Sukanto Tanoto's RGE Delegations Share Their Views of Newfound Enthusiasm for Future Growth at the WEF

JAKARTA, INDONESIA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2015) - The 24th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Jakarta this April was a remarkable new opportunity for Indonesia to discuss the many facets of the main theme which revolved around "Anchoring Trust on East Asia's New Regionalism."

Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo gave a remarkable speech talking about the bright future of the country and inviting foreign investors to benefit from the full support of the government. Among the industry leaders present at the forum, a main participant was the RGE Group delegation, led by chairman and founder Sukanto Tanoto.

New Investors Expected

One of the highlights of the forum was the speech put forth by Indonesian President Jokowi. According to RGE Director Anderson Tanoto, the speech was clear and it showed the President's confidence and dedication in supporting the country's growth.

According to President Jokowi, the Indonesian Government will place itself at the disposal of foreign investors willing to aid the newfound East Asian initiatives for growth supported by RGE and all corporations in the region working together to enhance economic growth.

Future Improvements - Managing Consumption

Sukanto Tanoto himself voiced his opinion on the WEF being an exceptional opportunity for participants from many different backgrounds to get together and talk about their views and suggestions on the remarkable future growth that Indonesia and the entire East Asian region may see in the near future.

While the various initiatives for using this potential can bring remarkable improvements to the economy, as well as various other growth-related benefits, there is still a long way to go. Talks about the future economic improvements in the region have "to be tempered with the expectations that things are going to take time for these to unfold," as RGE Vice Chairman Bey Soo Khiang pointed out.

Nevertheless, the talks at the WEF have shown an unprecedented potential for improvement in the next few years, and one of the major ways these are to be set in motion will be through the increased, managed consumption in Indonesia that President Jokowi continues to support.

RGE Director Imelda Tanoto has spoken in detail about this goal, while emphasizing the vital role that the RGE Group and similar organizations have to play in order to achieve it, by adding value to their products and improving investment opportunities. As she has stated, the basic concept is that consumption needs to be guided to grow into production and investment -- two key factors that make a sustainable economy possible.

A New Outlook on Indonesian Economy

Sukanto Tanoto and the RGE as a whole, as well as the various individual corporations that make up the group's widespread regional and global influence, continue to be positive about the potential growth of the East Asian countries, particularly Indonesia.

Asian Agri Managing Director Kelvin Tio said that, overall, the discussions and exchange of ideas at the WEF have been quite smooth.

He also concluded that, with the government showing increased willingness to work together with both foreign investors and local communities to improve the country's economy, many challenges can be overcome in taking Indonesia to the next level -- towards a brighter, more expansive future.

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