Workshops & Trainings

Cross-Border E-Commerce Workshop: Towards Seamless Connectivity

16 May 2017 - 18 May 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

Twenty-five Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) senior government officials attended the workshop organized by ADB Southeast Asia Department in partnership with ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University, and the ADB-Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative on 16-18 May in Bangkok. Participants learned about concepts, tools, and cases in cross-border e-commerce; and proposed cooperation frameworks and action plans. 

Agenda:
TimeProgram
0745 – 0800Assembly at Sasa International House Lobby
0815 – 0830Registration
0830 – 0900Opening Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks and Messages
Professor Suthiphand Chirathivat, Executive Director, ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Mr. Wolfgang Kubitzki, OIC, ADB Thailand Resident Mission
Group Photo
0900 – 1015 Introduction and Setting the Workshop Roadmap
Resource Persons:
Mr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, Philippines Country Office, ADB
Ms. Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant)
Ms. Jordana Queddeng-Cosme, Program Analyst (Consultant), ADB-RCDTA 8836

Interactive session for participants to get to know each other, develop a learning contract, and understand the workshop overview and objectives.
1015 – 1030 Tea/Coffee Break
1030 – 1115Session 1: Cross-border E-commerce in the Globalized World
Resource Person:
Ms. Alisa Di Caprio, Research Fellow, ADB Institute

Concepts, definitions, trends, and opportunities and risks of cross-border e-commerce and how it impacts the regional economies to be discussed. The critical role of Governments will be highlighted.
1115 – 1200Session 2: Assessing E-commerce Readiness: Tools and Best Practices
Resource Person:
Mr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, Philippines Country Office, ADB

Feature select tools (e.g. UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index) and best practices for assessing e-commerce readiness. Key elements of e-commerce transactions including internet access, payment systems for online purchases, and delivery systems presented as well as their potential (and risks) to promote cross border trade and facilitate goods and commodity flows.
1200 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Session 3: Case Studies on Cross-border E-commerce (Part I)

Topic 3.1: Cross-border E-Commerce Innovation and Its Implication for Inclusive Trade: The Case of the PRC
Resource Person:
Professor Jian Wang, Director, Center for International Business Studies and Cross-border Ecommerce Research Center, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), the PRC

Topic 3.2: The Philippines E-Commerce Road Map
Resource Person:
Mr. Arturo P. Boncato, Jr, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, and Philippine Senior Official for BIMP-EAGA

Case studies on cross-border e-commerce opportunities and challenges in the PRC and the Philippines. The PRC case will focus on promoting inclusive growth for SMEs and implications to trade policy and regulations. The experience of the Philippines in developing an e-commerce roadmap, progress, benefits and challenges as well as the role of government in creating an enabling environment for e-commerce development and innovations will be highlighted.
1500 – 1515 Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1645 Session 4: Case Studies on Cross-border E-commerce (Part II)

Topic 4.1: Thailand’s Nationwide Payment Systems Project: Towards a Cash-free Society
Resource Person:
Dr. Anuchit Anuchitanukul, First Executive Vice President ,Head of Process and Product Improvement and Alternative Channels Group, Kiatnakin Bank Public Company Limited

Topic 4.2: Cross-border E-commerce Applications in Tourism
Resource Person:
Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

Case studies on cross-border e-commerce opportunities and challenges in Thailand and ecommerce applications in tourism. The Thailand case study will features steps being taken to transition into a “cash-free” society, which in turn will have significant advantages to boost commerce, security, transparency, and promote governance. Lessons on developing a comprehensive “e-framework” that will be a channel for all consumer-retailer, wholesalerretailer, financial institution-financial institution transactions will be presented. The case study on e-commerce applications in tourism will include use of digital technology.
1800 – 2000Welcome Dinner hosted by ADB and Chulalongkorn University at Thai House
TimeProgram
0800 – 0815Assembly at Sasa International House Lobby
0830 – 1030 Session 5: Tackling E-commerce Challenges
Panel Moderator:
Ms. Alisa Di Caprio, Research Fellow, ADB Institute
Panelists:

  • Mr. Arturo P. Boncato, Jr, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, and Philippine Senior Official for BIMP-EAGA

  • Professor Jian Wang, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), PRC

  • Dr. Anuchit Anuchitanukul, First Executive Vice President, Head of Process and Product Improvement and Alternative Channels Group, Kianakin Bank, Public, Ltd

  • Ms. Kanya Sasradipoera, Senior Trade Specialist, ADB Thailand Resident Mission


Highlight e-commerce development challenges as experienced by real life businesses, SMEs, governments and other e-commerce operators and stakeholders. Challenges to be discussed can include ICT and logistics infrastructure constraints; underdeveloped customs clearance system for e-commerce; lack of well-functioning financial systems and on-line payment systems; e-commerce legislation, regulatory frameworks, and online security; levelled playing field for SMEs; and limited consumer preferences toward online transactions.
1030 – 1045Tea/Coffee Break
1045 – 1215Session 6: Regional Cooperation in E-Commerce
Topic 6.1: Promoting Inclusive Trade through Cross-border E-commerce: The experience of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Topic 6.2: The e-ASEAN framework Agreement: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

Resource Person:
Ms. Maria Lourdes A. Yaptinchay, Director, Sector Planning Bureau (SPB) Department of Trade and Industry

Presents regional cooperation frameworks in APEC and ASEAN in promoting cross-border ecommerce including rationale, benefits, opportunities, challenges and way forward. The digital prosperity checklist in APEC to be presented. Institutional arrangements and effectiveness including private sector participation especially SMEs to be highlighted.
1215 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1430Session 7: Towards Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation: Case Analysis Exercises
Participants organized in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS Teams
Resource Persons:
Mr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, Philippines Country Office, ADB
Ms. Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant)

Case analysis exercises on real life e-commerce challenges. Participants in small groups discuss issues and propose solutions and share in the plenary.
1430 – 1500 Session 8: Towards Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation: An Action Agenda (Part I)
Participants organized in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS Teams
Resource Persons:
Mr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Country Economist, Philippines Country Office, ADB
Ms. Pamela Asis-Layugan, Team Leader and Training Specialist (Consultant)

Guidance on proposals and elements for cross-border e-commerce cooperation taking into account concepts, trends, good practices and lessons in the workshop to be provided. Participants undergo integration exercise to apply concepts, trends, good practices and lessons in cross-border e-commerce in the workshop. The main output will be the proposed Framework and Action Agenda for cross-border e-commerce development and cooperation at national and subregional levels to be presented on Day 3.
1500 – 1515Tea/Coffee Break
1515 – 1730Session 9: Towards Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation: An Action Agenda (Part II)
Participants organized in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS Teams
1800 – 2100Participants Free time
Evaluation form online
TimeProgram
0730 – 0800 Assembly at Sasa International House Lobby
0800 – 0830Travel to ADB Thailand Resident Mission
0830 – 0945 Session 10: Towards Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation: An Action Agenda (Part III)
Participants organized in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS Teams
0945 – 1000Tea/Coffee Break
1000 – 1200 Session 11: Towards Cross-border E-commerce Cooperation: Team Presentations
Participants organized in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS Teams

Participants present proposed Framework and Action Agenda for cross-border ecommerce development and cooperation at national and subregional levels. A panel of distinguished experts will provide comments and guidance on how to improve
1200 – 1330Lunch hosted by Asian Development Bank
1330 – 1430Synthesis and Moving Forward
Closing Ceremonies
Awarding of Certificates of Participation and Remarks/Messages
1430 onwardsParticipants Free time

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