In an effort to further advance Indonesia’s competitiveness as a business events destination, ICCA Indonesia launched a national committee earlier this year.
The committee, led by Raty Ning of Pacto Convex, brings together 10 industry leaders and government representatives in an effort to build a stronger community and create collaborative opportunities for local members.
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.”
The inaugural meeting of the ICCA Indonesia Committee was held in Jakarta in January and was attended by all members, including co-deputy chairs Muhammad Reza Abdullah of Royalindo Expoduta; Farid Patria, The Trans Luxury Hotel; and Ralph Scheunemann, JIEXPO Convention Centre and Theater. Remaining committee members consist of four Advisory Board members and two treasurers.
Commenting on the establishment of the ICCA Indonesia Committee, Noor Hamid, Asia Pacific regional director Asia, says: “The initiative to set up a national committee is indeed a significant move for Indonesia to capitalise on the importance of associations.”
He adds: “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 Country Committee is one of the six country committees in the Asia Pacific region, including: ICCA Australia, ICCA China, ICCA India, ICCA Indonesia, ICCA Malaysia and ICCA Thailand.
To date, ICCA Indonesia comprises 10 member organisations in Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya and Tangerang.