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Jakarta Post

At Hannover, Indonesia to show its mettle in Industry 4.0

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 14, 2020   /   06:35 am
At Hannover, Indonesia to show its mettle in Industry 4.0 Workers assemble tools and equipment in a hall at the Hannover exhibition grounds at the conclusion of an international trade show. (JP/Dwi Atmanta)

Being a partner country of Hannover Messe 2020, Indonesia will feature more than 170 exhibitors, which will demonstrate their industrial capability during the annual trade fair to be held in the German city on April 20-24.

Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Arif Havas Oegroseno said the country’s industrial players, which had been selected by an interdepartmental team at home, would not only showcase their achievements in Industry 4.0 technology, but would also offer business and investment opportunities to the world.

“We believe that strong cooperation and connections between supply and value chain providers will further accelerate the world’s economic growth,” Arief told a media conference Wednesday.

Last year Indonesia launched its ambitious “Making Indonesia 4.0” campaign, highlighting the rapid transformation toward the fourth industrial revolution that it needs to become the world’s 10-largest economy by 2030. The national industrial shift is supported by a strong digital economy, as evident in its fast growing e-commerce and fintech sectors. Google and Temasek have projected Indonesia’s digital economy to cross the US$130 billion mark by 2025 from the current $40 billion.

Arief said the huge market, productive and talented population, abundance in natural resources and space, and political stability would boost Indonesia’s value as a place to invest and do business in during this digital era.

In the five-day event, Indonesia will occupy a large part of Hall 21, where organizers will set up a real, working 5G network, according to Deutsche Messe CEO Jochen Köckler. For the second year running, Hannover Messe will see 5G testbed infrastructure.

“Network equipment providers and users use the testbed to demonstrate the kinds of functionality that the new mobile telephony standard will be able to deliver,” Köckler said.

Some 5,500 companies from across the world will take part in the trade fair. Under the lead theme of “Industrial Transformation”, the upcoming show will spotlight all the latest trends and topics, such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, 5G and smart logistics.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to attend the opening of the event as part of his trip to Germany aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. (amd)