“Promoting Secure Digital Payments for Indonesian SMEs”


Location: Indonesia

Date: August 11, 2020

Participants: 279

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).  And it featured  Ms. Destry Anna Sari,  Assistant Deputy of  Marketing,  Ministry of  Cooperatives and  SMEs, Mr. Wahyu Putranto,  Senior  Analyst, Mastercard  Indonesia and  Mr.  Agrian  Pangestu,  Cyber  &  Intelligence  Product  Manager,  Mastercard Indonesia. The webinar began with a session from Ms. Destry Anna Sari who presented 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 Mr. Wahyu Putranto who explained the benefits of digital payment systems and cashless transactions to help SMEs adapt in the “new normal”. Lastly, Mr. Agrian, promoted the RiskRecon Initiative, cybersecurity tools to help protect small business digital activity.