Agus D W Martowardojo: Learn from the past, seize opportunities, and enhance synergy

Keynote speech by Mr Agus D W Martowardojo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, at the High-Level International Seminar "Global Economic Outlook in ASEAN Perspective", Jakarta, 28 April 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
03 May 2017

1. First, allow me to welcome you to Bank Indonesia and to the High Level International Seminar on "Global Economic Outlook in ASEAN Perspective." We are very privileged with the presence of Mr. Maurice Obstfeld to share his opinion and thought on the development and prospect of the global economy, especially concerning ASEAN region, and its challenging path ahead. We are also delighted to have speakers from ASEAN central banks who will share their views on a number of key issues surrounding the economic development in ASEAN.

2. The half-day seminar we are having today serves as the regional kick-start event for a series of seminars and other activities under the Voyage to Indonesia theme designed to lead up to the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. 

3. This particular seminar is aimed to showcase ASEAN as a reformed, resilent and progressive region to the world. Therefore, the discussion will touch upon how ASEAN countries have progressed in various areas especially in central banking policy making, and in furthering the ASEAN economic integration process to form what we call the ASEAN Economic Community.