The CPSC Director General Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, along with Faculty Consultant Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel and Executive Secretary Mr. Bryan Noel Lazaro attended the International Seminar on E-Commerce held at Super Hawk Hotel, Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics in Hangzhou, China from June 26 to 28, 2017. The seminar was organized by the China National E-Commerce Vocational Education Steering Committee (NEVESC) and UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre – Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE), in cooperation with Beijing Zhongzhi Hongheng Education and Technology Co. Ltd. China and Beijing Bodao Qiancheng Education and Technology Co. Ltd. China.
It had more than 30 participants coming from China, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. The seminar served as a platform for benchmarking and sharing of best practices on E-commerce and its impact on technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
ZJTIE President Mr. Chen Lineng and NEVESC Director Mr. Lu Chunyang graced the program and delivered their respective Welcome Addresses at the Opening Ceremony which had Mr. Chandler Huang, Vice President of ZJTIE as moderator.
Invited to deliver his message, Dr. Ram highlighted that the program is very relevant and timely as they acknowledge the importance of TVET in providing the workforce required in the growing e-commerce industry. He hoped that the seminar would be able to impart best practices and strategies in delivering highly effective and quality TVET programs and produce globally competent graduates who would develop innovations and take e-commerce to another level.
Representatives from other countries, as well as organizations and industries from China, shared the status of E-commerce in their respective countries/industries, including some challenges and opportunities in its execution. Leading companies in E-commerce – Amazon and Alibaba also participated in the exchange of information and sharing of ideas through their experts who were invited as resource persons for the seminar.
On the second day, ZJTIE, CPSC and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) came into an initial agreement to promote E-commerce, starting with E-commerce Training for TVET Trainers approach.
The organizers arranged exposure visits to some workshop laboratories within the ZJTIE campus, and E-commerce companies in Hangzhou, namely ZJMIEC and Alibaba to provide participants a better idea on how the industry works. Participants also had an opportunity to discover the culture and history of Hangzhou through a dinner and night view of the historical West Lake area.