Reaching 3000 Registration and Praised by State Officials, How Fun is the Pertamina SMEXPO 2020?  

Jakarta, September 9, 2020 – The phenomenal Pertamina SMEXPO 2020 event has started today. It is recorded that there are more than 3.267 people registered on the first day. Four state officials also

appreciated and invited the public to visit the virtual MSMEs exhibition with the largest selection of products in Indonesia. How fun is this event?

As said by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, on the opening of Pertamina SMEXPO 2020 on Wednesday (9/9), he appreciates this event as it saves the MSMEs from the pandemic.

"Pertamina has given their support, from a business capital loan, marketing, and now arranging a virtual market, that is Pertamina SMEXPO 2020. This event is one important breakthrough to help MSMEs survive," he said.

The Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs, Teten Masduki, also praised Pertamina's way of showing concern by holding this event as a business event for MSMEs.

"During this pandemic, many MSMEs are stumbling. Pertamina SMEXPO 2020 can help MSMEs to rise and be productive in seizing opportunities. They learn to adapt to new habits and operate changing business patterns. SMEXPO also expands market access, both domestically and internationally. The love for local products is getting higher. It becomes a contribution to the national program, Bangga Buatan Indonesia (Proud to be Made in Indonesia)," he said.

Also, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio, hopes that this event can become a promotional event for local Indonesian products.

"Congratulations for Pertamina SMEXPO 2020. By utilizing technology in this new normal period, it can be a place to promote products from their respective regions. Let's show the best potential of the nation's children who make Indonesia proud," he said.

Similar support also came from the Deputy Minister of SOEs, Budi Gunadi Sadikin. He fully supports Pertamina, which is the largest SOE, in its active role in supporting Indonesian MSMEs. "This is a step to support MSME players so that the economy will rise from the pandemic. Pertamina has long shown its commitment to support MSMEs to be independent. From this event, Pertamina made a breakthrough so that MSMEs were digitally literate. Empowerment of MSMEs can still be carried out, the market reach is wide, not only for the domestic market but also for foreign markets," he added.

Meanwhile, on the same occasion, President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, revealed that full support from stakeholders is the key to Pertamina's efforts to help Indonesian MSMEs. Because building MSMEs requires cooperation from various parties.

"We must work together to make efforts to survive. Pertamina is strongly committed to building our small businesses for sustainable development. By holding Pertamina SMEXPO 2020, we present a virtual exhibition that brings together MSMEs with domestic and foreign potential buyers. Pertamina SMEXPO 2020 will be an arena for MSMEs to develop insights. It is also a motivation for MSMEs to be adaptive and seize digital market opportunities quicker, to increase our love for domestic products, let's love local products so that we can come out as winners to bring Indonesia forward," she concluded.

As is well known, Pertamina SMEXPO will be held from 9-11 September 2020. This event presents 1,226 product choices from 100 MSMEs of Pertamina's fostered partners. Uniquely, the entire event is held virtually. Starting from exhibitions, coaching businesses, business forums, fashion shows, to buying and selling transactions can be done directly on this digital platform by accessing the website

Some of the available product groups range from crafts, culinary (food & beverage), agribusiness products, to fashion. Visitors can browse products, chat with sellers, and make direct transactions safely and comfortably. Besides that, there are also artist performances and exciting games that are held every day.

So, if you are still curious about the excitement of Pertamina SMEXPO 2020, visit and register at right now for free.**

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