Why Organize a Corporate Event in Jakarta?
Once a collection of “kampungs” or villages, Jakarta is now the gateway to the rest of Indonesia. The city generates much of the country’s GDP with the main economic sectors being in services, banking, trading, and manufacturing. Other industries in Jakarta include electronics, automotive, chemicals, mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences manufacturing. The luxury real estate market has been booming in the recent years in response to new investors and western immigrants.
The main airport, Jakarta International Airport (Soekarno-Hatta), is about 20 km from the majority of Jakarta meeting venues. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (IATA code: CGK), also known as Soetta Airport, is located 20 km outside of the city, in the west. It is Jakarta’s main airport used for international and long-haul flights. Taxis are a reliable and convenient means of transportation. In favorable traffic, a taxi ride to town takes around 40 minutes. During peak-hour traffic, however, the same route may take even two or three hours. More reputable taxi companies are Bluebird and Silverbird. A taxi ride will cost around IDR 140’000, plus IDR 16’000 for tolls and airport tax (which is paid by the client).
In terms of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) sector, the most prominent convention venue, Jakarta Convention Centre, also known as Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center, comprises 20,000 square meters in the heart of the city. The center has 13 meeting rooms and can accommodate 5,000 guests making it one of the best-equipped venue in Indonesia for conferences, exhibitions, and concerts as well as sports events. The recently opened Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) offers 50,000 sqm of indoor and 50,000 sqm of outdoor space, as well as a 4,000-sqm convention center and 33 meeting rooms.
An overview of Jakarta meeting venues
Jakarta’s wide selection of conference venues offers meeting planners a variety of possibilities when it comes to event and conference planning. Hotels and resorts have capacities to cater to your event with a range of room layouts for banquets, boardrooms, cocktails or classrooms. Larger hotels have spacious ballrooms and outdoor terraces to satisfy your event needs. Check out venuetomeet.com for a full overview of the leading Jakarta meeting venues.
Below are just three of the top venues available:
- Mandarin Oriental – This venue is located at Plaza Indonesia – the main square and a point of reference in Jakarta – at the beginning of two boulevards: Jalan Thamrin and Jalan Sudirman. The venue is at the heart of the business district of the capital and also contains a large concentration of shopping malls – such as Grand Indonesia and Thamrin City – and countless dining outlets at the nearby malls as well as in the Menteng district.
The venue features 272 luxurious guest rooms (including 24 suites), a swimming pool, spa, and gym; these facilities will make multi-day events more pleasant for your conference delegates.
The ballroom with a capacity of up to 700 attendees can accommodate large events such as gala dinners, banquets and networking events. Medium-sized business meetings such as roadshows and trainings can be held at three meeting rooms with capacities of 100-250 persons. Finally, several meeting spaces are suitable for smaller company events such as board meetings or workshops. The Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is a tasteful corporate MICE venue for the discerning meeting planner.
- Grand Hyatt Jakarta – This conference venue is situated at the center point of Jakarta – Plaza Indonesia – and at the beginning of two wide boulevards: Jalan Thamrin and Jalan Sudirman. Several shopping malls, such as Grand Indonesia and Thamrin City, as well as many dining outlets, are in the vicinity.
The 26-story hotel is suitable for multi-day or residential events as it features 428 guest rooms, a health spa and fitness center with an outdoor swimming pool, as well as delicious dining options.
Function rooms of various sizes cater for large and small corporate events. The Grand Ballroom hosts up to 700 attendees for a banquet or networking reception, while a board meeting or workshop can be held at one of the smaller function rooms with capacities of 30 to 130 delegates.
- Hotel Mulia Senayan – This prime meeting venue is located in Senayan, in South Jakarta – the capital’s main business area – right by the Senayan Golf course (a rare green area in the city). It is minutes away from Jalan Sudirman, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and the inner ring road which connects to the airport. Plaza Senayan, Senayan City, and Plaza Semanggi shopping malls are also in the vicinity.
This event venue features almost 1’000 guest rooms and well as extensive conference and meeting room facilities. The excellent conference facilities are complemented by superb dining options, including Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines and a Chinese tea counter. Indeed this conference venue is a favorite amongst meeting planners in Jakarta.
The grand ballroom can accommodate up to 2’600 delegates for large events such as exhibitions, roadshows, banquets and other company events. Business meetings, offsite and board meetings can be held in some of the other 17 function rooms with capacities from 20 to 200 attendees.