Accenture to Acquire Jixie's Intelligent Digital Marketing Platform and Business

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire the business of media and marketing technology company, Jixie. Jixie’s intelligent digital marketing platform and team will be integrated into Accenture to strengthen its marketing transformation capabilities and resources through Accenture Song—the firm’s tech-powered creative group—helping Indonesian clients deliver more personalized experiences to enhance customer engagement for sustainable business growth.

Headquartered in Singapore with a focus on servicing clients in Indonesia, Jixie offers a comprehensive suite of monetization and marketing growth tools. Its platform is a robust advertising ecosystem that connects publishers and brand owners with the ability to co-create solutions through reliable customer insights. This transforms marketing from a fragmented process with limited control into a strategic priority, amplifying simplicity while safeguarding brand safety, consumer data and privacy.

The integration of Jixie’s platform into Accenture Song’s marketing capabilities will help clients optimize customer data effectively and efficiently into actionable insights, regaining the control, speed and trust needed to securely capitalize on Indonesia’s fast-growing digital economy that’s projected to reach US$146 billion by 2025 before growing eightfold by 2030.

Jayant Bhagava, country managing director, Indonesia, at Accenture, said: “The convergence of marketing, data science and technology creates opportunities for businesses to redefine their customer engagement model. Jixie’s intelligent digital marketing solutions complement our technology expertise, providing a winning proposition for businesses to bring a higher level of personalization and effectiveness to their marketing efforts. This acquisition will allow us to better serve our clients in navigating complex marketing challenges in this era of interconnected digital world, which is crucial in driving long-term growth.”

With Jixie’s platform, publishers can access monetization tools, such as header-bidding solutions and performance marketing, to improve advertising returns. Brand owners can also seamlessly enhance and integrate content securely without intermediaries, allowing them to utilize valuable insights for unique and meaningful brand engagement. Jixie can help publishers double their monetization returns and support brand owners in significantly increasing campaign clickthrough and conversation rates while enriching customer data.

“The value of data in today’s rapidly changing digital economy is immense, and the digital media ecosystem has seen much disruption, including the impending loss of third-party cookies. Jixie is an impactful platform that amplifies publishers’ perspectives and simplifies the digital marketing experience. This investment extends Accenture Song’s data-led commerce and marketing transformation work in Indonesia, empowering clients with highly relevant and results-driven solutions for sustainable business growth,” said Joseph Tan, Indonesia lead for Accenture Song.

Vincent Martin, co-founder and managing director, Jixie, said: “Jixie has seen proven success in its marketing performance capabilities that boost publishers’ revenue and the formation of an ecosystem that has attracted advertisers to run successful campaigns. The next step for us is scale. We’re thrilled to be joining Accenture and contribute to shaping a more sustainable media industry, helping companies leverage their data in a trusted and advantageous manner in service of their customers.”

Accenture Song in Southeast Asia has been making significant investments to help clients grow and be relevant to their customers today and into the future. The acquisition of Jixie's business is the second investment made in Indonesia after the acquisition of Romp. It follows Accenture Song's recent agreement to acquire Rabbit’s Tale in Thailand. Other recent acquisitions by Accenture Song globally include ConcentricLife and Fiftyfive5.

World Cloud Show Empowering Indonesia's Digital Transformation

Indonesia, one of the rising economies in the Asia Pacific region, continues to attract global attention with its digital transformation journey. In recent years, the country has witnessed seismic growth with the seamless integration of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain-based solutions, cloud computing, cybersecurity solutions and more.

The 22nd edition of the World Cloud Show, organised by Trescon, is a one-of-a-kind platform that will showcase some of the transformative solutions and innovations that are having a major effect in the regional business landscape. This thought leadership-driven platform will serve as a key catalyst for innovators to network with leading titans and C-level decision- makers from the cloud computing domain.

As Indonesia is becoming the fastest-growing cloud market, the presence of international giants like Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, and Amazon Web Services further assists innovators and entrepreneurs extensively by understanding key trends and aiding them in their cloud migration journey. Cloud computing and data center solutions are set to play a central role in Indonesia’s digital transformation journey. According to a Mordor Intelligence report, Indonesia’s data centre market was worth US$ 1.67 billion in 2022 and is projected to be worth US$ 3.43 billion by 2027 (growing at a CAGR of 13.15 per cent from 2022 to 2027).

