More than 1,500 MSME Products Present at MotoGP Mandalika

Jakarta, IDN Times – Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs (MenKopUKM) Teten Masduki said that his ministry will hold an exhibition for more than 1,500 superior MSME products from 14 provinces in the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in the Mandalika MotoGP event on 18-20 March 2022.

“With the spirit of collaboration with various parties, more than 1,500 MSMEs will display their products at the Mandalika MotoGP event,” said Teten in a written statement, Sunday (6/3/2022).

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1. Are there only MSME products?

More than 1,500 MSME Products Present at MotoGP MandalikaMinister of Cooperatives and SMEs Teten Masduki (doc. Indonesian Economic Youtube Screenshot)

Teten explained that the products to be displayed were automotive category products, merchandise, souvenirs, healthy products, as well as food and beverages. This Automotive and Travel MSME Exhibition Event is a series of MSME promotions and tourism services in support of the Mandalika MotoGP event,

“We have to show that our MSME products have quality, competitiveness and are able to enter the national and global value chains,” said Teten.

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2. The automotive industry boosts MSMEs

More than 1,500 MSME Products Present at MotoGP MandalikaCar Loan Illustration. (IDN Times/Aditya Pratama)

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Furthermore, Teten continued that in 2021, the automotive industry also experienced an increase of 17.82 percent, and absorbed around 1.5 million workers along the industrial value chain. This shows that the demand for the automotive market is still high.

He added that the improvement in the automotive industry will automatically increase other sectors, including MSMEs.

“MSMEs are a supporting sector for the automotive industry, including: part supplier or vehicle components. So MSMEs must participate in the growth of this industry,” said Teten.

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3. SMEs must take advantage of MotoGP

More than 1,500 MSME Products Present at MotoGP MandalikaRepsol Honda Team MotoGP racer Marc Marquez rides his motorbike on the first day of the 2022 MotoGP pre-season test at Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok, NTB, Friday (11/2/2022). The pre-season test session at the Mandalika circuit will last until Sunday (13/2/2022) (ANTARA FOTO/Andika Wahyu)

The MotoGP event, continued Teten, is an international agenda that must be utilized by all MSME actors for promotion. It is said that Indonesian MSMEs must show their potential in the international arena, become a means of expanding production, attracting investment, and developing quality products.

Teten emphasized that the Mandalika MotoGP event should be used as a promotional event for MSME products, tourism and investment. He also wants the realization of a measurable roadmap for this promotion so that in the next 10 years, in organizing the Mandalika MotoGP, Indonesia can increase the target of the automotive industry, including MSMEs.

“MotoGP will lift the MSME and automotive industries. We must have measurable targets. In 10 years I am optimistic that we can move the Indonesian automotive industry to a world class,” said Teten.

To note, the activities in the Mandalika MotoGP pre event consisted of an exhibition of 60 automotive SMEs and 40 travel SMEs and others, as well as a coaching clinic safety riding by IMI (Indonesian Motor Association), freestyle attractions, the release of Team Riders Goes to Mandalika and others. -other.