"The exhibition is expected to encourage entrepreneurs in the food and beverage sector to promote products and seek inputs from customers," the ministry's Secretary General, Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono, stated here on Monday.
The expo showcased a plethora of food and beverage products, including snacks and local culinary delicacies.
Dwiwahjono affirmed that the food and beverage industry played a paramount role in the non-oil and gas manufacturing industry that contributed over one-third, or 36.49 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the sector in the third quarter of 2019.
An increase in the industry would significantly impact the national GDP.
The food and beverage industry sector had clocked a growth of 7.72 percent until the third quarter of 2019 (c-to-c), surpassing the 4.48-percent growth of the non-oil and gas industry and the total economic growth of 5.04 percent.
"I am optimistic that this exhibition would run smoothly and successfully and bring a positive impact on development of the food and beverage industry in Indonesia," he added. Related news: Indonesia`s food, beverages highly compete in ASEAN market
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