Date: 4 July 2012
Venue: Berjaya Time Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Be greeted by Easy eCommerce Conference 2012, a platform for in-depth eCommerce discussions, knowledge exchange and networking with numerous famous industry heavyweights!
Last Wednesday, over a hundred participants together with 15 Exabees flocked to Manhattan 1 Ballroom at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, to meet over 20 eCommerce gurus face to face in the most interactive discussion of eCommerce. Participants arrived with the strongest desire to learn the latest in eCommerce, while the eCommerce gurus were there to share their most personal experience in eCommerce based on their own success stories.
The much awaited event started at around 9.30am, when CEO of Exabytes Mr Chan Kee Siak started his keynote speech, “What’s next for eCommerce in Malaysia?” As the man behind the biggest web hosting provider in Malaysia, Chan shared an overview of the eCommerce scene in Malaysia for the next 12 months and touched on the recent rapid growth of eCommerce in China. He made a convincing conclusion that online business and hosting demand in Malaysia would spike in the very near future.
From there, participants and Exabees went for a refreshment to prepare themselves for the upcoming agenda – eCommerce Showcase Open Forum Discussion. In this session, three distinguised leaders in eCommerce, Bill Chin and Christina Ng shared with the audience the eCommerce trend in their respective countries, backed by their extensive experience in their fields of expertise. Bill Chin, the representative from Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) talked about Malaysia E-Commerce atmosphere as general and also the perspective from Malaysia Government. Not to be forgotten was Christina Ng, a successful female webtrepreneur in Malaysia who told us how she made RM300,000 monthly revenue from the Internet by selling her hand-made stiletto shoes. This meaningful session was wrapped up by an active Q&A session in which participants had the golden opportunity to have their doubts about eCommerce trend all answered by the three high regarded gurus.
Next, it was again the time to savor the mouth watering cuisine prepared by Berjaya Times Square Hotel. While taking a moment to mingle with each other, Exabees received lots of positive comments from participants regarding the food served.
Soon after the beautiful lunch, Terry Yee started his talk on “Ways to Get Paid From Online Buyers”. As the main persons leading the business development of MOLPay, Terry openly shared the ways on how to effectively get paid from online buyers using the first multi-currency payment gateway in Southeast Asia, MOLPay.
It was not too long later that Francis Lui, the CEO of Nexus Mediaworks Group and Simapages International Group, Liew Chew Keat, the Managing Director of Cari.com.my and Jeremy Neyman, the Head of Sales and Operations of Catcha Digital stepped forward for a 2-hour open forum discussion. Francis was the first to go on the stage, dishing out valuable advice on how to optimize web keywords so that it was searchable on search engine. Liew from Cari.com.my took over, sharing the tips why content was the biggest magnet of web visitors. Subsequently, Jeremy Neyman, the Head of Sales and Operations of Catcha Digital shared with the audience tricks to attract more visitors using graphic advertising.
The secret to generate web traffic has always been one of most interesting subjects for online marketers. During the Q&A session in which participants were free to clear their lingering doubts, lots of questions were directed to the three gurus. Eventually the session was extended to have all the questions answered.
While it’s important for every web business to attract web traffic, let’s not forget the subject of intelectual property in the digital economy. According to our next speaker Mr Lok Choon Hong, the founding partner of Pintas IP Group, as web commerce increased, the risk of website content, features and design being copied would also increase. In this session, Mr. Lok gave away his valuable advice on how to protect a website by having better understanding on website intellectual property.
Jotting down the important details, many couldn’t wait for the upcoming lucky draw which saw The New iPad being given away. Finally, the winner was announced! Mr. Josafri Johari was the luckiest person of the day who brought home the brand new iPad, sponsored by Mr. Francis Lui, CEO of Nexus Mediaworks Group and Simapages International Group. Once again, congrats to Mr. Johari and a big thank you to Francis!
At around 5.30pm, Easy eCommerce Conference day one has finally come to an end. Participants and fellow Exabees adjourned to have their refreshment, exchanging views on plenty of intriguing details presented in the open forum discussion earlier on.
Stay tuned to the next post as we will be revealing the exciting details of Easy eCommerce Conference day two very soon!