The Fair entitled The 23rd Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (INACRAFT 2023), as one of the largest handicraft product exhibitions in Southeast Asia, is being held again for the 23rd time at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), on 1–5 March 2023.

The INACRAFT 2023 exhibition occupies the entire Convention Hall including the Lower Lobby and all other rooms to accommodate all supporting activities and exhibition facilities for participants and visitors (+ 25,000 m2).

After the successful implementation of the exhibition during the new normal period last year in which it was held twice in March and October, INACRAFT is back as before while still paying attention to CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment) standards.

INACRAFT second phase is ready to sail through the dynamics and challenges of the world economy including the threat of recession. National creative industry players believe that Indonesia’s demographic bonus is a promising market opportunity supported by the political stability of the ASEAN region. This has motivated the organizers that the INACRAFT exhibition is indeed eagerly awaited by businessmen as a place to showcase works with production that drives the wheels of the people’s economy from the handicraft sector throughout the country. The holding of INACRAFT 2023 is also a barometer of the exhibition activities for creative artisans internationally.

The fair initiated by the Association of Indonesian Handicraft Exporters and Entrepreneurs (ASEPHI) in collaboration with Mediatama Event aims to be a forum for promoting local handicraft products to seize domestic market opportunities and open international market opportunities as export commodities to foreign countries.

This year, the role of the exhibition is to rebuild the spirit of Craft SMEs to rise towards national economic recovery as well as to become a window for the latest and quality Indonesian handicraft products.

With the fixed theme “From Smart Village to Global Market”, the 23rd INACRAFT will collaborate with the Provincial Government of South Sulawesi as an exhibition icon that will display high end and creative handicraft products while highlighting the rich traditions, arts and culture of South Sulawesi with the tagline “The Authentic South Sulawesi”.

The South Sulawesi Provincial Government filled the Icon Pavilion by holding up a miniature Pinisi Ship in the main area of the exhibition as well as representatives of the 3 main tribes at each INACRAFT gate, namely the Bugis, Makassar and Toraja.

South Sulawesi, bringing the spirit of Returning the Glory of Sulawesi Silk, will also present dance and music during exhibitions as well as famous culinary specialties and receive recognition for intangible cultural heritage (UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage).

This year the INACRAFT Exhibition was attended by 1118 SMEs participating in 1200 booths consisting of 904 ASEPHI members, 214 Non-Members, and 61 fostered participants Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Ministry of BUMN and Ministry of Law and Human Rights, 35 BUMN, 255 participants assisted by the Department/Dekranasda and attended by international visitors/special guests.

There were 133 participants in the Exporter and ready-to-export categories scattered with special marks on their respective booths. The INACRAFT exhibition targets 170,000 visitors with a retail transaction target of 145 billion rupiah with trade contacts expected to reach USD 12 million. The variety of products on display comes from 7 categories of raw materials (Ceramics, Natural Fibers, Metals, Stones, Textiles, Wood, and other Materials) ranging from Batik, Traditional Textile Moslem Fashion, Weaving, Songket, Embroidery, Home Deco, Jewelry & Accessories, Housewares, Decorative Items, Bags & Travel goods, Gift Items & Miscellaneous crafts.

INACRAFT 2023 is planned to be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo (in the confirmation stage) on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 10.00 WIB at the JCC Assembly Hall.

The specialty of INACRAFT 2023 is ASEPHI’s spirit to make INACRAFT not only a trade exhibition but also a community forum that functions as a means of education and outreach.

This time the theme of supporting activities is Seminar on Various Intangible Cultural Heritage and Understanding of Indonesian Geographical Indications (IG).

This theme was raised in the INACRAFT Seminar with expert speakers from various fields. Fully supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights through the Directorate General of Intellectual Property who was also present specifically in the exhibition area in the concept of the Exploration of Indonesian Geographical Indications pavilion.

Other activities are (1) Selection of the Best Craft Product or Indonesia Handicraft Award 2023 standards and criteria for excellence craft products from UNESCO & the World Craft Council.

(2) Selection of the Best Booth with the best design; (3) Best Photocrafty Competition themed “Discover The Uniqueness of INACRAFT” with Fuji Film;

(4) Fashion show Best Selection of INACRAFT Exhibitors in the title Craftivity in Diversity, from Craftpreneur for the World on Awarding Night.

(5) Live streaming workshop & talk show at Podcraft Digicraft Lounge.

(6) Signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Chambre d’Artisanat Casablanca Settat and the Division Cooperation of the Maison de l’Artisan Ministere du Tourisme de l’Artisanat et de l Economie Sociele et Solidaire Kingdom of Morocco.

(7) ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA) meeting.

INACRAFT is supported by Bank Negara Indonesia as the main sponsor and other sponsors are Vespa and Behaestex. Intellectual Property Consultation services are available from the Directorate General of Intellectual Property, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and Tax Services from the South Jakarta DGT.

Also present were Official Online Partners Tokopedia, Supporting Partners Silversea & Fujifilm as Supporting Partners. Meanwhile, for supporting facilities, we collaborate with Samsata as Official Travel Agent, Official Hotel by Hotel Sultan, Atlet Century Park, Kimaya Hotel by Harris. White Horse as the Official Shuttle Partner works with Official Mall Partners Margocity Depok, Emporium Pluit Mall, Grand Metropolitan Bekasi, AEON BSD City, and AEON Sentul to support several area points around Jakarta.

Another important facility is the Official Hospital Partner with Premier Jatinegara Hospital which will provide medical personnel for emergency treatment during the exhibition.

Meanwhile, for courier services, in addition to the Courier Service (Jastip), an export shipping service is available with Vissasa Paramanati as the Official Freight Forwarder and INACRAFT merchandise counters are also available as souvenirs. The INACRAFT exhibition is open to the public from 10.00 s.d. 21.00 WIB with an entrance ticket of IDR 25K which can be purchased through and the ticket box directly at the exhibition. Information and activity agenda can be seen on the digital page, as well as INACRAFT’s official social media accounts at @weareINACRAFT and Channel We Are INACRAF. (RO/OL-09)

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