Article updated in April 2023
Indonesia is Hannover Messe 2023 partner country. The country was scheduled for 2020 but the edition was canceled because of COVID-19. Indonesia, therefore, became the partner country of the 2021 virtual edition of Hannover Messe. On this occasion, we produced this infographic. This year 2023, Indonesia will finally have the opportunity to be Hannover Messe partner country, physically. For the occasion, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will travel to Germany along with 500 Indonesian companies.
As is the tradition at Hannover Messe, each year a country is spotlighted. After Sweden in 2019, Indonesia was featured as Hannover Messe partner country in 2020, before the event was canceled due to the pandemic. Hannover Messe 2021 went virtual with Indonesia as its partner country. In 2023, Indonesia is now the official partner country of the physic edition of Hannover Messe.
Facing Climate Change
With 17,500 islands, Indonesia, capital city Jakarta, is the world’s largest island state, the largest and most famous islands being Java and Sumatra. The country has a population of 270 million people, which makes it the world’s fourth most populous nation.
Indonesia is also one of the world’s countries most directly affected by global warming. The impact of climate change is already affecting the development of the country’s industry. Jakarta, too exposed to rising waters, can no longer remain the capital of the country. The new capital will move to the island of Borneo. Yet the country has the ambition to become the world’s 10th-largest economy by 2030. The country launched the “Making Indonesia 4.0” initiative to revitalize manufacturing with the introduction of Industrie 4.0 concepts.
This year’s edition of the German fair is seen as an opportunity for Indonesia to initiate its digital transformation and also contribute to the national economic recovery after more than a year of pandemic.
For Dr. Jochen Köckler, Deutsche Messe CEO,
“Indonesia has the potential to become a global player in industry. The government plans to transform the country into a high-tech manufacturer, so they are investing heavily in five sectors that account for 65 percent of GDP: automotive, chemicals, electronics, food and beverage, and textile and apparel. For example, pne of Indonesia’s goals is that by 2025, 20 percent of all vehicles manufactured in the country will be electric.”
In this infographic, we’ve emphasized the key figures of Indonesia’s industrial environment.