The events taking place in Indonesia further solidifies its position as a global forum for global thought leaders, industry experts, cloud computing innovators and experts to converge and explore new-gen solutions. Attendees will be able to gain valuable and actionable insights through engaging keynote presentations, enterprise use-case presentations, panel discussions and interactive tech talks.

Notable speakers attending the event include:

Dr. Ilham Akbar Habibie, Chairman, National Information and Communication TechnologyCouncil

Dr. Rudy Salahuddin, Deputy Minister for Digital Economy, Manpower and SMEs, Coordinating Ministry For Economic Affairs Of The Republic Of Indonesia

Muhammad Arif, Chairman, Apjii (Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia)

Roy Nicholas Mandey, Chairman, Aprindo Indonesia

M. Zulkifli Salim, Deputy Director, Digitalization, Financial Centre & Banking Transformation, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK)

Marsudi Wahyu Kisworo, Board of Governors, The National Agency for Research and Innovation, Republic of Indonesia

Wilbertus Darmadi, CIO, Toyota Astra Motor

Edwin Sugianto, COO & CMO, AXA Insurance Indonesia

James Elwes, Operations and IT Director (COO), HSBC Indonesia

Nicholas Tay, Chief Technology Officer, Sangfor Technologies

Andang Nugroho, President, ISC2 Jakarta Chapter

Erick Hadi, Founder at Nusantara Academy, Head of Talent Development and Industry Certification, IDPRO

Samuel Mulyono, Cyber, Data Protection and Product Risk Assurance Group Head, PT Bank Nationalnobu Tbk (NobuBank)

Naveen Bharadwaj, CEO of Trescon, expressing his enthusiasm about the event said,” The convergence of the top tech veterans and cloud experts at the World Cloud Show creates a unique opportunity for Indonesia’s digital future. We are proud to create a blend of innovative, collaborative, and transformative platforms that empower the innovators of today to become the leaders of tomorrow”

So save the date and join us as we script a new chapter in Indonesia’s digital transformation journey. To know more about the World Cloud Show visit:

Explore Expansion of Indonesia's Renewable Energy Supply Chain

REPT BATTERO and renewable energy company VENA ENERGY have officially signed a framework agreement to explore opportunities in establishing local production lines for energy storage components in Indonesia. These components are also intended to support VENA ENERGY's hybrid megaproject in the Riau Islands currently under development, which will feature a 8GWh large-scale energy storage project. This momentous collaboration marks the formal establishment of a strategic partnership between the two companies, setting to drive the expansion of Indonesia's renewable energy supply chain and infrastructure, while also fostering global promotion and adoption of renewable energy.

With the support from the leadership of the Indonesian government, the partnership between REPT BATTERO and VENA ENERGY aims to furnish Indonesia with sustainable, efficient, and stable clean energy supply, thereby making significant strides in reducing carbon emissions. Empowered by advanced technology and innovative solutions, REPT plays a pivotal role in infusing the global green energy revolution with potent momentum, propelling numerous nations towards environmentally conscious and sustainable energy systems.

"We are honoured to have His Excellency, Mr. Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transportation witness the signing of this landmark Framework Agreement. VENA ENERGY has been supporting Indonesia in its green energy transformation journey since 2015, having commissioned five solar and onshore wind projects totaling 114 MW. With this Framework Agreement, we aim to significantly contribute to the development of a productive domestic supply chain in the renewable energy sector, which will support Indonesia's energy transition plan and enhance the local economy by creating jobs, fostering industrial expansion and opening export opportunities in this growing sector of the economy", said Nitin Apte, CEO of VENA ENERGY. "We are grateful to the Indonesia Government for its continued support, and we look forward to accelerating its long-term goal of achieving low carbon and climate resilience."

"As we know that Indonesia and many countries plan to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2060 and are transiting from conventional energy to clean energy. In the Solartech Jakarta Exhibition and SNEC Shanghai Exhibition, REPT has not only showed our high-quality battery products and solutions but also represented our successful cases and strategy to support the Global Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development. It's 10 years since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed in 2013. China Government and Enterprise bring more and more benefits to the peoples in the Countries along. REPT would like to do our best to contribute as well." said Dr. Hui Cao, Chairman and CEO of REPT BATTERO. "Over the time, we do believe we can build great cooperation, achieve great success and create great future together!"


