25 - 28 July 2023

Jakarta International Expo




FasterForward is Informa’s approach to sustainable business.

Our aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business. Through the FasterForward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities from helping our customers and markets do the same.

FasterForward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Informa’s business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact.

When it comes to sustainability, we’re moving FasterForward


Under the Faster to Zero pillar, we are moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business.

To help meet the urgent challenges of a changing world, this means taking accelerated steps to reduce our carbon and waste footprint with the aim of becoming a zero waste and net zero carbon business by 2030.

Wherever we can, we are also actively helping our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

sustainability inside

All across Informa, our brands and products connect people with knowledge.

Our greatest impact on the world is through the specialist content and expert connections we deliver, and under the Sustainability Inside pillar, we are embedding sustainability inside every one of our brands.

Whether it’s through content, events, intelligence, research or training, Sustainability Inside helps our customers accelerate their own sustainable development, creating growth opportunities for our brands and supporting progress in the specialist markets we serve.


Under FasterForward, the Impact Multiplier pillar is about the positive impact we create when we can improve access to our specialist knowledge, help people connect more efficiently and invest in our communities.Through the content we provide, we can help connect and inform those who struggle to access specialist knowledge and professional networks.

When they connect at our events and online, we can help customers be even smarter and more efficient with their time and travel. Where we work in a specialist or local community, we can partner with them and invest in ways that help them succeed and create more positive impacts in turn.

Pamerindo Indonesia has recently won the FasterForward 2022 awards in the Informa Global Awards. We are deeply honoured to receive the FasterForward Awards. Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business, and it is something that we are deeply passionate about. This award is a testimony to our collective commitment in creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

By working together and taking progressive steps towards sustainability we can make an impactful difference. This award is an endorsement on the team’s efforts.

Sustainability is us – let’s make the difference!


For over a decade, Informa has focused on sustainability in areas where we can make the most significant contribution to the economy, society and the environment. This includes consideration of our operations, our content and the communities in which we work. I firmly believe that integrating sustainability into everything we do is vital to our ability to create long-term value for all our stakeholders whether they are investors, customers, colleagues or others.


Despite uncertainties caused by the pandemic and the economic environment over the last two years, we continue to be committed to investing in the long-term success of the company, including investing in our people, our brands and in sustainability.

Since the launch of FasterFoward in 2020, we have expanded our sustainability team and embedded specialists in the business to help provide local tailored programmes, launched industry-leading initiatives such as Better Stands, the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge and committed to programmes such as Publishing Declares which commits us to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thousands of colleagues are actively working to embed sustainability in everything that we do. Senior executives and many senior managers within the company now have personal targets linked to sustainability. These targets flow down to their teams and help embed sustainability into our operations.

Now that we’ve put some solid foundations in place, we need to keep our momentum and keep pushing throughout the organisation the key programmes that will help us deliver on our FasterForward goals. The infographic on the next page shows some of the main activities we have in place to achieve this.


“Counteract the Environmental Impact on the Planet Through Sustainability in the Hospitality, Food & Beverage Sector with Innovation Towards the Global Market”


FHI is dedicated to integrating sustainability practices into our event by implementing measurable initiatives. We recognize our responsibility for environmental impact and strive to maximize the sustainability of our festivals. Our aim is to engage a diverse and environmentally conscious audience, inspiring them to make conscious choices. In pursuit of our sustainability goals, FHI collaborates with various sustainable organizations and companies. Together, we work towards achieving a more sustainable event that aligns with our commitment to environmental stewardship.


For our upcoming event, we have taken measures to minimize food waste by collaborating with the ALLAS Project, which offers reusable food containers. The ALLAS Project is a community-driven initiative that advocates sustainability by collecting and sanitizing food containers that would typically be thrown away. By utilizing these containers during our event, we can greatly decrease our reliance on single-use plastics and other disposable items. This not only contributes to waste reduction but also promotes a circular economy by extending the lifespan of materials through reuse.


FHI is proud to collaborate with the Association of Culinary Professionals and XSProject, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished families residing in Jakarta’s waste picker communities. Additionally, XSProject operates a for-profit business that provides employment opportunities within these communities, producing recycled products. Through this partnership, we aim to support vocational education in the food and beverage (F&B) industry, offering life-changing opportunities for children. Furthermore, we will provide vocational training programs to empower the community and generate additional income opportunities. These programs include skill development in areas such as cooking and are conducted in collaboration with various stakeholders. In conjunction with the Association of Culinary Professionals, we will publish a free Cookbook Guide for vocational institutions across Indonesia, benefiting the community and establishing a platform for training and learning from industry experts. By providing solutions to enhance the skills of culinary teachers nationwide, we strive to elevate culinary standards for students throughout the country.


FHI is dedicated to supporting sustainability and fostering a collective effort towards creating a more conscious exhibition for the future. We believe that every individual has a role to play in making a positive impact on the environment. At FHI, we actively promote sustainable practices and encourage all visitors to join us in our mission. Through various initiatives such as waste reduction, recycling programs, and eco-friendly transportation options, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint. We also provide educational resources and engage with our audience to raise awareness about sustainable choices and their significance in building a better future. By participating in FHI, visitors have the opportunity to learn, connect, and actively contribute to a more sustainable and conscious exhibition experience. Together, we can make a difference and inspire positive change for generations to come.



We have an opportunity and a responsibility to drive sustainability, not only within the events and publishing industries, but also in the sectors that we serve. To me, that’s the most exciting part. Providing platforms for whole markets to accelerate their sustainability – that’s very powerful. And it’s a great commercial opportunity for Informa.

Disposable booths in events can have a significant negative impact on the environment. These booths are designed to be used once and then discarded, which leads to a significant amount of waste. In general, one 36sqm disposable booth creates around 2 tonnes of waste. 


This waste can include materials such as wood, metal, plastic which can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. In addition, the energy and resources used to manufacture and transport these booths also contribute to the carbon footprint of events.  


To mitigate this impact, it is important to promote the use of sustainable booths and reduce the overall waste generated by exhibitions.  


The Informa Better Stands Program is an industry wide campaign aimed to unite exhibitors, contractors and the wider events industry together to move away from disposable, single use booths at our events, in favour of reusable structures. We believe that by eradicating disposable booths we will improve the ease, safety and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events.  


You can find more information about our sustainability efforts, including our latest sustainability reports through www.informa.com/sustainability