Jakarta, 21 October 2023 - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) elevates Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2023 by spotlighting a variety of BCA-supported SMEs, including Bakti BCA’s assisted tourism village. BCA's participation in TEI 2023 emphasizes the company's commitment to advancing Indonesia's export market and SME sector. This five-day event, held from 18 to 22 October 2023 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD, offers SME players the opportunity to both promote their premium products and bolster their export capabilities.
The BCA-supported SMEs that have been curated and selected to participate in TEI 2023 include Wastraloka, Bohopanna, Djoe Hoa, Mamasoul, PT Adarasa Putra Jaya, PT Casalini Natura Indonesia, and two SMEs from Bakti BCA’s assisted tourism villages, namely Doesoen Kopi Sirap and Kampung Batik Gemah Sumilir.
BCA EVP of Corporate Communication & Social Responsibility Hera F. Haryn explained, “We are very pleased to invite our supported SMEs, including the Bakti BCA’s assisted tourism villages, to participate in the Trade Expo Indonesia 2023. This event provides a positive platform for SMEs, especially in promoting their products and expanding their market reach. We hope that this event will increase the chances for local Indonesian products to enter the international market.”
TEI 2023 is an annual event organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Trade. This year, TEI carries the theme “Sustainable Trade for Global Economic Resilience.” Participants in TEI 2023 come from diverse backgrounds, including producers, suppliers, SMEs, export-oriented Indonesian cooperatives, and other corporations in the sectors of industry, trade, and tourism. As a matter of information, in 2022, TEI achieved a total transaction value of US$15.8 billion with 29,714 visitors and 1,097 exhibition participants.
Prior to this, BCA also collaborated with the Indonesian Ministry of Trade to provide export trade training to 60 selected SMEs in two cities, Semarang and Yogyakarta. The training includes several courses that will prepare SME participants to bring their products to the global market. These courses cover improving product quality, identifying potential export markets, understanding export access, simulating foreign transactions, and mastering promotional strategies.
Furthermore, BCA's support for SMEs is evident in the 14.5% YoY growth of SME s financing, reaching Rp113.1 trillion as of September 2023. BCA also organized the BCA SME Fest 2023 for the third time since 2021 in mid-August 2023. This year's event was conducted both online and offline and was attended by approximately 1,400 SMEs showcasing their flagship products.
“Recognizing the vital role of SMEs in the national economy, we are deeply motivated to consistently supporting Indonesian SME entrepreneurs in unlocking their potential. This includes helping them expand their market access, both domestically and internationally. Our goal is to see local SMEs grow stronger and more competitive in the global market,” added Hera F. Haryn.
SMEs and BCA’s Assisted Villages Shine at Trade Expo Indonesia 2023 - Doesoen Kopi Sirap (above) and Kampung Batik Gemah Sumilir (below), two Bakti BCA’s assisted tourism villages, actively participated in Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2023. This event runs over five days, from 18 to 22 October 2023, at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD, providing a platform for local SMEs to present their products to both domestic and international customers. Notably, TEI marks an advanced stage in this collaboration. Prior to the event, 60 SMEs supported by BCA underwent export preparation training. This training covered various courses, including improving product quality, identifying potential export markets, understanding export access, simulating foreign transactions, and mastering promotional strategies. With this strong support, BCA remains committed to empowering SMEs to elevate their status and extend their reach in international markets.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 September 2023)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of September 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 39 million customer accounts, processing around 81 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,252 branches; 18,705 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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