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Village Ministry Teams up with idEA in Holding Digital Economic Development Seminar

Village Ministry Teams up with idea in Holding Digital Economic Development Seminar

JAKARTA, NNC - In order to foster a digital economy in Indonesia, the Indonesian E-Commerce Association (idEA) held a National Seminar and Working Visit entitled Regional Digital Economic Development Strategy through E-Commerce & MSME Collaboration.

The seminar was intended for policy-making officials in the Provincial, District/City Government Offices. It aims to explore thoroughly all the new knowledge, experiences and ideas in improving the regional economy through the use of digital platforms and e-commerce.

Together with the government and business people, idEA provides a clear direction to make e-commerce a major industry in developing Indonesia's digital economy, located at The Kasablanka, Kuningan, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/12/2018).

The first day of the National Seminar series received high appreciation from the audience. The event was opened with a speech from Ignatius Untung, Chairperson of the Indonesian E-Commerce Association.

In his remarks, Ignatius Untung expressed the need for the openness nature to technological progress in various aspects, especially in developing the economic sector with online-based trading.

According to him, the digital economy not only can have a big impact on the progress of the Indonesian economy, but also opens up opportunities for the creation of Indonesia as the country with the 7th largest economic growth in the world by 2030.

Director General of Development of Disadvantaged Regions of Ministry of Village Samsul Widodo as keynote speaker outlines the process of success of several e-commerce in collaboration with the Directorate General of Development of Disadvantaged Regions which has a significant impact on the Acceleration of Development of Disadvantaged Regions through digital economy.

This certainly not only attracted the attention of all audiences who were present, but also provided inspiration and a new spirit to jointly accept and utilize the digital economy to improve the standard of living that was evenly distributed to the regions.

Ryan Rahardjo as Public Policy and Government Relations as well as Google Indonesia Senior Analyst was also present to complete the seminar series on the first day of the National Seminar.

On the occasion, he introduced the Gapura Digital (a short form of Digital-Based People's Business Training Movement, literally Digital Gateway) program as advancement for SMEs. The program aims at training business players to utilize the internet to develop their businesses.

There is a complete set of topics ranging from digital trends, building business portals to SEO/SEM. Business actors can choose the desired topic or follow all classes to get a certificate from Google.

"The Gapura Digital is expected to be a gateway to business success into the digital world," Ryan Rahardjo said.

The seminar participants were then given the opportunity to visit two major e-commerce offices in Indonesia, i.e., Bukalapak and

During the visit, the participants were provided with knowledge about the history of the formation of both e-commerce and sharing-section by involving several divisions related to digital economics. This visit can be used as a forum for participants and e-commerce parties to complement each other while answering the problems that occur in order to advance the Indonesian economy through digital economy.

National seminar on digital economic development strategies in the districts through the collaboration of E-Commerce and MSME was held from September 12 to September 14 at Kota Kasablanka Mall, Jakarta.