ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 1 highlights. Indonesia at ITU Telecom World 2017

A first-time exhibitor at ITU Telecom World events, Indonesia is showcasing their successful experience in fostering the incubation and development of various Digital Economy business models, which has proven to be practical, effective and scalable for addressing the need for reducing wealth and income disparity, by empowering the domestic MSME (Micro Small & Medium Enterprises) sector with digital connectivity and technical capabilities. The Indonesia Pavilion includes MSMEs working in areas as diverse as B2C and B2B payment systems, SME online market places, agricultural and aquaculture online platforms.


At the Indonesian Press Conference which took place on Monday 25 September, H.E. Mr Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Informatics, praised the enthusiasm of the micro-businesses who are the backbone of the initiative to solve wealth distribution disparity.  Mr Zulhelfi Abidin, Director of Operations at PT Bank Rakyat, spoke of the need to ensure the infrastructure was in place to enable entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurs from start-ups, SMEs and unicorns were present to support the initiative and talk about their own experiences.