As Delegates, IPB University Undergraduate Business Students Achieve Achievements at Tri-U International Joint Seminar and Symposium 2021

Rio Kevin Mercello Alwi succeeded in obtaining the Founder Award or The Most Excellent Academic Performance (both Oral Presentation and Poster) in the Tri-U International Joint Seminar and Symposium (IJSS).  On that occasion, he presented the results of a research entitled 'Third-Party Initiatives for MSME Penetrate Market Research in The Greater Jakarta'.

Tri-U International Joint Seminar and Symposium (IJSS) is an annual meeting to facilitate students in conveying ideas and research results in international forums.  Every year, scholars and students from various countries gather to share knowledge and thoughts on various topics and strengthen their communication and understanding in the fields of population, environment, energy, and food.

The 27th Tri-U International Joint Seminar & Symposium was attended by 65 delegates from 12 universities in 6 countries.  The participating universities are IPB University-Indonesia;  Mie University (MU)-Japan;  Khabarovsk State University of Economics and Law (KSUEL)-Russia;  KLC International Institute (KLC)-Singapore;  three universities from Thailand, namely Chang Mai University (CMU), Maejo University (MJU), and Suan Dusit University (SDU);  five universities from China, namely Jiangsu University (JSU), Guangxi University (GXU), Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (GXUCM), and Nanning Normal University (NNU).

Through topics related to Population, Rio was accompanied by IPB University lecturers from the Business School, namely Fithriyyah Shalihati, SE, MM and Asaduddin Abdullah, MSc who managed to achieve this achievement.

"The background of this research is that 99.99 percent of the business population in Indonesia is micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and even 97 percent of the workforce absorption comes from MSMEs," he said.  The IPB University student explained that the COVID-19 pandemic caused a decline in the performance of MSMEs.  One of them is due to difficulties in product distribution.  In addition, the increasing digital economy is a catalyst for Indonesia to reach 60 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which must be implemented.

In his explanation, Rio also said that this research aims to provide an alternative Business to Business (B2B) platform in increasing MSME sales through third parties so that product distribution problems can be resolved effectively.  (SSB/NF) (IAAS/PSA)

Published Date : 09-Nov-2021

Resource Person : Rio Kevin Mercello Alwi

Keyword : business, business planning, SMEs, manpower