10-year-old strategic partnership between China and ASEAN countries, UAD was grateful to be trusted as the only university represented Indonesia in the annual China – ASEAN EXPO (CAEXPO) held by the Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Ethnicity in Nanning City, Guangxi, PRC. This prestigious international economy & trade expo is sponsored by Trade Department of China and the 10 ASEAN countries and the ASEAN Secretariat. This was the first time for Indonesia to send a delegation of education during the CAEXPO. CAEXPO this year themed “Development of Regional Cooperation – New Opportunities, New Motivation, New Phase”, held on September 3-6, 2013 at The International Expo and Conference Center, Nanning, a city famous for its beautiful city parks.
Hall of Indonesia in CAEXPO consisted of several booths, those are City of Charm (this year represented by DIY), Commodities, and Promotion of Conference. UAD had two booths located in the City of Charm and Commodities. The materials displayed by UAD were the products of education and research such as herbal medicine from the Faculty of Pharmacy (Kepel leaf tea and soursop leaf, capsule and powder of white turmeric, ginger ale, etc.), laptop bags from the Faculty of Technology industry, Mandarin and English brochures and merchandise from UAD .
Local public interest (China) toward both UAD booths is very high. Until the last day, all brochures and UAD stuff amounted up to 400 kg gave out. At first, UAD does not intend to sell herbal medicines and other products because it was prepared for display only, eventually herbal medicines and UAD laptop bags were sold out as visitors demand. In addition, UAD represented directly by the rector, Dr . Kasiyarno , M.Hum., was also trusted to deliver a presentation in the Conference on the Promotion of CAEXPO with representatives of South Tangerang (the next city representing Indonesia for the City of Charm) and representatives from Disperindagkop. Ministry of Trade and Disperindagkop greatly appreciate the involvement of UAD in CAEXPO this year because UAD was technically very helpful. Existence of UAD alumni as volunteers also considered very beneficial. UAD specifically got appreciation for the help and support given .