About Us


THE INDONESIAN EXHIBITION COMPANIES ASSOCIATION - IECA/ASPERAPI (formerly INEXCON: Indonesian Exhibition and Convention Organizers Association) was duly established in Jakarta by virtue of a national workshop held on February 15 – 17, 1990. Such a workshop was attended by the exhibition and convention organizer companies, the government officials and members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

IECA is the only one institution managing any domestic exhibition and convention organizers, and also others related services companies throughout Indonesia.

IECA is aimed at inspiring its members to more actively participate in any National Development Program. IECA also ensures that its members organize quality exhibitions and conventions in professional and responsible manners.

IECA is a non-profit organization registered under the Indonesian Law. The membership of IECA opens to all companies in the exhibition, convention and supporting industries, such as:

  • Exhibition Organizer
  • Convention Organizer
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Stand Contractor
  • Exhibiting Hall Owner
  • Suplier
  • Supporting industries

As a non-profit organization, its fund derives from the joint fee, monthly membership fee, and contribution fee.

IECA now has 13 nationally-spread representative offices, i.e. East Java, Central Java, D.I. Yogyakarta, South Sulawesi, Bali, North Sumatera, West Java, Kepulauan Riau, Riau, Nangroe Aceh Daruslam, Kalimantan and Banten.

Objective & Benefits

The objectives of IECA are:

  • To participate in the Indonesian economic development
  • To build and develop the members’ capability and ability

The benefits for the Indonesian Government:

  • IECA serves as a partner to promote the non-oil commodities export growth and to increase the awareness of Indonesian products.
  • IECA provides its members with an improved understanding and knowledge for improving their business.
The benefits for the entrepreneurs and consumer community are that IECA will be an information center for both domestic and international Trade Exhibition and Convention programs.

Benefits for the Members:

  • IECA provides an improved understanding and knowledge for improving business.
  • IECA will assist its members in formulating trade contact.
  • IECA will serve the members by providing a letter of stipulating their reliability testimonial or a letter of recommendation.
  • IECA will provide business information including all IECA publications.
  • IECA will distribute invitation to attend both domestic and international economy missions.
Organization Structure

The organizational structure of IECA (ASPERAPI) is as follows:

National Meeting

The national meeting is a national scale meeting held once three years, and holds the highest authority of the organization at the national level. It will formulate national resolutions of the organization, decide the development of the next meeting and elect the Central Board of IECA (ASPERAPI)

Central Board of IECA

The Central Board of IECA chairs the highest management at the national level. It will manage internal and external matters and be responsible for the operation of the organization based on the decision of the national meeting.

Provincial Boards of IECA

The Provincial Boards of IECA chair the highest management at the provincial level.

Organization Chart
Central Board Of Asperapi


Year 1990 – 1993

Mr. Utama Kajo had been the chairman of the Central Board. His management generated ethic codes for managing exhibition and convention in Indonesia. Since then, these had been applied to guide the exhibition and convention community. 14 companies had been registered during these periods.

Year 1993 – 1996

The Central Board had been chaired by Mr. Bramantyo W. He had focused on consolidating and developing the organization. Any formal and informal meetings of IECA members and Department of Industry and Trade had been organized periodically. To improve the ability and capability of the members, seminars and educational training of exhibition and convention were held as one of the program. 94 active companies had joined during these periods.

Year 1996 – 1999

Chaired by Mr. Dwi Karsono. He had promoted IECA (ASPERAPI) to be more competitive and professional a long with the condition of global competition. The monetary crisis drove the economic condition to be a bitter one. This condition influenced the exhibition and convention industry. During these periods, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry revised their structure by adding the Compartment of Exhibition and Convention. The 3rd national Convention of IECA held on February 17, 1999 in Sari Pan Pacific Hotel made a revision. The acronym of ASPERAPI changed from Asosiasi Perusahaan Penyelanggara Pameran dan Konvensi Indonesia to Asosiasi Perusahaan Pameran Indonesia. Similarly, the English acronym changed from INEXCON (Indonesian Exhibition and Convention Organizers Association) to IECA (Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association). During these periods, 143 companies had been registered.

Year 1999 - 2002

During Mr. Herman Wiriadipoera’s chairman, the central board had prepared programs as follows:

Improvement in quality and professionalism of the members.

Improvement in function of the organization to be more effective for the members.

Promotion of an improved cooperation between IECA members and overseas partners.

Effective and transparent management of the organization fund.

Registration of IECA as a member of UFI.

