MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy has expressed support for the Indonesia Event Management Summit (IVES) 2023, which aims to promote sustainable creative industry development. IVES is an annual convention in which many practitioners inform and educate national communities of event managers.

According to Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno in his statement received recently said the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry not only supports, but also encourages the provincial, district and city tourism offices, as well as educational institutions to attend and make this event successful, so that the standards of event management in Indonesia will become better and will proffer benefits, particularly for event organizers in the regional scopes.

Meanwhile Project Director of IVES Andro Rohmana Putra said that national industry players are enthusiastic about the event, which will be hosted on February 21 and 22, 2023, at Jakarta Convention Center.

“The enthusiasm of the event industry players for the implementation of IVES is very great. Moreover, we can notice that the economic potential for this event in Indonesia is extraordinary. Based on statistical projections of 2023 ticket sales, the prospect reaches IDR4 trillion (US$263 million),” Putra elaborated.

The event will be supported by Konect platform, a start-up that allows people to host hybrid events so that people who cannot attend in person can participate online.

Many stakeholders from the event planning industry will take part in the conference, which is themed “connecting and adapting to elevate.”

They will share their inspiration and their experiences on topics ranging from event management, stage setting, sports tourism, future event trends, business opportunities, and intellectual property. There will also be workshop sessions on event planning and the preparation of creative proposals. [antaranews]