Recently, The Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC) awarded SCland's EMHub & Emporis collectively with the nation's first SITEC E-Commerce Hub Certificate at Kota Damansara.

In conjunction with EMHub's Groundbreaking, the ceremony was attended by Guests YAB Tuan Amirudin bin Shari, Menteri Besar Selangor; YB Dato' Teng Chang Khim, Senior Executive Councillor and Chairman of the Standing Committees for Investment, Industry & Commerce, Small & Medium Enterprise (SME); Dato' Hasan Azhari HJ. Idris, CEO of Invest Selangor Berhad; Dato' Seri Subahan Kamal, Chairman of Alcom Group Berhad; Dato' Tony Lim, Managing Director of SCland Development Sdn Bhd; and Yong Kai Ping, Chief Executive of SITEC.

Presented by YAB Tuan Amirudin bin Shari to Dato' Seri Subahan, the SlTEC E-Commerce Hub Certification recognises EMHub & Emporis jointly as being facilitative of e-commerce activities in Malaysia. Its developers have demonstrated that the development possesses stellar physical infrastructure, fulfillment & warehousing capabilities, an e-commerce friendly ecosystem, and a commitment to talent development.

In his opening speech, YAB Tuan Amirudin bin Shari, Menteri Besar Selangor, said: "TheSITEC E-Commerce Hub Award given today to SCland for the developments of the EMHub & Emporis jointly highlights an important step for Selangor to move towards New Retail - where Online to Offline (020) and Online Merge with Offline business (OMO) business are emerging.

he added."At the SITEC E-Commerce Hub, sellers can have their distribution centres, showrooms and offices under one roof while operating their business online. Aside from the infrastructure & e-fulfillment capabilities provided by EMHub, SITEC will play a role to facilitate a digital economy ecosystem including payment gateway, logistics services or online marketplaces as well as talent development capabilities such as E-Commerce Classes, Accelerator programmes, co-working space and other events at Emporis."

In his speech, Dato' Teng Chang Khim said: "The SITEC-Commerce Hub Certification is away to step up our efforts to push for innovation within traditional industries through digital economy efforts. This to follow suit and push for transformation of the e-commerce scenes an invitation to other developers and stakeholders in related industries.

"We would like to encourage the Selangor business community to take advantage of the resources and knowledge provided by the E-Commerce Hub to learn about selling online and upgrading their business to the 020 model.

"We also encourage them to embrace cross-border e-Commerce to penetrate the China and furniture, do.

"We also hope that the e-Commerce Hub can help to attract Foreign Domestic Investment in the Southeast Asian markets, the same way successful brands who sell biscuits, 3-1 coffee and digital economy, where e-Commerce merchants and startups set up offices, distribution centres and showrooms in EMHub." added Dato' Teng.

SITEC has been committed to growing the local e-Commerce industry since 2015, and are always looking at ways to add value to the industry. Our stringent application criteria for the E-Commerce Hub Certification ensures that developments that apply for the certification are holistic in their approach to nurture local SMEs and e-Commerce players.

SITEC is looking at not just the infrastructure, but the amenities as well as relevant supportive initiatives such as skills or training programmes and events for tenants. We have even set a requirement for developments in Selangor to set aside 30% of the co-working space specially for Selangor businesses in order to encourage more e-Commerce and entrepreneurship activity in the state.

Model of EM Hub Project Infrastructure in Kota Damansara

About SlTEC

Selangor has been making great headway into its efforts to uplift the Digital Economy since 2015 with its e-Commerce, startup and Smart City initiative SITEC. Established under the secretariat of Invest Selangor by the Selangor State Government, the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC) is chaired by the Chairman of the Standing Committees of Investment, Industry & Trade, Small and Medium Industries (SME), YB Dato' Teng Chang Khim. SITEC aims to develop Selangor as the regional trading hub for e-Commerce and to uplift the startup ecosystem within the state.

From 2015 to 2018, SITEC has conducted 81 e-Commerce classes for the public, organised international and regional e-Commerce and Smart City events and reached over 200,000 people in the e-commerce, startup and smart city industries. SITEC economic contribution for the last 4 years amount to RM173 Million. MYBUZZ!