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9/23/2021 12:00 AM
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Karya Kreatif Indonesia 2021 towards MSME Revival and Optimism

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No. 23/243/DKom

Bank Indonesia is firmly committed to nurturing MSMEs, particularly during the pandemic, towards revival and maintaining optimism.  Such commitment is on display at Karya Kreatif Indonesia (KKI) in 2021 as a quality, structured and integrated one-stop virtual event. KKI was also designed as a media to strengthen business networks and regional potential. “BI never tires of presenting quality MSME products that are accessible wherever and whenever via the Karya Kreatif Indonesia website, supported by a rapid, convenient, affordable, secure and reliable payment system,” stated BI Governor, Perry Warjiyo, in his virtual opening address today (23/9).  In total, 525 MSMEs from all over the archipelago attended KKI 2021, including those under the mentorship of Bank Indonesia, government ministries/agencies and local government, participating in a virtual exhibition from 23rd-26th September 2021 that can be accessed via

Bank Indonesia remains committed to advancing MSMEs nationally as the backbone of the domestic economy.  Such commitment was also demonstrated through the active participation of regional and international Bank Indonesia Representative Offices. Support for MSMEs includes clustering and capacity building in terms of production, finance, national and global marketing as well as MSME digitalisation. Bank Indonesia also continues to accelerate integration of the digital economy and finance through payment system infrastructure to create competitive MSMEs, including utilisation of the Quick Response Code Indonesia Standard (QRIS) as a payment method available to MSMEs and tourism services providers.  Based on the latest data in the middle of September 2021, a total of 10.4 million merchants are now using QRIS.

At the same event, the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia, Iriana Joko Widodo, explained that the opportunity for rapid MSME growth looms large considering the massive domestic market and open international market.  This opportunity, however, requires the support of virtual spaces, accessible whenever and wherever, to market products and expand the reach of MSME products.

In addition, four government ministers from the Onward Indonesia Cabinet delivered testimonials at the virtual event. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, explained how KKI supports MSME on the downstream side through market creation. KKI also promotes premium quality products with convenient payments using QRIS. Meanwhile, the Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Teten Masduki, described how the synergy, collaboration and mutual cooperation brought by KKI has impacted the community, particularly in terms of local economic recovery as well as preparing competitive MSMEs for the global market.  The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, urged MSMEs to “unite in optimism and level up to world-class enterprises”.  The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, expressed his appreciation to Bank Indonesia for its support of the national BBI and BWI movements, particularly in terms of maritime and fishing MSMEs.

The MSME onboarding program to digital platforms/marketplaces continues. Through the National BBI Movement promoting pride in Indonesian-made products, a total of 7.2 million MSMEs participated in the onboarding program from May 2020 until July 2021.  End-to-end strengthening of MSMEs encompasses broader market access, including the export market.  Bank Indonesia has also supported the national BBI and BWI movements through active trade promotion under the auspices of domestic and international representative offices.

Entitled “MSME and Tourism Sector Synergy, Globalisation and Digitalisation,” the event is the culmination of ‘Road to KKI’ activities in 2021, while simultaneously supporting the national BBI and BWI movements. KKI 2021 features various performances, showcases and exhibitions of MSME products, as well as policy dialogue, business coaching, business matching, talk shows, webinars, arts and cultural performances, onboarding and awards. All KKI activities and the exhibition showcases are accessible via  A full catalogue and contact menu are also available on the KKI website.


Jakarta, 23rd September 2021

Head of Communication Department

Erwin Haryono

Executive Director


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