INDONESIA COUNTRY PROGRAM
CastleAsia manages the Indonesia Country Program (ICP), the largest and most prestigious CEO forum in the country. The ICP is an exclusive briefing program for senior executives that we have been operating for over 30 years. Members share and benefit from information and updates about developments in business conditions, economics and politics.
Here's what our members say about CastleAsia:
“As a new player in the Indonesian landscape the most critical success factor is engaging in and understanding that landscape, there is no better program in Indonesia than Castle Asia ICP to accelerate your immersion in this wonderful land of opportunity. Castle Asia ICP provides first class, up to date and timely information along with one of the best people networks at your very fingertips. Just sign up!”
Phill Sporton, President Director, Telkom Indonesia/Telstra Joint Venture
The ICP Breakfast Program provides me with an excellent informal and off-the-record opportunity to exchange information with my peers. At the same time, the regular flow of press clippings, economic updates and emails keeps me up to date with current events and assists me in addressing the questions of offshore parties. Finally, membership has yielded numerous opportunities for new business.”
Eugene K. Galbraith, CFO, PT Bank Central Asia
"Incisive. Insightful. Powerful. CastleAsia’s ICP cuts through the clutter to provide absolute gems of info and market intelligence. Nobody does it better......and honestly, no company should go without it."
V. P. Sharma Group CEO, PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk.
"TJP is an Indonesian company and all the members of management are Indonesian and have access to all publications in bahasa, but why did we join ICP? The answer is simple: it helps us eliminate the garbage information and select what is relevant to the industry! Being a 100% Indonesian company, we still believe that the ICP products are indispensable for corporate planning.”
Joseph Dharmabrata, President Director, Trans Javagas Pipeline
"Jim Castle's analysis of the economic and political scene in Indonesia is always shrewd, well-informed and punchy. Attending his briefings and events is a great way for us to test the judgements in our own diplomatic reporting and to hone our own analysis. Usually his is spot on."
Olof Skoog, Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN
"Joining Castle Asia’s ICP has proven to be a very good decision : it provides valuable insights and information about Indonesia’s political and economic situation, trends and opportunities. I would highly recommend it to any company operating in Indonesia."
Emmanuel Dujeu, Managing Director PT Total Oil Indonesia
"Aside from being very enjoyable the programme has significant value in understanding the many challenges of operating as a foreign entity in Indonesia."
Willem Bloem, General Manager, Lundin Oil & Gas BV
"Westpac has been a long time member of Castle Asia. The ICP breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity to meet with many relevant players in the market. These contacts have proven to be of great value in doing business in Indonesia. Also the regular market updates we receive from Castle Asia are critical to understand the political and economic developments. It is hard to see how to do business in Indonesia successfully without the network and information that Castle Asia provides."
Jeroen Nanninga, Chief Representative Officer, Indonesia Representative Office, Westpac Banking Corp.
"Castle Asia's Country Program provides the framework for invaluable networking and information sharing - the weekly breakfasts are particularly useful in 'taking the pulse' of the business community. Jim's regular business updates and political analyses also assist me in staying in tune with the sometimes volatile socio-political environment."
Michael Carl, Senior Foreign Legal Advisor, Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono