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The 32nd International Manufacturing Machinery, Equipment, Materials Exhibition is happening in Jakarta from 6 to 9 December 2023.   This exhibition covers Industrial Automation and Logistics, Machine Tools, and Hand tools.

Which hand should you use when giving your business card in a) Indonesia? b) India? c) China? Understanding cultural nuances is crucial in business. While a misstep in handing over

When you conduct business abroad, you sometimes engage a local business partner. You are the Principal; the local partner is the Agent.   You want your Agent to be a

Corruption is a challenging concept to define. It’s as elusive as love, trust, or morality, with each person having their own interpretation. Pramoedya Ananta Toer is Indonesia’s most famous writer.

In the push for decarbonization and the transition to electrified transportation, Nickel has emerged as a key metal in batteries. Indonesia, having the world’s biggest reserves of ore, has risen

Inalum is Indonesia’s only state-owned primary aluminium plant, also called a smelter. It produces about 270 thousand metric tons of pure metal per year. The original technology used at the

What is the difference between traditional Consultants and Interim Managers? Everybody who has worked in a big corporation has already seen Consultants. They are usually the “Men in Black”, serious

Local Content Requirement, or LCR, is a regulation aiming to boost the national economy by requiring imported products to have a part of their content made locally. In Indonesia, this

In the previous post we have seen the theory of the Blue Ocean strategy. Let us now look at this concept practically with two examples. B2B Indonesia is a significant player in

It is annoying when people give up before even trying. In business, some companies think they have no chance to compete in the Asian markets. They associate Asian markets with low

On 10/10/2023 La French Tech Indonesia will hold its annual summit in Jakarta. An event aiming to foster innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within the Tech ecosystem, with a special focus

TikTok, the popular video app owned by China’s ByteDance, is making strategic moves in Southeast Asia. In some countries, Tiktok faces challenges : it was banned in India in 2020