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IIW 2016 Successfully Attracted Nearly 16,000 Attendees

by Sebastianus Epifany Monday, November 21, 2016 - 18:22

JAKARTA - The Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2016, in conjunction with Konstruksi Indonesia and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia, today announced record-breaking attendance figures - reflecting the optimism of both construction and infrastructure stakeholders in Indonesia’s infrastructure development and economic growth.

IIW 2016, which took place 9-11 November at the Jakarta Convention Center, attracted nearly sixteen thousand attendees (15,895) to its infrastructure-related exhibitions (IIICE, ASI and ECI); whilst Konstruksi Indonesia and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia announced pre-audit attendance figures of over ten thousand construction professionals (10,896).

“This exhibition is the right event to showcase various government infrastructure development projects, allowing the private sector to participate and have them realized. Hopefully, through this event, both domestic and foreign private sector are interested in investing in the infrastructure sector.” Said Public Works and Public Housing Ministry director general for construction Yusid Toyib, in press release received by infrastructureasiaonline.com

It also stated in the press release that the exhibitors were also delighted with the results of the exhibition, with more than 27% of this year’s exhibitors having reserved space at next year’s event.

Sari Sande Riana, Managing Director of Indonesia Infrastructure Week at PT Infrastructure Asia, the organizer of the event, expressed her gratitude to all parties that have supported the event. “It has been a great pleasure working with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), along with other Ministries, including: Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) – all of which provide invaluable support.

This year, more than 600 exhibiting companies, including state-owned enterprises, government ministries, and construction and infrastructure sector suppliers from 37 countries participated in the event that covered a total gross area of 25,000sqm at the Jakarta Convention Center. The event also held 26 conference sessions and 20+ CPD (Continuing Professional Development) free workshops featuring 162 speakers from various backgrounds: government officials, corporations, financial institutions, experts and researchers.

"We are extremely proud of The Big 5 Construct Indonesia’s strategic contribution to the development of the local construction industry, which is in line with the Ministry of PWPH’s vision to priorities CPD programs to improve skills competency,” added Patrick Gedeon, Event Manager of The Big 5 Construct Indonesia 2016.

The Indonesia Infrastructure Week, Konstruksi Indonesia, and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia return to the Jakarta Convention Center 8-10 November 2017.

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