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Untar Students’ Works Exhibited in IFFINA 2023

14 September 2023

Oleh: Admin Pusat

The Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Industry Association (ASMINDO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, and Ministry of Cooperatives and MSMEs of the Republic of Indonesia held the Indonesia Furniture & Design Expo (IFFINA) 2023 entitled “The New Sourcing Circle in Asia”.

The event was opened by President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo accompanied by ASMINDO Chairman Dedy Rochimat at the International Convention Expo (ICE) BSD City, Thursday (14/9).

Dedy, who also a student of Untar Doctor of Management, explained the overview of Indonesian furniture and handicraft industry.

Dedy (right) explained his work to the Ministry of Cooperation and SME RI Teten Masduki (center)

He stated, world furniture and handicraft is a potential market for Indonesia. In 2022, world market managed to obtain a revenue of USD 690 billion, and projected to reach USD 766 billion in 2023.

Dedy continued, Indonesian export revenue globally in 2022 only reached USD 2,81 billion, and USD 1,2 billion in the first semester of 2023.

“Indonesia needs to maximise this potential by decreasing import dependency and increase export,” he said.

Dedy added that ASMINDO along with all partners will support the government in the development of Indonesian furniture and handicraft industry, particularly in developing SMEs to grow, create new job opportunities, and creating quality export that able to fulfill domestic needs.

Furthermore, President Jokowi in his speech promised that the government will keep pushing to keep domestic market taken over by import products.

Rector of Untar (middle, green batik) accompanying President of RI Joko Widodo in IFFINA 2023

In IFFINA 2023, Untar participates through the Faculty of Arts and Design (FSRD) that exhibits students’ works

This international event is participated by 298 participants and 5.027 registered visitors from 52 countries. The exhibition which held until Sunday (17/9) was attended by Rector of Untar Prof. Dr. Ir. Agustinus Purna Irawan, M.T., M.M., I.P.U., A.E. who also serves as the Secretary General of ASMINDO. (AW/YS/AW)