Exabytes to organise My SME Export Forum
By Digital News Asia November 23, 2021
- Claims to be first of its kind B2B e-commerce export forum
- Cross border e-commerce, trade export, market access, funding discussed
Exabytes is organising MY SME Export Forum on Dec 1 and Dec 2, which the company claimed is the first Malaysian small and medium enterprise (SME) B2B e-commerce export forum, and will be conducted virtually, free of charge.
In a statement, the e-commerce and digital solutions provider said it is targeting SMEs, entrepreneurs, and potential market entrants who are interested in foreign markets,
The forum will also discuss the eligibility requirements and procedures in international markets, new developments in the international market, Malaysian government initiatives in place for this segment, digitalisation of the exporting business, and the exporting ecosystem as a whole, it said
Citing various reports, Exabytes said Malaysia's trade increased by 25.5% to US$45.8 billion (RM195.54 billion) in September, with exports remaining above RM100 billion for the fourth consecutive month.
Among those in attendance are: Stephen Kuo, head of Asia Pacific for Alibaba.com; Song Hock Koon, director of eCommerce for MDEC; Ding Hong Sing, national president of SME Association of Malaysia; and Yeoh Seng Hooi, honorary secretary general for SME Association of Malaysia.
The two-day plenary session will also discuss the ways/ procedures to penetrate into the international market, new developments and insights on the current global market scenario as well as the opportunities and effective entry strategies that will benefit SMEs businesses integrally and fundamentally.
“We would like to invite all SME business owners to grab the opportunity to attend this event as we believe that the forum will help you grow your business to achieve broader awareness as well as to reach out to wider sales possibilities.
“During the B2B e-commerce workshops that we have conducted previously, our audiences also responded to similar difficulties and challenges in their efforts to export their products internationally. As a nation-wide digital solutions supplier with 20 years of experience, we want to help more Malaysian SMEs become global exporters,” said Chan Kee Siak, founder and CEO of Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd.
The topics that will be discussed and dissected throughout the two-day forum include cross border e-commerce, the Malaysian major trade export and market access, funding opportunities as well as supply chain and logistics, and trade compliance matters.
Chan said many exporters are currently confronted with challenges and constraints in the exporting business.
These include lack of qualified staff to develop, support, and maintain the system, a lack of appropriate target market contacts, a need for financial assistance, and difficulties with foreign standards and certification, he said.
“We hope that with MY SME Export Forum, business owners can further understand the exporting ecosystem and enhance their growth in the B2B exporting business and industry,” said Chan.
Interested companies and individuals can register to attend this free forum here.
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