VENA ENERGY's mission is to accelerate the energy transition across the Asia-Pacific region through the development of sustainable and affordable renewable energy solutions that deliver lasting economic, social, and environmental benefits to our host communities and stakeholders. As of December 2022, they own, develop, construct, operate, manage, and commercialise a renewable energy portfolio of Onshore Wind and Solar, Offshore Wind, and Stationary and Transportable Energy Storage projects totaling 43 GW, with an extensive local presence of ~900 employees across 77 corporate and site offices in the Asia Pacific region.


REPT BATTERO Energy Co., Ltd. (abbreviated as REPT BATTERO), established in 2017, is the first enterprise invested by TSINGSHAN Industry in new energy field. By virtue of TSINGSHAN's rich resources of nickel mine, REPT BATTERO focuses on research and development, production and sales of power battery and system-level applications, and offers high-quality solutions for BEV and intelligent power storage. In 2022, REPT was among the Top 5 energy storage battery companies in global shipments and No.2 in domestic utility energy storage battery shipments. The company is on track to raise its total capacity to over 150 GWh in 2025. Please visit our Website for more information.

Baby Shark Experience at Fairmont Jakarta

The Pinkfong Company, the global entertainment company behind the cultural phenomenon Baby Shark, announced today that the company teams up with Fairmont Jakarta to welcome families to enjoy Pinkfong and Baby Shark stay-and-dine experience for the first time in Indonesia, until 14 January 2024.

Gemma Joo, Chief Business Officer at The Pinkfong Company, mentioned, "We're delighted to partner with Fairmont Jakarta and offer unique opportunities to kids and families to make unforgettable memories with Pinkfong and Baby Shark during summer time. This special collaboration invites families to enjoy their favorite Pinkfong and Baby Shark through activities and experiences designed for guests of all ages."

General Manager at Fairmont Jakarta, Carlos Monterde, said, "Fairmont Jakarta is committed to always presenting initiatives and innovation to create memorable experiences for our guests. We are excited to work with The Pinkfong Company, the creator of the global phenomenon Pinkfong and Baby Shark, to bring this one-of-a-kind family fun experience that we believe will create an unforgettable memory for families. We look forward to bringing joy to everyone, whether young or young at heart."


Fans of the much-loved Pinkfong and Baby Shark can visit Fairmont Jakarta and spend this school holiday season with fun experiences at the Pinkfong Café. Designed as the exclusive F&B venue suiting to the overall experience, Pinkfong and Baby Shark Café will resemble a colorful submarine-themed underwater world of Baby Shark. Families will get to enjoy a wide range of delicious Pinkfong and Baby Shark-inspired menu while learning through various interactive activities.

Hamish Lindsay, Executive Chef at Fairmont Jakarta, and his team have made every effort to curate a menu that is not only delicious but also picture-perfect. Children will be thrilled to enjoy treats such as Fin-tastic Breakfast, Pinkfong Pasta, Baby Shark Fried Rice, as well as a selection of favorite Korean comfort food such as Tteokbokki, Fried Chicken, Corn Dog, and much more. A selection of desserts such as the Pinkfong Smores Pie, Blueberry Sea Creatures and Signature Shakes, will satisfy any sweet tooth. The grown-ups can also enjoy dishes such as the Mommy Sharks Favourite or share the Bulgogi Pizza with their children.

After meal time, children can have fun while learning and playing in the Pinkfong Play Area. Set on a placemat, the play area features a ball pit with slides, arts & crafts activities, and a range of toys. They can also participate in several activities such as Pizza Making and cupcake decorating with the guidance of a professional chef. Exclusive Pinkfong Baby Shark toys and merchandise are also available at the café. The Pinkfong Baby Shark Café opens daily from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on weekdays, and 9:00am to 10:00pm on weekend.


Embark on a journey of exploration to experience Jakarta's first Pinkfong and Baby Shark-themed staycation at Fairmont Jakarta. Comprising Baby Shark Rooms and Suites, families can spend their holiday in the whimsical world of Baby Shark, where every corner of the room is bathed in adorable underwater characters. Guests staying in the Pinkfong and Baby Shark Room or Suites will enjoy exclusive in-room amenities, Baby Shark toys for the little ones, dining credit at the Pinkfong and Baby Shark Café, and free entrance to the play area. Pinkfong and Baby Shark will also take turn to visit the room and wake up kids in the morning*.

