The Industrial Revolution 4.0 emerging in the world in 2011 has changed various aspects of human life. Innovation of technology has changed rapidly and has linked all with the Internet which produces brand-new smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (artificial intelligent), internet of things, robotization, digitalization, drone technology, genome technology, additive manufacturing and digital economy.
The presence of the digital economy as a part of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is one of the world's main concerns as it has brought a new approach in the current trading platform. In 2015, the value of the digital economy reached USD 3.5 trillion or 4% of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and projected to increase by 11% per year in the next five years (Kemendag, 2017).
The growth of the digital economy in the world has also affected the domestic trade and Indonesian economic growth. President Joko Widodo has mentioned it repeatedly in front of the public that there has been a shift in trade platform from offline to online. Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) and Financial Technology (Fintech) trends have become more massive in this country in line with the change of lifestyle and consumer spending. E-Commerce and Fintech are part of the digital economy believed to increase the trade efficiency and to provide benefits, not only to consumers but also to producers in domestic and foreign trade.
The development of Indonesia's digital economy has a great potential to grow in the future. More than 51% of 260 million of the population are internet users and it is predicted to continuously increase by 50 million in 2020. In addition, the development of digital economy also shows positive trends, such as e-commerce transactions that grew by 30-50% in 2017 compared to 2014 and fintech transactions which raised USD 14.5 billion in 2016 (IDEA, 2017).
Realizing these opportunities and potentials, President Joko Widodo has launched the establishment of 1,000 technopreneurs in 2019 and he plans to create Indonesia as the base of digital economic power in Southeast Asia by 2020. Through the 14th Economic Policy Package, the government has also developed the Road Map of E-Commerce and publishes the Presidential Decree No. 74/2017 on Road Map of E-Commerce in 2017- 2019. This policy is one step ahead to optimize the utilization of electronic-based economic potential. It is also expected to increase the innovation and efficiency of trade related to Indonesian competitiveness.
Within the framework of international trade cooperation, Indonesia's trade partners are increasingly demanding the principles of openness and non-discrimination in global data traffic. Governments are required to fully facilitate the digital trading transactions by providing the most conducive regulatory framework to support aspects of the digital economy such as content rights, online services, enabling technology and services, connectivity, and user interfaces (APEC PSU, 2016). While in the domestic market, the digital economy era not only success to create many start-up companies and innovative products, but also considered as the reasons of declining conventional retail sales and shifting in consumption patterns.
The digital economy has opened new opportunities in the field of trade which can bridge the interests of various parties including producers, consumers and markets across the space and time. However, the development of digital economy is also speculated to bring a threatening risk when the opportunity is not supported by adaptive regulation, human resources, and dynamic government. Therefore, integrated digital economy policy is obviously needed for the development of digital economy, particularly for e-commerce which could be one of the national economic backbones.
In order to support that issue and policy, Trade Analysis and Development Agency (TREDA) of Ministry of Trade/BPPP will organize the 2nd International Conference and Call for Paper 2018 with the main theme “Strategy and Innovation of Trade in the Digital Economy Age”. This event is an annual event of BPPP to collect, provide, and share the data and information as well as build a positive synergy and database with various stakeholders in trade sector.
The organizer of this conference is Trade Analysis and Development Agency (TREDA) of the Ministry of Trade. It is the unit that is responsible to the Minister for trade analysis and developing trade policies. The agency conducts research in various area of domestic and international trade which are used as resources for formulating and developing policies at the Ministry of Trade. In order to support this duties, TREDA publishes the journal of scientific publication namely Buletin Ilmiah Litbang Perdagangan (BILP). BILP is a medium to disseminate knowledge and research in the field of trade. The journal is published twice a year in July and December and nationally accredited by Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI).
Call for Paper
Interested public are invited to submit a 150-200 words text-only abstract, which contains author/s’ contact details and related scope of the conference. The authors of 45 selected abstracts should submit full paper and present in the conference. All papers presented will be published in international proceeding with ISSN and 3 best papers will have an opportunity to be published in Buletin Ilmiah Litbang Perdagangan (BILP).
The International Conference will be opened by the Minister of Trade and followed by the Keynote Speech from academia and practitioner. The topic presented of the keynote speech is about Strategy and Innovation of Trade in the Digital Economy Age. This session will be ended by a panel discussion with three invited speakers representing policy maker, academia and practitioner.
The 2nd International Conference and Call for Paper (ICCAP) will be held on Wednesday- Thursday, 5-6 September 2018 in Double Tree Hotel Jakarta, starting with Call for Paper in February 2018
It is expected that 200 people will participate in this forum from various elements of government, academia, business and general public, including the Representatives from the ASEAN’s Countries.