E‐Commerce; Business on the Net, catch it or lose it!

Bangkok, Nov 26 – The E-Business means business particularly E-Commerce which is a trillion dollar market in the global standing. In 2015, the prediction of global E-Commerce market continue to be moving in the positive direction with the projected growth of 20.9% in 2015 as compared with 2015.

Investing in an E-Commerce platform will further uplift any brand, making them viral and visible especially on social media. The dynamic and ever-changing E-Commerce ant its platforms showcases the importance of business entities to continue to stay relevant and up-to-date in their E-commerce business operations.

It is prevalent how youths are driving the growth of E-Commerce business worldwide. Most business such as clothing, food and beverage and other lifestyle products are manned by youth entrepreneurs who sell their products through Facebook, Instagram, Shopify and other relevant sites. Youths need to be empowered with cutting edge technologies as it is one of the solutions to establishing a future healthy economic base.

Through this dynamic growth in Southeast Asia as well as Malaysia, The Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC) with the support of The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia (KBS), International Youth Centre (IYC), Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and in collaboration with the National Children and Youth Council Thailand organized an event on ECommerce; “Business on the Net, catch it or lose it!” in Eastin Grand Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand.

Despite uneven economic growth in recent years, an overall rise in income levels has made Thailand one of the countries contributing to the emerging global middle class. Thanks in part to these higher incomes, new groups of people are gaining access to the internet for the first time, according to a new eMarketer report, “Thailand Online: Mobile Devices Will Take the Middle Class to the Web.”

The country’s National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that within Thailand’s population of 62.9 million people ages 6 and older, internet penetration reached 26.5% in 2012, up from 18.2% in 2008. But for broadband the figure is much lower. Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) put the country’s number of fixed broadband internet subscribers at 4.5 million as of Q2 2013, a penetration rate of about 6.7% of the population.

The event aims to bring together the new business cultures between Thailand and Malaysia specifically, and ASEAN in general. Not to mention, creating opportunities for all participants to interact and share their experiences and views towards the business future in the ASEAN region. Simultaneously, the event showcased hands-on training workshop to enhance participants’ skills in developing and managing their own website in view to this program.

The cultural integration element of this program will indirectly benefit participants of the trip enabling them to reflect, learn and understand each other’s culture especially for cross-border business operations.

 

A Day with ASEAN’s Prominent Young CEOs

30th October 2015

A Day with ASEAN’s Prominent Young CEOs

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC), Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and International Youth Centre (IYC), in collaboration with The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia organised an event entitled “A Day with ASEAN’s Prominent Young CEOs” in Malaysia during the end of October 2015.

The aim of the program is to be inspired by the success stories of the young CEOs from the beginning of establishing their company, challenges they faced and the business knowledge sharing for the youth community in the Southeast Asian nation. The program also wishes to inspire more youths to take up the challenge of establishing their own company in their chosen industry.

Three young panelist shared their experience with the audience, the first session attended by Mr Yusno Yunos, CEO of Y Us Sdn Bhd, moderated by Mr Jufitri Joha, Vice President of MYC. Yusno founded his company with an audacious vision to create a comprehensive event ecosystem that involves event planners, participants and suppliers. The enablers are Evenesis (www.evenesis.com), a complete cloud-based end-to-end event management system and Venueville (www.venue-ville.com), the ideal venue deal maker. The company, Y Us was listed as Malaysia’s Top 10 Most Innovative ICT Companies in 2014 by the Top 10 of Malaysia magazine. Evenesis has won multiple awards such as Winner of Malaysia INTEL APEC Start-Up Challenge 2013, Top 15 Companies under the Coach & Grow Programme 2012, two times winner of the MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards in 2013 & 2011 and nominated to be in the list of Asia’s Top 50 Apps.

The second panelist was Mr Mohd Azad Jasmi, Executive Director, TAJ International Collage moderated by Mr Low End Tack, MYC’s Vice President. He shared his 10 years experience in Strategic Partnerships, corporate development and in the Automotive industry that covers retail, network & distribution development, branding, strategic planning, corporate legal framework, research & due diligence, business development, operations and management, mergers & acquisitions, joint venture initiatives and corporate restructuring exercises.He is also responsible in setting up the framework of a global automotive brand distribution network in Malaysia and instrumentally involved in the strategic alliance and partnership between a global car company and national automotive company.

