Jakarta: The Trade Ministry has decided to postpone the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2020, scheduled in September, to stem the further transmission of covid-19.
"In accordance with President Joko Widodo's order to apply the government policy to halt the spread of covid-19, the Trade Ministry will postpone the implementation of the 35th TEI in 2020," Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto noted in a statement here on Monday, April 6, 2020.
The 35th TEI is organized in cooperation with event organizer company PT Debindomulti Adhiswasti. It was earlier scheduled to be held from September 30 to October 4 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD in Tangerang, Banten.
The 35th TEI will showcase a plethora of domestic products. In addition to the exhibition, the organizer will organize the Trade, Tourism and Investment (TTI) Forum; regional discussion; talk show; business matching; integrated business forum; and several other business events.
Suparmanto remarked that the decision to postpone the exhibition is also part of the endeavors to contain the further spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health.
"We extend our apologies and gratitude for the support of stakeholders, including ministries, local governments, Indonesian representatives abroad, business operators and association, small and medium-scale enterprises, and the media. We hope that everybody would understand this decision for the safety of all," he added. (antara)