11 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2024

Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta - Indonesia

Energy and digitalization in the spotlight at IEE 2022 Series

The Indonesia Energy and Engineering (IEE) 2022 Series held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta has ended, with energy and digitalization taking the center stage.

Sidarto Danusubroto, a member of the President’s Advisory Board, explained that Indonesian economic growth was inseparable from the government’s support of digitalization and investment, including in the energy and mining sectors.

He gave the example of 5G Smart Mining that Indonesia had just adopted in the country’s eastern region – the first in Southeast Asia. “What does it mean? It means that efforts to use digitalization in the working process in energy, construction and infrastructure, especially on the operation side, remain open, and the government is proud of the active role that Indonesian citizens with expertise in the field have taken,” he said.

He also reaffirmed the government’s human resources development as a national development strategy in order to accelerate economic growth, and support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) program.

The opening of the IEE 2022 Series was attended by the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry’s maritime security and resilience assistant deputy, Basilio Dias Araujo.

He said that the energy sector also required quality manpower that was able to adopt digital technology.

“The energy sector is one of Indonesia’s largest [sources of] wealth, in which processes should be efficient. Several efforts can be made including scaling up the workforce’s capabilities and [increasing the use of] digital technology considering that up to now, the utilization of renewable energy only reaches 5 percent of the targeted 30 percent by 2045,” he said.

Basilio emphasized the crucial role that renewable energy and digitalization played in the energy sector, especially in accelerating Indonesia’s green-energy transformation toward zero carbon emissions in 2060 and underpin the implementation of SDG programs related to achieving energy security as planned.

He expressed his appreciation for the role the exhibition played in orchestrating all players of energy and technical industries to support the government’s endeavors to implement 11 of the 17 SDG programs, either through renewable energy, economic growth, technology innovations and infrastructure, collaboration opportunities or investment.

The IEE 2022 Series, organized by leading event organizer PT Pamerindo Indonesia, was held from Sept. 14 to 17.

Dubbed the largest exhibition in Southeast Asia, the IEE 2022 Series was a blend of five international-scale displays of a range of essential sectors in Indonesia, comprising Electric and Power Indonesia, Oil and Gas Indonesia, Mining Indonesia, Construction Indonesia and Concrete Show Southeast Asia.

Following two years of organizing online exhibitions, this year the IEE 2022 Series was held in a hybrid mode to accommodate the interests of visitors, allowing them to attend onsite or online. The event allowed stakeholders to meet directly and witness the innovations and technology that had been developed in a real way.

The IEE 2022 Series attracted more than 1,100 participating exhibitors from 42 countries or regions and 2,700 products and services that prioritize renewable energy, sustainability and the empowerment of young talent, with a range of technological innovations in energy and the technical area.

The event constituted Pamerindo’s steps to support an investment-friendly climate in a bid to propel economic growth in Indonesia.

Pamerindo IEE Series event director Lia Indriasari is optimistic that the IEE 2022 Series, with its spirit of “back to market” provided concrete evidence of the industry’s development of the energy and technical sector.

“The exhibition served as a platform for a multiplier effect, especially in the economic sector such as the foreign exchange earnings, export-import ad investment climate,” she said.

She went on to say that support from all industry players was needed to shore up Indonesian economic growth against various issues.

Data from Statistics Indonesia show Indonesian economic growth was recorded at 5.44 percent in the second quarter of 2022, of which 4.01 percent was contributed by the mining sector and 1.02 percent by the construction sector.

It is undeniable that this growth was experienced in parallel with the rising trend in the digitalization of industry, with the government playing a crucial role in supporting the acceleration of various sectors.

Lia Indriasari added that all aspects of the exhibition were harmonized with sustainability programs as a show of Pamerindo’s commitment to the people, the government, industry and the environment. “I am proud because holding the IEE 2022 Series has also led to the implementation of 11 SDG programs that support Indonesia in achieving its vision of becoming an advanced country by 2045 and included in the world’s five economic power with the superior human resources,” he said.

At the opening of the IEE 2022 Series, Pamerindo also launched its new program GIFA and METEC 2023, in collaboration with Singapore’s Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA), which will hold the event Metallurgy and Casting in Indonesia 2023.

To support innovation and superior human resources, the event will include a variety of features such business meetings, product presentations via podcasts and live reports from the show floor. On top of that, the event will also provide artificial intelligence (AI) supported applications that visitors will be able to use and also feature more than 20 seminars to be held in a hybrid mode, with 40 highly experienced speakers from a range of fields.

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Source : thejakartapost.com