The final Panelist of the day was Mr Fizo Omar this talented celebrity, is no stranger to the Malaysian’s entertainment industry, be it in sports or the silver screen. He shared his ups and downs trough out his journey as entertainer and as entrepreneur. He won several awards such as Emerging Youth Entrepreneur 2014, and also Youth Icon under Ministry Youth and Sports Malaysia. He mentioned “To be successful at a young age, one must make sacrifices. Success doesn’t come overnight or in a neat little package. I’m here today because I sacrificed my teenage years. I practiced hard to be a footballer, looked for opportunities to work whenever possible and didn’t have time to hang-out with friends. But it’s worth it.”

ASEAN Youth Debate (AYD): Rising Cost of Living

22nd August 2015

ASEAN Youth Debate (AYD): Rising Cost of Living

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC), Malaysia Youth Council (MBM) and International Youth Centre (IYC), in collaboration with The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia organized ASEAN Youth Debate on Rising Cost of Living. 40 youth from ASEAN countries attended the program.

Mr. Mohammad Rizan Hassan, Head of Information MBM act as a moderator and Mr. Khairul Anwar El Syazalli Musa, Chairman, Consumer Movement Silver is present as the program panel.

Among the issues raised is on job opportunities in Malaysia and ASEAN. Besides discussions on the burden of the cost of living compared between ASEAN countries. There is no doubt that the cause of increased living costs as competition for jobs in their own country, among Malaysians competing with foreign workers in their own land. Thus, large companies are more interested with foreign workers because the costs much cheaper than the local worker.

In addition, participants also shared the opinion that youth or anyone else should have to look for opportunities because there are too many opportunities out there, but to all the youth only expect this to be provided by the government while there should be initiatives to generate additional income or find a job with costs more lucrative salary.

Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness Sabah, Malaysia

15th November 2014

Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness

Sabah, Malaysia

A joint program CAYC and Malaysia Youth Council together with the Ministry Youth and Sports Malaysia, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.

Youth Forum: ASEAN Community Awareness an outreach program to meet youth across Malaysia. The Program aims are to disseminate knowledge on ASEAN Community 2015 and it is an opportunity to express and present their ideas, understanding and recommendation on building ASEAN Community.

The panellist are Dato Raja Nazim, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for topic ASEAN Politic Security Community and Ahmad Saparudin B. Yusup, Malaysia Youth Council for topic on Youth Challenges, Prospect & Preparation.

 

Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness University Malaya, Malaysia

15th November 2014
Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness
University Malaya, Malaysia

A joint program CAYC and Malaysia Youth Council together with the Ministry Youth and Sports Malaysia, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.
Youth Forum: ASEAN Community Awareness an outreach program to meet youth across Malaysia. The Program aims are to disseminate knowledge on ASEAN Community 2015 and it is an opportunity to express and present their ideas, understanding and recommendation on building ASEAN Community.

The panellist are Mr Yusri Firdaus, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia for topic ASEAN Socio Culture Community, Mr Suhaimi, Misitry of Foreign Affairs topic on ASEAN Politic Security Community and Dr. Jastwant Singh from University Malaya and Ms Putri Balkis, Malaysia Youth Council for topic on Youth Challenges, Prospect & Preparation

Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness Kelantan, Malaysia

1st November 2014

Youth Forum : ASEAN Community Awareness

Kelantan, Malaysia

A joint program CAYC and Malaysia Youth Council together with the Ministry Youth and Sports Malaysia, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia.

Youth Forum: ASEAN Community Awareness an outreach program to meet youth across Malaysia. The Program aims are to disseminate knowledge on ASEAN Community 2015 and it is an opportunity to express and present their ideas, understanding and recommendation on building ASEAN Community.

The panellist are Mr Dian Nais, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia for topic ASEAN Socio Culture Community and Ahmad Saparudin B. Yusup, Malaysia Youth Council for topic on Youth Challenges, Prospect & Preparation.

ASEAN Youth Day Meeting (AYDM) Awards and 9th ASEAN Ten Accomplished Youth Organization Awards (9th ASEAN TAYO)

8th-10th October 2014

ASEAN Youth Day Meeting (AYDM) Awards and 9th ASEAN Ten Accomplished Youth Organization Awards (9th ASEAN TAYO)

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The ASEAN Youth Day Meeting (AYDM) Awards and 9th ASEAN Ten Accomplished Youth Organization Awards (9th ASEAN TAYO) Tarindak d Polo, Royal Brunei Polo and Club House, the award was presented by the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.

