The Indonesian business events industry has lost a veteran player with the passing of Ketut Salam, vice president director of Pactoconvex Niagatama (Pacto Convex).
Ketut passed away last Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Jakarta, and he was buried on the same day.
Apart from leading the financial team Ketut was always at the forefront of Pacto Convexâ€™s major events and shows together with the company’s president director, Susilowani Daud. The business events industry in Indonesia has long viewed both Ketut and Susilowani as a pair of leaders who complete one another.
Susilowani described her professional relationship with Ketut as â€˜Tom and Jerryâ€™. â€œWe can argue like anything, but we have proven to always come to the best decisions in the end.”
Ketut was also an active member of the Indonesia Congress and Convention Association (INCCA), where he also led the INCCA institute.