Upcoming SME Events

iAdvisory In-Market Workshop: Understanding E2E Commerce in Indonesia

Date: Oct 9 to Oct 13

Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

Cost: $1,350 (after $810 Productivity and Innovation Credit grant)

With the Indonesian e-commerce market booming, this five-day programme has been designed for Singapore retail and lifestyle entrepreneurs and business executives who would like to learn more about the developments of e-commerce in Jakarta.

Participants will get to meet Indonesia-based experts on local laws and regulations and the business environment.

They will also acquire an in-depth understanding of the prospects of e-commerce within Indonesia for retail and lifestyle businesses.

The programme also aims to help participants discover promising trade and investment opportunities, and network with like-minded businesses.

To register, visit https://www.gevme.com/iadvisory-in-market-workshop-understanding-e2ecommerce-in-indonesia

iAdvisory Seminar: Digital Africa - Riding the Tech Revolution on the Continent

Date: Sept 25

Venue: IE Office, Little Red Dot Seminar Room, 230, Victoria Street, #10-00, Bugis Junction Office Tower

Cost: $40

Africa is one of the fastest growing online economies, with 167 million Internet users and 200 million mobile phones. Growing mobile and Internet penetration in the hands of a young population has given rise to an e-commerce market that is estimated to reach US$75 billion (S$101 billion) by 2025.

Regional online marketplaces such as Jumia, Takealot and Kilimall are providing consumers access to international brands at their fingertips, while the large unbanked population offers firms the opportunity to pioneer fintech innovations.

More than US$55 million was invested into fintech companies in Africa in 2015, ranging from those offering mobile wallets to ones focused on peer-to-peer lending or payment security software.

The seminar will provide insights into sub-Saharan Africa's tech space, identify promising investment and business opportunities, and network with like-minded business owners and companies from Africa and Singapore.

To register, visit https://www.gevme.com/iadvisory-seminar-digital-africa

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2017, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Print Edition | Subscribe