Indonesia Canceled to Host the 2023 U-20 World Cup, MSME Association: Missing Opportunity to Profit

Indonesia Canceled to Host the 2023 U-20 World Cup, MSME Association: Missing Opportunity to Profit, Jakarta – Secretary General of the Indonesian UMKM Association or Akumindo, Edy Misero, admitted that he was very disappointed because the opportunity to gain multiple profits from the international football event for the 2023 U-20 World Cup had immediately evaporated. This is because the grand event was officially canceled in Indonesia.

“If you say disappointed, yes disappointed. Because of what? The opportunity to get profit is lost,” said Edy when contacted on Friday, 31 March 2023.

In fact, said Edy, the implementation of the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia was originally predicted so that it could have a double effect or multiplier effect both politically, socially and economically. There have also been quite a lot of preparations by a number of people in the country, starting from venues event, hotel, tourism, merchandise etc.

Asked about the estimated value of losses for MSMEs due to the cancellation of the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia, Edy did not answer clearly. However, he reiterated that the cancellation of the event was not a matter of loss, but the potential for profit to be cancelled.

“Earlier we hoped that our hotel or inn could be filled, we had hoped merchandise we can sell it, we were expecting a, b, c, d. It turned out to be a dream,” he said.

However, Edy appealed to MSME players not to get discouraged and have to accept this decision. “Although events this will not be implemented, the SMEs will not collapse. We still have to survivewe still have to be strong, we still have to be strong to events forward. Because if the MSME actors collapse, then all of us will collapse.”

Meanwhile, the licensee merchandise The 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia, PT Champion Raga Adidaya or Juaraga, admitted that they were devastated because this event was canceled. As is known, Juaraga has produced 53 types merchandisethe most in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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