Indonesia to Showcase Priority Industries in Hannover Messe 2020
Date 17 Februari 2020
The Government will continue promoting ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ campaign on five priority industries, including textile industry, automotive industry, chemical industry, food and beverages industry, and electronics industry.
“For that reason, the five priority industries and renewable energy sector will be featured in the 2020 Hannover Messe,” Indonesian Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said in a press release after a Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (17/2).
For the record, Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for technology combining leading international trade fair to be held annually in Hannover, Germany.
To date, as many as 91 countries have confirmed to participate in this year’s event. Approximately 68 percent of the participants is CEO and leaders of companies and 6.5 million business deals are expected to be signed.
The Minister estimated the 2020 Hannover Messe will be attended by 200,000 visitors and showcase 6,000 exhibitors.
“Indonesia is a country which can transform its industrial sector into industry 4.0 through various adaptations to the latest technology, including Internet of Things, in several layers of manufacturing processes,” he added.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo himself is slated to become one of the speakers in the opening ceremony with the other speaker being Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The President is also scheduled to open a Business Summit between Indonesia and the European countries.
Agus also pointed out that Indonesia will feature curated national industry companies in the 2020 Hannover Messe. “So far, 173 companies have been curated,” he said.
The Minister also expressed hope that numerous deals will be made during the event, be it in business to business, government to business, or government to government sector.
“Development of human resources on industry sector will also become a concern of the Indonesian Government. We will offer cooperation on vocational school program between Ministry of Industry and companies in Europe, particularly in Germany, to enhance quality of Indonesia’s human resources on industry sector,” he added. (TGH/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : M. Ersan Pamungkas