Jakarta: The Trade Ministry is planning to hold the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2019 at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang, Banten on October 16-20.
TEI 2019 is an international B2B-focused tradeshow. The theme of this year's event is 'Moving Forward to Serve The World'.
"TEI 2019 is intended to promote our export products. It is expected to boost our exports," Trade Ministry national export development director general Arlinda told a press conference on Monday.
TEI 2019 will invite buyers from traditional and non-traditional export markets. This year's event will also present a series of paralel activities such as Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum, Business Matching, Business Counseling, Regional Discussion, Overseas and Local Trade Mission, Export Start-Up Competition and Talk Show.
"We want to tap new export markets such as Central Asia, Africa, Latin America and East Europe. We want to have a better exhibition this year," the Trade Ministry official said.
TEI 2018 recorded US$8.49 billion worth of transaction. Last year's event attracted as many as 30 thousand visitors from 132 countries.
Quoting a recent report from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of US$330 million in February 2019, it was its first surplus since October 2018.
Indonesian exports stood at US$12.53 billion in February 2019. It decreased by 10.03 percent compared to January 2019.
Indonesian non-oil and gas exports stood at US11.44 billion in February 2019. It decreased by 9.85 percent compared to January 2019.
Amid rising global economic uncertainty, Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of US$8.57 billion in 2018. It was the highest ever recorded by the agency.
Indonesian exports reached US$180.06 billion in 2018. The number increased by 6.65 percent compared to 2017.
Indonesian non-oil and gas exports reached US$162.65 billion last year. The number increased by 6.25 percent compared to the previous year.