Indonesian-Danish Aquaculture Day seminar was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier last month. The Danish Embassy in Jakarta hosted a delegation of four Danish companies to participate as part of the DANIDA Business Partnerships (DBP), with the aim of studying the Indonesian market and meeting with potential partners.
Both Indonesia and Denmark have significant fisheries activities, including aquaculture. The four Danish companies participated include Inter Aqua Advance, Oxymat, BioMar and Daniit, all have different products, technologies and solutions.
The companies are considering different business models with regards to developing partnerships with interested Indonesian partners. The initial discussions with Indonesian players include, among other things, a cluster approach, a demonstration project and the setting up of a joint venture in Indonesia with production and sales as regional subsidiary. They seek potential for collaboration to improve job creation and technical knowledge and greater focus on sustainability in the industry.
Overall, the delegation was able to learn about the potential commercial and development impacts that provide benefits to the Indonesian society. The delegation also helped strengthen the view of the Fisheries sector as one of the focus sectors of the DBP in Indonesia.
Due to the positive outcome of this first visit, the companies are now considering a second visit to Indonesia around the end of September, where more intense discussions with potential Indonesian partners and exploration of possibilities are expected.