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IISM Jakarta and Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia 2017: Synergistic Exhibitions to Meet Indonesia’s Cold Chain, Refrigeration & Climate Technology Needs across Food, Building and Commercial Industries

Jakarta, 27 July 2017 – Indonesia’s largest refrigeration and climate control technologies exhibition, Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia (RHVAC) will provide total solutions for building industries and commercial sectors that are moving towards environmental sustainability and eco-efficient business practices in its 3rd edition this year. Held in tandem to focus on food cold chain technologies, The 5th International Indonesia Seafood & Meat Expo (IISM Jakarta edition) allows businesses serving the food sector across the country to expand their product offerings.

Recording a 20% increase in total exhibitor participation, the exhibitions will feature X companies from X countries, including first-time participation from X, X, X, and X countries. X,000 professional visitors who wish to see the latest technologies that can fulfill trending needs faced by Indonesia’s advancing markets will enjoy an informative exhibition over the three-day event happening at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran from 28 to 30 September 2017.

Strong exhibitions focus towards industry’s needs

As Indonesia’s central trade platform connecting businesses across the country and to promote export possibilities, trade buyers from Jakarta and other provinces as well as international importers can source for new range refrigeration equipment, higher quality seafood, meat produce as well as other food cold chain needs. In order to cater to market demands for efficient production and supply services, new technologies, innovative equipment, and processing systems will be introduced by top local suppliers and international companies at both exhibitions.

Mr. Sofianto Widjaja, Managing Director of Pelita Promo Internusa (PPI), organizer of both exhibitions highlighted that “Given Indonesia’s rapid industrial growth across its major developing provinces, businesses have to provide end-to-end distribution and supply chain operations to support robust domestic trade movements. The exhibitions allow participating companies to reach more customers and establish wider cross-region business connections from Jakarta to the rest of Indonesia.”

Among the highly-anticipated products at the exhibitions is X product from X company, X product from X company, X product from X company, X product from X company, and many more at IISM. Over at Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia, X company will showcase their newest air-conditioning range, X will present newly-launched ventilation and heating systems, X will show a full range of assembly supplies and tools for refrigeration and air conditioning, while X company displays the power and renewable energy solutions that are gaining popularity among Indonesia’s many industrial building owners and developers.

In response to rising demands for efficient services and good quality products, local businesses are ready to invest in new technologies and innovative products that can deliver optimal use with prudent investments. Recognizing the buoyant market potential in Indonesia and confidence in the country’s focus towards implementing sustainable climate technologies, EUROVENT - Europe's Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies have extended their support for the exhibition. Mr X, X's position of EUROVENT shared that, “Indonesia’s strong industrial developments pose significant business prospects for industry players in the Refrigeration & HVAC, Power & Renewable Energy and Cold Chain sectors. EUROVENT shares the exhibitions’ objective to support the advancements of Indonesia’s many industrial sectors conscientiously by making environmentally-friendly technologies and products readily available in the market and are sensitive to users’ investment needs.”


In-sync with Indonesia’s efforts to develop inter-dependent industries

Echoing their support to the exhibitions, ASHRAE Indonesia Chapter and the Indonesian Cold Chain Association (ARPI) both commended IISM Jakarta and Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia as a meaningful business platform that energizes the overall industry. Mr X from ASHRAE pointed out that, “expansion of the country’s food cold chain sector has sizeable Impacts on the Refrigeration & HVAC Industry as a whole as there are  complementing needs across the inter-linked Industries. Therefore efforts to improve technological use in one sector must be mirrored by holistic transformation across the larger industry collective.” Various industry statistics suggest a confidently booming sector as Indonesia’s air conditioner market is still growing at 13% yearly until 2018 with a higher growth rate over the next years.

The escalating number of hypermarkets and supermarkets have increased the demand of energy-efficient refrigeration equipment in recent times. Rapid industrialization, rising disposable income and other demographic shifts have also led to significant changes in food and beverage consumption over the past few years. More people are dining outside, hence commercial, lifestyle and recreational buildings now have more dining spaces with air-conditioning needs. In addition, the widespread emergence of food services are causing a hike in capital investments as businesses have to incur expenditure on transportation, distribution logistics and facilities such as cold storages or warehouses.

According to Mr X from Indonesian Cold Chain Association (ARPI), “just focusing on the food sector alone, the increasing international trade of frozen food items across Indonesia and to foreign markets has led to the considerable rise in demand for refrigeration products across the commercial sectors, particularly for the hospitality, entertainment, tourism industries.” The food cold storage industry of Indonesia requires approximately IDR 12 trillion (approx. USD $902 million) of additional investment in order to raise installed capacity to a sufficient level.

Indonesia’s expansive food production market is characterized by a healthy seafood sector has outgrown overall economy in 2016. As the world’s 2nd largest market for seafood and food processing industry, there has been proactive push by the Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fishery to further develop the industry and protect Indonesia’s interest in international production and export markets. Against this backdrop, the exhibitions therefore effectively have attracted dedicated industry players that are ready to commit to Indonesia’s developments and see value in sharing their expertise. To do this, exhibiting companies and supporting associations have lined-up a series of industry-leading conferences and seminars to share insightful observations on challenging trends and market developments encountered by relevant businesses in the sector.

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