Indonesia will showcase more than 300 export-ready MSME products at the World Expo 2020 Dubai, including commodities, handicrafts, interiors, textiles and fashion products.
Indonesia will participate in the world's largest trade fair, the World Expo 2020 from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This World Expo event is the 3rd largest event in the world after the Olympics and the World Cup.
After being delayed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the World Expo 2020 Dubai was held this year and was attended by 192 countries from all over the world. For Indonesia, participation in Dubai is the 8th of participation in the World Expo.
According to the Director General of National Export Development of the Ministry of Trade, Didi Sumedi, Indonesia's excellence will be showcased through a miniature of the country which will be built on an area of 1,860m2 in Dubai.
“The Indonesian Pavilion is a miniature country that is the door to introduce Indonesia to the world. Every week, the Indonesian Pavilion will be enlivened by the participation of ministries, institutions, provincial governments, Indonesian brands that have gone global, as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that have the potential to strengthen Indonesia's exports," said Didi.
Indonesia carries the theme, "Creating the Future, From Indonesia to The World".
Didi, who is also the Commissioner General of the Indonesian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that the Archipelago Heritage Exhibition at the Indonesian Pavilion will later feature proud local products that come from a variety of Indonesian cultures and local wisdom.
"In addition, the potential for spices, derivative products made from palm oil, and culinary heritage will also be exhibited at Expo 2020 Dubai," he said.
During the six months of holding the exhibition, the Indonesian Pavilion will present 26 weekly themes and more than 75 business forums. All activities at the Indonesian Pavilion are supported by 22 Ministries and institutions as well as 8 Provincial Governments.
"A number of ministries, institutions, and provincial governments totaling 30 participants will enliven the Indonesian pavilion with various hybrid activities," added Didi.
Previously, Indonesia had performed in Milan, Italy (2015), Shanghai, China (2010), Aichi, Japan (2005), Hannover, Germany (2000), Sevilla, Spain (1992), Osaka, Japan (1970), and New York. York, United States (1964).
The Indonesian Pavilion is also supported by partners, namely Astra, BPDPKS, Gajah Tunggal, April, Wijaya Karya, and Indofood, through sponsorship.
According to Didi, World Expo 2020 is a golden opportunity to promote all potential trade, investment and tourism opportunities in the world.