Arsip Bulanan: Oktober 2012

(LIVE BLOG) Growing Value: Meething the Demands of New Consumer Markets While Strengthening Local Value Addition

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Intinya sesungguhnya “buka pasar baru” dengan penekanan posisi (positioning) baru, yaitu “rasa lokal”. Pendekatan ini tidaklah baru, Pemain baru di satu pasar sebenarnya juga tidak perlu susah “menemukan” teknologi termutakhir, karena hanya perlu “melanjutkan”. Argumen terakhir ini cukup penting, mengingat perang paten kian marak beberapa tahun terakhir (contoh: Apple dan Samsung). Pemain baru kemudian harus memanfaatkan teknologi baru, termasuk media baru yang didorong oleh teknologi termutakhir, agar pemanfaatan pasarnya lebih optimal.

Pembicara siang ini adalah:

1. HE Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia

2. HE Mr Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, Minister for Climate Change Issues, and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand

3. Ms Zuhal Mansfield, Chairperson, TMG Mining and Manufacturing Ltd Sti and President, Turkish-Egyptian Business Counsil, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), Turkey

4. Mr Douglas Comrie, Managing Director, B&M Analyss, and Chief Facilitator of the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC), South Africa

5. Mr Suryo Suwignjo, Presiden Director, IBM Indonesia

6. Dr James Zhan, Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD

Marie Pangestu: to have positioning in global consumer market, first in Indonesia and Asia Pacific of new market, a growing middle class, growth 37% of middle class population to grow. Three things happen in this market:

1. Women 62% who make decision to buy.

2. Consumption pattern that is different today from the past. Social media triggers it.

3. Making tangible products vs. intangible products. Buy things [and experience].

There is niche products here. Example is co-production Indonesian animation production house with the ones in Seoul and Hollywood. In the future, could be with New Zealand.

Tim Groser: sustain on global process, reduce compliance costs, dimension has grown for small economies by participating in global value chains by producing one component over total products.

Chatib Basri: The higher value chain; Indonesia is not producing cheap textile but batik as lifestyle.

Douglas Comrie: Build an honest local value. Enable regional trade.

Zuhal Mansfield: Growing export numbers, growing tourism numbers since 1995. Diversification of manufacturing areas in Turkey.

Suryo Suwignjo: Growing middle class, but the global market is actually changing. *btw, I LIKE THIS GUY*



(LIVE BLOG) ITC WEDF 2012: Targeted Support Services

It’s not just banking, but also activities of SMEs that may be conducted by Targeted Support Services include:
a) Activities of daily living or living skills including shopping, travel training, money handling, self care, communication skills;
b) Community integration and social participation activities;
c) Literacy and numeracy training, including use of computers;
d) Arts and craft activities;
e) Group training and individual training in employment related skills;
f) Provision of information to clients about Targeted Support Services.

Click here and here for more on Targeted Support Service forms.

BRI has an empowerment program, to give role-over part of soft loans for local tenants. Fragmented clienteles to sort in 8500 offices, is by helping the locals to increase the quality of products or expand the markets, even by taking them to overseas market exhibition.

Efforts of PromPeru, the Peru Tourism Board, consist of promoting Biotrade and tapping on to the fast-growing tourism market in Asia. Peru’s official Tourism Board will also host Tucano Peru; Lima-based pioneer of inbound travel renowned for their high standards of service quality, as co-exhibitor at the annual travel trade show. Click here for destinations in Peru.

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Ditulis oleh pada Oktober 16, 2012 in public policy


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(LIVE BLOG) Agricultural Youth of St Lucia: The Case of Land-lease

I met Hon. Emma Hippolyte, OBE, CGA, CFE, the Minister of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs of Saint Lucia, a lovely island country in Carribean Seas.

She explains the 4 elements of the country’s policy, and one of which is attracting youth to agriculture, despite the fact that they are huge on tourism sector. One of the sub-policy for food security, the topic of ITC WEDF, is the programme “youth land lease”. Where the price of land is too high for early starters in agriculture, the government is surely foreseen a great impact on food security. The government is also giving impulse to school system towards this.

A great stuff, if only district government of Pulau Bangka, an island I recently visited, could learn from Saint Lucia. The youth in Pulau Bangka is more into tin mining, called TI, tambang inkonvensional, a name for the so-called illegal mining. The price of food is too high, mostly exported from nearby provinces like South Sumatera or even Banten other parts of and the rich-cultivative Java island.

Bangka, a potential island for white-sand beach tourism, tasteful exotic culinary visits, and also a great rain forest island, must have  such visionary policies like Saint Lucia. I learn more here and here.

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Ditulis oleh pada Oktober 16, 2012 in community, Indonesia, public policy, saint lucia


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