Jember, Jawa Timur (ANTARA) - Jember District, East Java, officially hosts the 2023 Asian Music Games to be held on September 18-25, with dozens of countries attending and participating in this international event.

President of the Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) Thailand Kosin Suebprasitwong, along with invited guests from several other countries, attended the launch of the 2023 Asian Music Games held at the PB Sudirman Hall in Jember District, Wednesday night (May 3).

"We are optimistic that the grand event, which will be held in September, will boost the economic sector in Jember Regency," Jember District Head Hendy Siswanto noted in a written statement received in Jember, Thursday.

According to Siswanto, the activity held for a week in September 2023 will be attended by 22 countries, with a total of three thousand participants, so it will create a multiplier effect to promote Jember District on the international stage.

"Starting from micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), investors, and tourism will have an extraordinary impact with the presence of participants from 22 countries, so let us show Indonesian hospitality, the friendliness of the people of Jember," he affirmed.

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Siswanto said that his side will raise the potential of Jember together through the creative economy and synergize to produce the best works in welcoming a better tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the President Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) Thailand Suebprasitwong expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome extended by the Jember local government for the launch of the 2023 Asian Music Games.

"For the first time in history, Indonesia has hosted the world marching band championship in the Asian Music Games, which was held in Jember District, so we hope that this activity can go well," he remarked.

The launch event was closed with entertainment performances from the stunning Jember Marching Band (JMB) and also performances from the talents of the Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC).

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Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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