MDEC and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) have launched the e-Dagang Expo (eDX). As part of the former’s Go e-Commerce initiative, eDX aims to help micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (MSMEs) move their businesses online.
eDX consists of a series of free webinar and panel sessions. These cover the topics of learning to set up an online store, using everyday tools to list products on e-marketplaces, and understanding the ins-and-outs of growing sales domestically and via exports.
The event and the various sessions within it will be headlined by big names in the e-commerce space. These include the likes of Alibaba, Lazada, Shopee, Carousell, and eBay, among others. The eDX will also help partners identify potential synergies with smaller organisations that can accelerate the process.
Moving MSMEs online is especially important now, with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the reasons eDX aims to help businesses move to e-commerce is to mitigate the immediate impact of the pandemic, and the resulting Movement Control Order. Once that is done, businesses will be prepared should the worst happen, and another pandemic such as this strikes again.
The e-Dagang Expo runs from 4 to 8 May 2020. For MSMEs that are interested in participating, registrations for the event are still open.