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Indonesia Days Charity Bazaar And ITPC Of Hungary Raising Funds For Komodo Dragons

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Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar, ITPC of Hungary Promoting Trade while Raising Funds for Komodo Dragons

May 2015 – There are many creative ways to promote Indonesian products in Hungary. In addition to promoting Indonesian trade, the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) of Budapest together with the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, held a charity event to raise funds to be donated to the Nyireghaza Zoo (Sosto Zoo) in Hungary, which takes care of the endangered Komodo Dragons from Indonesia in Hungary.

These two events were packaged into one event, namely the Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar (IDCB). The Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar (IDCB) was held on 8-9 May 2015 at the Millenaris Teatrum, Budapest. That event was then followed by a different event entitled Indonesian Days at the Csarnock Market, Budapest, on 12-14 May 2015.

The Csarnock Market was chosen because it is the best traditional market in Europe, which is visited by more than 30,000 people daily.

“This event is the largest promotional event for Indonesian products held independently by Indonesian representatives in Hungary as an embodiment of optimism and a strategy to support the 300% export increase program,” said the Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary, Wening Esthyprobo. Currently, the trade total between Indonesia and Hungary in 2014 was USD 149.29 million with non-oil and gas exports amounting to USD 86.87 million and a total surplus amounting to USD 24.44 million.

“We’re optimistic that by the end of 2015, the total non-oil and gas exports value to Hungary can achieve the target that we have set, namely USD 132 million, which is an increase of 50%,” said Wening.

According to Wening, besides being a promotional event for Indonesian products, Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar is also expected to strengthen bilateral relations and care between Indonesia and Hungary. A similar statement was made by the Head of ITPC in Budapest, Hikmat Rijadi. “Promotional events such as this is expected to make Indonesian products more widely known in Hungary while at the same time increase the volume of Indonesian non-oil and gas exports to Hungary,” said Hikmat.

Indeed, the bazaar this time managed to attain a trade contract for the exports of Indonesian coffee to Hungary. “A trade contract worth USD 1.4 million was signed between Indo Tati of Indonesia and Central Impex of Hungary for exports of coffee to Hungary,” explained Hikmat. More than 20 Indonesian entrepreneurs from Indonesia and Hungary participated in this event, showcasing varies products including jewelry, handicrafts, batik, fashion, furniture, coconut products, SPA and wellness products, footwear, hammocks, and distinctive Indonesian culinary products.

2,000 people are expected to visit the Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar and possibly raising donations amounting to HUF 1 million, equivalent to IDR 50 million.

The funds will directly be given to Nyireghaza Zoo (Sosto Zoo) in Hungary, which is home to some Indonesian Komodo Dragons. The Indonesian Days Charity Bazaar was enlivened with a fashion show driven by renowned designer Poppy Karim.

Also featured at the event were artistic and cultural performances by the Art Team of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Yogyakarta as well as a showcase of batik painting by Marta Kiss.

Besides that, this event will also be enlivened by a Darmasiswa Indonesia scholarship alumnus who currently focuses on being a batik artisan in Budapest, and a gamelan performance by Surya Kencana with 10 Hungarian alumni of the Darmasiswa Indonesia Scholarship.

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