Thu, 15 Jul 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Riau Expo 2010 will be conducted in the city of Pekanbaru from August 1 to 9, to attract both domestic and foreign investors to invest in Riau province.

"Excellent regional potentials will be promoted during the Expo in a bid to net both domestic and foreign investors," Riau Governor Rusli Zainal said here on Tuesday.

The governor explained that there would be a number of activities such as exhibition of trade, tourism, and investment potentials as well as exhibition of development information, and the exhibition of a variety of superior products.

He said there would also be investment-related seminar on good business climate for small businessmen, and regional cultural arts performances.

"The important thing in the expo is that the business meeting among domestic and foreign investors to be," the governor said.

Meanwhile the organizing committee spokesman Chairul Umaiya who is concurrently the president director of PT Solindo Duta Convex said that of 210 stands, 90 would be for commercial purposes.

Of the 90 commercial stands, 30 have been sold by expo participants from outside Riau, namely from Southeast Sulawesi, Central Java, Jakarta, Industry Ministry, Trade Ministry, and private circle.