Jakarta, 27/4 / 2021(ANTARA) - Riding on the momentum of the accelerated
digitalization era, the 2021 Hannover Messe has selected Industrial
Transformation as the lead theme to demonstrate breakthroughs in
advanced technology that address industrial challenges and offer
Indonesia, as the official partner country of the world's largest industrial technology exhibition, utilizes the opportunity to introduce its industrial transformation road map, with the theme of "Making Indonesia 4.0" and the tagline of Connect to Accelerate."
The 2021 Hannover Messe Digital Edition was virtually inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly on April 12, 2021. The new digital format adapts to the current conditions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's Hannover Messe main event was held digitally on April 12-16, 2021, while the exhibitors' livestreams will be available via recording until June 11. Indonesias status, as an official partner country, digitally lasts for a year until the appointment of a new official partner country.
"This is an extraordinary award, as we are trusted (to be the partner country), which we should be proud of. This is because several competing countries were also keen to be partner countries at the Hannover Messe," Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita remarked following the inauguration.
It is a matter of pride and a valuable momentum for Indonesia to be the partner country, as it is the first ASEAN member state to have the opportunity to become the partner country for Hannover Messe. By becoming a partner country, Indonesia has demonstrated that it is a step ahead of its competitors, he remarked.