14th IFSB SUMMIT 2019

The IFSB is pleased to announce that the 14th IFSB Summit will be held from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bank Indonesia will be the host for this year's Summit, now a biennial event for the IFSB.

Islamic Finance for Sustainable Development in the Era of Technological Innovations

The Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI) is currently worth about USD2.19 trillion, and operates in more than 60 countries. In 12 of these countries, the Islamic banking sector has attained systemic significance. The IFSI continues to explore new horizons, embrace emerging challenges and adapt to latest innovations.

The industry has untapped potential as an alternative financial platform to provide financial intermediation that is all-inclusive, to drive acquisition of sustainable livelihood capital, and one that is linked to the real economy.

In attaining the desired potential of the IFSI, intellectual discourse on both the "mechanics" and "spirit" of Islamic finance are equally important. The extent and proposed strategies / initiatives that emphasise operational efficiency and profitability are pertinent. In parallel, it is crucial for the industry to ensure it is anchored on values in its entire ramifications to all stakeholders with due cognition to the Sharī'ah principles that underlie Islamic finance.

In the face of significant financing gaps to achieve the global objectives of sustainable development, Islamic finance's untapped potential as a substantial source of financing has a crucial role to play. More than ever, there is an increased rationale to leverage on the potential of Islamic finance to provide an additional platform through which resources can be mobilised to promote shared prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance socio-economic inclusivity anchored on the principles of the Sharī'ah.

Recent data from the Financial Inclusion Index (FINDEX) indicate that lack of financial inclusion remains a relatively significant issue in countries with significant presence of Islamic finance. On a global level, the financial inclusion agenda has attracted the interest of various international organisations, central banks, international standard setters and market players in the financial ecosystem. This is pertinent when viewed from the perspective of global sustainable development objectives.

Notwithstanding its remarkable growth, Islamic finance in the Muslim world provides a great opportunity to ensure inclusive financial development by bringing to the fore, the true value (fairness) and inherent principles (Maqasid Al-Sharī'ah) of Islamic finance. This may require mainstreaming Islamic finance globally through among other means, the use of technology to broaden access to various Islamic finance platforms. In some jurisdictions with a significant Islamic presence, there is much potential and ongoing efforts to tap into the synergy between Islamic finance and technological advancements through for instance, regulatory sandboxes, among others.

The relative plausibility of impossible is gradually diminishing since the inception of the fourth industrial revolution. The wave of technological innovation has hit the shores of financial services and has greatly driven the financial landscape to a new frontier. The biggest imprinted landscape i.e. Internet of Things (IoT) has given rise to the digital economy which has redefined technological innovation within the financial industry, manifest in Fintech, InsureTech, SupTech, Regtech and many others.

In addition, technological innovation has brought forward completely new propositions encompassing not only new and improved services, but also serves a more inclusive market segment at a faster pace to maintain relevance with a more dynamic financial services ecosystem. Therefore, the need to accelerate financial inclusion through mainstreaming Islamic finance has driven the IFSI to leave no stone unturned in riding high on this redefined wave. It is envisaged this would have meaningful impact on the real economy.

The IFSB Summit seeks to explore the essence in connecting the triad: inclusiveness, technological innovation and sustainability, as a significant medium through which the global sustainable development objectives can be achieved and to steer the global financial ecosystem towards a new frontier of mainstreaming Islamic finance services.

The Summit is an important platform that brings together esteemed delegates to explore current developments and the future outlook of the IFSI in charting the new frontier of Islamic finance and to address key challenges in order to be ahead of the curve in this digital era.


If you have any inquiries regarding registration or participation in the 14th IFSB Summit, please direct your queries to:

Registration/General EnquiriesSponsorship & Press
Mrs. Ida Shafinaz Ab. Malek
Email: ida.shafinaz@ifsb.org
Tel: +603-9195 1427
Mrs. Nirvana Jalil Ghani
Email: nirvana@ifsb.org
Tel: +603-9195 1426
  Ms. Rosmawatie Abdul Halim
Email: rosmawatie@ifsb.org
Tel: +603-9195 1425


  Programme - Event Session(s)