The recipient are from all ASEAN member state, Brunei TAYO recipient was Kumpulan Putra Seni, meanwhile, Awg Md Zefri Md Zain Ariff was awarded the Youth Awards, Malaysia TAYO awardee was Persatuan Belia Tenggaroh 2, and Mr Julfitri for Youth Awards.

Khairunnisa Haji Ash'ari receiving the award from the Minister
Khairunnisa Haji Ash’ari receiving the award from the Minister

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The 19th Committee For Asean Youth Cooperation (CAYC) Management Meeting

9th October 2014

The 19th Committee For Asean Youth Cooperation (CAYC) Management Meeting

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Committee for ASEAN Youth Cooperation (CAYC) has been established since September 1975 in Jakarta. It was the strong determination on the part of ASEAN youth to render their contribution to the tasks of ASEAN building that culminates in the formation of CAYC.

It was envisaged that CAYC play a leading role in establishing a firm foundation for common action to promote regional cooperation and understanding, sense of belonging to ASEAN society, equality and justice among youth and youth organization in the region.

As we are nearing to the year 2015 in realising ASEAN Community 2015, CAYC look forward for continuous support in harnessing regionalism spirit and togetherness among our youth, CAYC have organized and planned future program to support in realizing the ASEAN Community.

CAYC look forward to build up “CAYC Work Plan 2015 – 2020” and to be in line with the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) blueprint. Youth participation and representation are indeed vital in ensuring the achievement of objective and realization of ASEAN Community.

With strong support from SOMY in uplifting regionalism, either in spirit, programs and it will go a long way with the openness and readiness from each of us.

Pre-Convention: ASEAN Youth Leaders Summit 2015

7th – 10th August 2014

Pre-Convention: ASEAN Youth Leaders Summit 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Pre-Convention: ASEAN Youth Leaders Summit was convened on 7th August until 10th August, 2014 at Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This pre-convention that gather 141 participants from ASEAN, aimed to disseminate knowledge on ASEAN Community 2015.

The Opening Keynote Address in opening ceremony was officiated by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister, Ministry International Trade and Industry. Mr. Mohammed Maliki Mohammed Rapiee, President of Malaysian Youth Council was also present to give welcoming remarks.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman of The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and former Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs, along with Prof Madya Dr Jastwan Singh, Department of Strategic and International Studies, University of Malaya. Mr. Hasnul Haniff Harun moderated this session, where the discussion evolved from the historical and political perspective. The session also discuss about the nonconventional securities issues.

In the second session of ASEAN Economic Transformation was delivered by Mr. Ravindran Palaniappan, Senior Director, ASEAN Economic Cooperation Divison, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Ms. Hong Ju Khee, Project Leader, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute. Ms. Haryati Hamdzah, moderated this session. This session discussed on the benefits and challenges of the coming ASEAN Economic Community AEC), and the suitable approach for young people in ASEAN to seize the opportunities along the process.

The Brainstorming Session was handled by the program director, the late Mr. Abu Qassim Nor Azmi, where he narrowed the discussion on the youth awareness, youth integration, youth in decision-making with the focus towards 2015.

On the same date, the participants were invited to attend ASEAN Food & Cultural Festival 2014 that were held in conjunction with ASEAN Day 2014 with variety of ASEAN cuisine prepared to all with the assistance from the embassies of ASEAN member states. The participants were also served with the multi-cultural performance.

On the 9th, the Concurrent Discussion : ASEAN Community 2015, the participants were divided to three groups. ASEAN Politic and Security, facilitated by Mr. Mohamad Raimi (ABIM) with the assistance of Prof Dr Jatswan S. Sidhu (Universiti Malaya) as appointed expert for the group. ASEAN Economic Transformation group discussion were facilitated by Mr. Ahmad Fahmi (ABIM) and assisted by appointed expert, Mr. Rushdi Abdul Rahim (MIGHT). The third group of ASEAN Youth Empowerment, was facilitated by Mr. Jufitri Joha and Prof. Madya Dr. Haslinda Abdullah (UPM) and Dr. Janice Nga (USM) were present as the appointed expert.