Dubai Meets Indonesia: 200 Business Connections Signal a Thriving Future

Dubai International Chamber, a prominent entity among Dubai Chambers’ trio, has successfully coordinated 200 bilateral business meetings between companies from Dubai and Indonesia, signalling a robust start to fostering economic ties between the two nations. This milestone unfolded during the initial phase of the chamber’s extensive trade endeavor across Southeast Asia.

The mission brought together 17 Dubai-based companies across diverse sectors like food, healthcare, IT, and environmental solutions, connecting them with potential Indonesian partners. This reflects Dubai’s commitment to expanding its international reach and seizing promising global market opportunities.

The numbers speak for themselves: non-oil trade between Dubai and Indonesia has already grown 7.7% in 2023, reaching a value of AED 12.9 billion. This impressive growth is further fuelled by a 53.6% increase over the past decade. As a testament to the strengthening bond, there are now 99 Indonesian companies registered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

The mission kicked off with a record-breaking forum: “Doing Business with Indonesia.” Held in Jakarta, it attracted 472 VIP officials, business leaders, and Indonesian companies eager to explore partnerships with Dubai. This overwhelming response underscores the strong interest in forging closer economic ties.

“We are committed to strengthening trade and investment between the two business communities,” said His Excellency Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers. Highlighting Indonesia’s diverse economy, he emphasized the mission’s role in connecting Dubai businesses to exciting opportunities in Indonesia and beyond.

Echoing this sentiment, Shaima Salem Alhebsi, Acting Chargé d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Jakarta, highlighted the importance of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in fostering closer economic ties.

The mission went beyond forums. Valuable insights were shared during a panel discussion featuring leading experts from key Indonesian economic sectors. This provided Dubai companies with invaluable knowledge about navigating the Indonesian business landscape.

With hundreds of successful meetings and valuable knowledge exchanged, the Dubai-Indonesia trade relationship is poised for a significant leap forward. From aluminium to construction and agriculture, exciting export, import, and investment opportunities have been identified, paving the way for a mutually beneficial future.

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