Trade expos are generally targeted at an industry and people involved or interested in that industry, and Exhibiting can be a great way to advertise to a target market and create brand awareness. Ahead of Indonesia’s biggest Trade Expo billed for October 12-16, 2016, Director of Indonesia Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), Mr. Nino Wawan Setiawan, in this interview shares some thoughts on this year’s Trade Expo and how it would benefit Nigerian investors.
About the Indonesian Trade Expo 2016
Trade Expo Indonesia is the largest tradeshow of the year in Indonesia with strong support from the Indonesian Government and the private sector; it’s on the way to its D-day scheduled for October 12 -16, 2016, at the country’s largest expo facility, the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran.
With a higher highlight on B2B tradeshow than ever, Trade Expo Indonesia 2016 or the 31st National Merchandise & Commodity Show and also from services Sectors feature more types of export product exhibits and finest enhancements in floor plan and visitor traffic arrangement, booth designs and displays, all together set for welcoming visitors and making products finding even faster.
In addition, for this very special event, we have prepared new business-support facilities and services, especially designed to serve buyers, business executives and trade representatives in exploring business opportunities at Trade Expo Indonesia 2015.
Producers of an extensive range of quality products, such as automotive components and parts, building materials, cosmetics, glassware, metal products, pharmaceuticals, sporting goods, stationery and textile based products are ready with their innovative products on offer.
For sure, uniquely Indonesian finest craft and arts products, as well as food and beverage products are well prepared for delegates to handpick. In support of efficient business transactions and activities, various facilities such as internet connection, facsimile, business rooms, banking and shipping services have been made available.
What makes this year’s expo unique from previous ones?
This year’s expo will provide the best export products with very reasonable prices, and it will involved all government institutions and more exhibitors will be in attendance. It gets better every year.
As Director of ITPC Lagos, what role are you playing regarding the delegation from Nigeria?
I will facilitate all delegations from West Africa to get their partners attend the Expo, and make sure they get what they want from the Expo with a view to improving trade relations between Indonesia and Nigeria.
How many Nigerian delegates attended last year and what was the outcome of their participation?
We had 386 Nigerians that participated in the Trade Expo Indonesia 2015 and made transactions amounting to $12.6 million.
In view of the current economic challenges, would you consider this a wise option for Nigerian business men and women to take part in this Expo viz a vis the financial cost of doing international business?
The economic challenge here is not peculiar to Nigeria. We are confident to encourage Nigerian business men and women to make business connections with their Indonesian counterparts in this current economic situation, as in no distant time, they will become kings in the market as we are sure the Nigerian economy would bounce back. Such business people would maximize profit eventually.
How many delegates are you expecting from Nigeria this year?
We are expecting a minimum of 500 delegates or more
What would be your final words for interested investors and delegates to the Expo?
We are again confident that Buyers and Executives would find value for their time and investment. Hence, our cordial invitation to all business people to Trade Expo Indonesia 2016. Visitors are well assured of finding the latest and the finest of Indonesian export products, direct from producers. More than 1000 companies leading in their respective type of merchandise and commodity, are happy to welcome and serve Visitors discerning business needs, from natural resource-based rattan and wooden products through to manufacturing products.