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The island of Batam forms part of the Riau Archipelago located on the east coast of Sumatra. Its proximity to Singapore, one of the most important trade and financial centers in Southeast Asia, has propelled Batam’s development into one of Indonesia’s prominent industrial, trade and commercial zones. With increased investments, the island’s infrastructure and facilities continue to expand as its modern airport, docks and ship yards prepare the island to take on its role as an important port and industrial center in the region.
In recent years, Batam has become a popular destination for visitors from Singapore and Malaysia, as well as from Asian and European visitors who flock to the island for its first class golf courses, duty free shopping, beach resorts and delicious seafood restaurants. Frequent daily ferry services are available from Singapore since it takes only 30 minutes to get to Batam. Regular air services link the island with Jakarta, Pekanbaru and Medan on the main island of Sumatra, and frequent ferries link Batam to Tanjung Pinang, capital of the province of the Riau Islands.
Given its strategic location and its tourism facilities, Batam is transforming itself into a sophisticated recreation ground for international visitors. With the increasing flow of leisure and business travelers, Batam now turns its attention to the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) markets. Surrounded by many beautiful islands in the Riau Archipelago, Batam is ready to welcome MICE participants for business and conventions, given its unique attractions and warm hospitality.
The Riau Provincial government, Batam City government and Batam Special authority established an agency to manage and develop the promotional center for Sumatra called the Sumatra Promotional Center. In 2008 the venue changed its name to the Sumatera Convention Center (SCC) in order to accommodate increasing demand for larger conventions, events and exhibition space.
The eight-storey building (including offices) feature a 1,064 seat auditorium with permanent stage, lighting equipment and ample sound system. It has also a 3,000 square meters wide exhibition hall and 4 meeting rooms with each a capacity for 400 participants. For outdoor events, SCC outdoor area can accommodate up to 15,000 guests for outdoor reception.
Jl Engku Puteri Kav.01 Batam Center, Batam
Telephone: (62)778-7240578, 7035119
Hotels with Convention Facilities on Batam are as follows:
Hotel Novotel Batam
Only 45 minutes from Singapore by Ferry, the Novotel Batam is located in a commercial area facing the sea. Along with 244 comfortable rooms, the hotel offers a business center, meeting rooms and Wi-Fi internet access. With 10 meeting rooms, and a Ballroom with total area of 700 square meters, the hotel is a perfect option for holding Conventions and Business meetings.
Jl. Duyung, Sei Jodoh, Batam
Telephone: +62 778 425 555
Fax: +62 778 600 6555
Planet Holiday Batam
Planet Holiday Hotel and Residence incorporates avant-garde concepts with modern functionality in its design. Business and social affairs are well accommodated at Planet Holiday Hotel. The Grand Galaxy Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 guests. Smaller function rooms: the Uranus, Jupiter, Neptunus and Comet are also available for more private meetings .
Jl. Raja Haji - Sei Jodoh, Batam
Telephone: (62-778) 433555, 433666
Fax: (62-778) 433777
Batam View Beach Resort
Six multi-purpose rooms with spectacular views of either the sea or tropical greenery are available for meetings, conferences and company functions. The largest room accommodates up to 180 people while the smallest can hold 12 persons. The resort can cater up to 300 persons for indoor functions and up to 1,000 persons for outdoor events.
Jalan Hang Lekir
Nongsa - Batam Island
Telephone: (+62) 778 761740
Fax: (+62) 778 761747
Event Organizers and event support companies are as follows:
1.Cupid Event Promo
PT. Cupid Mega Solusi Masyeba Kirana A/08, Batam
Telephone: +62 812 700 791 51
2.PT Avava Global Promotion Indonesia
Mall Jodoh Marina Apartment
Blok B/201, Batam
Telephone: +62 778 421 126
Fax : +62 778 452 801
3.Adonai Event Organizer
Ruko Grand California E1 No. 2
Batam Center, Batam
Telephone : +62 778 700 003 40, 606 1111
4.PT Menara Media Pratama
Jln.Bunga Raya BI D/6, Batam
Telp / Fax : +62 778 424 277
Stage decoration, florist, etc.
Kompleks Bumi Indah Blok 5 No. 63, Nagoya, Batam
Telephone : +62 778 427 424, 0812 705 6522
Wireless & IT Solution
Kompleks Griya Kurniajaya
Jl. Kutilang 2 No. 12, Batam
Telephone : +62 778 701 0522, 0812 704 270