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Chairman of the HIMKI Presidium Shares His Business Success at the "UMKM Go Global" Seminar

Seminar UMKM Go Global

Jakarta - Abdul Sobur, Chairman of the HIMKI Presidium who is also the owner of PT. Global Kriya Nusantara shared experiences with MSME players throughout Indonesia in the first session of the Seminar "MSMEs Go Global Success Stories, Opportunities and Challenges" which was held on August 15 2023 at the Head Office of the Directorate General of Customs, Jl. A. Yani Bypass, East Jakarta.

As an industrial player in the arts and crafts sector, Sobur shared his experiences in facing various challenges, until he succeeded in developing his business and succeeded in penetrating the international market. It was told how the company PT. Global Kriya Nusantara has succeeded in developing creative and unique products with good quality, as well as effective marketing strategies to enter the global market.

The "UMKM Go Global" seminar event was an activity initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenlu RI) and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenkeu RI) which in today's event was represented by the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, as a concrete step in supporting MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) to achieve success in the global market and support economic diplomacy.

The "UMKM Go Global" event aims to provide encouragement to MSMEs to be better prepared to export, be independent and sustainable. In this seminar, various topics were discussed regarding success stories of MSME entrepreneurs who have exported, opportunities and challenges faced by MSMEs in entering the global market.

In the second session, "Empowering Green MSMEs and Increasing Access to Financing" was discussed. In this session Dr. Widyastutik, Executive Director of International Trade Analysis and Policy Studies (ITAPS) from the Faculty of Economics and Management IPB discussed the importance of encouraging MSMEs to adopt environmentally friendly business principles in order to increase global competitiveness.

Yunita Official Sari, Executive Director, Head of the MSME Development and Consumer Protection Department of Bank Indonesia discussed the government's efforts to expand access to financing for MSMEs so they can compete in the global market. The discussion in this second session was very useful for participants who were interested in understanding more about how MSMEs can adapt to global market developments.

Apart from the sources above, several Indonesian Ambassadors from various countries also provided their perspectives on MSME market opportunities in their respective embassy work areas as well as the need to increase competitiveness for export-oriented MSMEs through access to financing facilitated by the government. Representatives from the Indonesian embassy who attended came from the Middle East, China, Europe, England and Australia. BIM/MSJ

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