The Pinkfong and Baby Shark-themed staycation is available from 22 June 2023 to 14 January 2024; from IDR 3,500,000++. The package includes the following:

Overnight stay in Pinkfong and Baby Shark theme room

Daily breakfast for 2 adults and up to 2 children

Special Pinkfong and Baby Shark merchandises in-room on arrival

Complimentary entrance to the play area

Complimentary one (1) kids activity at Pinkfong and Baby Shark Café

Dining Credit of IDR 500,000 (for Suite room) and IDR 250,000 (for Fairmont Room) to spend in the Pinkfong and Baby Shark Café

Guests staying during the weekend will have a surprise wake-up call to the room by Pinkfong and Baby Shark

Pinkfong Baby Shark Stay & Dine experience is supported by Bank CIMB Junior, and official Pinkfong licensed brands including Baby Happy and Hikarusa.

Fans can find more information at www.pinkfong baby

About The Pinkfong Company

The Pinkfong Company is a global entertainment company that delivers content and entertaining experiences around the world. Driven by award-winning brands and IPs, the company has created and distributed a range of content across genres and formats including original animated series, world live tours, interactive games, and more. Believing in the power of entertaining and engaging content, The Pinkfong Company is committed to connecting people around the world and bringing joy and inspiration to worldwide audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit the website or follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

About Fairmont Jakarta

Strategically located in the south end of Jakarta's business district, Fairmont Jakarta is nestled in the prestigious Senayan Square – offering magnificent views of the hotel surroundings, from the lush green golf course across the hotel, the Gelora Bung Karno landmark, to Jakarta's city skyline. The hotel comprises a total of 488 rooms, consisting of 380 well-appointed guestrooms and 108 Sky Suites that offer the best of both suite-style living and the comfort of home. Facilities range from various restaurants, bars and lounges, a 1,200 m2 Grand Ballroom and function venues that are capable of accommodating any type of event, to a 900 m2 Willow Stream Spa. The hotel is conveniently linked to Plaza Senayan and Sentral Senayan office towers through an underground passageway.

Calls for Collaboration and Investment in Sustainable Water Management

In the framework of the 10th World Water Forum (WWF), the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) and the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC) jointly organized a panel discussion titled "Road to the 10th World Water Forum: Policy, Technology, and Investment Opportunity in Water Resources Management" on (04/07).

During his opening speech, Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia on Technology, Industry & the Environment Endra Saleh Atmawidjaja said, "It is an honor for Indonesia to host the 10th World Water Forum and to be a leader in assessing global water issues. We aim to promote peace, independence and prosperity in terms of the availability of water resources."

The panel discussion featured the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific 10th WWF Yoon-jin Kim, Special Advisor to the Minister of PUPR for Water Resources Firdaus Ali, Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Informatics Usman Kansong, Director of Perum Jasa Tirta II Imam Santoso, Director of Government Affairs of Danone Indonesia Rachmat Hidayat and Chairman of the Indonesian Employers' Association (APINDO) Shinta Kamdani.

Firdaus Ali said, "The Indonesian government has made projects to develop the water sector, one of which is the construction of dams, targeted at 57-59m³ per capita/year." He also mentioned that the main challenge in the water sector is sustainable financing through public-private partnership.

In line with the Ministry of PUPR, APINDO, Perum Jasa Tirta II and Danone Indonesia, agreed that the private and public sector need a new strategy in establishing a sustainable water financing and investment.

Chairman of APINDO Shinta Kamdani explained, "There are three conditions in establishing a good public-private partnership in sustainable water financing, namely the trust between the government and the private sector, the win-win partnership model and the sustainability of the partnership." She also mentioned that with the government's policies and incentives, private sector can play a more significant role in establishing green financing which considers social and environmental impacts of economic activities.

As a closing statement, Yoon-jin Kim highlighted the importance of the upcoming forum to assess the practical strategies and solutions to global water challenges.

Unleash the Magic of Bali Safari Ultimate Holiday

Looking for an unforgettable summer holiday in Bali? Look no further than Bali Safari, the perfect destination for families, adventure seekers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Located in the heart of Bali, this world-class park offers an incredible array of experiences and activities for all ages.

Immerse Yourself in Nature's Wonderland!

