What went down at Pro AVL Indonesia?
Pro AVL Indonesia was held in Jakarta, Indonesia last week from July 18th to 20th, 2019 at the Jarkarta International Expo. Inavate was at the show and we bring you our key takeaways.
Dedicated AV show for the Indonesia local market
Pro AVL Indonesia, a continuation of the Pro AVL Asia and Tourism Technology Asia show from Singapore, chose a new location this year, namely Jakarta, Indonesia. Pro AVL targets the whole entertainment, leisure, hospitality and tourism industry. The exhibition serves both the local and regional market for visitors. Workshop and seminars were provided and well attended by visitors during the three days show. The training included, Visual Innovation by Epson, Pro Audio workshop for audio networking by dB Technologies and an introduction to the Shure Axient Digital.
Pro AVL Indonesia is currently the only pro audio, visual and lighting expo for the AV market in Indonesia after Jarkarta AudioPro Expo (JAPEX) has stop organising their Expo since 2017.
Who attended the show?
More than 50 companies, 150 brands took part in the show. Key local manufacturers and distributors to name a few included Epson, Lutron, Kairos Multi Jaya, Goshen Swara Indonesia, Gracia Auvindo, Acoustic Sound Image Integrated Solutions, Promedia Innovative Solution and many more.
Those who visited the expo includes rental companies, system integrators, end users. Positive comments from exhibitors stated that the exhibition attracted serious buyers and also was a good meet up point with existing partners and customers to reconnect and showcase their latest product.
Politics and the future of Indonesia’s AV industry
Everyone is waiting on the final outcome of the general election in Indonesia this year. President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is widely expected to secure a second five-year term. Last polls show Jokowi leading his second-time challenger, the former general and now businessman, Prabowo Subianto, who Jokowi defeated in the previous election.
President Jokowi’s expected election for a second term is expected to promote potential growth in the business of AV with investment in areas such as highways, airport and transportation to follow. The economic performance of Indonesia rests on his push to improve the economy through investments in infrastructure in a bid to gain global competitiveness and lower Indonesia’s reliance on minerals and other resources exports.