Finally, on Wednesday, 27 September 2017, Kriyanusa Exhibition was opened and we were so excited. At 6am we gathered at JCC Senayan to check everything that we have prepared the night before, the opening ceremony attended by Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia and her wife, Ibu Iriana, Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, Ani Yudhoyono, Tuty Try Sutrisno, and country’s ambassadors. This time, President Joko Widodo wore traditional cloth from Batak.
It was such a great opening ceremony, at the speech President Joko Widodo were encouraging craftsman to put high price on their creations and to utilize more of social media use. Nowadays, social media can be used to promote business to a wider audience.
The exhibition itself attended by 381 booths ranging from DEKRANASDA, SMEs, state-owned enterprises, and private enterprises. From 27 September to 1 October, about 61.000 visitors came and total gross of sales made at the exhibition reached 13 billion.