To: EXCO members
Re: Young Entrepreneurs Group’s Theme and Activities for 2017
BEIJING: Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma will kick-start his role as adviser to the Malaysian Government on its digital economy at the launch of a e-free trade zone (e-FTZ) in March.
In his (Najib’s) Budget 2017 speech last month, Najib announced that a digital economy that includes e-commerce would be Malaysia’s next growth strategy as this could bring about double-digit growth.
(source: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/11/05/adviser-jack-ma-to-start-with-eftz/ )
Key Take away:
- Malaysia is moving towards digital economy strongly by evidence of budget allocation and appointing Jack Ma as the advisor.
- Many business entreprenuers had claimed that market is very quiet and sales had been slow. If digital ecnonomy can be a successful catalyst then sales could be improved.
- KLSCCCI Young Entrepreneurs Group should take the opportunity to ride on this wave and lead our youth members to ride on this wave; and
- for the year 2017, our theme should be on digital economy, we should plan Youth activities and programmes based on digital economy.