On April 2023, Indonesia became the first ASEAN country to partner with Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for industrial pioneers. Indonesia signed various collaboration agreements which are anticipated to generate 80,000 employees.
The signed deals include one government-to-government (G2G), four business-to-government (B2G), and twenty-five business-to-business (B2B) agreements.
Eko SA Cahyanto, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, has stated that Indonesia is delighted to participate in the largest industry expo as it promotes foreign investment in the country.
During the Hannover Messe meeting, the Industrial Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDMI) of Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry is working towards enhancing industrial connectivity with the global supply chain network. This involves developing Industry 4.0 human resources through capacity-building programs, such as utilizing mock-up lines of multimedia machines and equipment among others.
According to Masrokhan, the head of BPSDMI, this could involve developing educational and training curricula, organizing training and capacity-building programs, facilitating visits, and exchanging learning materials, experts, learning modules, curriculum, technology, and technical personnel.