Indonesia International Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition Doubles in Size and Reach
By joining with Konstrukski Indonesia, a construction exhibition, as well as launching Connect Indonesia and Green Airports Indonesia, Tarsus Group’s Indonesia International Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition doubled its size and reach at its recent show.
Held at the Jakarta Convention Center Nov. 12-15, the annual event was attended by 739 delegates, 4,000 trade visitors and 131 exhibitors.
The exhibition sprawled more than 4,650 square meters with exhibits from industries, including manufacturer, energy and renewable, bank and financing, railways, lighting and construction supply chain, heavy equipment, concrete suppliers, mechanical engineering, construction, and information technology.
Key infrastructure exhibitors included Hitachi, Philips, Caterpillar, Mitsubishi, Doosan, and Sumitomo; Volvo Construction, ULMA, Doka, and ALSINA from the construction industry; SAAB from the airport industry; and Hewlett-Packard and Cisco from the telecommunications sector.
IIICE 2013 featured a number of supporting forums, including the Regional Governments Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure Development, market sounding and supplier briefings and technical seminars.
For example, Awang Faroek Ishak, the Governor of East Kalimantan, presented priority infrastructure projects in the region such as; Balikpapan – Samarinda Toll Road and Sinyo Harry Sarundajang, the Governor of North Sulawesi, presented International Hub Port of Bitung, which is planned to be the cargo consolidation center and cargo distribution center.
A number of important agreements were signed at the event as well, such as a partnership agreement between the PDAM Intan Banjar Agung Lestari and PT Drupadi.
The investment partnership, under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme, is worth IDR 71.5 billion and was created to build Syarkawi Water Treatment Plant.
Visitors and exhibitors alike gave the event high praise.
Handi Ajimasta, an associate in the Transaction Advisory Services division of Ernst & Young Indonesia said that this event is helping his company in monitoring infrastructure development in Indonesia.
He added, “From this event, we can obtain information directly from the government about which projects that are available, the project that are being planned, as well as the development of pipe line projects next year. We can also meet potential clients through independent events, such as the networking dinner.”
Lisa Sitompul, sales and marketing Manager at Indonusa, said that her company has reaped many benefits by participating at IIICE 2013. “We have managed to increase the awareness of Indonusa as an internet service provider in the private sector and also the government level,” she added.
The annual IIICE event is organized by PT Infrastructure Asia, a Tarsus Group Company. The organizer’s CEO, Alan Solowiejcyzk, said he was enthusiastic about the success of the event.
“Both national and local leaders, investors, state owned enterprises as well as other private parties were able to openly discuss potential cooperation in infrastructure development throughout Indonesia,” he added, “This has proven to be the key to this event’s success.”
IIICE will be held again November 5-7, 2014, under the banner Indonesia Infrastructure Week.