Indonesia’s traffic and mobility industry prepares for its Intertraffic 2018 showpiece


In two weeks’ time, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, will open one of Southeast Asia’s largest events for the traffic technology industry, when the Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 exhibition and conference kicks off in Jakarta.

Running from October 31 to November 2, Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 will be held at the Jakarta International Expo along with Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2018 and Konstruksi Indonesia 2018. The size of the venue needed to accommodate all three events reflects the growing traffic, infrastructure and construction needs in the world’s fourth most populous country.

With a huge rise in vehicle ownership, traffic has become a major dilemma in Indonesia, particularly in the capital, Jakarta. Currently ranked 12th on the Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard of the world’s most congested cities, Jakarta is currently finding solutions to manage its traffic problems and reduce collisions, injuries and deaths on the road network.

As a starting point, Jakarta is currently trialling new technology with the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) system, which uses high-tech Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to record traffic violations, capture images of the suspect, recognize the vehicle’s license plate, and then transmit the information to the back office of Polda Metro Jaya (Jakarta Region Police Office).

The pilot reflects how the Indonesian government is prepared to invest in better and more effective traffic management solutions; not only in Jakarta, but also across the entire archipelago. Infrastructure development has been high on the agenda of President Widodo’s government, which is welcoming the Intertraffic showcase for the traffic and mobility industry.

Organized by RAI Amsterdam and its local partner Tarsus Indonesia, Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 provides an exhibition platform with several interesting event features, and there is also a dedicated conference program with national and international experts presenting high impact topics related to smart mobility and the connection between current and future mobility. Sessions include topics such as:

• Technologies, Infrastructures and Innovative Solutions for Smart Cities;

• Investment Opportunities for Road Infrastructure and Land Transportation;

• Traffic Management & Smart Parking – Urban Mobility and Integrated Parking;

• Trends, Challenges, and Outlooks towards Urban Mobility in Indonesia.

Having proved a success at Intertraffic shows in Amsterdam and China, the Indonesian show will also feature the ITSUP smart mobility startup event with at least four international startup companies. In addition, Intertraffic Indonesia provides the Global Meeting Program (GMP), a highly-effective business matchmaking program that enables exhibitors and pre-registered visitors to arrange business meetings prior to the event. The GMP includes an online tool with secure access to exhibitor and visitor business profiles, enabling users to identify prospective clients or suppliers.

“Intertraffic Indonesia is designed to provide a platform for manufacturers, importers and agents to present their products, services and solutions for traffic management, parking, safety, smart mobility and infrastructure,” said Richard Butter, director of traffic technology at RAI Amsterdam. “This event can be an opportunity for key players from the industry to exchange ideas, thoughts, innovations and solutions that could help decision makers in dealing with traffic problems in Indonesia and abroad.”

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