Badung, 13 October 2023 – Once again, Indonesia has successfully hosted a High-Level Meeting. The most recent one was held on 10 – 11 October 2023, the 2023 High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali Province.
As with any conference, the success of a High-Level Meeting can be assessed by the smooth running of the event as well as the aesthetic and comfort of the conference venue. The contribution of many people, both creative and logistical, played a significant role in achieving this.
Pactoconvex Niagatama served as the Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) of the 1st HLM of the AIS Forum. "Earning the trust to plan and organize a head of state-level meeting was an honor for us," said Wiwin Kurniawan, Marketing and Operations Director of Pactoconvex Niagatama.
Pacto Convex was responsible for conceptualizing and branding the event, preparing electric vehicles, arranging accommodations, meeting rooms, and conference rooms, decorating the venue, organizing banquets, and providing health facilities. They were also in charge of designing cultural programs, gala dinners, and souvenirs. Remarkably, all of that was prepared in less than 20 days.
Grand Concept and Design
As a visual creative consultant, Elwin Mok translated the main theme for the 1st HLM, "Fostering Collaboration, Enabling Innovation, for our Ocean and Our Future," through carefully crafted experiences that depicted the importance of oceans for humanity's future in a multidimensional manner.
The featured experiences began with the stylized depiction of ocean waves in the reception area. This served as the backdrop for photos of President Joko Widodo welcoming the conference guests. The waves symbolized the ocean currents as a potential source of renewable energy.
Rubi Roesli, an architect and interior designer, was responsible for designing the 2023 HLM rooms by expressing the theme in color and design. "We built a wooden deck in the drop-off area. On top of it, we installed a stylized ocean wave using computer-aided design for enhanced precision," said Rubi.
The atmosphere of the ocean was consistently presented. The lobby featured a floor-to-ceiling screen displaying animated marine life, immersing guests in the ocean's atmosphere.
Elwin’s idea was implemented in the form of a giant 79x6-meter screen displaying animated content created by a young Indonesian visual artist, Isha Hening, in the inter-lobby space. The animation featuring Indonesia’s marine life represented another dimension of the ocean’s wealth. It was hoped that everyone present would not forget to preserve marine biota to balance its economic and ecological values.
The meeting rooms were also designed with ocean nuances, with round conference tables conveying a sense of flow that converged at one central point. The interior of the round tables was adorned with acrylic strips shaped like tongues of waves, encircling the AIS logo. The blue color emanated from the bias lighting, creating a beautiful ambiance.
Underwater World at Gala Dinner
Rubi was also responsible for designing the reception area for the gala dinner on 10 October. "The area was designed with LED lights arranged in a composition of randomly placed vertical blocks. It looked like a stack of aquariums after adding animated content," Rubi said.
Roan Y. Aprina was the one responsible for the dining room. Visually, the dining room was transformed into a 360-degree canvas showcasing the beauty of the underwater world. During dinner, the backdrop displayed marine life animations. It was captivating as guests could watch beluga whales swimming around, creating an immersive underwater dinner experience.
The collaboration to organize the 1st HLM of the AIS Forum was the result of many parties’ hard work, including the Ministry of State Secretariat, the Presidential Secretariat, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Celsius Creative Lab, Bureau Architecture, Flora Lines, and Isha Hening. It was all under the creative direction of Wishnutama. It was a remarkable collaboration that resonated with the spirit of the 1st HLM.
"We were lucky to work with a solid and tireless team. They were working all day long," concluded Wiwin. (Budiana/Elvira Inda Sari/WS/WW)
About AIS Forum:
The Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum is a global platform for cooperation among island and archipelagic states that aims at strengthening collaboration to address global issues with four main areas of focus: climate change mitigation and adaptation, the blue economy, marine plastic debris, and good maritime governance. The 2023 High-Level Meeting of the AIS Forum is organized to reinforce the role of the AIS Forum as a center for smart & innovative solutions and a platform for collaboration in promoting the future agenda of global maritime governance.
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Foto caption: President Joko Widodo (right) shakes hands with President of the Federated States of Micronesia Wesley W Simina upon his arrival at the 2023 High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Archipelagic Island States (AIS) Forum in Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, Wednesday, 11 October 2023. 2023 HLM of AIS Forum Media Center/Aditya Pradana Putra/nym.