Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno expected that the 2023 World Tourism Network (Summit) would increase the number of international meeting, incentive, conference, and exhibition (MICE) activities held in Indonesia.
Bali Province will host the summit from September 28 to October 1 this year.
"We will continue to promote MICE activities (in Indonesia) through the (holding) of the World Tourism Network Summit. Hopefully, this summit will further boost Indonesia's appeal," he noted in a statement received in Jakarta on Tuesday.
The minister expressed optimism that the event would facilitate domestic and international tourism players to collaborate through the establishment of cooperation commitments.
"The 2023 WTN Summit serves as an international forum that brings together tourism stakeholders to determine the direction of development of the tourism sector," he stated.
According to Uno, some 200-250 participants representing 133 member countries of the network, such as the United States, Jamaica, Canada, Montenegro, Malta, and Turkey, will take part in the 2023 WTN Summit.
He then invited the public to support the holding of the 2023 WTN Summit, as he considers the summit as another opportunity for Indonesia to host a grand MICE after the country's success in organizing the recent 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta and the World Islamic Entrepreneur Summit in Padang, West Sumatra.
The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is collaborating with several institutions, including the Bali Tourism Board, to hold the 2023 WTN Summit.
At the summit, participants will be able to join various activities, such as trade exhibitions, seminars, discussion forums, networking forums, investment forums, awarding event, delivery of a joint declaration, and a post tour program.
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