300 firms to attend Indonesia solo expo

DUBAI — Third Indonesia Solo Exhibition (ISE) will feature over 300 companies displaying a wide array of products and services. The five-day show will commence at Expo Centre Sharjah on September 19.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 10:41 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:48 PM

It will be the Indonesia's largest and most comprehensive trade fair in the Gulf region.

"The Indonesia Solo Exhibition has over the last two years very successfully established itself as the region's most comprehensive trade event," said Fasahat Ali Khan, Acting Director-General, Expo Centre Sharjah.

"In the last two editions, the exhibition had witnessed very strong participation from Indonesian companies. Besides, the trade visitor turnout at the event had also been exceptionally high. The event has now undoubtedly become an important link in strengthening the commercial as well as cultural ties between Indonesia and the Gulf region in general, and the UAE in particular," he added.

Currently, Indonesia exports more than 3,000 items to the Middle East and Africa region with the number increasing steadily every year. Exports to the Middle East and Africa region constitute 6 per cent of the country's total exports.

Indonesia's exports to the UAE in 2004 were worth $745 million (Dh2.734 billion), constituting 1.04 per cent of its total exports. Saudi Arabia too was a major export destination in 2004 with $418 million (Dh1.534 billion) worth of exports from Indonesia.

ISE 2004 attracted 21,053 visitors, of which 9,428 were trade visitors from 57 countries, and generated business worth $14 million (Dh51.38 million).

"The ISE 2005 is a one-stop platform for businessmen and investors from the region who would like to source new products and services from Indonesia at an affordable price," said Khan.

ISE 2005 is being jointly organised by the National Agency for Export Development (NAFED) of the Indonesian Government's Ministry of Trade in close cooperation with the Indonesian embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Indonesian Consulate General in Dubai, and Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The show will feature products from the mining, agriculture, forestry, marine and plantation, food products, automotive, wood, household, chemicals, electronics, electrical, traditional herbal medicine and cosmetics, small scale and handicraft industries in Indonesia.

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