BID TO HELP LOCAL SMES GO GLOBAL
Initiative will enable businesses to maximise potential
MASTERCARD, Google, Alliance Bank and Maxis, in collaboration with the International Trade and Industry Ministry, SME Corp and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), have launched Go Global Malaysia, a training and education programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The initiative seeks to equip SMEs with the skills and tools to maximise their business potential, help them capitalise on growth opportunities and raise their competencies to become global players in their industries by encouraging them to go digital.
“With the rise of the digital economy, coupled with the fastpaced, competitive business environment, the adoption and use of technology has become a key enabler of progress,” said Mastercard country manager for Malaysia and Brunei, Perry Ong.
Electronic payments allow SMEs to achieve greater efficiency, meet evolving business demands and support business growth and scale.
Mastercard and Alliance Bank will host workshops focused on educating and training 1,000 entrepreneurs on the benefits of digital payment platforms, including making and collecting payments safely, swiftly and smartly, as part of the programme.
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (centre) launching the Go Global Malaysia initiative in Kuala Lumpur yesteday. With him are his deputy Datuk Ahmad Maslan (fourth from left) and SME Corp chief executive officer Datuk Dr Hafsah Hashim.