Considered the sleeping tiger of the Emerging Markets, Indonesia escaped the 2008 Global Financial Crisis unscathed due to its strong domestic demand. The world’s largest archipelago of 17,508 islands has enjoyed an annual average GDP growth of 5.27% over the last 10 consecutive years. With per capita GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) of US$4,700, total GDP of more than US$1 trillion and a stable political climate, the country is the ideal destination for growth and investment, bearing in mind its 250 million strong population half of which is less than 30 years old.
Jakarta, the burgeoning capital city of Indonesia, is the nucleus of Indonesia’s economy which depends heavily on the financial services, trade and manufacturing sectors.
A part of Indonesia’s legendary growth story is the Jakarta Convention Center which has played a pivotal role in facilitating numerous major international conferences, political summits, exhibitions and entertainment events. Opened in 1992 for the 62 Heads of States meeting during the 10th Non-Aligned Movement Summit, the Jakarta Convention Center is Indonesia’s landmark venue for historic and iconic events. Today, the Jakarta Convention Center is synonymous with successful international exhibitions, congresses, presidential meetings, world-class exhibitions, weddings and banquets.
Strategically located in the heart of Jakarta’s Commercial District, the Jakarta Convention Center is 22 kilometres from the International Airport and is complemented by more than 10,000 midscale to luxury guest rooms within a five kilometre radius. For the convenience of guests and patrons, the Jakarta Convention Center is connected via an air-conditioned walkway to the five-star Sultan Hotel Jakarta which offers 694 well-appointed rooms. The stylish, versatile and gated 33,000 sq.m.(355,080 sq.ft.) Jakarta Convention Center boasts 15 separate venues and an outdoor exhibition area, state-of-the-art equipment, seamless professional service, outstanding food and beverage offerings and a comprehensive range of MICE value added facilities and services.