The other successful program was the accreditation of IECA by the Accreditation Board of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

The accreditation number is 00300.010226.025, namely National Certificate Board of IECA with the Major / Sub Code Number:

Code Major / Sub Major
5.00.01 MICE Promotion Meeting Organizing Incentive Organizing Convention Exhibition Freight Forwarder Stand Contractor MICE Supplying

Mr. Herman Wiriadipoera had also successfully managed the following programs:

  • Provision of assistance in the approval procedure by the approval principal of Indonesia, i.e. Minister of Industry and Trade.
  • Organization of trade exhibition, convention, seminar.
  • Publishing of the Indonesian Exhibition Directory.
  • Improvement in professionalism of MICE human resources in cooperation with government institutions.
  • Establishment and official inauguration of provincial boards such as: East Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, South Sulawesi, Bali, Banten, West Java, North Sumatera
  • Achievement of 250 companies registered as members of IECA.
Year 2002 – 2005

Mr. Syukur Saka had chaired the board. He had continued the programs of the previous board, particularly in cooperation with the government for facilitating the MICE industry. Mr. Syukur Sakka had successfully managed the following programs:

  • IECA held an exhibition on its own, “INDES 2005 – The First Indonesia Exhibition, Convention & Supporting Industry Event”, this exhibition was a valuable opportunity for gathering exhibition, convention and supporting industry counterparts, services provides, government officials of respective regions and trade and industry experts in various sectors.
  • IECA played a role in establishing an exhibition and convention federation in Asian region, i.e. AFECA – Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Association.
  • IECA Participated in “IECM 2004 @ Singapore – International Exhibition, Convention & Meeting Industry Expo”.
  • IECA organized an outbound event aimed at strengthening friendship among the members of IECA.
  • IECA improved profesionalism of human resources through a cooperation with the educational institution and government.
  • IECA established 1 Municipal Board Office in Solo.
Year 2005 – 2008

The central board has been chaired by Mrs. Dra S Hartati Murdaya. During her management, IECA has developed vision and mission as follows:

  • Maintaining the previous central board programs.
  • Encouraging the members to increase the quantity and quality of events.
  • Encouraging the volume of trading transaction in each event.
  • Encouraging the member to increase the scale of exhibitions from local to national and from national to international.
  • Improving the role of exhibition industry in the national economic development.

Mrs. Murdaya had also successfully managed the following programs:

  • IECA established the Provincial Board Of IECA of Kepulauan Riau in 2006
  • IECA organized an educational and training program for all exhibition industry and mass public as follows:
    • Integrated Exhibition Course
    • Professional Stand Contractor Management Training
  • IECA had successfully made a research on exhibition industry
Year 2008 – 2011

Mrs. Dra S Hartati Murdaya has been elected again in The National Meeting of ASPERAPI on February 17-18, 2008.

Besides continuing the previous programs, Mrs. Murdaya has managed the following programs :

  • Established the Provincial Board of IECA of Aceh
  • Established the Provincial Board of IECA of Riau
Indonesia at a Glance
Capital City Jakarta
Climate Tropical and Equatorial, 28° - 35° C (82° - 95° F)
Currency Rupiah
Economy Mainly agricultural, with exports of petroleum, timber, coffee, tea, rubber and cacao.
Government Democracy, with a parliamentarian system
Language Bahasa Indonesia is the official language, with English spoken in major cities and tourist areas
Official name Republic of Indonesia
Population 239,870,940 (2010)
Religions Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. About 85% of the population is Moslem.
Seasons Wet (October - April) and dry (May – September)
Sizes 736,000 sqm / 2.000.000 sqm
Time Zones Three time zones

INDONESIA, the largest archipelago in the world to form a single state, consists of five main islands and some 30 smaller archipelagoes, totaling about 18,110 islands and islets of which about 6,000 are inhabited.

The name "INDONESIA" is composed of the two Greek words: "Indos" meaning India and "Nesos" meaning islands. The Indonesian archipelago forms a crossroad between two oceans, the Pacific and Indian oceans and a bridge between two continents, Asia and Australia. Because of its strategic position, therefore, Indonesia’s cultural, social, political and economic patterns have always been conditioned by its geographical position.

  • Economy at a glance
  • Investment
  • Trade
  • Human Resources

Since the Asian Economic Crises, Indonesia has experienced major transition in political and economic sectors. Today, with an improved business environment and a stable political structure, Indonesia is witnessing a tremendous growth in both trade and industry output, and foreign investment. Strong commitment in easing bureaucratic procedures will enable the trend to continue forward.

In macro economy, Indonesia has enjoyed a high growth in recent years. Acceleration of economic growth is notable during the 2004 and 2008 period, and private consumption continues to play a key role in the economy. The Government has given special focus on such key areas as investment, macro economic stability, trade, energy, and agriculture which in turn allow Indonesia to enjoy its most rapid growth since the Crises.

In 2007 Indonesia was listed as the 20th largest economy with a nominal GDP of USD 432.8 billion (World Bank). In 2005-2008 Indonesia posted an average GDP growth of 6.0%. In 2009, amid the global crisis, the national economic growth in 2009 was estimated at above four percent, or the third rank among the G-20 member countries. The growth will continue to stabilise in 2010, predicted at 5.5% - 6.0%.

Such a promising picture has allowed Indonesia to be invited in 2008 - along with China, India, South Africa, and Brazil - to join the club of Enhanced Engagement Countries of OECD. As an initial step, Indonesia has become a full member of OECD Development Center.