Date Time Topics
Day 1
08:30 - 16:30 IFSB Summit Exhibition
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 11:00 1st IFSB Innovation Forum
  • The inaugural IFSB innovation forum sets the stage to enable the most creative minds in the Islamic financial services industry to showcase their pre-developed or conceptualised products, instruments, services, mobile applications and other offerings which exhibit an element of innovation and forward-looking creativity. This Forum, which is expected to feature as a regular annual series, is an effort by the IFSB to bring together the Islamic finance stakeholders to focus on the promotion and development of innovative Islamic finance solutions, vital to create the competitive edge needed to sustain the Islamic financial services industry going forward. The inaugural Forum will showcase products including, among others, (1) Sukuk based on Blockchain Technology (2) Islamic SME and Real Estate Financing through Web-based Crowdfunding Platform (3) Islamic Social Finance and its models to enhance financial Inclusion, and also (4) Islamic Robo-Advisors and their contributions to Wealth Management
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 - 13:00 Country Showcase 1 (*Sponsored Session)
  • The Country Showcase provides a splendid opportunity for the IFSB member and non-member countries / multilateral organisation to present their efforts, initiatives and incentives towards establishing / developing an Islamic financial services industry within their jurisdictions to a desired target audience. The audience would include a high profile, focused group of potential international investors, stakeholders and business partners from among the IFSB members and the global financial community.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00 - 16:30 IFSB Summit Pre-registration
14:00 - 15:00 Country Showcase 2 (*Sponsored Session)
  • The Country Showcase provides a splendid opportunity for the IFSB member and non-member countries / multilateral organisation to present their efforts, initiatives and incentives towards establishing / developing an Islamic financial services industry within their jurisdictions to a desired target audience. The audience would include a high profile, focused group of potential international investors, stakeholders and business partners from among the IFSB members and the global financial community.
15:00 - 16:00 Country Showcase 3 (*Sponsored Session)
  • The Country Showcase provides a splendid opportunity for the IFSB member and non-member countries / multilateral organisation to present their efforts, initiatives and incentives towards establishing / developing an Islamic financial services industry within their jurisdictions to a desired target audience. The audience would include a high profile, focused group of potential international investors, stakeholders and business partners from among the IFSB members and the global financial community.
16:00 - 17:00 Industry Development Session 1 (*Sponsored Session)
  • The Industry Development Session provides a splendid opportunity for the IFSB member and non-member organisations, from among multilateral organisations, to the work, initiatives and updates in the international Islamic finance sphere, in supporting the growth and development of the Islamic financial services industry. The IFSB Industry Development Sessions have previously seen the participation of multilaterals and development banks such as Asian Development Bank, Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investments and Export Credits (ICIEC), OIC Stock Exchange Forum, the World Bank, and the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM).
20:00 - 22:00 Summit Welcome Dinner Hosted by Bank Indonesia
Day 2
08:30 - 17:30 IFSB Summit Exhibition
11:00 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 14:00 Plenary Session
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break and Networking
14:30 - 16:00 Session 1: Leveraging Islamic Finance To Enhance Socio-Economic Inclusion And Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable development is typically classified into three broad dimensions - economic, environmental and social sustainability. Inherent within the principles of Islamic finance are the concepts of socio-economic inclusion, welfare and social justice and an emphasis on financing being closely linked with the real economy, among others. These inherent characteristics represent the potential of Islamic finance to play a greater role in enabling the effective resource mobilisation needed to achieve economic and environmental sustainability, enhance accessibility to financing, and utilise social welfare tools for more inclusive financing.
  • The session aims to discuss on how Islamic finance can create greater impact across these dimensions through inclusive and responsible financing, and to identify the issues that need to be addressed by regulators, standard setters and international organisations in achieving these objectives. Among the discussions points are:
  • Enhancing the enabling environment to cultivate inclusive growth of the IFSI and developing an ecosystem for responsible financing
  • Identifying the issues and challenges in mobilising Islamic finance to promote social, economic and environmental sustainability
  • Exploring the regulatory considerations in facilitating and promoting sustainability-based initiatives in the IFSI
  • Addressing the barriers to further integration of Islamic finance with socio-economic inclusion and other sustainability objectives
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break and Networking
16:15 - 17:45 Session 2: Mainstreaming Islamic Finance Through Technology: Building A Robust Regulatory Eco-System on 2: Mainstreaming Islamic Finance Through Technology: Building A Robust Regulatory Eco-System
  • In the fast-paced changing regulatory environment, policy makers face continuous pressure to develop strong regulations and support a robust eco-system.
  • Technological innovation is one of the key emerging challenges for regulators and supervisors in the financial sector. While embracing financial technology is important, it should not compromise the safety and stability of the financial system.
  • As the finance industry is exploring the emerging risks in the technological innovation space, unique risks specific to Islamic finance may also emerge. A myriad of Sharīʻah-related issues deriving from rules and principles, compliance, governance, requisite talent scarcity, and cross-border jurisdictions may be amongst the challenges faced by regulators and supervisors.
  • This session aims to discuss key issues and impediments that merit regulators and international standard setters attention in technology adoption regulatory space with due regard to unique risks arising from Sharīʻah-related issues. This platform allows lessons drawn from regulatory and supervisory experiences which may promulgate the industry best practices. Among the discussions points are:
  • Developing prudential regulations for the digital transformation of Islamic finance institutions operating in a more dynamic financial ecosystem and the various approaches taken by regulators (e.g. regulatory sandbox, innovation accelerators, innovation hubs)
