ETDA launches the grand opening of Young Talent Platform in Thailand e-Commerce Week 2019 gather the power of young generation building the workforce ready for the era of e-Commerce

General Press Releases Thursday January 17, 2019 10:54
กรุงเทพฯ--17 ม.ค.--สำนักงานพัฒนาธุรกรรมทางอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ (องค์การมหาชน)

ETDA shows strength by creating the first e-Commerce platform in Thailand called "Young Talent Platform" for e-Commerce Park which is going to be launched in Thailand e-Commerce Week 2019. Expecting to develop and drive Thai entrepreneurs to Global market and establish the Workforce Center for exchanging knowledge and expertise supporting e-Commerce ecosystem in Thailand.

Mrs. Surangkana Wayuparp, the President of Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization) or ETDA, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society revealed that during 31 January – 2 February 2019, will hold the Thailand e-Commerce Week 2019 for the fourth year under the concept "e-Commerce In The Park, e-Commerce Is Now #First come, first earn money" at Srinakharinwirot University, Prasarnmit Campus. Opening "Young Talent Platform" to support e-Commerce Park, the first fully integrated e-Commerce Ecosystem Center in Thailand will be inaugurated during the event which is honored by Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister to preside over the opening ceremony together with a special lecture on "The Core Value and Beyond of e-Commerce Park for everyone" and award the "Thailand e-Commerce Awards: People's Choice 2019" to the winner which is the most Popular e-Commerce entrepreneur in Thailand for this year.

For the highlights of this event, "Young Talent Platform" will be launched to support Workforce by gathering Start ups and experts to create the first Platform in the country that is the center of e-Commerce Ecosystem providing services from e-Commerce business consulting, searching for jobs, searching for funds, business matching, e-learning and online media that connected to e-marketplace and also includes the service for business registration. The platform will help building the whole community ready for Young Talent to exchange knowledge and also provide all the services needed in the ecosystem such as e-Payment and Online Marketing.

Besides, it will display the simulation of e-Commerce Park which is going to be the e-Commerce hub supporting e-Commerce industry all the way to SMEs, product manufacturer and service providers both domestic and international by creating knowledge center and business network which help leverage the competitive advantage of businesses up to the international standard and provide channels for SMEs to create business matching and business cluster. The establishment of e-Commerce Park comes from the collaboration between ETDA and Srinakharinwirot University through Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote electronic transactions and e-Commerce. During the event, there will be the expansion of collaboration with other educational institutes as well in order to enhance the manpower entering Thai e-Commerce market. Srinakharinwirot University is going to be the first prototype location for e-Commerce Park.

"e-Commerce Park concept originally comes from the prototype in China, where 2,000 e-Commerce Park locations were created all around the country. ETDA, therefore, signed MOU with Dong Guan Province, China's no.1 e-Commerce district for exchanging personnel and experiences in e-Commerce aspect.

E-Commerce Park at Srinakharinwirot University, not only does aim to be the center of education, training and cooperating with agencies overseas to create smooth channel for Thai entrepreneurs to export their products to global market, ETDA also set priority for developing and supporting manpower by cooperating with leading educational institutes to support the newly graduates or students who seeks to earn money by joining e-Commerce Park where the young generation are able to develop their potential and assist SMEs to use e-Commerce tools securely and correctly," Mrs. Surangkhana stated.

Thailand e-Commerce Week 2019 also gather all the businesses related to e-Commerce ecosystem, for example, Shopee Thailand and LNW, the e-Commerce service provider platform, Bangkok Bank, the e-Payment service provider, Thai post and Kerry, the logistics service provider and other service providers related to e-Commerce such as Digital marketing, fulfilment management even the photography service also participate in the event. Moreover, the successful online shops will be showcased along with various products from Thai e-Market SMEs.

At the same time, Thailand e-Commerce week 2019 is also packed with activities and seminars from e-Commerce gurus and expertise from Digital industry in Thailand and from global corporations to reveal their e-Commerce vision. ETDA is honored that the speakers for the seminars are from the leading companies in Thailand and from abroad such as Alibaba, CEO & Co-Founder of Priceza, Mr. Thanawat Malabuppha and the influencers such as Point of View, Youtuber with more than 500,000 followers will be joining the stage sharing their knowledge on "how to build career on what you like to do!" , "Get ready for the e-Commerce war in 2019", "every road is heading towards trading online" and "Selling on e-Marketplace will meet more opportunities and become more challenging" as such along with topics from All Gen e-Commerce to provide overall image how business can grow organically by starting with brand building and digital marketing. Many interesting seminars suit to demand and lifestyle of new generation, such as, Click for Money (simply earn money by clicking), and New Gen Make Money (Extra Money during study) will be included in this event.

"New Gen for New Jobs", New generation and the skills e-Business entrepreneurs are seeking from leading HR Recruitment platform in Thailand by Getlinks, JobsDB, Jobtopgun and JobBKK, "The insight from online advertisement war between Thai and foreign companies, who will stay?" and update the online media situation in terms of competition and technology by Mr. Waroros Rojana, the president of Thai Webmaster Association and the co-founder of, Mr. Wanchat Padungrat or Mr. Apisilp Trunganont the co-founder of and "How to make your content GO VIRAL along with photography techniques how to make your photos attractive" by Leegate Supawal Pooncharoen, famous Net Idol or online model that companies has to book queue for months in advance.

For the overview of Thai e-Commerce market in 2017, the e-Commerce value survey believes the number of e-Commerce users will grow continuously about 8% in e-Commerce value from 2017 and expected to increase to 3 trillion baht in 2018. The survey also stated that Thai people start to trust shopping online more and search for new online services. As a result, buying products or services online is in the top 5 online activities for Thai internet users and it continues until in this year. The change in customer activities comes from the intervention of Disruptive Technology which plays important role in people' lives creating transition for Thai people towards Digital society. The people who can adapt themselves faster to the change can create new career and income channel along with the growth of e-Commerce market.

For Thailand e-Commerce Awards: People's Choice 2019 for the popular Thai e-Commerce entrepreneurs which will be selected from public nomination, this year ETDA especially open another section for student contests to produce creative media and pitch business in order to support Thai e-Commerce entrepreneurs. ETDA is also honored that the judge panel will be e-Commerce expert personnel from both government and private sectors including our partner companies who will be witnesses in the event.

The event sponsors are Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Kerry Express (Thailand) Company Limited, Shopee (Thailand) Company Limited, Thai Post Company Limited, Total Access Communication Company Limited, Siam Packaging Group Company Limited, LNW Shop Company Limited, Vevo Systems Co., Ltd., Shippop Company Limited, Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG), CAT Telecom Company Limited, Department of Business Development (DBD), Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), The Federation Thai SME, Digital Advertising Association (Thailand), TeC e-Business Center Co., Ltd, Thai e-Commerce Association,

Thailand e-Payment Trade Association, Thai Transportation & Logistics Association, Thailand Tech Startup Association, Thai Webmaster Association, Durian Corporation Company Limited, Fastwork Technologies Company Limited, Getlinks Thailand Company Limited, Central JD Commerce Company Limited, Company Limited, JobsDB Recruitment Thailand Company Limited, TopGun Company Limited, Online Premium Publisher Association (OPPA) and MCOT Public Company Limited.

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