International Metal Technology (IMT) Indonesia exhibition, the new industrial exhibition dedicated for Indonesia’s metal industry development is now slated to be a hybrid exhibition with an online and onsite edition. The exhibition will kick-off with its online edition from 25 to 26 March 2021 leading to a physical staging at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran from the 13 to 15 October 2021. Over the six-months online period, the exhibition can be experienced via IMT Indonesia’s website.
Hosted by APLINDO, The Indonesia Foundry Industries Association and organized by PT Pelita Promo Internusa (PPI), IMT Indonesia’s new format is in response to current market conditions. “Doing business online is a new norm for businesses including those in the metal industries. As the Indonesia metal industry involves global stakeholders; from overseas investors, technology providers, traders to distribution partners, provision for an adapted marketplace is necessary to facilitate continued business engagements with domestic companies,” highlighted Mr.Safiun, Chairman of APLINDO.
IMT Indonesia’s hybrid format introduction is in momentum with digitalization trends within the metal industry, as companies get more nimbly adaptive to current pandemic situation. This fresh direction is also in tuned with metal businesses’ efforts to proactively embrace digital commerce in their modern operations, even at lead generation stage where B2B seller-buyer interactions pervasively starts with a click on the worldwide web these days. IMT Indonesia therefore provides extended opportunities for its exhibitors to connect with prospective serious buyers online first before the eventual meet-up to seal the business.
From presenting an online preview of their product offerings via a wide range of digital information assets to later demonstrating their technology, machinery or live- size solutions onsite at the physical exhibition, IMT Indonesia will be a well-rounded trade event driven by two smart ‘Online-until-Onsite’ avenues. Exhibiting companies at IMT Indonesia can start garnering business digitally by optimizing the online edition features such as online showcase which they can present their new products and technical solutions, business matching, live video streaming, chat messaging options, webinar-style presentations and other activities designed to enable meaningful business talks and meet-ups. For visitors, their visit starts by joining the IMT Indonesia online through any web-enabled platforms.