GIIAS 2021 to be mark of Indonesia's economic revival: Gaikindo

GIIAS 2021 to be mark of Indonesia's economic revival: Gaikindo

Chairman of the Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo), Yohannes Nangoi, speaking at the press conference for the 2021 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), at Shangrila Hotel, Jakarta on Thursday (October 21, 2021). (ANTARA/Fathur Rochman/KT)

It is a sign of the economic revival after the COVID-19 pandemic
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) has said that it hopes Gaikindo 2021 Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) will become a mark of the nation's economic revival from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This exhibition becomes a very important event for Indonesia. It is a sign of the economic revival after the COVID-19 pandemic," Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi said here on Thursday.

Nangoi said he is optimistic that GIIAS 2021 will be a driving factor to achieve the goals of the national automotive industry, both in maximizing domestic achievements and being the country's highest foreign exchange contributor through exports.

According to him, one of the supports provided by the government to the country's automotive industry is the luxury sales tax incentive program on Luxury Goods Borne by the Government (PPnBM DPT).

The program has succeeded in bolstering the industry that had slumped last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he explained.

"We had a decline in April and May 2020 when we only sold 5 thousand units per month. This year, after the (COVID-19 cases spike) in June and July, our sales in August-September have returned to 85 thousand units (per month). It is incredible," he said.

Nangoi further said that he hopes this year's edition of GIIAS will encourage the improvement of the Indonesian automotive industry.

GIIAS 2021 will continue to bring the latest technological innovations from the automotive world. To guarantee this, Gaikindo has received support from its members who are also participating in the event, he informed.

"The various products and technologies on display are one of the achievement proofs of the Indonesian automotive industry. We should be proud," Nangoi remarked.

GIIAS 2021 will be held from November 11-21, 2021 at ICE (Indonesia Convention Exhibition), BSD city, Tangerang. The exhibition will be held in the physical format under the implementation of strict health protocols.

Twenty-four vehicle brands will join the exhibition, including those who manufacture both passenger and commercial cars.

GIIAS 2021 admission tickets will only be available on the GIIAS Auto360 application. The visitors will be grouped into three sessions each day to ensure there is no crowding in the exhibition area.

Related news: Indonesia plans to churn out 600,000 electric cars by 2030
Related news: Indonesia to commence electric car production in 2023-2024: President
Related news: Indonesia's automotive industry facing challenges in online sales