Indonesia Fair begins in city Thursday

A three-day Indonesian trade, tourism and investment expo and festival titled ‘Indonesia Fair 2019’ will begin at the International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB) in the city on Thursday.

The Embassy of Indonesia in Dhaka is organising the showcase for increasing the visibility of Indonesia in Bangladesh through familiarization of its products, culture, tourism and fashion, as well as encouraging entrepreneurs and companies to expand their businesses in Bangladesh, reports BSS.

Commerce Secretary M Mofizul Islam is expected to attend the opening session of the fair as the chief guest while secretary general of the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will lead the delegation from Indonesia at the fair, said a press release here today.

Around 40 exhibitors will showcase diverse consumer and industrial goods made in Indonesia, as well as services. The traditional and world-famous Indonesian batik, jewelry, fashion, handicrafts, goods and beverages, and special offers to tourism destinations will also be showcased in the trade show.

This year, the fair is aimed not only at encouraging Indonesian entrepreneurs and companies to expand their business in Bangladesh directly, but also encouraging them to invest in Bangladesh.

A number of Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises sucs as PT Pertamina (oil and natural gas industry), PT Inka (Railway Industry), Garuda Maintenance Facility-GMF Aeroasia (maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, PT Pindad (military and heavy equipment industry) and Indonesia Railway Consortium will be participating in the expo this year.

On the sidelines of the fair, the Indonesian embassy together with the Indonesia-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will organise the Indonesia-Bangladesh Business and Investment Forum on April 26.

This forum will gather Indonesian and Bangladeshi business communities to discuss business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh. Representatives from Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Investment Develop­ment Authority (BIDA) and Indonesia Investment Board will be panelist at the forum and share their expertise and views on the subject of trade and investment.

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon is expected to join the forum as the chief guest. 

During the three-day expo, a number of B2B Business Matching sessions will be organised. Some 25 Indonesian business and companies have registered to meet with prospective partners in Bangladesh to discuss business, venture or investment cooperation.