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From October 15 to October 19, 2016, EKONID facilitated a visit of 30 delegates from the state of Bavaria to promote the various business opportunities available in Indonesia.
The delegates comprised of members of the Bavarian government, its parliament, and representatives from the private sector. The delegation was led by Franz Josef Pschierer, Bavaria Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.
The delegation visited a number of sites that showcase the good relationship between German and Indonesian businesses, such as the BMW Production Network 2 in Jakarta where the BMW 3-series, BMW 5-series, BMW X1, BMW X3 and BMW X-5 are locally produced.
Another highlight of the visit was the MoU signing between the Indonesia Aircraft and Component Manufacturer Assocation (Inacom) with Germany’s firms under the BavAIRia Auerospace Cluster in knowledge and technology exchange at the Indonesian Ministry of Industry in Jakarta.
The cluster covers about 500 companies employing 65,000 people doing research, development and production of plane components, generating approximately 7 billion euros in revenue a year in Bavaria.
Mr. Pschierer said Indonesia could reap huge profits from engaging with the aeronautics industry as succeeding in the field would also solve the country’s infrastructure problems.
“That can give your country a new profile as a technology oriented state,” Mr. Pschierer said, as quoted by The Jakarta Post.
Inacom chairman Andi Alisjahbana said the MoU would last for five years, during which companies in Bavaria would help Inacom members develop more advanced components so the country could supply components domestically.
Meanwhile, in a counter visit, Indonesian firms attended the AIRTEC-International Aerospace Supply Fair in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 25-27.