Southeast Asian

The great opportunity: a snapshot of Southeast Asian commerce

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With India on one side and China on the other, the Southeast Asian market has in the past often been overlooked by international brands as being too disparate, too diverse, and simply too challenging to take on. Those brands who have tried to enter the market have often been knocked back, or even knocked out entirely, due to a fundamental …


30 Asian leaders shaping the future of commerce

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Asian commerce is an incredibly exciting space to be working in right now. From the millions of people going online for the first time each year via mobile devices, to the growth of the aspirational middle class, the pie is without doubt getting bigger. At the same time there remain key challenges in place that all merchants, and the ecosystems …

Streamlining the e-commerce channel with Jualo at Seamless

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Good news for those who like to trade on e-commerce sites. One of Indonesia’s hottest online marketplaces, has waived all transaction fees on its platform,  making it virtually free for users to transact and pay for purchases. This service, according to COO Pedro Principe, are part of his efforts to provide convenience, comfort, and safety for both the buyers and …

Guest article: A New Era in Philippine Commerce

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Manila, Philippines-  Last September 6-7, the Terrapinn team assembled one of the most well-organised conferences for Ecommerce here in the Philippines.  Terrapinn operates from a network of offices in London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Dubai and Johannesburg. This gives Terrapinn events a global reach and truly international perspective. And they’ve been doing this for over 25 years. Despite being home …


White Paper: The opportunities and challenges of e-commerce in Indonesian healthcare

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E-commerce has taken Indonesian retail and transportation by storm with the recent years bearing witness to a remarkable lifestyle transformation for Indonesians. With increased government support towards furthering its significance to the Indonesian economy, it’s a fair assumption that e-commerce is poised for greater integration across Indonesian industries. Recent developments in the Indonesian healthcare sector, as well as the continued …

Insights with Carmudi Indonesia CEO, Subir Lohani

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Subir Lohani is the current CEO of Carmudi Indonesia, the leading vehicle marketplace in Indonesia. Previously he was Managing Director of Carmudi Philippines, before that, an investment banker working out of Singapore in the capital markets space, with a specialty of covering corporate and sovereign clients in South and South East Asia. On a recent trip to Jakarta, we sat …

Guest article: Dave McClure on Japan’s slow startup dawn: ‘What the f*** is the problem?’

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It was a 500 Startups extravaganza as no fewer than four people from the international venture capital firm took the stage at a recent technology conference in Tokyo. The VC that started out in 2010 by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai with the ambition of helping build 500 businesses now has a global portfolio of 1,600 companies. “Maybe 500 VCs is …


Are we entering into an age of e-commerce consolidation in Indonesia?

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The e-commerce landscape in many of the emerging markets in Southeast Asia has, through until 2016, been a story of fragmentation. Whereas in markets like China and the US we have seen consolidation through the emergence of clearly dominant players (Alibaba and Amazon respectively), in Southeast Asia there are a host of players in each market fighting it out for dominance. In …

Announcing Cards & Payments Indonesia 2016

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From the rise of omnichannel retail to the big bang of mobile enabled payments, 2016 is set to be the most disrupted, exciting and challenging year for Indonesia in recent memory. Here at Cards & Payments Indonesia 2016, we are bringing to you 2 days of conferences  jam packedwith content delivered by some of the leading lights of the payments industry …

It’s a wrap – the Philippines show epilogue from the producer

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We were delighted to welcome 1,800 attendees to the 2nd edition of Cards & Payments Philippines at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila from the 6th to 7th September. Collocated with the conference, we brought back the hugely successful E-Commerce Show and debuted a conference, focusing on retail strategy in the Philippines, Retail World Philippines. Alongside the conferences, was an exhibition packed with …