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With the collaboration between Indonesian Cold Chain Association (ARPI) as the host in cooperation with PT Pelita Promo Internusa ( PPI ) as the exhibition organizer and co‐hosted by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia , an International Indonesia Seafood & Meat Conference and Expo (IISM) will be held on 2‐4 October 2014 at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran.
International Indonesia Seafood & Meat Conference and Expo 2014 is an event that has been highly anticipated by businesses in Indonesia and surrounding countries. "Contrary to government programs which would like to empower marine and meat production and reduce dependence of food imports, especially in the next year (2015) the implementation of free trade in ASEAN countries (AEC), this event will assist businesses in developing business strategy and compete in the onslaught of ASEAN products if AEC is implemented." said Ir. Hasanuddin Yasni, MM - Executive Director of ARPI.
The government's target of national production in the seafood sector in 2014 is 19.6 million tons, growing 20 % a year (6.5 million tons of seaweed production is not require conditioning). In the beef sector (meat), the government is targeting 580 thousand tons of beef (imports continue to be reduced) and poultry (chicken and poultry) 3.7 million tons or an increase of 7‐10 % a year. The national cold storage capacity in 2013 was only 7.2 million tons of seafood products and 398 thousand tons for beef and 1.9 million tons for poultry which grew only 10 % a year.
IISM will be one of the important events for seafood & meat processing & technology. It will present the latest refrigeration technologies that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient from upstream to downstream, that is, for logistics (cold and chill storage); refrigerated transport (trucking) for land, sea and air, and market share products both domestically and foreign tourists who can work on both retail and quotas; current conditions of marine production and national meat production, as well as other supporters such as quality certification (HACCP & ISO), proper water management for food and beverage processing, and consulting services.
In addition to the exhibition, the event will also include International Seafood Conference which will present speakers who are experts in their field where the topics of discussion will include the regulations and government policies in support of the national fisheries production, success stories will be presented by experts and International businesses to be implemented in Indonesia, market conditions fresh food products in Indonesia in its application in the cold chain system, the application of technology and solutions to overcome infrastructure constraints such as power, roads and ports so that the cost of the national distribution of fresh products becomes more competitive compared with neighboring countries.
With this event, it is expected that investment in the cold chain system can follow the growth of national production which has been announced by the government that the average growth of 20% per year compared with the condition of the supporting cold chain industry average of 10% in the past three years.
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