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IPOS Vol.8 - Bakudapa 2023: A Triumph in Elevating Indonesia's Event Industry

Jakarta, May 22, 2023 - IPOS Vol.8 Bakudapa 2023, a collaborative endeavor between the Indonesia Professional Organizers Society (IPOS) and Indonesia Event Industry Council (IVENDO), concluded on May 16-18, 2023, at Lagoon Garden Hall, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta. This remarkable event has solidified its position as the premier B2B forum for event industry players in Indonesia.

The event exceeded expectations, with an overwhelming response from delegates. 41 Seller slots quickly sold out, while the number of Buyer delegates exceeded the initial target from 40 to 68 companies, demonstrating the high demand for participation in IPOS Vol.8 Bakudapa.

Spanning 2.5 days, IPOS Vol.8 Bakudapa 2023 provided a diverse array of activities for attendees. The first session included engaging seminars on the Event Industry and Destination Updates, alongside an intriguing showcase of digital solutions tailored to industry players' needs.

In line with its social responsibility, IPOS Vol.8 Bakudapa also organized a thought-provoking discussion highlighting the significance of industry linkages and collaborations. Esteemed academics and industry experts shared their insights, fostering a spirit of cooperation within the sector.

The highly anticipated tabletop event proved to be a resounding success, with 410 minutes of productive 1-on-1 meetings. These interactions resulted in a tremendous potential of 366 events spread across 32 provinces, worth more than 170 billion rupiah, of which 39% are 100% confirmed and 36.78% are 80% likely to happen. The positive feedback received from organizers and delegates attested to their satisfaction with the outcome of the event.

On this momentous occasion, IPOS and IVENDO proudly presented the Indonesia Event Hero Award to Mr. Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy, for his exceptional contributions to the growth of the event industry in Indonesia. Moreover, a proposal was made to the government to establish a National Event Worker Day, symbolizing appreciation for the industry's revival and its significant impact on Indonesian tourism.

Buoyed by the overwhelming success of IPOS Vol.8 Bakudapa 2023, IPOS is committed to building upon this triumph in the coming year. With a focus on continuous improvement, IPOS aims to further enhance the event and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry in Indonesia, propelling its rise to new heights.

About IPOS: Indonesian Professional Organizers Society (IPOS) is a leading B2B forum dedicated to advancing the event management profession in Indonesia. With its mission to promote excellence, professionalism, and collaboration among event industry players, IPOS plays a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the event industry in the country.

IPOS was first introduced to the tourism industry in Indonesia in 2013. Currently managed independently and professionally by EGO GLOBAL ASIA, one of the prominent event management company & creative consultant in Indonesia.

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