Vice President of Indonesia opened Communic Indonesia 2016 event
The show was supported by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and opened by Indonesia’s Vice President H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla. This created a huge buzz around the exhibition and the conference, with a number of companies such as Telkomsel and CDN Solutions also making exclusive industry announcements.
“The feedback we have received from the visitors and exhibitors of Communic Indonesia has been extremely positive, especially in relation to bringing such a huge and diverse technology show to the region” said Victor Wong, Project Director at Singapore Exhibition Services. “This is the first event of its kind in Indonesia and the popularity of it shows just how relevant it is to the region. We look forward to welcoming even more visitors to next year’s show.”
The show’s exhibitors – including Samsung, AsiaSat and Infinet Wireless – came from 28 different countries including, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Several solutions showcased were claimed to be critical to accelerating the development of Indonesia’s ICT ecosystem to fulfil the aim of becoming Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy by 2020.
In addition to the exhibition, Communic Indonesia also featured a two-day conference with three main tracks; Broadband and IoT, E-Commerce and Satcom, each including plenary sessions, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Day one alone pulled in 1,926 visitors to the Expo, with the most popular panel sessions and presentations, including ‘Efficient Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Deployment’ hosted by Paul Macaulay, President of the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific and the ‘Power Hub: Provisioning Broadband Networks in Asia’ panel, moderated by Heru Sutadi, Executive Director of the Indonesia ICT Institute.
The ICT Summit was co-located with Broadcast Indonesia – an International Digital Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference – which provided a platform for top industry leaders to network in one of South-East Asia’s most up and coming markets.
Following the success of this year’s show, dates for next year’s show have already been confirmed. Communic Indonesia 2017 will be held at The Jakarta International Expo, in Kemayoran, from October 25-27, 2017 and will again be co-located with Broadcast Indonesia.