President Joko Widodo officially opened the 21st international handicraft trade (INACRAFT) exhibition at the Jakarta Convention Center on Wednesday (Apr 24). In his remarks, the President appreciated the improvement in the implementation of INACRAFT which continues to improve every year. These advancements include increasing production quality and capacity, as well as employment. Nevertheless, the President said, that Indonesian handicrafts only covered around 1.26 percent of the international market share. Therefore President Joko Widodo encourages the creative industries of Indonesia and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to continue to increase creativity and innovation, in developing products on the international market.
"we must continue to be innovative creative in opening the market and penetration of international market share, with handicraft products. We are looking for non-traditional markets, as well as improving the quality of Indonesian products, since the international markets also like Indonesian brands" President said.
The 21st international handicraft trade exhibition (INACRAFT) in 2019 is held at the Jakarta Convention Center from April 24-28, 2019.This year INACRAFT accommodates 1700 companies from all regions in Indonesia and occupies 1400 exhibition stands.Some friendly countries such as Morocco, Japan, Poland, Pakistan and Hong Kong will enliven the exhibition by displaying their craft products// Ndy/Trs.N