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RIF is a cooperation between the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago with the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Chicago, and the Indonesian Diaspora Network-(IDN) USA. The event is an integrated promotion of trade, tourism and investment with the goal to increase awareness and familiarization with the nation branding of Indonesia to the Americans, particularly in Chicago and in the Midwest plus Kentucky.

The first RIF was held on July 23rd, 2016 in the Ball Room of Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The said event was attended by 1000 people with 37 exhibitors and transaction amounted to USD 9,215.

 

RIF 2017 was held on September 24th, 2017 at  the Lakeview Terrace, Navy Pier, one of the well known icon of Chicago city that is 100 years old with total exhibition area 1.426m2. It was attended by 1.000 visitors with 46 exhibitors and resulted in retail transaction and potential transaction of USD 1.404.558. The Government of the North Kalimantan Province participated in the RIF 2017 in promoting their business potentials and culture.

 

RIF 2018 was held on July 7th, 2018 at Lakeview Terrace, Navy Pier, Chicago and was attended by 2,000 people with 42 exhibitors and results in retail and potential transaction amounted to USD 160.154. Regency Government of Banyuwangi, East Java participated in RIF 2018 to promote their local products, culture and tourism destinations to the local public.

RIF 2018 was endorsed officially by the Government of the State of Illinois as a part of the commemoration of Illinois Bicentennial Celebration (IBC), which to commemorate 200 years of Illinois establishment as the 21st State of the USA. The Indonesia Diaspora in the US Convention and the Javanese Village Photo Exhibition to commemorate 125 years of Indonesia’s participation in the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 were also held in RIF 2018.

 

RIF 2019 is one of the events hold by the Consulate General to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia – USA Diplomatic Relations which took place officially on December 28, 1949.

 

Main Sponsors (2016-2018): Bank Rakyat Indonesia New York, Indonesia Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) New York, Bank Negara Indonesia New York, Bank Indonesia New York, Trip Advisor Indonesia, and Japan Airlines (JAL).