Tuesday, July 31, 2012



On July 6-8, 2012, Congress of Indonesian Diaspora (CID) will be held in Los Angeles Convention Center, California. This Congress will mark the history as the first grand meeting in the world ever, to be held for the Indonesian Diaspora.
The Congress of Indonesian Diaspora will be the first ever forum to bring together and harness the ideas, skills and potential of the Indonesian Diaspora worldwide. CID will allow Indonesian Diaspora- Indonesians, people of Indonesian descent, Indonesianists, i.e. people of all nationalities and ethnicities who hold Indonesia close to their hearts, and investors and companies with interests in and connections to Indonesia – from around the world to meet, interact, foster and implement concrete initiatives to empower Indonesian communities worldwide so that they can play a bigger role, especially in – but not limited to- supporting Indonesia’s economic, social and political progress.

The program will include opening and closing ceremonies presenting inspirational speakers such as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu; Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Dr. Ir. KH. Mohammad Nuh (invited); Managing Director of the World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati; international recording artist, Anggun Cipta Sasmi, President of Marvell Technology Group, Dr. Sehat Sutardja, and many other successful Indonesians from many different fields; discussions on various topics such as entrepreneurship, job creation, trade and investment opportunities, education, culture, art and science, consular affairs, and other Indonesia-related issues. CID will also present musical and cultural performances, Indonesian Batik Exhibition and Fair, a career fair as well as an Indonesian food bazaar so attendees can feel and experience Indonesia.