image: Antara
image: Antara

Jakarta, 11 Muharram 1437/ 24 October 2015 (MINA) – Indonesia is once again holding its largest international scale trade promotions exhibition, the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2015. The 30th TEI event will be attended by more than 14 thousand buyers from 118 countries.

TEI this year will be carrying the theme “Sourcing at Remarkable Indonesia” and is being held at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) from the 21-25 October, showcasing export oriented products and services. Antaranews reported as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

The Indonesian Minister of Trade, Thomas Trikasih Lembong, said that TEI was an important instrument for promoting Indonesian exports. “TEI is one of the tools to increase market access and export target market diversification, particularly to nontraditional and emerging markets. The same as last year, TEI this year will focus on Business to Business transactions (B2B),” said Trade Minister Tom at the opening of TEI on Wednesday.


In order to make TEI become an effective promotional event, the Ministry of Trade is focused on ways to bring in buyers from all over the world. This was done by way of cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; through Indonesian representative offices abroad such as Indonesian Embassies, Trade Attaches, Indonesian Trade Promotion Centers (ITPCs); and also through cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of friendly countries to spread information abroad about the holding of TEI.


“Efforts to diversify markets has continuously been carried out by the Ministry of Trade and it seems that now the buyers delegation list comprises mostly of countries from nontraditional markets, including Nigeria, India, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Malaysia,” said Tom.


TEI this year will occupy a 50.000 m2 of exhibition space, larger than last year, which only occupied 40,000 m2 with occupancy reaching 99% of the target. The products that will be showcased include manufactured products (automotive products, footwear, textile products, household appliances, building materials, housewares, consumer goods, paper products, health equipment, rubber products, etc.), professional services, furniture, home decorations, processed food, fishery products, agriculture products, and other creative products.


The “Pride of Indonesia” Pavilion has also returned with local products that are the pride of Indonesia and has been accepted in the global market. There will also be an ASEAN Pavilion set up with an information stand by ASEAN representative countries as well as an ASEAN Economic Community Center (AEC Center) to welcome the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will go into effect in December 2015.


Events at TEI 2015


On the first day of TEI 2015, several trade contracts worth more than USD 8 million were already recorded. The signing of trade contracts were conducted between seven Indonesian exporters with five buyers, namely PT. Cipta Panel Buana with Kohnan Shoji Co., Ltd. from Japan, PT. Anggana Catur Prima with JANS Enterprises from the United States, PT. Perkebunan Nusantara VIII with Kong Wooi Fong Tea Merchant Sdn. Bhd from Malaysia, Sinar Sosro with Eastern Cross Trading Pty. Ltd. from Australia, and PT. Inti Bintang Mas Perkasa with Canejava Pty Ltd from Australia.


TEI 2015 also continuously strives to inform about the latest in developments and regulations of the international export market by holding various activities such as the Trade, Tourism, and Investment (TTI) Seminar to inform exporters, buyers, and investors about taking advantage of international trade and investment opportunities. Regional Discussions will also be held to inform about potential products and foreign market access as well as discuss issues related to international trade.


Besides that, there will also be a Business Counseling, which is a consultation event facilitated by the Trade Attache and the Head of the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in order to provide information access and information on penetrating foreign markets for exporters. There will also be a Business Matching to introduce buyers to suitable Indonesian exporters that matches the products the buyers are looking for.


Moreover, TEI 2015 have also awarded the Primaniyarta Award to 30 Indonesian exporters for various categories, namely 7 companies in the Domestic Capital Investment High-performance Exporter Category, 7 companies in the Foreign Capital Investment High-performance Exporter Category, 6 companies in the Global Brand developers Category, 7 companies in the Superior Potential Exporters Category, and 3 companies in the Exporters of New Market Pioneers Category.


Afterwards, the presentation of the Primaduta Award to 60 loyal buyers that have been importing Indonesian products. This is a form of appreciation presented by the Government to those who have contributed to increasing Indonesian exports. “We hope that TEI this year will be able to result in even more trade cooperation between Indonesian exporters with buyers so that it could directly contribute to the growth of the national export performance,” said Trade Minister Tom. (T/R03/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)