  • Identifying the issues faced (e.g. cyber risk, money laundering, Sharīʻah-neutrality, Sharīʻah governance) by regulators in developing prudential regulation and supervision system (e.g. Regtech, Suptech) in embracing technology adoption without compromising safety and stability of Islamic financial system
  • Harmonising regulatory and supervisory approaches in addressing cross-border issues to create a coherent and supportive regulatory framework within the competitive environment
  • Bridging the gap of talent scarcity for regulators and supervisors with new and diverse skills that require more diversified and technology savvy coupled with Sharīʻah expertise in Islamic economics/ finance
19:30 - 22:00 14th IFSB Summit Gala Dinner
Day 3
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee and Networking
08:30 - 15:30 IFSB Summit Exhibition
09:00 - 10:30 Session 3: Broadening Access And Resilience In Digital Islamic Finance: Opportunities And Challenges
  • Notwithstanding the inherent value proposition that Islamic finance offers, it still represents a marginal share of the global financial system. Broadening access to Islamic finance therefore is imperative for improving financial inclusion especially towards enhancing socio-economic development within the tenets of the Sharīʻah. The role of the Islamic market players in this regard is essential. This is especially in relation to offering innovative Islamic finance products and services in a manner that leverages on technological advancement without infringing on the value-based intermediation essentials of Islamic finance.
  • This session expects stimulating discussion among market players aims to elicit practical perspectives and experiences on how to broaden access to digital Islamic finance. Specifically, it is expected that the session would provide insights into both extant and emerging operational impediments to broadening access to digital Islamic finance and how the panel members have been able to navigate through the operational challenges of evolving technology, competition, regulatory requirements and Sharīʿah compliance.
  • The panel is also expected to highlight possible opportunities and strategies to unlocking the potentials of the various Islamic social finance platforms especially via technology. This is in addition to providing insights into how the market players are keying into various efforts on identity inclusion as a basis to promoting financial inclusion and strengthening AML/CFT and cyber-risk resilience practices in Islamic finance. Among the discussions points are:
  • Broadening the outreach, sustainability and impact of Islamic social finance via technology
  • Unlocking the potential of Islamic finance towards enhancing acquisitions of sustainable livelihood assets
  • Facilitating identity inclusion towards broadening financial inclusion and strengthening AML/CFT practices
  • Identifying and mitigating the implication of the peculiar digital Islamic finance risks for the resilience and stability of the IFSI
  • Rethinking the Sharīʻah and Technology nexus in delivering digital Islamic financial services
  • Reassessing the operational challenges and opportunities of Islamic finance regulatory sandboxes
  • Proposing the key components for delivering value-driven digital Islamic finance
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking
11:00 - 12:30 Session 4: Emerging Technology And Innovation In Islamic Finance: Opportunities And Risks
  • The adoption of innovative technologies and business models is a prominent emerging trend that is fast changing the ecosystem of the financial services industry. However, alongside the potential opportunities and benefits for the IFSI, standard-setters and regulators need to be cognisant of the potential new risks. Thus, developing a fit-for-purpose regulatory and supervisory regime is imperative, notwithstanding the formidable challenge it presents in balancing the objectives of facilitating innovation while ensuring effective risk management and financial stability.
  • The session aims to discuss the emerging trends and new developments in technological innovation in the IFSI, their benefits and potential risks. It also aims to highlight the opportunities and current gaps that need to be addressed in order to provide a supportive and competitive environment for the adoption of innovative technology in the IFSI whilst preserving financial stability. Among the discussions points are:
  • The emerging trends in technological innovation in the Islamic finance sphere
  • The legal, Sharīʻah, regulatory and supervisory considerations in the wider adoption of innovative instruments in the IFSI
  • Islamic finance, crowdfunding and digital services: the experience thus far, emerging issues and potential risks (e.g. cybersecurity, etc.)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in Islamic financial services - key considerations (e.g. Robo advisors and sharīʻah compliance)
  • Blockchain, smart contracts and Ṣukūk: the opportunities and key considerations
  • Challenges in implementing innovative instruments and the regulatory role in providing facilitative platforms for innovation
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Session 5: The Way Forward For Islamic Finance
  • The Islamic finance industry is playing a pivotal role in the wider global economy, with assets in excess of $2.19 trillion, projected to reach $3.8 trillion by 2022. Notwithstanding with the challenges facing the global finance industry, the outlook for the Islamic finance remains strong. Islamic finance is seen increasingly as a pillar for economic diversification and growth by number of governments, particularly in addressing the challenges of financial inclusion, Small and Medium Enterprises funding and international trade.
  • As a niche yet flourishing industry, Islamic finance is consistently expanding its outreach within the global landscape. The Islamic finance industry is gradually shifting gears toward embedding sustainability into its core business model. As more IIFS embrace responsible finance, more technology-based solutions are likely to surface. While contemplating the forces of todays challenges, coupled by determination to change for tomorrow, international standard setters and regulators should leave no stone unturned to be equipped for the evolving financial landscape.
  • This session aims to discuss the strategic policy agenda to set the tone in shaping the future landscape of sustainable and inclusive Islamic finance anchored on technological innovations. Among the discussions points are:
  • Enhancing the regulatory environment and removing the impediments to enable Islamic finance to thrive in the changing landscape
  • Addressing policy issues to create an Islamic financial system that is more responsive to the real economy
  • Facilitating collaborative efforts between policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders to achieve the development objectives of Islamic finance
  • Developing the requisite financial and technological infrastructure to achieve the ecosystem necessary to propel Islamic finance into the new frontier of technology-enabled, value-driven, sustainable and inclusive finance
  • Meeting the capacity-building needs for the Islamic finance industry to move into the next phase of its development


