Bizcom Indonesia held the 38th Investor Gathering with the theme ‘Industrial Outlook 2020 and How to Invest in New Industry’ which discussed investment in new industries with references and directions from the 2020 Industrial Outlook, at JW Marriot Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.
For now, continued Aldian, using fiscal and budget from the government, is one way that can be done to improve the economy. “One of the things we are waiting for is the discovery of a vaccine for Covid-19, which will be a process of significant changes to the country’s economic conditions,” he said.
Future Mediatrix Group (FMG) CEO, Thomas Joseph, said social media and websites are digital assets that companies need to consider today. “Evidently, a business that can survive a pandemic is an effort to implement technology and digitization,” he explained.
Thomas said that the digital sector in Indonesia is still felt by investors as having great potential. Moreover, if viewed from the demographic area of Indonesia which is quite wide.
“Investment in the digital sector is one thing that should be considered, given the pandemic conditions. Even though everything is limited, the digital sector is able to maintain business and show a consistent increase,” he said.
The Director of Information and Communication for the Economy and Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Communication and Information, Septriana Tangkary, added that the government is currently focusing on carrying out economic recovery with a budget of Rp. 607 trillion.
“There are several government policies in the economic sector that help MSMEs through the national movement Proud to be Made in Indonesia. Thus, increasing people’s purchasing power will have an impact on the recovery of MSMEs in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
Apart from that, said Septriana, the government has also started digitizing UMKM through the UMKM Go Online activity program, due to the high potential of technology during the pandemic.
“The government’s real contribution to the development of MSMEs is through cooperation with LKPP by launching an application that makes it easier for MSMEs to access the procurement of goods and services to the government,” said Septriana.