Step into a world of wonders at Bali Safari, where the marvels of nature come alive. Explore the park's lush landscapes and encounter over 100 exotic animal species from Indonesia, India, and Africa. From playful monkeys to majestic elephants and elusive tigers, get up close and personal with Bali's diverse wildlife. It's a thrilling experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Endless Fun for the Whole Family!

There's no shortage of things to do in Bali Safari. Start your day with a captivating safari journey through natural habitats, where you'll witness animals in their element. Learn fascinating facts from friendly guides and embark on adventures that will ignite your sense of wonder. Afterward, be amazed by the thrilling animal shows that showcase the incredible talents and intelligence of Bali's resident creatures.

Looking for some aquatic fun & Exotic Adventures? Dive into the Waterplay Zone, where you can cool off and enjoy exciting water slides, splash around in the swimming pool, and fill the adrenaline rush with the rides at FUN ZONE and Jungle adventure at Rainforest Trail! It's the perfect way to beat the heat and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

School Holiday Adventure Extravaganza!

If you're planning a family vacation during the school holidays, Bali Safari is the ultimate destination. With its diverse range of activities and educational experiences, it's the perfect place to entertain and educate children of all ages. Let them feed the animals at the Petting Zoo, where they can interact with adorable rabbits, goats, and more. See their joyful expressions as they interact with their favorite animals.

For an unforgettable night out, don't miss the mesmerizing Night Safari. Venture into the park after dark and witness the zoo's residents in their nocturnal habitat. It's an experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for Bali's remarkable wildlife.

After an exhilarating Night Safari, consider staying at the Mara River Safari Lodge. This African-themed hotel offers a unique and immersive experience. Wake up to the harmonious sounds of nature and enjoy breathtaking views of the park.

Plan Your Summer Holiday in Bali Today!

Book Now for Unforgettable Experiences! Don't miss out on an extraordinary summer holiday in Bali. Bali Safari offers thrilling animal encounters and immersive educational programs that will make your trip truly unforgettable. Experience the magic of Bali's premier wildlife park, unleash the wonders of the animal kingdom, and create unforgettable memories. Discover why Bali Safari is a must-visit destination for all. Start planning your trip today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Book your tickets now at

Hyundai Mobis breaks ground in Indonesia

Hyundai Mobis (KRX 012330) began construction of a new EV dedicated battery system plant in Indonesia, which it plans to have completed by the first half of next year. Hyundai Mobis intends to set Indonesia as a beachhead as the country is emerging as the heart of the ASEAN market, and catapult to being a leader of the electrification ecosystem, which include cells, battery systems, and OEMs.

Hyundai Mobis announced that it had held a groundbreaking ceremony for the battery system plant in Bekasi, West Java (Jawa Barat) on the outskirts of Jakarta on 31. The ceremony was attended by about 150 participants, including Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java Province, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Sang-deok, Oh Heung-sub, Senior Vice President of Electrification at Hyundai Mobis, Indonesian Government officials, industry leaders, and local journalists.

The battery system plant in Indonesia will become a solid footing for Hyundai Mobis' global electrification business targeting the ASEAN market in particular. Building on the country's ample natural resources, the Indonesian government is accelerating efforts to secure leadership in the EV market. The need for EVs in ASEAN region, centered on Indonesia, is also increasing rapidly.

Hyundai Mobis will use battery cells supplied by a joint battery cell venture, HLI Green Power, and will turn them into modules that include a controller and a heat controller. They will then be supplied to global automakers as large battery systems. That is, Hyundai Mobis will play a role of an intermediary and complete the EV ecosystem.

Hyundai Mobis' plant in Indonesia will be located in Deltamas industrial complex, about 60 km southeast of the capital city of Jakarta. It is 3km from Hyundai Motor Company's plant in Indonesia and 10km from HLI Green Power, which will maximize the delivery efficiency of the battery system.

For the plant, Hyundai Motor Group has invested a total of USD 60 million (KRW 80 billion) on a land area of approximately 33,000㎡. The battery systems will be supplied first to flagship EV models slated to be released in Southeast Asia next year.

The Indonesian Government was reportedly highly supportive with administrative matters necessary for the construction of the plant, which was in line with their policy to strengthen the local EV market and the ecosystem. They provided enthusiastic support on various fronts not only in the construction approval process, but also in the environmental assessment, logistics costs, and tax benefits.

