JAKARTA - Indonesia's biggest state-owned ministry expo, Indonesia Business & Development Expo (IBDExpo) 2016 was succesfully concluded marked with a closing seremony held on Sept. 11 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta. The event was closed symbolically by the Deputy of Mining, Strategic Industry & Media, Ministry of SOE Republic of Indonesia, Fajar Harry Sampurno, and Chief Organizer, Hempi N. Prajudi, who is also the Director of Marketing, Business Development & IT, Antara News Agency.
According to the organizer, the event saw 123 exhibitors spanning of SOEs (112 of entire exhibitors), SOE-assisted SME partners and ROEs, as well as Khazanah from Malaysia, Temasek from Singapore, and ICBC from China. In addition, the four day-event attracted up to 43,000 visitors.
During the event, the visitors not only could expect to explore all of the SOE's achievements and innovations, and business opportunities as well as its role to the national development in the framework of "BUMN Hadir untuk Bangsa" or "BUMN for Country" program in building and empowering the frontier, putermost, and least developed regions.
IBDExpo 2016 also featured a number of side events namely Ministerial Lecturer featuring Ministry of SOE, Rini Soemarno as keynote speaker; Business Matching; PKBL Pitching; Sharing Session with Temasek, Khazanah, and ICBC; and BUMN Career Opportunity.
The event also saw 418 business trasactions with the initial transaction value of Rp. 420 million and 106 business deals closed during the Business Matching. In addition, IBDExpo 2016 also featured PKBL Pitching, a networking session of SOE-assisted SMEs, which was led by PT Permodalan Nasional Madani (PNM).
Deputy of Mining, Strategic Industry & Media, Ministry of SOE Republic of Indonesia, Fajar Harry Sampurno, said, "I'm so proud that this event was succesfully organized. In addition, I also would like to convey my particular gratitude to NPNC for their tireless hardwork to ensure the success of this event. Former CEO of Dahana continued, "This event is the right momentum for the SOE sector to synergize not only with the fellow SOEs, but also with the private sector."