New GIFA and METEC Indonesia from 2023: Messe Düsseldorf focuses on powerful growth market

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GIFA and METEC Indonesia will take place for the first time in Jakarta from 13 to 16 September 2023. They provide Indonesia’s metallurgy and foundry industry, which is experiencing a sustainable upswing, with a new professional marketplace while granting international industry players access to an attractive future market. The organisers behind the new trade fairs are Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) in Singapore, the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf Group for the Southeast Asian market, and PT Pamerindo Indonesia, Indonesia’s leading trade fair organiser that forms part of Informa Markets.

GIFA and METEC Indonesia consequently extend the portfolio “Metallurgy & Foundry Technologies” of Messe Düsseldorf, which pools the world’s No. 1 trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST under the umbrella of “The Bright World of Metals”. Every four years it brings together the world market leaders in metallurgy and foundry technology in Düsseldorf. At the same time, globally distributed satellite events create important marketplaces for various regions of the world. The expansion focuses on growth markets: following METEC India (2004) as well as GIFA and METEC Southeast Asia, to be held in Thailand in October 2022 for the first time, GIFA and METEC Indonesia 2023 will prove the next milestones.

Emphasizing the benefits for all parties involved, Wolfram N. Diener, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, says: “We go where we see the highest potential: Asia, Latin America and Africa. The demand for investment in industry and infrastructure is huge here – as is the need for professional trading and networking platforms to drive these projects. This pays off for the national industries, for the economic growth of the target markets and for our international customers with new business opportunities arising. In this way we remain a relevant partner for business and strengthen the leading position of Düsseldorf’s No. 1 trade fairs.”

Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, emphasizes the relevance of Indonesia in particular: “G20 member Indonesia is already the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the tenth largest worldwide. Forecasts show: The upward trend is continuing. Indonesia will steadily expand its position – forerunners are numerous infrastructure projects and large-scale industrial projects that are visible everywhere in the country. Trade fairs can participate in this success story and play an active role in shaping it.” The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 5.4% this year alone, rising to six per cent in 2023.

GIFA and METEC will cover a comprehensive spectrum of machines, plants and technologies ranging from additive manufacturing, foundry machines and processing plants to new technologies for user industries in various vertical markets – from the automotive industry, construction, the energy and gas sectors to users in metal works and steel mills.

They will be co-located with Mining Indonesia, which PT Pamerindo Indonesia will already organise for the 20th time in 2023. Southeast Asia’s largest international trade fair for mining equipment, minerals extraction and processing will offer the metal-working and foundry companies of GIFA and METEC Indonesia welcome synergies. Together the three trade fairs form an integrated business platform for the supply chain in the segments mining, metal working and casting.

Ian Roberts, Vice President of Informa Markets Asia, underscores the added value of this cooperation: “The co-location will open more opportunities for Indonesian foundry, metal works and casting sectors to grow. Furthermore, as the largest economy in Southeast Asia, the country offers new and wider business potentials especially with the government plan in making Indonesia a manufacturing hub for Southeast Asia.”