GAIKINDO LAUNCHES A PLATFORM FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2018
To promote the growth of the Indonesian automotive industry, GAIKINDO (the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries) will hold two automotive exhibitions in 2018 in Indonesia. The annual GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), will still take place on August next year. In addition, GAIKINDO will also hold a separate exhibition exclusively to accommodate the commercial vehicles industry, the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2018, which will take place on 1—4 March, 2018, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta – Indonesia.
Yohannes Nangoi, chairman of GAIKINDO, explained the objective behind GAIKINDO’s decision to hold an exhibition exclusively for the commercial vehicle industry. “The Indonesian commercial vehicle industry has positive prospects due the ongoing development of infrastructure in Indonesia, improvements in commodity prices and the mining industry. At this moment, GIICOMVEC 2018 is an ideal opportunity to promote the Indonesian commercial vehicle industry,” he said. According to Nangoi, holding GIICOMVEC exhibition at the beginning of 2018 is the preferred time, due there has been significant growth in the commercial vehicle industry compared to last year.
Nangoi’s statement is also supported by Frost & Sullivan predicts that the Indonesian automotive market will experience growth based on several factors – government spending, infrastructure development and domestic operational activities that increase the demand for commercial vehicles – that stimulate the market for commercial vehicles. Frost & Sullivan also predicts 0.5 percent growth in the Indonesian automotive market.
Brand holders that is also GAIKINDO members expressed their enthusiasm about the potential of the Indonesian commercial vehicle market, and further encouraging GAIKINDO to realize its plan to launch its first auto show specifically for the Indonesian commercial vehicles.
Rizwan Alamsjah, GAIKINDO’s chairperson and head of GAIKINDO’s exhibition department said that GAIKINDO exhibitions, GIIAS over the last three years have undoubtedly had a positive impact on the growth of the national automotive industry. On the other hand, GIIAS presents an extensive showcase of the automotive industry, so to focus specifically on the Indonesian commercial vehicle industry GAIKINDO is holding GIICOMVEC as a business to business (B to B) exhibition.
As Rizwan puts it, the concept and environment of the GIICOMVEC exhibition will stimulate growth in the Indonesian commercial vehicle industry. “GIICOMVEC will be a great platform for commercial brand holders to present products and technologies to their target audience. Participating companies will present their products and services directly to the attendees,” he explained.
Potential buyers will experience a wide range commercial vehicle product types, from trucks, buses and coaches, trailers, caravans, carrosseries, dump and mining trucks, container carries, Bulk Cement trucks, vans, tires, parts and components, accessories and other supporting industries. At its launch in early October 2017, GIICOMVEC 2018 had a positive response from GAIKINDO-member commercial vehicle brand holders, representing prominent brands such as DFSK, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz Commercial, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Mitsubishi Motors.
Rizwan also expressed his expectation regarding GIICOMVEC 2018. “We have high hopes for the first GIICOMVEC. Considering the increased demand for commercial vehicles in Indonesia created by rapid
Infrastructure development, hopefully GIICOMVEC will be a positive stimulus for our commercial-vehicle members and the Indonesian commercial vehicle industry in general,” he said.
Members of the public and businesspeople with requirements for commercial vehicles can visit www.commercialautoexpo.com for up-to-date information about GIICOMVEC 2018.