Putri Koster Opens The Youth Festival 2020
- 18 Oktober 2020
- 20:10 WITA
BADUNG, Balitopnews.com - Chairperson of the Bali Province Dekranasda Putri Suastini Koster opened The Youth Festival 2020 at the Atrium Sidewalk Jimbaran, Badung Regency, Saturday, October 17,2020.
This event lasts for eight days until 25 October. With the theme "Millennial Youth Awakens in the Digital Age".
According to Putri Koster, the ability to master millennial generation technology must be able to compete in marketing her handicraft products online
"Learning from the pandemic era, which requires us to shop from home so as not to cause crowds outside the home, so that cellphones become a means of ordering transactions as well as payment as well as a means of communication. This certainly greatly facilitates transactions and also avoids physical touch between one person and another. including with objects, " She said.
Head of the Bali Provincial Industry and Trade Service, I Wayan Jarta, said Balinese craftsmen should not be weak, they should not give up hope or even want to close their businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic which has yet to end.
On the contrary, Balinese craftsmen should be able to use opportunities like this to start working in creating new innovations.
"If at this time we cannot market our products overseas due to delayed delivery, then we should continue to do online marketing specifically for our domestic brothers, including our relatives in Bali," he said.
For crafters who already have a name (brand), they are welcome to enter and join the Baliyoni Group (Balimall) which is already on the online application.
"By joining, all handicraft items ranging from price and quality will also be known by potential consumers. So that from a marketing point of view it will not be so difficult," he explained.
Meanwhile, Representative of Bank BPD Bali, Ida Ayu Tri Rasmiwinari, said that the BPD Bank provided an opportunity for craftsmen who ran out of capital during the pandemic to start their business again with a people's business credit loan (KUR) whose interest rate was only 0.5% decreased.
The BPD Bank QRIS payment application is a payment transaction using a barcode so that there is no physical contact between the skin and currency. This will greatly protect consumers from being touched during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Baliyoni Group, Ni Wayan Sri Ariyani said that the name Balimall was chosen because the name Bali was already known abroad, so that a brand in a new application did not take long to be known by many parties.
In Balimall, the goods of craftsmen will be selected first, both product quality and price. Because in Balimall prices have to compete fairly.
Products sold are in the form of clothing needs, as well as footwear to culinary products. (Gix)