Date: August 11, 2020
Partner: Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of the Republic of Indonesia, The Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO)
Overview: More than 250 owners and executives of Indonesia Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) participated in the webinar session titled, “Promoting Secure Digital Payments for Indonesian SMEs”.The webinar was hosted and moderated by Angga Antagia, Senior Country Representative –Indonesia, the US-ASEAN Business Council (the Council). The webinar was officially opened by Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the Council, Mr. Navin Jain, Country Manager, Mastercard Indonesia, Ir. Victoria br. Simanungkalit, MM, Deputy for Production and Marketing, Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, and Mr. Ronald Walla, Chair of MSMEs/SMIs, The Indonesian Employers Association (Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia/APINDO). The webinar began with a session about the Indonesian Government’s plan to support Indonesian SMEs in the COVID-19, especially in accelerating digital transformation. It was followed by a session from Mastercard who explained the benefits of digital payment systems and cashless transactions to help SMEs adapt in the “new normal”.