Lab Indonesia 2012 officially opens its door!

Lab Indonesia 2012 officially opened yesterday at Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC) here in Indonesia. Lab Indonesia 2012 has successfully gathered a total participation of 128 exhibitors and more than 2000 quality visitors from different countries, only on the first day of exhibition.
Opening Ceremony
A welcome dance kick started the ceremony which greeted our honourable guests such as Mr. Muhamad A. Martoprawiro, PhD, the President of Indonesian Chemicals Society (Himpunan Kimia Indonesia), Datuk Dr. Soon Ting Kueh, the President of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Institut Kimia Malaysia), Prof. Freddy Permana Zen, DSc., the Honorable Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Resource, Ministry of Research and Technology.
“After the successful 1st edition of Lab Indonesia back in 2010, Lab Indonesia is returning this year to showcase more of the latest scientific equipment and analytical services, especially with the new additional of Korea and UK Pavilion besides the existing Germany, India, China, Singapore and Malaysia,” said Ms. Juanita Soerakoesoemah, the President Director of PT. Prakarsa Sinergi Utama, the organiser of Lab Indonesia 2012 in her welcoming speech.
Mr. Muhamad A. Martoprawiro, PhD showed his support in Lab Indonesia 2012 in his speech stating “Lab Indonesia 2012 came to the right place as the platform to exhibit advanced instruments and technologies which help the creative innovation in adding value to Indonesia’s natural resources and competitiveness.” He added that Himpunan Kimia Indonesia (HKI) is very pleased to organize the Indonesia Total Laboratory Management Symposium (TLMS) in conjunction with Lab Indonesia 2012 to bring the experts to present the latest development in total laboratory management and other aspects.
Lab Indonesia is described by Datuk Dr. Soon Ting Kueh as the avenue for the industry to look into new scopes of work and research which will enhance career or rewards. “If one is looking for more sophisticated equipment or advanced technologies, it is undoubted that Lab Indonesia 2012 is the right choice which meets all these needs,” said Datuk Dr. Soon Ting Kueh.
The inaugural ceremony was officially launched by all the honorable guests and closed with the traditional Jakarta dance “Jali-Jali”.
Line Up of Seminars
Various seminars are held during the first day of Lab Indonesia with internationally-reputable experts sharing their knowledge and industry updates to the visitors. Among the seminars held:
  • Determination of Trace Elements in Over the Counter Cough Syrup by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) by Dr. Manuel Almeida, Product Manager of Techcomp (S) Pte Ltd
  • Automation Workflow from Sample to Result by Dr. Carlum Shiu, PhD. (Field Applications Specialist – SEA at QIAGEN)
  • Saving Energy and Protecting the Environment with Advanced Filtration Fume Hood and Storage Cabinets by Mr. Dominique Laloux, International Sales Director of Vivamui Pte Ltd
  • An Introduction to Metrohm Applikon Process Analyzers by Mr. Radj Sewlal, Asia Sales Manager of Applikon – Metrohm
  • New Possibilities of High-Resolution Continuum Source AAS (HR-CS-AAS). Closing The Gap Between Sequential ICP-OES and AAS by Mr. Santhiti Tawachsupa, Regional Manager Far East of Analytik Jena Ag
  • Triplequad GC-MS / Ms Application for Pesticides Analysis by Dr. Bobby Fachrizal Assiddiq, Application Scientist of Alpha Analytical (S) Pte Ltd
  • How can you trust your analytical results in laboratory? By Ms. Fitriah, Ass. Product Manager for Analytical & Reagents Merck Millipore – Chemical Division of PT. Merck Tbk
  • Enabling Technologies for Life Science: Product Overview and Application of VERSA Automated Workstations in Genomics and other Biotech Fields by Dr. Sikander Gill, Director of Application Development of PT. Tridaya Prima
  • Introduction of Different Heating System and Its Influence in Temperature Uniformity, Heating Up Time and Thermal Transfer by Ms. Andrea Weiss, MEMMERT Senior Area Manager of PT. Saka
  • Laboratory Extraction Methods – Cold Extraction according to Soxhlet, - Hot Extraction according to Twisselmann and Randall, - Hydrolysis by Mr. Juergen Behr, Managing Director of Behr Labor – Technik GmbH
Various supporting associations organised 4 prominent events held in conjunction with Lab Indonesia 2012:
  • The 2nd Indonesia Total Laboratory Symposium 2012 (2nd ITLMS 2012)
  • Australia – New Zealand Seminar and Workshop on Risk Assessment of Chemical Management with SAICM Goal 2020: Improving the Business Environment Related to Trade and Investment
  • National Seminar on Analytical Chemistry and Instruments / Seminar Nasional Kimia Analitik & Instrumentasi (SNKAI 2012) : Strengthening Analytical Science and Instruments Capacity in Supporting the Research, Environmental Surveillance, and Value Adding to Natural Resources in Indonesia
  • Chemical Safety and Security Training for Industry
Lab Indonesia 2012 had great pleasure in having many support from local ministries and associations. Mr. Harris Iskandar, PhD., the Secretary of Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) of Indonesia said that “This exhibition is meeting the expectation by providing huge range of information, established access and generating great benefit for the academic society in higher education.”
Mr. Gwee Seng Kwong, the Secretary-General of Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMa) also stated that “The twofold increase in the number of companies participating in this exhibition as compared to 2010, underscores the growing success of this exhibition,” during his appearance at Lab Indonesia 2012. The number of Singapore companies is undeniable crowning the status of the largest overseas participating pavilion this year in Lab Indonesia.
Lab Indonesia continues to showcase the latest scientific equipment and analytical services for the next two days till 10 May 2012. We look forward to your support and wish you a fruitful visit to Lab Indonesia 2012.
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