Unity in Diversity 4.0: That was the theme at the Indonesian Pavilion 2019, and the 4-day event is a testament to what can be achieved when government agencies and the private sector—no matter how diverse—work closely together.
Held at Promenade 57 in Davos, Switzerland, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2019, the Pavilion was the main venue for many to network, attend meaningful, exclusive workshops and experience Indonesian hospitality, culture…and even its food.
Hosted by the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the Pavilion began on a positive note, with H.E. Muliaman Dharmansyah Hadad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Switzerland and to the Principality of Liechtenstein and Farah Ratnadewi Indriani, Deputy Chairman for Investment Promotion of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), to officiate the opening ceremony.
The event was also graced by Mr. Luhut Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, and Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology.
With the support from the Ministry of The Ministry of Maritime Affairs, The Ministry of Industry, The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and The Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia Pavilion brought the warmth of Indonesia hospitality to snowy Davos. Guests were treated to a spread of Indonesia fare from renowned restaurant Bunga Rampai for the opening ceremony, and a delicious array of local snacks from Javara, kuih-muih, as well as the ubiquitous IndoMie from Indofood were served throughout the four days.
The Indonesia Pavilion was a platform for major local technology companies such as WIR, a Reality and Innovative Technology company, and Tokopedia, one of the first unicorns of Indonesia, to feature their work. WIR’s technological showcase was a hit with visitors, who discovered how location-based Augmented Reality is adopted by brands to create a more immersive experience for users.
Numerous workshops brought the Davos community closer to Indonesia’s companies in a casual, intimate session. Tokopedia’s President Patrick Cao and CEO William Tanuwijaya delivered an insightful presentation about the unicorn’s humble beginnings, its impressive growth and future plans. Hosted by Gajah Tunggal, a session led by H.E. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan featured the leading names in blended finance and innovation including Jeremy Oppenheim, Cheri Nursalim, and Mari Pangestu.
In all, Indonesia Pavilion 2019 was the catalyst to kick-start robust conversations with the community, as we continue the collaboration amongst the Indonesian government, leading local businesses and its stakeholders.
The official Opening Ceremony of Indonesia Pavilion 2019.