The 14th IFSB Summit will host over 200 Islamic financial industry regulators as well as leading market players and practitioners. Be part of this IFSB's landmark event. Contact the IFSB Secretariat for the sponsorship packages that are being offered for potential sponsors. Various sponsorship opportunities and categories are available. Click here to download the sponsorship package.

Mrs. Nirvana Jalil Ghani
Email :nirvana@ifsb.org
Tel :+603 9195 1400 (GL) / + 603 9195 1426 (DL)
Fax :+603 9195 1405
Ms. Rosmawatie Abdul Halim
Email :rosmawatie@ifsb.org
Tel :+603 9195 1400 (GL) / + 603 9195 1425 (DL)
Fax :+603 9195 1405


Media coverage for the 14th Summit is open to all members of the press, subject to prior approval by the IFSB Secretariat. For enquiries on media registration, event coverage or for exclusive interviews, please contact:

Mrs. Nirvana Jalil Ghani
Email :nirvana@ifsb.org
Tel :+603 9195 1400 (GL) / + 603 9195 1426 (DL)
Fax :+603 9195 1405



The Government of Indonesia facilitate the entry to Indonesia through the following visa categories:

  1. Visa-free Entry
  2. Visa on Arrival (VOA)
  3. Calling visa
  4. Visa for Jounalists

Visitors are required to possess a valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months after the date of entry into the territory of Indonesia. Passport must contain at least two blank visa pages. The "amendment" and "endorsement" pages at the back of the passport do not generally count as blank pages and cannot be used for visa and stamp for entry permit purposes.

1. Visa Free Entry

Based on Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia No. 21/ 2016, there are 169 countries which are eligible for Free Visa for Short Visit (Bebas Visa Kunjungan Singkat). Visitors should be in possession of valid passport of 6 months validity and a return or an onwards journey ticket at the time of arrival and this visa is not for employment and is not extendable.

