Minister Michael Creed T.D. today completed the Indonesian leg of a South East Asian trade mission, that provided opportunities for the kind of constructive engagement at both official and commercial level that can lay the foundations for increased trade in agri food in the future.
The centrepiece of today’s events in Jakarta was a Bord Bia dairy conference that provided an opportunity to highlight the very high quality of Irish dairy produce. Indonesia has a population of over 260 million people and is a significant net importer of dairy products. The conference was attended by more than 70 prominent Indonesian business people, providing a valuable networking opportunity for the Irish dairy companies travelling with the Ministerial delegation.
Commenting on the conference, Minister Creed said:
“this conference was an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Irish dairy sector in Indonesia, and to bring targeted retail buyers, suppliers and consumers from both our countries together. Events like this can be a foundation stone for the development of positive commercial relationships and improved trading opportunities for Irish dairy processors.”
Minister Creed also met senior executives from Indo Foods, one of Indonesia’s leading food companies, and a potentially important contact for Irish companies wishing to do business in Indonesia.
Minister Creed concluded:
‘I am very pleased with the outcome of the first agri-food trade mission to Indonesia. Meetings, both with Government officials and industry, were friendly and productive. I believe that these discussions, and the valuable contacts made by Irish companies during this visit, will provide a solid basis for the development of increased agri-food trade and partnership opportunities between Ireland and Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country”.
The Ministerial delegation moves on to later today for a series of event in Kuala Lumpur.
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