IISM Surabaya opens as Jakarta edition proceeds for 5th exhibition
Rising from the hugely successful International Indonesia Seafood & Meat Expo (IISM) that will return for its 5th time in Jakarta this 2017, a new edition has been organized in Surabaya to spur businesses across Indonesia’s Eastern region. The IISM Surabaya edition will be held from 19 to 22April at the Grand City Convex Surabaya and IISM in Jakarta is scheduled to take place later at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran from 28 to 30 September. Both exhibitions present industries’ focus on food cold chain technology to meet rising production demands across the food production sector. This encompasses innovations in the supply of top quality seafood and meat products through advanced food processing, packaging machinery as well as logistics including bulk packaging equipment.
Mr Sofianto Widjaja, Managing Director of PT Pelita Promo Internusa – organizer of both Expos, highlighted that, “Both IISM editions are extension of each other, allowing participating companies to reach more customers and establish wider cross-region business connections at both locations. As each location provide unique opportunities, being at each location enhance better understanding of the business dynamics exclusively experienced through direct presence there.” Given Indonesia’s wide lands, businesses stretch with cross-regional distribution and supply chain operations to reach customers in all corners of the country.
While Jakarta’s economic performance foothold stands with its position as the country’s capital, Surabaya’s attractiveness as Indonesia’s second largest city and the capital of East Java province carries numerous opportunities for both local businesses and foreign investors. Its strong commercial infrastructure and well- connected land, air and sea transport systems have been built to serve local, regional and international business activities. With a robust manufacturing sector that provided the 2nd largest local GDP contributor with 19.93% in 2015, Surabaya has been designated as the future manufacturing hub within the Java Economic Corridor. Surabaya also scored as the leading Penanaman Modal Asing-Penanaman Modal Dalam Negeri (PMAPMDN) investment location with total realised investment (foreign direct and domestic investment) of 28.54 trillion Rupiah (USD 2.9 billion) in 2015.
A 4-in1 Exhibition that serves Surabaya’s multi-industries growth needs
Surabaya’s burgeoning economy and fast industrial development provides abundant opportunities for businesses in the food production, logistics and cold chain systems to grow. IISM Surabaya will be launched as a 4-in-1 mega Expo given the importance of cold chain industry in across East Indonesia’s huge food industries. The Expo in Surabaya is expected to provide an excellent platform for the introduction of high-tech solutions and innovations that are much needed to meet future challenges across these 4 segments:
IISM – focused on showcasing Indonesia’s top quality seafood, meat produce as well as other fresh, frozen, processed and packed-food items for domestics and export supply.
Food Packaging – developed to boost food packaging needs, this segment features complete range of machinery and equipment for food packaging production, packaging manufacturing systems and solutions.
Food Processing – intended to modernize food processing systems through a wide array of processing machinery and automated solutions to enhance food processing activities.
Logistics and BulkPack – meant to advance logistic and bulk packaging operations with different varieties of logistical equipment and operational systems to improve the overall supply chain activities.
Targeting X local and international industry players, IISM Surabaya has been timely organized for exhibiting companies to explore its thriving markets and identify new businesses by meeting potential partners and to secure on-site sales or distributorship deals of their sought-after technologies. Over in Jakarta, some X of Indonesia’s leading local companies and foreign investors in the food production and supply scene will experience an energetic business promotions and sales event to meet escalating demand pressures from both domestic and export markets. Both IISM Surabaya and in Jakarta welcome exhibitors and visitors from the following categories:
· Refrigeration Supplies Machinery
· Fresh and Frozen Seafood & Meat
· Food Processing Machinery & Equipment
· Food Packaging & Labelling Machinery & Equipment
· Freight Forwarding & Logistics Services
· Bulk Packaging Technology & Equipment
· Seafood, Meat, and Poultry Industries (frozen, fresh and value-added services)
· Agents & Distributors
· Agro Industry Corporation
· Catering Services
· Exporters & Importers
· Food and Beverage Manufacturer and Processor
· Government, Association & Institution
· Hospital, Hotel & Resort
· Large & Small Supermarket
· Pharmaceutical & Medical
· Research Technology
· Restaurant, Bar & Club
· Storage, Transport & Logistics Experts
· Supply Chain Solutions Provider
· Wholesalers & Retailers