Ho Chi Minh City - 17 August 2018. EuroCham Indonesia, represented by Executive Director Mr. Samuel Siahaan, met with EuroCham senior officers and Vice-Chairs to discuss future cooperation between the two organisations.
The meeting covered approaches taken by the Chambers in the two countries to improve the business environment, as well as methodologies adopted in advocacy work. Indonesia and Vietnam are different realities when it comes to supporting European business communities and the meeting served to compare the two and draw from the experience of both organisations.
EuroCham Indonesia was pleased to learn how EuroCham Vietnam works with its affiliated business association (BA) structure, a co-membership format that has enhanced cooperation between European business communities in Vietnam. As explained to Mr. Siahaan, the BA affiliation structure was the product of many years of efficient stakeholder management work by different EuroCham leaderships and also those of the BAs themselves.
The two organisations are also seeking to cooperate in more concrete ways in the near future, both bilaterally and through their participation in the European Business Organisation Worldwide Network (EBO-WW) of which both are members.
From left to right: Ms. Nora BIhari (Project Manager), Ms. Almut Roessner (Executive Director), Mr. Samuel Siahaan (EuroCham Indonesia Executive Director), Mr. Tomaso Andreatta (Vice Chair), Mr. Jean-Jacques Bouflet (Vice Chair), Mr. Joaquim Torrinha (Deputy Director)