The Indonesian Embassy promotes virtually 'Trade Expo Indonesia' 2020 in Pakistan KBRI Pakistan
Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan promotes and socializes the Indonesian trade fair, the Virtual Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2020 on a massive scale through various channels and media in a bid to encourage the participation of the entrepreneurs in Pakistan. The Indonesian Embassy sent information and published various promotional materials for the TEI Virtual 2020 to the Pakistani Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as all business associations and importer unions in Pakistan. That was reported in a press release from the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad, which was received by Antara News Agency in Jakarta, Tuesday (20/10).
The Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad also conducted a direct approach to the entrepreneurs who are potential commodity importers; one of which was through a meeting with Bilal Waheed and his colleagues who are importers of coal as a source of energy for the textile industry in Faisalabad City on Monday (19/10). During the meeting, information was obtained that the textile industry in Faisalabad needs a large enough energy supply to support production. Bilal said that coal is one of the main needs to operate the textile industry in Pakistan. The need of coal will increase along with the increasing demand for electricity and efforts to boost the performance of textile production as Pakistan's main export commodity.
Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) as one of the biggest trade shows always gets the attention of Pakistani business people.About 40 business people throughout Pakistan attended as potential buyers at this annual event.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made Indonesia change the format of implementing the 35th Trade Expo Indonesia into a virtual exhibition for 7 days from 10 to 16 November 2020.In addition to seeing and interacting directly with local exhibitors, visitors from all countries in the world were also given the opportunity to be involved in business matching and virtually business forums. Prospective international visitors can participate free of charge.
The improvement in economic and trade relations between Indonesia and Pakistan shows a positive trend. This is indicated by the increasing intensity of interaction between business actors of the two countries in exploring further economic potential. In 2019, the total trade value between Indonesia and Pakistan reached US$ 2.3 billion dollars with a surplus on the Indonesian side of US$ 1.9 billion dollars.