16 May 2019

Indonesian Minister of Trade visits WTI

The Indonesian Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, visited the WTI on Thursday 9 May 2019, where he met with WTI Directors Joseph Francois, Manfred Elsig and Michael Hahn.

Accompanying the Minister was H.E. Muliaman Dharmansyah Hadad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia in Bern, H.E. Syamsul Siregar, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to WTO, Mr. Iman Pambagyo, Director General for International Trade Negotiation, as well as several other diplomats and journalists.

The visit by the Minister to the WTI focused on how the WTI and the Ministry of Trade can find ways to cooperate in the future through the WTI’s tailor-made training. The training would be customized per the institutional needs of the Ministry, and tailored towards staff and higher ranking officials.

The WTI’s training portfolio focuses on training professionals and practitioners of both the public and private sector, and aims to build competences and knowledge through various forms of training activities that take account of personal experiences and exchanges of (global) best practices.

The WTI offers a set of pre-developed training courses (e.g. on investment regulation), adapted to the specific audience, but also builds tailor-made courses. These range from highly individualised, fine-tuned consultative workshops to practice-oriented courses on applied trade regulation or policy and academic seminars on trade policy modelling and principles.

Training of professionals and practitioners (of both the public and private sector) takes place either at WTI premises in Bern or at the client's location, and can last from a single day to several months.