On 5th December 2018, “The 5th Japan Business Society Commemorating Business & Technology Symposium of The 60th Anniversary Commemoration Project of diplomatic relations between Japan and Indonesia” was held in Surabaya.
This symposium is aimed at enhancing the presence of Japanese companies in Indonesia by showing the improving the technical capabilities, quality control abilities and business knowledge by introducing high technologies and businesses from Japan that supported the daily living in Indonesia and the future living improvements.
There are 5 series of symposiums which located in several cities in Indonesia. 1st were held from Jakarta, the 2nd at Denpasar, the 3rd at Makassar, the 4th at Medan and the last one is at Surabaya. There the President Director Mr.Takahashi from PT. SUMITOMO S.H.I. CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY INDONESIA took the rostrum at Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya on 11th December 2018.
Mr.Rachma, from Indonesia’s special envoy for Japanese Investment, and, Mr.Tani from the Consulate General of Japan in Surabaya, had a speech as an opening speech about their experiments with Indonesia and Japan’s business relation. And then it continue to Mr.Takahashi, as the 2nd speaker of Japanese companies.
He introduced the history of Sumitomo Kenki Construction Machinery and explained the products, the global business, the development situation and the future efforts in Indonesia through a video.
Especially at the scene of video when our customer using the hydraulic excavator and asphalt paver said “Sumitomo Bagus!”, the audience also said “Sumitomo Bagus!” with their thumbs-up and warmed up this symposium.
When all the companies’ presentations were over and the lunch session began, the participants came to President director Mr.Takahashi one after another and asked him to take a picture together. In addition, at the exhibition booth some people said they have seen Sumitomo’s asphalt finisher, so we realized our products have been steadily spreading to Indonesia. Approximately 200 people from government officials, general corporations, local college students and others participated in the symposium.
In particular, about half of them were college students, and we felt the young power of Indonesia, with an average labor average age of 29 years. Finally, we thank you for having this opportunity in Surabaya to let them know about our company’s thoughts and technology.