Foreigner with Visa Exemption facilities will be granted Visit Stay Permit for 30 (thirty) days and not extendable and can not be converted into another type of stay permit. Requirement: a.) A valid passport with minimum validity of 6 (six) months; b.) Return Ticket or Through Ticket, with following purpose of entry:

  1. Leisure ,Tourism
  2. Family
  3. Social
  4. Art and Cultural
  5. Government visit
  6. Giving Lecture or attend seminar
  7. Attend a meeting held by head office or Representative office in Indonesia
  8. Continue journey to another country

Citizens from the following countries are allowed to stay in Indonesia of up to 30 days without visa:

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Antigua and Barbuda
  6. Argentina
  7. Armenia
  8. Australia
  9. Austria
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Bahamas
  12. Bahrain
  13. Bangladesh
  14. Barbados
  15. Belarus
  16. Belgium
  17. Belize
  18. Benin
  19. Bhutan
  20. Bolivia
  21. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  22. Botswana
  23. Brazil
  24. Brunei Darussalam
  25. Bulgaria
  26. Burkina Faso
  27. Burundi
  1. Cambodia
  2. Canada
  3. Cape Verde
  4. Chad
  5. Chile
  6. China
  7. Comoros
  8. Costa Rica
  9. Croatia
  10. Cuba
  11. Cyprus
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Dominica (Commonwealth)
  15. Dominican Republic
  16. Ecuador
  17. Egypt
  18. El Salvador
  19. Estonia
  20. Fiji
  21. Finland
  22. France
  23. Gabon
  24. Gambia
  25. Georgia
  26. Germany
  27. Ghana
  28. Greece
  1. Grenada
  2. Guatemala
  3. Guyana
  4. Haiti
  5. Honduras
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Hungary
  8. Iceland
  9. India
  10. Ireland
  11. Italy
  12. Ivory Coast
  13. Jamaica
  14. Japan
  15. Jordan
  16. Kazakhstan
  17. Kenya
  18. Kiribati
  19. Kuwait
  20. Kyrgyzstan
  21. Lao, People's Democratic Republic
  22. Latvia
  23. Lebanon
  24. Lesotho
  25. Liechtenstein
  26. Lithuania
  27. Luxemburg
  28. Macao
  1. Macedonia
  2. Madagascar
  3. Malawi
  4. Malaysia
  5. Maldives
  6. Mali
  7. Malta
  8. Marshall Islands
  9. Mauritania
  10. Mauritius
  11. Mexico
  12. Moldova
  13. Monaco
  14. Mongolia
  15. Morocco
  16. Mozambique
  17. Myanmar
  18. Namibia
  19. Nauru
  20. Nepal
  21. Netherlands
  22. New Zealand
  23. Nicaragua
  24. Norway
  25. Oman
  26. Palau
  27. Palestine
  28. Panama
  29. Papua New Guinea
  1. Paraguay
  2. Peru
  3. Philippines
  4. Poland
  5. Portugal
  6. Puerto Rico
  7. Qatar
  8. Romania
  9. Russian Federation
  10. Rwanda
  11. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  12. Saint Lucia
  13. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  14. Samoa
  15. San Marino
  16. Sao Tome and Principe
  17. Saudi Arabia
  18. Senegal
  19. Serbia
  20. Seychelles
  21. Singapore
  22. Slovakia
  23. Slovenia
  24. Solomon Islands
  25. South Africa
  26. South Korea
  27. Spain
  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Suriname
  3. Swaziland
  4. Sweden
  5. Switzerland
  6. Taiwan
  7. Tajikistan
  8. Tanzania
  9. Thailand
  10. Timor Leste
  11. Togo
  12. Tonga
  13. Trinidad and Tobago
  14. Tunisia
  15. Turkey
  16. Turkmenistan
  17. Tuvalu
  18. Uganda
  19. Ukraine
  20. United Arab Emirates
  21. United Kingdom
  22. United States
  23. Uruguay
  24. Uzbekistan
  25. Vanuatu
  26. Vatican City State
  27. Venezuela
  28. Vietnam
  29. Zambia
  30. Zimbabwe

Below are the list of Entry-Exit Immigraton Check Points for foreigners with Free Visa facilities:

  1. Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
  2. Adi Sumarmo, Surakarta
  3. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
  4. Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
  5. Binaka, Sibolga
  6. El Tari, Kupang
  7. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
  8. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta
  1. Hang Nadim, Batam
  2. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
  3. Juanda, Surabaya
  4. Kualanamu, Medan
  5. Lombok International Airport, Lombok
  6. Maimun Saleh, Sabang
  7. Minangkabau, Padang
  1. Mopah, Merauke
  2. Mozes Kilangin, Tembaga Putra
  3. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
  4. Pattimura, Ambon
  5. Polonia, Medan
  6. Sam Ratulangi, Manado
  7. Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta
  8. Sultan Aji Muhamad Sulaiman Sepinggan, Balikpapan
  1. Sultan Hasanudin, Makassar
  2. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
  3. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang
  4. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru - Riau
  5. Supadio, Pontianak
  6. Tarakan

