This number is predicted to increase to $104 billion by 2025 with an 18 percent growth. Dedi said that this condition must be used as a momentum in accelerating digital transformation. Business actors, especially SMEs, must be able to adapt, innovate, and collaborate with various parties in business development.
"Business actors need to innovate in providing quality and competitive goods/services according to market needs. The increasing number of digital transformation business actors is the foundation for Indonesia to optimize its digital economic potential," explained Didi.
Didi hopes that Sail Tidore Expo also can attract the enthusiasm of visitors to see quality local products.
"In addition, exhibitors and other business actors can also take advantage of the activities that will be carried out in the exhibition area, such as digital marketing seminars, information on exports, and access to financing," he concluded.
A number of products displayed in Sail Tidore Expo included food and beverages, fashion and accessories, healthcare, renewable energy, digital banking services, cosmetics, tourism and education.
The opening of the Sail Tidore Expo 2022 was marked by the collective drums of the typical Maluku tifa musical instrument by the Director General of National Export Development, Didi Sumedi, Mayor of Tidore Islands, Ali Ibrahim, Secretary General of the Ministry of Trade, Suhanto and Expert Staff for Governance, Law and Politics of North Maluku Province, Abuhari Hamzah.
The opening of the Sail Tidore Expo was followed by the inauguration of the local MSME exhibition by the Mayor of Tidore Ali Ibrahim and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Trade Suhanto.