Events in Batam
Batam Fair: Community and Culture in Batam
With the impressive
economic growth, Batam Island continues to otter excellent opportunities for businesses and
trading. This opportunity has attracted general trading, as well as manufactured
products of foreign-owned companies to local and regional products.
Batam Fair 2002 is a leading example of such major development in the trading area, which
offers high-quality products, from local products to internationally recognized goods. This
one month event (24 February to 24 March 2002) has become a channel for many products to
This product fair has been conducted annually since 2000 to stimulate business and trading
in Batam. For that reason, this year, the function was hosted in tile trading district of
Lubuk Raja which is mote widely known as Nagoya.
It was officially opened on February 23, 2002. Mr. Ismeth Abdullah, the Chairman of the Batam
Industrial Development Authority emphasized on the importance of Batam as the hub for international
trading in the region and stated that BIDA is confident to have additional 70 foreign companies
About a hundred exhibitors participated in the Fair, with a whole and integrated exhibition of
products ranging from clothing and furniture to housing and automobiles. The integrated expo
lead to the visits offer than 50.000 people.
This Fair was also widely supported by both the public and private, sectors in Batam: since the
Batam Fair. 2002 put efforts to pull an inflow of new investments, domestic and foreign. in various
sectors in Batam, as well as shared business opportunities. arranged network for potential buyers
and producers- and provided introduction of products to traders and consumers. Batam Fair 2002
received tremendous response from exhibitors since Batam is the gateway- for international trading.
amid economic networking for the rest of lndonesia.
At the end of the Fair, its success, as recognized and pleasured by producers and buyers,
with the Rp. 50 billion of product exchange and to the whole community 1,01 their acquired deals
and purchases through the thousands of products on sale. Visitors were attracted by colorful banners,
emblems, decal, and brochures which were placed at many central locations not only in Batam but
also in other major cities in Indonesia- such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and similar promotion
attracted buyers coming from as far as Singapore and Malaysia. The organizer also exhibited
their products via the internet. so that potential buyers at home or Overseas, may find detailed
information prior to the Fair's opening.
Batam Fair will remain as the most comprehensive exhibition in Batam. International deals were
made during the event, and as the hub of international trading in the region, the Fair represents
Indonesia and its richness and development, for all the opportunities and possibilities.