THE INDONESIAN Consulate in Davao City is holding the 2nd Indonesia Manufactured Products Expo (IMPE) on Nov. 23 to 25 at Abreeza Mall as part of continuing efforts to boost trade relations.
Indonesian Consul for Information and Socio Cultural Affairs Endah R. Yuliarti Farry said more than 20 Indonesian companies will exhibit their products that are seen as suitable for the Philippine market, particularly Mindanao.
These include construction and building materials, houseware, batik and fashion products, food, beverages, health care, beauty products, and agricultural machinery.
The consulate is also organizing a one-on-one business matching with companies based in Davao City and other parts of Mindanao, as well as arts and cultural performances, tourism promotions, and an Indonesia “food corner.”
Ms. Farry also confirmed the participation of Mitsubishi Motors, which will showcase its Expander, a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle designed and manufactured in Indonesia.
“This is the first time that an automotive company joins the IMPE. We will include and display the car in the expo,” Ms. Farry said during Wednesday’s Habi at Kape forum.
Attaché Ely Syafitri Handayani said they will collaborate with the Mitsubishi distributor in Davao City for the promotion of the Expander brand.
Ms. Farry noted that trade relations between the two countries has been growing, with total value at US$7 billion in 2017 from US$4 billion in 2015.
“Indonesia is looking forward to (further) increase trade and investment that benefit both countries,” she said, “We are brothers that weaved together with common goals to prosperity.” — Maya M. Padillo