  1. Achmad Yani, Ternate
  2. Amamapare, Tembagapura
  3. Anggrek, Gorontalo
  4. Bagan Siapi-api
  5. Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
  6. Bandar Sri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
  7. Bandar Sri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
  8. Batam Centre, Batam
  9. Batu Ampar, Batam
  10. Belakang Padang
  11. Belawan
  12. Benete, Sumbawa
  13. Benoa, Bali
  14. Biak
  15. Boom Baru, Palembang
  16. Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
  17. Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
  18. Ciwandan, Cilegon
  19. Dumai
  20. Dwi Kora, Pontianak
  21. Gunung sitoli, Sibolga
  1. Jambi
  2. Jayapura, di Jayapura, Papua; dan
  3. Kabil, Batam
  4. Kendari
  5. Kota Baru
  6. Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
  7. Kuala Langsa, Aceh
  8. Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  9. Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
  10. Lauren Say, Maumere
  11. Lembar, Mataram
  12. Lhokseumawe
  13. Malahayati, Aceh
  14. Malundung, Tarakan
  15. Manado
  16. Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
  17. Marore, Tahuna
  18. Merauke
  19. Miangas, Tahuna
  20. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
  21. Nusantara, Pare-pare
  22. Nusantara, Tahuna
  1. Padang Bai, Bali
  2. Panarukan
  3. Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
  4. Panjang, Bandar Lampung
  5. Pantoloan, Palu
  6. Pasuruan
  7. Pemangkat, Sambas
  8. Probolinggo
  9. Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
  10. Sabang
  11. Samarinda
  12. Sampit
  13. Samudera, Bitung
  14. Sekupang, Batam
  15. Selat Lampa, Ranai
  16. Semayang, Balikpapan
  17. Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
  18. Sibolga
  19. Sinete, Sambas
  20. Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar
  21. Sorong
  22. Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
  23. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  1. Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
  2. Tanjung Balai Karimun
  3. Tanjung Emas, Semarang
  4. Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
  5. Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
  6. Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
  7. Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
  8. Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
  9. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitungh
  10. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
  11. Tanjung Priok, Jakarta
  12. Tanjung Uban
  13. Tanjung Wangi, Jember
  14. Tarempa
  15. Teluk Bayur, Padang
  16. Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  17. Tembilahan
  18. Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
  19. Tual
  20. Tunon Taka, Nunukan
  21. Yos Sudarso, Ambon
  22. Yos Sudarso, Cirebon

  1. Aruk, Sambas
  2. Entikong
  1. Metamauk, Atambua
  2. Mota'ain, Atambua
  1. Naga Badau, Sanggau
  2. Napan, Atambua
  1. Skouw, Jayapura

2. Visa On Arrival (VOA)

Visitors from the 65 countries may obtain a Visa on Arrival (Visa Kunjungan Saat Kedatangan) at immigration check-points in Indonesia. This visa can be obtained directly when they arrive at certain airports and seaports in Indonesia, regardless of the purpose of the visit (Business, Tourist, and Social-Cultural). A holder of Visit Visa on Arrival is given 30 days stay and can be extended in Immigration Office for 1 (one) time, to have another 30 days stay.

The general requirements for visa on arrival are :

  1. The applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of entry;
  2. Return/through ticket.
  3. VoA Fee for approximately USD 36-37 based on the exchange rate (or IDR 500,000).

The following is the list of Visa on Arrival Countries:

  1. Algeria
  2. Andorra
  3. Argentine
  4. Australia
  5. Austria
  6. Bahrain
  7. Belarus
  8. Belgium
  9. Brazil
  10. Bulgaria
  11. Canada
  1. Croatia
  2. Cyprus
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Denmark
  5. East Timor
  6. Egypt
  7. Estonia
  8. Fiji
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. Germany
  1. Greece
  2. Hungary
  3. Iceland
  4. India
  5. Ireland
  6. Italy
  7. Japan
  8. Kuwait
  9. Latvia
  10. Libya
  11. Liechtenstein
  1. Lithuania
  2. Luxembourg
  3. Maldives
  4. Malta
  5. Mexico
  6. Monaco
  7. Netherland
  8. New Zealand
  9. Norway
  10. Oman
  11. Panama
  1. People's Republic of China
  2. Poland
  3. Portugal
  4. Qatar
  5. Romania
  6. Russia
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Slovakia
  9. Slovenia
  10. South Africa
  11. South Korea
  1. Spain
  2. Suriname
  3. Sweden
  4. Switzerland
  5. Taiwan
  6. Tunis
  7. Turkey
  8. United Arab Emirates
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Unites States of America

