In an effort to further advance Indonesia’s competitiveness as a preferred business events destination, ICCA Indonesia launched a national committee earlier this year with the aim of building a stronger community and creating collaborative opportunities within the membership.
The inaugural meeting of the ICCA Indonesia Committee was held at ICCA Member Pacto Convex’s office in Jakarta on Jan. 17 and was attended by all members. The appointment of the committee was made official at the ensuing meeting a month later.
The ICCA Indonesia Committee is currently headed by Raty Ning of Pacto Convex. The co-deputy chairs are: Muhammad Reza Abdullah, Royalindo Expoduta; Farid Patria, The Trans Luxury Hotel; and Ralph Scheunemann, JIEXPO Convention Centre and Theater. The remaining committee members consist of four advisory board members and two treasurers.
“The establishment of the national committee brings together ten industry leaders and government representative from the MICE sector in Indonesia,” Ning says. “Through this industry-initiated forum, we aim to encourage successful participation in the growth of MICE industry in Indonesia, develop membership and networking opportunities, and foster international exchanges and professional development.
“Moving forward, we are optimistic that the ICCA Indonesia Committee could become a good platform to promote Indonesia as an important convention destination both nationally and internationally and increase educational opportunities for young professionals and continue education programs for senior professionals.”
Commenting on the setup of the ICCA Indonesia Committee, Asia Pacific Regional Director Noor Hamid says, “The initiative to set up a national committee is indeed a significant move for Indonesia to capitalize on the importance of associations.”
“It serves as a platform for greater teamwork and collaboration, and a strong voice to represent the meetings industry. Members will be able to exchange knowledge, embark on activities, and align effort towards the same goals, leading to the concerted promotion of the country as a viable destination for international conferences and events. We applaud this effort and congratulate the ICCA Indonesia Committee on taking the lead in the business events segment to raise the profile of the industry and the association.”
The newly formed committee is one of six the Asia Pacific region, namely: ICCA Australia, ICCA China, ICCA India, ICCA Indonesia, ICCA Malaysia and ICCA Thailand.
To date, ICCA Indonesia comprises 10-member organizations in Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya and Tangerang.
The ICCA Asia Pacific Regional Office was established in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to provide better membership support for Asia Pacific members. As a Regional Office of the ICCA Head Office in the Netherlands, this office aims to initiate and organize more ICCA activities in this region to enhance the value of membership for ICCA members. In addition, ICCA Asia Pacific also serves as a Global Research Centre, dedicated to undertaking more comprehensive research projects for the benefit of members worldwide. For more info, visit www.iccaworld.org.