The highly anticipated Jakarta Fair, also known as Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ), has returned this year, bringing joy to the people. The grand celebration, which coincides with the anniversary of DKI Jakarta on June 22, was inaugurated by none other than President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta Utara, on Wednesday (14/6/2023).
As the largest exhibition in Southeast Asia, the Jakarta Fair is now entering its 54th year, surpassing the milestone of half a century. Last year’s edition saw a remarkable turnout with 6.9 million visitors and transactions amounting to a substantial 7.3 trillion Indonesian Rupiah, emphasizing its significant impact on the economy and the enthusiasm it generates among the public (The Jakarta Globe, June 14).
President Jokowi expressed his delight in witnessing the ongoing success of the Jakarta Fair, highlighting its enduring popularity and its vital role in fostering economic growth and cultural exchange. He also conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the city of Jakarta on its 496th anniversary, emphasizing the importance of this milestone in preserving the city’s heritage and progress.
The President’s participation in the event symbolizes the government’s strong support for the Jakarta Fair and its commitment to boosting the creative economy and tourism sector. President Jokowi’s presence at the opening ceremony further solidifies the fair’s significance as a platform for showcasing Indonesian talents and products, promoting trade and investment opportunities, and attracting both local and international visitors.
The Jakarta Fair 2023, which spans from June 14 to July 16, promises to captivate attendees with a diverse range of industries and sectors represented. From automotive and information technology to sports, fashion, cosmetics, household goods, electronics, and culinary delights, the fair presents a comprehensive display of Indonesia’s achievements and offerings.
To add to the excitement, the Jakarta Fair Music Concert will feature top-tier musicians and bands from across the country, providing unforgettable performances and entertainment for visitors of all ages. This amalgamation of commerce, culture, and entertainment ensures a vibrant atmosphere that appeals to both business professionals and families seeking enjoyment.
With regards to the operating hours, the Jakarta Fair Kemayoran 2023 will open its doors from Monday to Thursday at 3:30 PM WIB. On Fridays, the fair extends its hours until 11:00 PM WIB, allowing visitors to indulge in the evening atmosphere. Saturdays and Sundays present full-day experiences, beginning from 9:00 AM and concluding at 11:00 PM WIB, offering ample time for exploration and enjoyment.
Furthermore, the Jakarta Fair aims to not only entertain and engage but also contribute to the economic growth and well-being of the nation.
The event creates opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to showcase their products, expand their customer base, and foster collaborations. Additionally, the fair stimulates tourism by attracting visitors from various regions of Indonesia and overseas, promoting cultural exchange and showcasing the nation’s diverse offerings.
The Jakarta Fair Kemayoran 2023 is an extraordinary occasion that celebrates Jakarta’s history, achievements, and future aspirations. As a hub of commerce, culture, and entertainment, it serves as a testament to the city’s vibrant spirit and its commitment to progress. Through this grand event, Jakarta once again asserts its position as a thriving metropolis and a destination for innovation, creativity, and excitement