For the first time in Indonesia and ASEAN, an international exhibition and conference covering intralogistics, technology, external logistics and the refrigerated supply chain sectors was held. The event was opened by the Indonesian Minister of Transportation, Mr. Budi Karya. The event opening was marked with a traditional drum ceremony.
The event combined three events into one comprehensive event and was held on 2-4 March 2017 in Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia. The collocated events include CeMAT Southeast Asia, TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia 2017. The Conference & Exhibition was organized in partnership by local organizer, Debindo ITE; by German event organizer, Deutsche Messe; and by UK event organizer, ITE Group. This event was co-organized with the Indonesian Logistic Association (ILA) and the Indonesian Logistic and Forwarders Association (ILFA) and was designed to serve industry leaders in intralogistics, logistics/supply chain, standard and refrigerated transportation business sectors.
The exhibition was joined by over eighty companies from countries including Belgium, Czech Republic, China, India, Italy, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam as well as many companies from the local market in Indonesia. CeMAT Southeast Asia, TransAsia and ColdChain Indonesia 2017 brought renowned brands to the exhibition, featuring a variety of services and products in intralogistics, external logistics as well as refrigerated logistics, including: 41 Mulia, Agility Logistics, Aneka Star, Angkasa Pura Logistics, Berca Mandiri Perkasa, DB Schenker, Dunex, the Korean International Trade Association, Lion Metal/ Toya Kanetsu Solutions, MGM Bosco, Pelabuhan Indonesia I, SSI Schaefer, Tiga Pilar Doa and Total Logistics. The conference and exhibition was also sponsored by four main sponsors from prominent companies including Angkasa Pura Kargo, ExIm Bank Indonesia, Pelabuhan Indonesia II, and Pelabuhan Indonesia IV.
Asok Kumar, President Director of DB Schenker, and one of TransAsia’s inaugural exhibitors stated, "DB Schenker in Indonesia was proud to be a part of the TransAsia – CeMAT - ColdChain Conference & Exhibition this year. It was a fantastic event which was very well organized and managed. We have achieved much benefit from participating and look forward to continue being associated with this prestigious event."
During the three-day conference, themed "Accelerating Interconnectivity: ASEAN and Beyond", there were a host of presenting speakers from Indonesia and the from around the globe. Among the key local speakers and policy makers was the Indonesian Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, the Deputy Coordinating Minister for Economy, Edy Putra Irawady and the President Director of Angkasa Pura Kargo, Denny Fikri. Business leaders from Asia Pacific and abroad also eagerly shared their knowledge and insights including: Myung Soo Chun, Chairman of Korea Food and Cold Chain Association; George W. Prest, CEO Material Handling Industry of America; Dr. Jonathan Beard, Head of Transportation and Logistics Consultancy in Asia for Arcadis; Sascha Schmell, Managing Director Material Handling & Intralogisitcs VDMA, Olivier Janin, Secretary General of FEM, Dan Grant Winescott, Senior Director of Technology Ecosystem Expansion, Atlanta USA. Logistic experts from academia included Prof. Caroline Chan from RMIT University Australia and Prof. Dr. Ir. Teuku Yuri M. Zagloel from the University of Indonesia.
Due to the success of the launch event in 2017, the CeMAT Southeast Asia, TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia 2018 event will be held on 20-22 March 2018 in Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City, Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia. For more info, please go to www.cemat-transasia.com .