KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 – The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), recently signed Memoranda of Understanding (“MoU”) with five (5) associations in direct effort for more local small medium enterprises (“SME”) to adopt eCommerce.
The move is in line with the Government’s National E-Commerce Strategic Roadmap to boost eCommerce adoption among Malaysia’s SMEs. Under the Roadmap, the goal is to double the number of eCommerce-enabled SMEs from the present 180,000 to 350,000, by 2020.
The five associations are Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA), Malaysia Wholesalers Association (PPM), Malaysia Digital Chamber of Commerce (MDCC), Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and SME Association of Malaysia.
Said PIKOM Chairman and E-Commerce Malaysia Chapter Chairman, Ganesh Kumar Bangah：“This way, PIKOM will act as the platform to link local SMEs to over 100 of our technology enabler members via our new PIKOM eCommerce Fair.
The signing of the five MoUs also help generate greater consumer demand – both local and from abroad, for the associations’ eCommerce merchant members via #MYCYBERSALE 2018. As of now, PIKOM hopes to see more merchants participate in #MYCYBERSALE 2018, scheduled for September 3 to 7, 2018.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by International Trade and Industry Minister, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed at the Malaysia Digital Economy Forum 2018 (#MyDEF2018) in Menara MITI.