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Ceramic industry group to hold ceramic exhibition to woo global players

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Jakarta | Thu, March 9, 2017 | 01:13 pm
Ceramic industry group to hold ceramic exhibition to woo global players The Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association (Asaki) is set to hold its 6th exhibition on March 16 to March 19 in Jakarta Convention Center. The organizers are hoping to lure 38,000 visitors. (Shutterstock/File)

The Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association (Asaki) will hold its 6th annual ceramic exhibition Keramika 2017 on March 16 to March 19 in Jakarta to showcase advancements in industrial technologies and designs to the global market.

Exhibition committee chairman Mulyadi Toha said on Wednesday that the exhibition, jointly held with Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE), would present 48 participants from various countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Turkey and the United States.

“Although the number of exhibitors this year has decreased from 52 last year, we expect that the number of visitors will increase by about 15 percent from 38,000,” he said.

The showcase will coincide with architecture exhibitions Megabuild Indonesia and Jakarta Design Week at the same place, the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in Central Jakarta, Mulyadi added.

(Read also: Govt to cut gas price for ceramics industry: Minister)

Asaki chairman Elisa Sinaga said Indonesian ceramic factories operated at 65 percent of their capacity in 2016, out of the total installed capacity of 580 million square meters. The association expected to raise the utilization of the industry’s capacity to about 75 percent, he added.

Ceramic exports make up around 13 percent of overall domestic production, according to the group. (yon/lnd)