Oh Heung-sub, Senior Vice President of Electrification at Hyundai Mobis, thanked the Indonesian Government for their generous support in his congratulatory remarks saying, "Hyundai Mobis will become a partner for Indonesia and will play a pivotal role in establishing the EV ecosystem."

Hyundai Mobis holds half of the stake (Hyundai Mobis 25%, Hyundai Motors 15%, Kia 10%) in Hyundai Motor Group's total investment in HLI Green Power, a joint battery cell venture currently being built near the company's local plant. With the rise of the ASEAN market, Hyundai Mobis seeks to expand and develop the Indonesian plant into a long-term strategic base capable of accommodating major customers worldwide.

Hyundai Mobis is currently producing EV components, including battery systems, not just in Korea, but also in Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia). In October last year, the company announced a plan to invest USD 1.3 billion by 2030 in a bid to expand the electrification production base in North America. Today, Hyundai Mobis is constructing a total of five additional electrification component plants in Alabama and Georgia, USA.

This will complete the electrification value chain that links major continents stretching from Asia (Korea and Indonesia), and Europe, to North America. This is also expected to reinforce Hyundai Mobis' capability to respond to the EV market.

About Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Mobis is the global no. 6 automotive supplier, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Hyundai Mobis has outstanding expertise in sensors, sensor fusion in ECUs and software development for safety control. The company's products also include various components for electrification, brakes, chassis and suspension, steering, airbags, lighting, and automotive electronics. Hyundai Mobis operates its R&D headquarters in Korea, with four technology centers in the United States, Germany, China and India. For more information, please visit the website at

42nd ASEAN Summit Labuan Bajo

Indonesia, the current holder of the ASEAN Chairmanship, will host the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, on May 9-11, 2023. With the "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth" chairmanship theme, Indonesia directed ASEAN cooperation in 2023 to continue strengthening the bloc's relevance to new challenges.

To ensure the summit's success, the authority is revving up its preparation to welcome ASEAN Summit delegates and participants in all aspects, particularly security, accommodations, and media support.

To secure the summit, National Police Chief General ListyoSigit Prabowo said a command center had been set up to monitor and supervise all activities related to the event. Communication devices of all officers would be connected to the command center, and they will also report to the center. The command center is also expected to monitor disaster potential to ensure prompt mitigation measures.

The National Police also ready eight security task forces to participate in the joint military-police Operation Komodo 2023 to secure the ASEAN Summit. The team partook in the tactical floor game (TFG) on Thursday (May 4) to ensure their readiness for the summit.

Meanwhile, Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G Plate said that Meruorah Hotel, Ayana Resort Hotel, and Bintang Flores Hotel had been designated as the 42nd ASEAN Summit's central locations.

The Ayana Resort Hotel would be the venue for the welcoming dinner and retreat session for state leaders of ASEAN countries during the summit, and the hotel management has readied all aspects. In addition, Meruorah Hotel is determined to promote local products by serving them exclusively in the delegates' rooms.

Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said that some 1,500 rooms are still available in 38 hotels, ranging from three- to five-star hotels, for participants of the ASEAN Summit. The local authority also prepared several ships for extra accommodation during the event.

Moreover, to facilitate the delegates and other participants, particularly the media, Indonesia ensured that the digital infrastructure and public communication network for the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo would be adequate.

"[The summit] is also supported by adequate digital telecommunication technology and infrastructure such as optical fiber, 4G network, or experience of using 5G network," Minister Plate said after visiting the media center for the ASEAN summit. Similar public communication service facilities with the same standards as G20 Summit last year are prepared for the media.

The ministry also prepared Bintang Flores Hotel as the media center that can accommodate up to 340 people during the ASEAN Summit, which preparations are expected to complete this week. The hotel will be equipped with adequate facilities for journalists.

At least 319 journalists from national media, official media, and foreign correspondents were verified last Tuesday to cover the ASEAN Summit.

Additionally, ten top local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will showcase their products during the 42nd ASEAN Summit at Meruorah Hotel, Labuan Bajo, on May 9-11.

The 10 MSMEs will showcase their finest handicraft items, including woven fabrics, clothing, and other accessories. In addition to artworks, they will serve various typical foods and beverages of West Manggarai.

Indonesia hopes that all activities will run successfully.