Heightened demand and thriving market forecasts
Driven by the established know-how and credentials of German-based events under the Messe Düsseldorf group - GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS AND NEWCAST, indometal 2016’s strategic staging comes amidst heightened demand and thriving market forecasts in Indonesia and the wider Southeast Asian region. Particularly in Indonesia, 30 priority infrastructure projects will be carried out from 2016 to 2019.
Worth some IDR 5,519 trillion (approx. US $415 billion) in investment, these projects include the Trans-Sumatera toll road that will stretch 2,818 kilometre along Sumatra, three water sanitation projects in Jakarta and East Java, as well as a Mass Rapid Transit line connecting the southern area of Jakarta to its northern parts.
Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, said: “Alignment to what is trending in Southeast Asia’s steel, aluminium, copper, cobalt, nickel and other metal sectors and driving the fulfilment of business-promoting objectives is what sets indometal apart. And we do this through our keen working relations with industry associations and partners, in curating a line-up that encompasses both hard- and software, as well as retaining indometal’s principal thrust of attracting the right audience – thus presenting an optimal setting for businesses to meet key people in the industry and the opportunity to market their business face to face.”
Conversely, commenting on how indometal 2016’s staging will play a part in elevating Indonesia’s trading prominence in the global arena, Mrs Rini Sumardi, Managing Director of WAKENI shared that, “come 2020, Indonesia will become a nation with GDP size exceeding US$1 trillion, alongside growing FDI inflows, and this will pave the way to robust prospects for international players wanting to make a foray into Indonesia.
On the other hand, the country’s locally-manufactured technologies and surging production capabilities, as in the case of increased nickel supply, could contribute to greater competitiveness in the global markets. These movements form the key objectives of indometal 2016, to be a business focal point that bridges leading companies from the industry to engineers, professionals and industrialists in the metal, steel and related industries.”