The ICCA Indonesia Committee recently organized its inaugural event, ICCA Indonesia Forum 2020 on February 25, at JIEXPO Convention Center & Theatre in Jakarta. The event was attended by 152 participants and brought ten ICCA member organizations together with the stakeholders of MICE industry in Indonesia to unveil their viewpoints on how to strengthen Indonesia’s competitiveness with global MICE standpoints. The inaugural ICCA Indonesia Forum 2020 was organized by the ICCA Indonesia committee in collaboration with ICCA.
The morning started with a welcoming address, “The hosting of the ICCA Indonesia Forum shows the power of collaboration among the MICE industry community in Indonesia,” said Raty Ning, chair of the ICCA Indonesia Committee who spoke about collaboration and opportunities. “This is a great example of our community coming together to strengthen our country’s potentiality as the region’s top destination for business events. Through this industry-initiated forum, we aim to support the growth of the MICE industry in Indonesia, develop membership and networking opportunities, as well as foster international cross-learning and sharing of best practices. We are set to continue raising the standards of MICE industry in Indonesia together with the stakeholders here. Together, we can collaborate and seek new opportunities to drive Indonesia towards becoming a leading business events destination.”
“In shaping the future of our MICE industry and creating value for the international association meetings, it is important to engage the association community. As the industry evolves rapidly over the years, we want to explore new business opportunities while focusing on making our industry sustainable. Indonesia has various locations that are equipped with the facilities and professional services to cater to international association meetings. However, this has yet to be fully tapped into. To attract more events, we need a good strategy and strong government support to ensure all segments in Indonesia marched to succeed in the same direction based on undivided strategies.” Ning concluded.
The ICCA Indonesia Forum 2020 covered a wide range of topical subjects, pooling experts from and outside of the industry to discuss about the power of association meetings, data mining, digital support for events and bidding case study. Among the speakers included VP and Chair of ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter – Jason Yeh, CEO of ICMS Sarah Markey-Hamm, Asia Pacific Regional Director of ICCA Noor Ahmad Hamid, President of Indonesian Pediatric Society-Aman B. Pulungan, MD, Client Partner of Facebook Tejendar Singh, E-commerce and Travel Verticals, and Country Manager of Amazon Web Services Indonesia, Gunawan Susanto.
VP of ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Jason Yeh said, “ICCA would like to congratulate the Indonesian committee on staging this successful forum. We hope this will inspire all to continue the discussion on industry advocacy and the importance of the meetings industry to the destination and its community. ”
ICCA Indonesia Forum 2020 was supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia as their main sponsor, JIEXPO convention center and theater as the official venue, and ICCA Indonesia committee members. The forum was also supported by other MICE industry players and MICE suppliers. For more info, visit www.iif2020.org.
ICCA Indonesia Committee was launched in June 2019 with the aim to build a stronger community and create collaborative opportunities within the membership. The ICCA Indonesia Committee serves as a community knowledge-sharing platform and it is committed to promoting and developing Indonesia as a major international Business Events destination with concerted effort. To date, ICCA Indonesia Committee comprises 10 member companies and organisations located in 5 major MICE destinations in Indonesia, namely Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), JIEXPO Convention Centre and Theatre (JIECCT), GrandCity Convention & Exhibition Surabaya (GCS), Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Pacto Convex, Royalindo Expoduta, The Trans Luxury Hotel, and The Westin Surabaya.