Mr John Aglionby
International Economy News Editor, Financial Times and former Jakarta-based Correspondent
Date: Tuesday 20th July 2010
Time: 9.00am for 09.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus / Regents Park / Great Portland Street
By kind invitation of:
Free (Asia House Corporate Members)
£25.00 (Asia House Patrons and Government)
You are cordially invited to attend a breakfast briefing where Mr John Aglionby, International Economy News Editor, Financial Times and former Jakarta-based Correspondent, will discuss Indonesia's role both in the region and the world beyond.
Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, the largest Muslim-majority country, a rapidly-maturing democracy, enjoying GDP growth of well over 5 per cent, a member of the G20 and extremely rich in myriad natural resources. Yet it is far from world power status. Why is this? Will it ever change? What will have to happen domestically for the world to start paying more attention to south-east Asia's largest nation? Or is Indonesia happy to play a second-fiddle role on the global stage?
John Aglionby is the FT's international economy news editor, a position he took up in November 2009 after spending 14 years as a journalist based in Jakarta. From 2006-2009 John was the FT's Jakarta correspondent, covering Indonesia, Timor-Leste and regional commodities. For the eight years before that he was the Guardian's south-east Asia correspondent, ostensibly covering the Association of South-East Asian Nations but travelling as far afield as Hong Kong and Fiji. He has covered everything from coups and revolutions to coffee-defecating civets and how to get off Bali's well-beaten tourist track.
The meeting will adopt the usual Asia House format and all comments will be unattributable.
Interested participants should register early for the meeting by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as spaces are limited.
I look forward to seeing you at Asia House.
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