Business and Economic Priorities under Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023

Business and Economic Priorities under Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2023

Business and Economic Priorities under Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023


About the Seminar

The ASEAN region was among the fastest-growing regions in 2022 and is expected to remain so in 2023. Yet, economic growth will be slightly dampened this year due to worsening global economic conditions and the risk of recession in major developed economies. As we enter 2023 with a host of evolving economic pressures, ASEAN needs to find a way to retain its attractiveness as an international investment destination.

This year, under Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN and the theme of “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”, Indonesia will direct its efforts to strengthening ASEAN cooperation and capacity to respond to regional and global challenges. Indonesia will also seek to support ASEAN’s position as the epicentre of regional economic growth for the prosperity of the people in the region. In supporting the chairmanship, ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) will work extensively on policy advocacy for regional policy reforms with a focus on digital transformation, sustainable development, health resilience, trade facilitation and food security. In this talk, Mr Arsjad Rasjid, Chair of ASEAN-BAC will share Indonesia’s ASEAN-BAC Chairmanship priorities, agenda and legacy projects. The talk is an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to express their aspirations and views on key interests for future regional economic integration.

Talk and Q&A session: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Informal networking session: 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm (light refreshments provided)

About the Speaker

Mr Arsjad Rasjid is the Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and currently serves as the Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) 2023 under Indonesia’s chairmanship. He also holds the position of President Director at PT Indika Energy Tbk., Indonesia’s leading integrated energy company, where he previously served as Group CEO from 2005 to 2013 and Vice President Director/Group CFO from 2013 to 2016. In 2022, he was appointed by the President of Indonesia to be a member of the steering committee for Vocational Education and Training Revitalization. In 2011, he was awarded a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and named the Best Executive by Asia Money in Indonesia in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California.


This is a hybrid event which will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

Attending the Event In-person at ISEAS

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Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

To join the event virtually at the specified date and time using your internet devices, please register here to receive your unique login link for the webinar via the zoom platform.


Feb 14 2023


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2 / Webinar