For more than 40 years, Amcham Indonesia has worked to facilitate business and development relationships among American and Indonesian companies and government agencies. Today, its membership consists of hundreds of individuals affiliated with more than 250 firms.
Amcham Indonesia devotes significant focus to promoting the country’s tourism industry, a major source of revenue. In fact, investors in Indonesia’s burgeoning tourist and hospitality industries are a key driver of the country’s economic development.
Using the branding slogan “Wonderful Indonesia,” the group's current president, Joko Widodo, hopes to boost the interest of potential visitors in his country’s rich biodiversity and its distinctly multicultural community.
In 2016, Widodo aimed to increase gross domestic product year-over-year growth to seven percent by 2019 by declaring tourism among the business sectors that would be permitted to accept 100 percent foreign investment. As part of this program, Indonesia has designated a number of “new Balis” slated for intensive development efforts.