Below are the list of Entry-Exit Immigraton Check Points for foreigners holding Visa on Arrival:

  1. Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
  2. Adi Sumarmo, Surakarta
  3. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
  4. El Tari, Kupang
  5. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta
  1. Hang Nadim, Batam
  2. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
  3. Juanda, Surabaya
  4. Kualanamu, Medan
  5. Lombok International Airport, Lombok
  1. Minangkabau, Padang
  2. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
  3. Sam Ratulangi, Manado
  4. Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta
  5. Sultan Aji Muhamad Sulaiman Sepinggan, Balikpapan
  1. Sultan Hasanudin, Makassar
  2. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
  3. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang
  4. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru - Riau
  5. Supadio, Pontianak

  1. Sekupang, Batam
  2. Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
  3. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  4. Tanjung Balai Karimun
  1. Belawan
  2. Sibolga
  3. Yos Sudarso, Dumai
  4. Teluk Bayur, Padang
  5. Tanjung Priok, Jakarta
  1. Tanjung Emas, Semarang
  2. Padang Bai, Bali
  3. Benoa, Bali
  4. Bitung
  5. Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar
  1. Pare-pare
  2. Maumere
  3. Tenau, Kupang
  4. Jayapura
  5. Sabang

  1. Entikong, West Kalimantan

3. Calling Visa

Countries which are considered by Indonesia Government on certain level of vulnerability and are not eligible for Free Visa or VOA (Visa on arrival) need to make the visa on Indonesian Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival and required an authorization from Indonesian Immigration Head Office Jakarta. Foreigners can apply for calling visa in Indonesian Embassy or Consulates, or the guarantor could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The general requirements for calling visa are:

  1. The applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of entry.
  2. Guarantee letter from appointed party.
  3. Copy of bank account.
  4. Return/through ticket.
  5. Color formal photo (@2, 4cmX6cm)

List of countries need to apply for calling visa are:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Cameroon
  1. Guinea
  2. Israel
  1. Liberia
  2. Nigeria
  1. North Korea
  2. Somalia

4. Visa for Journalists

Journalist/Press Crew/Media Partners of an event need to apply for a specific visa, referred as journalistic visa, regarding their activities on Indonesian Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival and required an authorisation from Indonesian Immigration Head Office Jakarta. Foreigners can apply for calling visa in Indonesian Embassy or Consulates, or the guarantor could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The general requirements for calling visa are:

  1. The applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of entry.
  2. Guarantee letter from appointed party.
  3. Recommendation letter from related institution.
  4. Copy of bank account.
  5. Return/through ticket.
  6. Color formal photo (@2, 4cmX6cm).
  7. Documents regarding the detail and specification of equipments brought.

For the convenience of all participants, it is suggested to apply for calling visa and journalistic visa at Republic of Indonesia Representatives in 2 months prior to arrival.
The visa types referred to in this information sheet cannot be used for work.

Jakarta Immigration Office List

  1. Soekarno Hatta Immigration Office
    Jl. Perkantoran Bandar Udara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta
    Tangerang, Pajang, Benda, Kota Tangerang, Banten 15126
    Phone: 0811-8337-004
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  2. Tanjung Priok Immigration Office
    Jl. Melati No.124 A, RT.1/RW.12, Rawabadak Utara, Koja
    Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14230
    Phone: (021) 43934909
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  3. Central Jakarta Immigration Office
    Jalan Merpati Blok B12 No.3, RW.10, Gunung Sahari Utara,
    Sawah Besar, RW.10, Gn. Sahari Utara, Sawah Besar,
    Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10720
    Phone: (021) 6541213
    View Map

  1. North Jakarta Immigration Office
    Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya A4 No.80, RT.18/RW.8, Klp. Gading Bar
    Klp. Gading, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240
    Phone: 0856-8050-626
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  2. West Jakarta Immigration Office
    Jalan Pos Kota No. 4, RT. 04 / RW. 06, Pinangsia, Tamansari
    RT.9/RW.7, Pinangsia, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat
    Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110
    Phone: (021) 6904795
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  3. East Jakarta Immigration Office
    Jl. Bekasi Tim. Raya No.169, RT.8/RW.14, Cipinang Besar Utara
    Jatinegara, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13410
    Phone: (021) 8509104
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There are three 5-stars hotels for the main choices for the event, which are:

  • Mulia Hotel
  • Fairmont Hotel
  • The Sultan Hotel

The three hotels are located near the event venue, JCC, as shown by map.


