here.

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The Danish Monarchy traces its roots to Gorm the Old (d. 958), making it more than 1000 years old and one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The current Royal House, the House of Glücksborg, is tied by marriage to most of the royal families of Europe and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.

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Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country with more than 250 million people, the world's third largest democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state (with more than 17,000 islands) and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Since the first democratic election in 1999, Indonesia has undergone rapid development. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's 16th largest by nominal GDP and the world's 10th largest economy measured in PPP. 

A small number of Danish companies are established in Indonesia.

A list of practical information for those participating in the business delegation can be found below.

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2015 is not only the year of the Danish state visit to Indonesia but also a year of reform in South East Asia’s largest country. The newly instated ‘Man of the People’ President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’ has a strong focus on, inter alia, investments within the maritime area, food and energy security. Therefore, activities, seminars and events during the state visit will primarily take place under the below overall headlines:

  • Innovative Maritime
  • Innovative Urban & Cleantech Solutions
  • Innovative Agri-Business
  • Innovative Design & Lifestyle
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Along with the inauguration of President Joko 'Jokowi ' Widodo came the strong focus on Indonesia as a maritime superpower. Indonesia's natural advantage, being the world's largest archipelago, has not yet been fully explored. Therefore, the President has launched Jokowi's Maritime Doctrine identifying five key pillars; infrastructure, economic framework, tourism, fisheries and defense and security. The expertise and technology that a strong maritime nation like Denmark can offer is exactly what Indonesia is demanding. 

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After years of rapid economic growth, Indonesia is now facing 'bottlenecks' in the infrastructure and energy sectors, which holds the potential to hamper economic growth if not addressed. The new government has therefore placed investments and reforms in energy and infrastructure as a key priority. Danish know-how and technology within urban and cleantech solutions is strongly demanded. 

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Food sovereignty is high on the political agenda. The ambition is to become self-sufficient in sugar, rice, soy and corn before 2019. Yet, the goal of food sovereignty is hampared by low productivity and a lack of technology and know-how within food safety and security. Furthermore, the explosive middle class is demanding quality products and higher food standards. There is no better time for Danish companies to enter the Indonesian market. 

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Every year 6 million people are entering the middle class in Indonesia. There is an increasing interest in fashion, jewellery and design, and the Indonesian consumer is very focused on quality and brands, both for the average middle income level as well as within the luxury segment. In a country dominated by malls, the Indonesians spend the majority of their time in malls engaging in everything from business meetings, to shopping and family gatherings. It's time for Danish companies to join the party.

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