Jakarta - The Covid 19 pandemic that the world is experiencing, including in Indonesia, has indeed hit the wheels of the economy hard, as well as the automotive world. The pandemic has resulted in very limited community movement, which has had an effect on many community economic activities, including field promotion activities and events that gather large crowds.
The Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) also felt the effect directly, aside from the drastic decline in sales, AISI eventually had to cancel its bi-annual motorcycle auto show. The exhibition, which was held under the title Indonesia Motorcycle Show IMOS, was last held in 2018, so it should be held again in 2020.
2022 will be the turning point for IMOS' return to the automotive exhibition arena. IMOS 2022 can finally take place. Taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta on 2-6 November 2022 and officially opened by the Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi accompanied by Johannes Loman as Chair of AISI along with representatives of AISI members.
"We really support this automotive activity. I did remind you that EV vehicles are an initiative. EVs provide a company for the environment and fuel consumption," said Budi Karya in his remarks.
The exhibition this time is different, apart from being the first post-pandemic activity, IMOS 2022 also accommodates the current trend where on this occasion IMOS cooperates with various manufacturers of electric motorbikes (EV) or battery-based electric vehicles (KLBB) which are starting to mushroom in Indonesia, including industrial- supporting industry.
"We believe that IMOS 2022 will be a turning point for the growth of the motorcycle industry in our country and also a new trend for the Indonesian motorcycle industry," said Johannes Loman in his remarks on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
At this event strict health protocols were also enforced. This is to anticipate the spread of Covid 19 even though the trend of daily positive additions is increasingly showing encouraging numbers.
IMOS 2022 was held successfully and proudly. Apart from the nearly 70 brands from various motorcycle brands to their supporting companies, this was also shown by the booming number of visitors from the start to the end of the exhibition. It was recorded that the number of visitors was almost close to 100 thousand visitors who attended the largest exhibition arena in the heart of the capital city.
No less spectacular is the closing transaction of Rp. 101.9 billion, which shows an increase of 100% compared to the previous IMOS which took place in 2018 with Rp. 51.57 billion.
"We are grateful and very proud because the return of IMOS 2022 has received a very good reception from the community. Their presence succeeded in driving the achievement of transactions whose value reached more than Rp. 100 billion," said Sigit Kumala as Chair of the Commerce Division of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) as well as Chair of the Organizers of IMOS 2022.
At the exhibition which was held for 5 days, 2,961 motorcycle units were sold, of which 18% were in the electric motorcycle category. This achievement is also very extraordinary because there has been a two-fold increase compared to the record at IMOS 2018 which totaled 1,332 units.
As a routine calendar for AISI every two years, the Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) will be held again in 2024. (VA).