JAKARTA, NNC - PT Bank Mandiri Persero Tbk (MDRI) and Mandiri Sekuritas again are holding the Mandiri Investment Forum (MIF) in 2018.
This forum will bring together 600 investors as well as domestic and foreign businesspersons on February 6-9, 2018.
Chief Economist of Bank Mandiri Anton Gunawan said MIF will encourage the government and other stakeholders to give an idea to investors about macroeconomic conditions and future prospects.
"Investors and stakeholders can investigate and seize investment opportunities through this forum," Anton said on Thursday (2/1/2018).
Anton said Indonesia's economic growth of around five percent since 2014-2017 is still far to reach the government's target of eight percent in 2019.
To achieve growth above five percent, said Anton, there is a need for a breakthrough in the economic field. One of the breakthroughs is to boost manufacturing's role in the economy.
"As a development agent, Bank Mandiri expects investors and businesses to utilize this event to have dialogue with regulators, as well as provide updated information needed to take advantage of opportunities from the political year," he said.
The so-called Reform and Growth in Political Years forum also aims to outline the opportunities and challenges facing Indonesia in the political year, as well as tax reform after the end of the tax amnesty.
"The role of the private sector in line needs to be continuously improved to maintain the economic momentum especially in manufacturing," he said.
This activity will be filled with first-day visits to potential locations for investments, such as consumer goods company headquarters, hospitals, and traditional and modern markets that have taken advantage of the digital economy.
On the second day, February 7, 2018, a discussion will be held that will be attended by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo, SOE Minister Rini Soemarno and Advisory Board Chairman of Mandiri Institut M. Chatib Basri on the current economic and business situation and the direction of government policy in the long term.
The next day there will be a bilateral meeting involving more than 40 companies to obtain information on current investment opportunities, both from regulators and business actors.