Mulia Hotel

Boasting the largest 5-star deluxe rooms in Jakarta, Hotel Mulia Senayan is an exclusive sanctuary of luxury and personalized service, right in the heart of the city's thriving business district. Hotel Mulia Senayan has carved out an international reputation as one of Asia's finest hotels, renowned for its exquisite furnishings, state-of-the-art amenities and impeccable hospitality. To date, it is the only non-chain hotel in Indonesia to receive the prestigious International Five Star Diamond Award and remains the preferred choice of accommodation for traveling dignitaries and celebrities.

Regarded as one of the premier luxury hotels in Jakarta, the 40-story Hotel Mulia Senayan welcomes guests to a stylish sanctuary with five-star amenities and unparalleled service. Located just 25 minutes from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and strategically placed amid the city's hottest spots, guests of this elegant hotel can enjoy the very best of Jakarta soon after they arrive at Jakarta airport. Jakarta Convention Centre, the event venue, is located across the street. At Hotel Mulia Senayan, you will find yourself in the ideal location to attend such events without having to travel through the legendary Jakarta traffic.

The rooms type offered by Hotel Mulia:

Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Jakarta is known for its unbeatable location in Senayan, with very close proximity to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Jakarta Convention Center and linked directly to one of the city's most stylish shopping venues, Plaza Senayan and Sentral Senayan office towers. Fairmont Jakarta provides guests luxury, privacy and convenience at its finest. The Hotel Lobby is one of the biggest among its class in the city. The hotel offers 380 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with incredible views of the Jakarta skyline. Each room is remarkably spacious, complete with premium amenities that are essential to both business and leisure travelers.

Fairmont Jakarta is at the gateway to the commercial and entertainment district of Senayan in Jakarta. Distance from Airport (Soekarno- Hatta) to Fairmont Jakarta (Senayan Area) 24 KM around 30 - 45 Minutes by Taxi. Fairmont Jakarta has Airport Representative on hand upon guests arrival at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

The rooms type offered by Hotel Fairmont:

Ms. Ayesha
Email : Ayesha.Andhamdari@Fairmont.com
General Line : +62 21 29703333

The Sultan Hotel

The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta is five stars hotel with a touch of royal Javanese, perfect for business or leisure trip in Jakarta.

The rooms type offered by Hotel Sultan:

Mr. Aloysius Suhartono
Email : adosm@sultanjakarta.com
Ms. Tuty
Email : sales.tuty@sultanjakarta.com
General Line :+62 21 5703600

More information of the Hotels will be updated in due course.


More information to follow soon.



Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center has 20 years experience in hosting various international events and agendas. The JCC client portfolio includes presidents, CEOs, and International musicians, as well as companies from all spheres and levels of business. JCC engagements portfolio includes world conventions, regional conferences, private business, including hosting the IsDB 41st Annual Meeting in May 2016 and the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum in August 2016.

Venue Location and Map

Venue Address: Jalan Jend. Gatot Subroto Senayan, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270.

Located beside one of Jakarta's central thoroughfares, the Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center has easy access to the Soekarno Hatta international airport, the Jakarta central business district, the Presidential palace and central and municipal administrative buildings, as well as many of the city's prime shopping centers, restaurants, and golf courses. There are several hotels within walking distance of the convention center, including the Sultan Hotel which is linked to the convention center via an air-conditioned underground tunnel.


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As an independent state institution, Bank Indonesia is fully autonomous in formulating and implementing each of its task and authority as stipulated in the Act. External parties are prohibited from interfering Bank Indonesia's execution of duties, and Bank Indonesia can refuse or disregard any attempt of interference of any forms by any parties.

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As the central bank, Bank Indonesia has four major roles:

First, Bank Indonesia safeguards monetary stability through the use of interest rates in open market operations, while also employing other instruments. Bank Indonesia is required to establish an appropriate, well-balanced monetary policy. The reason is that any disruption to monetary stability has immediate impact on all aspects of the economy. Excessively tight monetary policy applied through high interest rates will tend to stifle economic activity, and vice-versa. Therefore, to create monetary stability, Bank Indonesia has adopted a policy known as the inflation targeting framework.

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