Bank Indonesia (BI) is featuring products from more than 1,000 government-assisted Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at the 2023 Indonesia Creative Works (KKI) event in Jakarta from July 27 to 30, according to reporting from Antara News.
BI Governor, Perry Warjiyo said at the event’s opening ceremony “the 2023 KKI, carrying the theme ‘Badarau Nusantara,’ displays over 1,000 MSMEs that have succeeded in penetrating global markets and applying digital technology.”
The “Badarau Nusantara” theme promotes collaboration in encouraging the spirit of novelty and innovation of Indonesian MSMEs and spotlights the beauty of Kalimantan’s culture and aligns with the government’s agenda of relocating the capital city from Jakarta to the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimantan in 2024, say Antara News.
In addition to featuring the exhibition, the 2023 KKI facilitates 280-MSMEs to meet with 21-financial institutions and conduct 89-export business-matching activities with five aggregators.
Furthermore, 45-assisted coffee MSMEs are participating in the Pesona Kriya Nusantara activity as part of the 2023 KKI.
Antara News say that apart from BI-assisted MSMEs, this year’s edition of KKI also brings together MSMEs assisted by the Industry Ministry, State-owned Enterprises Ministry, Cooperative and Small-Medium Enterprises Ministry, Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, and the National Crafts Council.
Governor Warjiyo invited the public to attend the event and purchase the MSME products on offer in an effort to support the development of Indonesian MSMEs. He also advised visitors transacting with MSMEs at the 2023 KKI against bidding for the products offered at lower prices.
“Remember, 80-percent of 65.5-million MSME players are mothers who work in the hopes of making a living for their families and sending their children to school. Therefore, when you buy MSME products, please bid the prices up, not down,” he said.
Source: Antara News
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