The GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2018, held at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) ended on Sunday, March 4, 2018. During the four-day event, from March 1-4, 2018, the business-to-business exhibition had received a good appreciation from public, commercial vehicle industry and its supporters, and also from the associated associations.
GIICOMVEC is also appreciated by the Indonesian government through the Ministry of Industry as one of the new barometers for the development of the commercial vehicle industry in Indonesia. "GIICOMVEC 2018 has an important role for the commercial vehicle industry in the country." Said Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia. According to him GIICOMVEC verifies that the ability of the national commercial vehicle industry is strong enough.
Yohannes Nangoi, Chairman of GAIKINDO (The Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries), said GIICOMVEC has become a pride for GAIKINDO. "We are proud that this year, we can realize our commitment to encourage the growth of the Indonesian automotive industry by holding a business to business exhibition that focuses on the commercial vehicle industry."
GIICOMVEC premiere on 2018, is targeting 3,000 potential buyers from various industries such as transportation, logistics, construction and infrastructure, oil and gas commodities and non-oil and gas, including coal, oil and gas and livestock, forestry, retail, wholesaler and others to visit and conduct transactions in the exhibition. Furthermore GIICOMVEC 2018 had managed to record the attendance of 10,607 visitors.
Participant Support for Upcoming Events
Most participants felt that the first GIICOMVEC exhibition held this year has given a new spirit in for the Indonesian commercial vehicle industry and its supporting industries. As stated by Budi Kurniawan, Sales Area Manager of Central Java & DIY Industry for Pertamina Lubricants, "We think that GIICOMVEC is suitable for our business portfolio. Because the target is more segmented, with the majority of the flip segment which is one of our big market. We will regularly take part on the next GIICOMVEC. "
GIICOMVEC participants from commercial vehicle supporting industries. Dunlop, tires producer for various vehicles types also shares the same thought. "At first we did not have any expectations since it is the first edition of GIICOMVEC. It turns out we received good feedback from the visitors. Dunlop will participate in the future, because they are our market," said Hartono, Advertising & Promotion Manager for Dunlop.
Participated by 14 commercial vehicles brand owners, 5 caroseries companies, and supporting industries such as tires, spare parts, and oil, GIICOMVEC 2018 has become the event for launching the latest commercial vehicle products. It has also received positive support from the Indonesian Caroseries Association (Askarindo), the Indonesian Truck Entrepreneurs Association (Aptrindo), the Indonesian Young Otobus Entrepreneurs Association (IPOMI), and the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association (Apindo). The anticipation and great support from the participant and various parties has convince GAIKINDO to hold GIICOMVEC as a regular exhibition.
"As a business exhibition that focuses in commercial vehicle industries, we are proud that GIICOMVEC has received positive feedbacks from exhibitors and visitors. We look forward to organizing the next GIICOMVEC, "said Romi, President Director of Seven Event, the organizer appointed by GAIKINDO.