Exceeding the target, Minister Agus Suparmanto says that the interest of the Indonesian Trade Expo participants is high
Minister of Trade, Agus Suparmanto said that the interest of the participants ahead of the 35th Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition (TEI-VE) is high. There are 692 export-oriented businessmen. They consist of large companies and national Small and Medium Enterprises (UKM). The number of participants exceeds the initial target of 200 to 300 participants. Since the registration on October 9, 2020 to November 2, 2020 was opened, 692 export-oriented businessmen and 1,400 buyers from 86 countries have been registered.
In press release in Jakarta on Friday (6/11), Minister Agus Suparmanto said that the number of buyers and visitors is expected to keep increasing, because the registration is still open until the 35th TEI-VE event takes place from 10 to 16 November 2020. He also stated that the five countries with the highest number of buyers apart from Indonesia are the United States with 46 buyers, Australia with 41 buyers, Hong Kong with 39 buyers, Saudi Arabia with 23 buyers and Japan with 18 buyers.
Minister Agus Suparmanto explained that the participants in the Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition come from the manufacturing, fashion, food and beverage, service industry, innovative creative products, strategic industries, and handicrafts. He hopes that the implementation of the Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition can encourage small and medium enterprises (UKM) to develop business and investment networks. Minister Agus also emphasized that the main focus of the Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition is long-term and international business-to-business transactions. This is aimed to increase Indonesia's exports. Even though it ends on November 16, this virtual exhibition can still be accessed for one month until December 10, 2020.