Private equity investors looking for new opportunities in Indonesia might like to check out the Private Equity Indonesia Summit 2010 in Jakarta this October. PE investment in Indonesia looks set to reach US$1 billion in 2010 and total foreign direct investment should rise to $30-35 billion, thanks to the growing economy and government regulatory initiatives. Indonesia’s demographics provide an extra attraction as a large young generation enter the workforce and become active consumers, while the elderly population is declining. Summit speakers say the best opportunities will come to investors who build direct knowledge of the Indonesian market and seek out medium-sized deals, particularly in less-traditional areas like pharmaceuticals and retail.

Summit topics will include policy and the regulatory environment, building local partnerships, innovative investment tactics and sector reviews. Representatives from the corporate & private equity worlds and Indonesian government agencies will participate.