Indonesia Expo 2023

The Indonesian Embassy in Manila held the Indonesia Expo 2023, which took place for four days at the Music Hall SM Mall of Asia in Panay City from Aug. 18 to 21. Apart from the Indonesia Expo 2023, the Philippines business delegation will also visit the 38th Trade Expo Indonesia at ICE BSD City, Indonesia, from Oct. 18 to 22. It will open up opportunities to strengthen trade relations and boost the economic resilience of both countries.

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H. E. Amb. Agus Widjojo of the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Manila delivers the welcome remarks at the opening of the Indonesia Expo 2023 held at the Music Hall of the SM MOA in Pasay City.

Supported by the Indonesian Trade Ministry and SM Mall of Asia, the Indonesia Expo 2023 themed “Sustainable Trade for the Philippines - Indonesia Economic Resilience” was dedicated to promoting sustainable trading practices, and exploring major economic growth potential between the Philippines and Indonesia. The Expo showcased Indonesia’s best products and services, strengthened trade relations, and encouraged economic resilience between Indonesia and the Philippines.

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H. E. Amb. Agus Widjojo, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia Manila poses with the different Asian diplomats who came to extend support on the event. In photo (from left): Hon. Caetano de Sousa Guterres, charge d’ affaires, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste; Yupawan Premchit Taniguchi, counselor, Royal Embassy of Thailand; Hon. San Yu Kyaw, charge d’ affaires, Embassy of Myanmar; H. E. Amb. Phan Peuv, Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia; H. E. Amb. Sonexay Vannaxay, Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; H. E. Amb. Agus Widjojo; H. E. Amb. Dato’ Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino, Embassy of Malaysia; H. E. Amb. Hoang Huy Chung, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Dodo Sudradjat, minister, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia; Martin Pandapotan, trade attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.

Visitors were greeted with attractive products and services, ranging from halal food and beverages, to the latest auto parts, and even construction and engineering services at an interesting showcase entitled “Indonesia's Finest.” 

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From left:  J.Co Donut and Coffee, Enerlife and Indomie
PT Rodamas Inti International
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Ethnic Homes

Apart from showcasing the best products, visitors were also treated to various exciting entertainment programs, which included an interactive seminar about “Increasing Trade and Investment Relations between [the] Philippines and Indonesia.” The audience was able to gain insight into opportunities for collaboration and growth, and the invitation to visit Trade Expo Indonesia 2023. They also explored tourism business prospects in Indonesia, as well as their potential impact on the Philippine market.

The Automotive Workshop became a platform that taught valuable tips from experts about the maintenance of tires, batteries, and other auto parts to ensure vehicles are always in prime condition.

There was also a Batik-Making Demo, where the audience watched the art of making Indonesia’s traditional masterpiece of cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. In a similar way, the Muslim Fashion & Batik Show mesmerized visitors by the elegance of Muslim fashion and batik, which also highlighted the beauty of Indonesian handicrafts.​

Barong-Indonesian Style: The Filipino Jusi Barong accentuated with Indonesian Batik was an attraction in the Expo.

Those who are unable to attend in person can participate via online exhibition at, which will run from Oct. 18 to Dec. 18.

Indonesia Expo 2023 is a platform for both countries to explore and forge relationships that are important in sustainable trade. Businesspeople will have an opportunity to get involved with various industries, and explore new horizons for growth and prosperity together.