PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25 — Crafts entrepreneurs are advised to be ready to explore new markets in more comprehensive manner to develop their business further.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said craft entrepreneurs should also utilise the 2017 Kuala Lumpur International Craft Festival (KLICF 2017), held in Putrajaya, as a platform to promote their unique craft products.
“The KLICF 2017 can be used as a place to share and exchange information on the craft industry among entrepreneurs from different countries, apart from being a stepping stone for them to move into the borderless world of business successfully,” he said at the opening of KLICF 2017.
A total of 60,000 visitors are expected to attend the KLICF 2017 that runs from Thursday until tomorrow at Dataran Putrajaya.
Themed ‘Crafts Unite People’, KLCIF 2017 saw participation of 408 entrepreneurs from 35 countries including Hungary, India, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Syria, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Palestine.
Nazri also added that KLICF 2017 would also serve as a distinctive business platform for importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and fashion designers to source for an unparalleled variety of crafts, gifts and lifestyle products, from all over the world.
Also present were Tourism and Culture Ministry’s Secretary-General Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Putrajaya Corporation president Datuk Seri Hashim Ismail, Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation chairman Datuk Seri Siti Azizah Sheikh Abod and its Director-General Ibrahim Ismail. — Bernama