Hosted by the Institution Surveyors Indonesia (ISI), the 72nd of the ASEAN Flag Council Meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting event was held in conjunction with the FIT- ISI Annual Surveyor Forum 2019 held at JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta from 28 to 30 November 2019. The Annual Surveyor Forum successfully attracted a high number of participation of exhibitors and delegates both locally and regionally. BIM, hydrography, surveyors in oil and gas data management were amongst the topics presented. Mr Virgo Eresta Jaya of ISI and President Gerry Ong of ASEAN Flag gave a welcome speech to delegates. Governor of DKI Jakarta, Mr Anies Baswedan, Mr Hasanuddin Zainal Abidin, Head of Badan Informasi Geospsial and Mr Ridzki Kramadibrata, the President of Grab Indonesia were among the invited speakers for the event.
Representing the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute (SSSI), Mr Helen Lee joined the 72nd ASEAN Flag meeting virtually updating the post 15th SEAS Congress event held in Darwin, Australia from 14-18 August 2019. The MOU collaboration between SSSI and ASEAN Flag was covered during the virtual meeting.
To better focus on the objectives, the initial workgroups were consolidated into 3 Workgroups during the 72nd ASEAN Flag meeting. President Gerry heads the Smart City Workgroup, Datuk Haji Ismail Harun spearheads the MRA and CPD and other activities related Workgroup while HP Randy chairs the Outreach Initiatives / Programmes Workgroup. Head of workgroups is to render an updated report on the proposal, implementation and development of their deliverable goals and objectives at each meeting.
President Gerry and fellow councillors expressed thanks to the hosts and the team for their hospitality making the meeting and Annual Surveyor Forum 2019 a successful event.