JAKARTADAILY.ID – PT Pertamina (Persero) is encouraging its fostered micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to enter the world market through their participation in the SME's HUB ASEAN Summit Side Event.
The event will be held from May 9-13, 2023, in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia. The SME's HUB ASEAN Summit is a side event of the ASEAN SUMMIT that provides a platform for MSMEs to showcase their creative work and sell their superior products to the ASEAN Summit Delegates.
At the forum, Pertamina is presenting eight MSME superior products in the craft sector and eight MSME superior products in the food sector from BUMN Houses (RB) East Lombok and RB Klungkung, Bali, along with exposure to Pertamina's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
Fadjar Djoko Santoso, VP Corporate Communication of PT Pertamina (Persero), emphasized that the event is a momentum that should be utilized by the entire community, as activities held in this Super Priority Tourism Area can have a positive impact on Pertamina-assisted MSMEs.
Janual Aidi, the owner of D'ethnic Istana Mutiara Lombok, has prepared his products in advance for the event. "There are quite a large number of pearl enthusiasts in Southeast Asia. About 70 percent of our buyers come from Southeast Asia, such as Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and Malaysia. This is an event we should not waste," he said.
EthneeQ and Uwais Craft, both trade businesses in the fashion industry, produce bags made from natural materials using burlap as the main material and Indonesian fabrics as a combination to highlight Indonesian culture.
They continue to develop their business by cooperating with related parties to produce quality products that are environmentally friendly. Uwais Craft and EthneeQ also use fabric scraps combined in their products to reduce textile waste.
In addition, UMKM Sinar Pande offers a variety of crafts ranging from Kamasan wayang paintings, fan paintings, to souvenirs. The food sector presents superior products made from processed seaweed, cashew nuts, chili sauce, banana chips, black garlic, single onion combined with honey, and brownie chips. All of the products are processed without the use of preservatives or other chemical products.
"MSMEs get new enthusiasm and self-confidence and are optimistic that the opportunities to penetrate the world market are increasingly wide open," said Fadjar.
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