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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan Visit Apikri to Learn Successful Story

  • 2024 Jun 27
  • Posted By : Apikri

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, approximately 30 SMEs representing various industries including water hyacinth crafts, rattan products, natural stone goods, and culinary specialties gathered at Apikri. This visit was part of their initiative to understand the secrets behind the sustained success and export capabilities of the institution. Of these SMEs, 22 are under the guidance of Bank Indonesia's South Kalimantan branch, coordinated by Erik.

The welcoming committee at Apikri, led by personnel such as Lasmanu, Artati, Ely, and several staff members, warmly received the delegation. They were treated to warm lemongrass-ginger drinks and light snacks, fostering a hospitable environment conducive to learning and exchange.

Hanik, a participant from a Banjarmasin-based SME, expressed her profound admiration for Apikri's achievements. During the Q&A session, she eagerly asked numerous questions about strategies that could potentially benefit her own business ventures.

Apikri, originally a modest institution, has grown into a pivotal hub for SMEs looking to expand into international markets. Its success story resonates deeply with visiting entrepreneurs, showcasing the transformative potential of strategic planning and sustainable growth practices.

Lasmanu, spokesperson for Apikri, highlighted the institution's commitment to fostering innovation and supporting local artisans. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between SMEs and institutions like Apikri in driving economic growth and promoting cultural heritage preservation.

The visit concluded with a tour of Apikri's facilities, where participants gained insights into production techniques, quality control measures, and marketing strategies tailored for global markets. Many participants left inspired, armed with new ideas and renewed determination to enhance their own enterprises.

As South Kalimantan's SMEs continue to navigate the complexities of global trade, partnerships with established institutions like Apikri prove invaluable. Their journey from local craftsmen to international exporters serves as a beacon of hope and aspiration for the broader community of small businesses in the region.