An upcoming summit titled “Indonesia Business Delegation for Digital Economy, Startup Investment and E-Commerce” will encourage two important Asian countries – Bangladesh and Indonesia – to connect more deeply and strengthen their ties in economic, commercial, technological and e-commerce regional partnerships, according to the speakers during a webinar on Thursday.
Chairman of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Syed Almas Kabir, Head of e-Commerce at a2i Rezwanul Haque Jami, Director of Bangladesh E-Commerce Association Syeda Ambareen Reza and Chairman of Good City Foundation of Hong Kong Kwok Ka Ming Andre were present at the opening registration event of the summit.
The summit will be held from December 19 to 22, 2022.
Md Sahariar Hasan, a2i national consultant, moderated the event.
Leaders of Bangladesh‘s digital economy ecosystem said cross-border summits like this would encourage countries to better understand each other’s business motivations and open up huge business opportunities.
Speaking at the launch event, the President of the Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Syed Almas Kabir, said that the digital economy is shaping the new Bangladesh and that shared cultures, the size of the market and geo-economic locations demonstrate potential cooperation between the two countries.
Young entrepreneurs in Bangladesh can learn a lot from the journey of Indonesian unicorn startups. Similar summits can be held in other ASEAN countries to facilitate technology-driven trade and e-commerce to explore trade and investment opportunities, he said.
Head of e-commerce for a2i, Rezwanul Haque Jami, said the government is working tirelessly on several impactful initiatives to develop digital businesses, startup investments and a cross-border e-commerce ecosystem in Bangladesh.
Our people-centric innovation in digital financial services has improved millions of lives, especially in developing the entrepreneurial culture of Bangladesh, he said and added that the Digital Economy Summit in Indonesia will not be would not only focus on investment opportunities or business collaboration, but also help us learn how they succeed in their entrepreneurial journey.
The summit’s next plan on “Indonesia Business Delegation for Digital Economy, Startup Investment and E-Commerce” was presented by Kwok Ka Ming Andre, Chairman of Good City Foundation, the multilateral organization that hosts the summit.
He added that it was scheduled to take place from December 19 to 22 this year.
Delegates can register on the ekShop and GCF websites.
During this four-day, three-night business delegation summit, representatives will meet with business groups, government business advisory councils, startups and venture capital organizations in Greater Jakarta and Bandung City. in Indonesia, said Kwok Ka Ming Andre.
Hosted by the GCF, with collaborations from ekShop, a2i, Bangladesh and Indonesian government offices, the program fee is considered USD 1,000 for early birds who will apply before September 15 and USD 1,200 for regular submission.