Intertraffic Indonesia 2018, held in conjunction with Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2018 and Konstruksi Indonesia (KI) 2018, successfully highlighted the importance of technology utilization in the Indonesian traffic management and IoT Industries. The 3-day event attracted 3,830 visitors from 34 countries and comprised 5,454 square metres of gross exhibition space with 74 exhibiting companies bringing new technologies to the region. President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo inaugurated the event which was staged from 31 October to 2 November 2018, at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran. The next edition is scheduled for 6 to 8 November 2019. Intertraffic Indonesia is organised by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with Tarsus Indonesia.
Infrastructure development to unite the entire country
President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo attended the opening ceremony and inaugurated the event. In his opening speech, he stated, “Infrastructure development is conducted not only to push economic development in Indonesia, but also to unite the entire country.” Through the opening ceremony, Jokowi also acknowledged and gave appreciation to the certification programme from the Ministry of Public Works & Housing, Republic of Indonesia (PUPR) and the National Construction Services Development Board (LPJKN). In total, 10,000 certificates were awarded to trained and skilled construction workers at the awarding ceremony. “Every worker must be certified. I will ask the Minister of PUPR to increase these certifications ten-fold for next year”, Jokowi added. He also highlighted the importance of implementing new technologies in infrastructure development, saying that technology must be utilized to improve efficiency and quality in building and developing infrastructure.
Richard Butter, Director Traffic Technology of RAI Amsterdam, owner of the Intertraffic events portfolio and co-organiser of Intertraffic Indonesia noted, “Technology development pushes every sector to grow, including traffic and city management. That is why smart cities are being developed in many countries around the globe. Indonesia itself has great potential in the traffic technology and IoT industries since congestion is one of the main problems facing the country. Therefore, Intertraffic Indonesia is a great platform to present new technologies that can be implemented to improve Indonesia’s road transport infrastructure and traffic management.”
Nino Gruettke, CEO of Tarsus Asia, co-organiser of Intertraffic Indonesia expressed, “As a first edition, Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 shows huge potential to grow further and assume a pivotal role in Indonesia’s traffic management and IoT industries. Traffic congestion has become one of the main problems in several big cities including Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia. Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 showcased great technologies that can help solve the congestion problem. There were also many interesting topics discussed in the conference programme. We are delighted to be involved with Intertraffic Indonesia and to play a part in Indonesia’s traffic development.”
Changes in Indonesian demand and market for new forms of urban mobility
Not just an exhibition, Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 also featured a 2-day, free-to-attend conference, presented by national and international speakers, discussing topics such as: Technologies, Infrastructures and Innovative Solutions for Smart Cities; Investment Opportunities for Road Infrastructure and Land Transportation; Traffic Management & Smart Parking; Urban Mobility and Integrated Parking; and Trends, Challenges and Outlooks towards Urban Mobility in Indonesia. In total, 37 speakers delivered 17 conference sessions to 279 conference attendees. One of the highlights of the conference was a panel discussion on the “Changes in Indonesian Demand and Market for New Forms of Urban Mobility” - moderated by Yoga Adiwinarto, Country Director, Indonesia Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) – with panellists including: Suharto, Head, Academic School of Land Transportation, Ministry of Transportation; Bodan Limadjaja, President Director, PT Tiga Agra; and Isman Widodo, General Manager LRT Jabodetabek.
Global meeting programme and start-up initiative
Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 further encouraged business exchange via its business matchmaking initiative, The Global Meeting Programme (GMP) and a start-up initiative, ITSUP. The Global Meetings Programme connected exhibitors with thousands of pre-registered buyers, before the event, and achieved 326 confirmed business meetings from 1,358 active users during the exhibition. Chris de Graaf, General Manager of Ybern Pty Ltd one of the Intertraffic Indonesia exhibitors who participated in the GMP expressed, “This event is a great opportunity to meet and do business in a welcoming environment.” Norman Ganto, Director of Customer Success at PT. Qlue Performa Indonesia, a smart city solution start-up company that participated in the ITSUP programme added, “We are very grateful to be invited by the organiser to join the ITSUP programme with 3 other start-ups. As a whole Intertraffic Indonesia was able to communicate and present the best of hardware and software and I believe that this event has the potential to grow even bigger.”
The next Intertraffic Indonesia will be held 6 – 8 November 2019, at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran.