In line with rising tourism in Indonesia, the value of hotel construction in Southeast Asia's largest economy is expected to grow 16 percent to IDR 21 trillion (approx. USD $1.6 billion) in 2016. Most of the new projects - roughly 21 percent - are located in the Greater Jakarta area. Besides tapping the tourism potential, hotel developers also want to tap the business potential, meaning that due to expected accelerated economic growth in 2016, there will arrive more foreign businessmen in Indonesia to attend meetings and other activities, particularly as the ASEAN Economic Community comes online.
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As the number of foreign tourists rise rapidly and there is increasing demand for conferences, exhibitions and business meetings, Indonesia will see a massive inflow of investments for the construction of hotels and condominium hotels (condominium hotels combine features of apartments and hotels). In 2015, the value of new (condo) hotels projects is estimated at IDR 38.5 trillion (USD $3.2 billion), up 57.3 percent from last year. Locations that attract tourists and locations close to education centers are the primary choice.
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Jakarta was one of the world's top 10 crypto-capitals in 2017 according to IDACB (International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain). This means that the city has created conditions for trading, crypto-exchanges, mining and ICO. This ranking was compiled by artificial intelligence based on research of cryptocurrency events worldwide. The Indonesian government, however, remains skeptical of digital money and therefore may only agree to accept its own cryptocurrency in the future. However, the business community shows growing interest in new opportunities offered by the digital economy.
The volume of Indonesia’s digital economy will reach about USD $130 billion by 2020, which will make the country among Southeast Asia's leading nations in terms of digital development. This was stated by local authorities just a week ago. New technologies, blockchain and transformation of the IT-sector will play key roles in this process. With this context in mind, the Blockchain INDO conference in Jakarta, to be held on 11-12 May 2018 in the Kempinski Hotel in Central Jakarta, becomes even more relevant.
On Tuesday 21 March 2017 Indonesia Investments' Managing Director Richard van der Schaar was among the speakers at the Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit 2017, a two-day event, organized at the JW Marriot Hotel in Jakarta. With several high-profile international sports and music events being planned in Asia over the next decade (for example the Asian Games) there is the need for investment in stadium and arena infrastructure across the region. The Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit 2017 aims to explore the key challenges that are faced by Southeast Asian governments and stadium owners.
Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE) will be hosting hundreds of business players from building materials, architecture, interior design and ceramic industry during its annual exhibitions Megabuild Indonesia 2017, to be held in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) from March 16-19, 2017. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with Keramika 2017 and Jakarta Design Week 2017. Megabuild Indonesia 2017 exhibition will answer all of building constructions needs under one roof, supported by various program elements.
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