President Jokowi is scheduled to meet 1100 Millenials in Bandung

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, December 18 2017 - 15:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi dalam rangkaian acara peringatan Hari Sumpah Pemuda. (Foto Biro Set Pres)
Presiden Jokowi dalam rangkaian acara peringatan Hari Sumpah Pemuda. (Foto Biro Set Pres) - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo will greet about 1,100 young people or generations of "millenials" attending the Entrepreneurs Wanted event! (EW!) Held in Bandung, Monday (18/12/2017).

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) left for Bandung on Monday from the Halim Perdana Kusuma Air Force Base Jakarta at around 08.00 WIB.

The President will be the keynote speaker in the Entrepreneurs Wanted event! (EW!) Held at Sasana Budaya Ganesha Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB).

The event will be followed by a session of two speakers, Tokopedia CEO and Founder William Tanuwijaya and CEO and Founder of Amartha Andi Taufan Garuda Putra.

According to Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of President Bey Machmudin, the President will greet thousands of entrepreneurial candidates who are some students in the event.

The presence of the President becomes a form of real support for the creation of more new entrepreneurs in the country.

EW Event! Initiated as one of the efforts to create more entrepreneurs or to support national economic growth.

The event is packaged in a forum of educative talkers between successful entrepreneurs and young people, Entrepreneurs Wanted! (EW!).

"The role of entrepreneurs in the development of Indonesia is very important, in addition to contributing to job creation, entrepreneurs also provide support for economic growth through their respective fields.However, unfortunately the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia is still relatively small," said Chief of Staff President ( KSP) of the Republic of Indonesia Teten Masduki in its press release.

According to data from the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, the number of entrepreneurs in 2017 only reached 3.31 percent of the total population of Indonesia, while the World Bank standard is 4 percent.

This figure is also much lower compared to other ASEAN countries, including Singapore (7 percent), Malaysia (5 percent), and Thailand (4.5 percent), and not much different from Vietnam (3.3 percent).

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