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Cablegate: Mission Indonesia Requests Additional Invitations For

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SUBJECT: Mission Indonesia Requests Additional Invitations for
Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

REF: 09 STATE 130991
09 JAKARTA 001956

1. This cable contains an action request - see paragraph 4.

2. (SBU) Summary: We recommend that Indonesia be more strongly
represented at the President's Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington
in April. Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim-majority country,
the third largest democracy, and the third fastest growing economy
in the G-20. Entrepreneurs and business leaders wield significant
influence in shaping Indonesia's political and economic future.
Indonesia is enthusiastic to cooperate on entrepreneurship;
government officials and business leaders have already expressed
interest in hosting a follow-on Entrepreneurship Summit in
Indonesia. A more proportional representation of Indonesian
participants would also deepen the impact of President Obama's
highly-anticipated visit to Indonesia later this year. End Summary.


3. (SBU) Indonesia has made an unprecedented transformation over
the past ten years from authoritarian dictatorship to the world's
largest Muslim-majority democracy. It has turned back threats of
terrorism and separatism to become a model for religious freedom,
woman's rights and diversity. Indonesia's proposed inclusion in the
G-20 recognizes its economic achievements. Enhancing our engagement
through entrepreneurship will highlight our links to fast-growing
Asian markets that are critical for U.S. growth. Inclusion of
additional entrepreneurs from Indonesia will also strengthen our
partnership with an increasingly influential Muslim-majority country
that shares our democratic values.

4. ACTION REQUEST: Post requests that the seven nominees below be
invited to attend the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in
Washington.

-- Sandiago Uno, PT Adaro; founding partner of Saratoga Capital, a
private equity firm; past Chairman of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs
Association; Enterprise Asia's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year; leads
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce committee on small and medium
enterprise development

-- Manoj Punjabi, President Director, MD Entertainment;
filmmaker/television producer responsible for one of the highest
grossing Indonesian films of all time; employs over 1000 people; has
grown television business from 4 hours of programming per month to
over 150 hours; his programs earned "best of the year" awards in
2008 and 2009; 2009 nominee, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the
Year

-- Dr. Bambang Ismawan, Yayasan Bina Swadaya; Ashoka Fellow; founded
social foundation that trains community leaders to organize
self-help groups; foundation has trained over 10,000 community
leaders, inspired creation of more than 12,000 grassroots self-help
groups serving 3.5 million people, and launched 650,000 microfinance
institutions with 13.5 million members. The foundation runs 16
company, including a franchising operation for agricultural shops
that funds almost 95 percent of the organization's operations.

-- Ir. Antonious Tanan; President of Ciptura Entrepreneurship
Center; develops "train the trainer" programs for the Foundation of
Entrepreneurship Education; designed and ran intensive three-month
entrepreneurship program for Indonesian university graduates; team
leader and speaker at numerous entrepreneurship conferences

-- Hendy Setiono, Kebab Turki Baba Rafi; owns three restaurant
franchise brands with 800 employees and 475 outlets spread across 60
cities in Indonesia; winner of Indonesian Franchise award 2009;
winner of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship award 2008; selected as
one of Asia's Best Entrepreneurs under 25 by Business Week

-- Diono Nurjadin, Mandala Air; President and CEO of Cardig
International, the largest aviation and logistics specialist in
Indonesia; President of Mandala Air, a fast growing local airline;
Education Chairman of Indonesian Chapter of Young Presidents
Organization; holds influential leadership role in Indonesian
Chamber of Commerce

-- Puji Lestari a.k.a Ririn, Citra Persada; founded rapidly growing
(and environmentally friendly) waste management and recycling
company; employs disabled persons, former addicts and rehabilitated
prisoners as means of offering a "second chance"; runs an orphanage
for disabled children

5. Please note that all of the candidates nominated above possess
sufficient personal means to travel to Washington, DC, if selected
to attend the Summit.

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