American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce


Business and Cultural Programs in Dallas, Texas

Business and Culture in Dallas-2013

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Rarely do we have the chance to link a nation’s traditional culture to its emerging identity as a modern nation.  But on June 13 Indonesia will come alive in Dallas, TX with business and culture forums of the highest order. The City of Dallas, as well as its premier world affairs organizations and cultural institutions will be rolling out the red carpet to host Indonesia’s Ambassador, trade and investment officials, private businessmen, and artistic treasures. If you understand the culture of a nation it is a far easier place in which to do business. 

Whether you are exploring new business opportunities or trying to expand the ones you already have, you are invited to partake of the rich rijstaffel (rice table) offered below. 

( From Original invitation)

Indonesia Business Forum

June 13, 10:00-11:30 am    Rosewood Crescent Hotel: Pool Suite

The forum explores trade and investment opportunities and policies in Indonesia, a G20 democratic nation with the world’s fourth largest population, and SouthEast Asia’s largest economy.


Ambassador Dino Djalal

Ambassador Dino Djalal, Embassy of Indonesia; James Lewis, Director of Indonesia Trade Finance at US Export Import Bank, Dandi Iswara, Director, Indonesian Trade Promotion Office, A representative of Celanese, OPIC Representative

Indonesia Facts:

  • The world’s fourth largest country
  • #1 for Twitter user penetration in the world.
  • #2 for Facebook users in the world (behind U.S.)
  • More 3G subscribers than China.
  • GDP is growing at over 6% annually, and is expected to reach 6.8% this year.
  • In 2010, U.S. Exports to Indonesia = $6.94 billion.
  • Households with US$5,000 to US$15,000 annual disposable income expected to increase from 36% to 58% of population by 2020.
  • 60 million Indonesians projected to move up into the middle class in the next 10 years.
  • The largest economy in Southeast Asia.
  • World’s third largest democracy, with a thriving open economy

Indonesia’s Emerging Role in World Affairs

June 13, 12-1:30 pm  Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX

Ambassador Djalal may be the most entertaining and effective ambassador since the US sent Ben Franklin to Paris.  Known as the “Twitter Ambassador” because of his embrace of social media, the Ambassador is comfortable speaking about world economics, politics or culture, and in particular, the emergence of Indonesia as a robust 21st century democracy.

Host: World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Shadow Theater of Indonesia

June 13, 7:00- midnight Nasher Sculpture Museum

Command Performance by Ki Purbo Asmoro

Ki Purbo Asmara

World renowned Javanese shadow puppet master, Ki Purbo Asmara, accompanied by a full gamelan orchestra, performs an epic tale with simultaneous English Translation.

Humor, action sequences, moments of philosophical power, and sheer delight characterize  wayang(shadow)performance

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Dallas Museum of Art Nasher

Sculpture Garden

Crow Collection of Asian Art

wayang puppets