Mentoring Workshop for Indonesian Partners

at Binus University

 

 

On August 27, 2019 all Indonesian partners were gathered in a Mentoring Meeting at Binus University with Harri Lappalainen and Timo Holopainen from Turku University of Applied Sciences as mentors.

Participants from 6 Indonesian partners were actively involved in the discussions. All sessions went wonderfully where all partners had a chance to present about their progress of the project and gave suggestions and inputs to each other. Some agreements were mare regarding various aspects of the project.

 

The event was closed with a nice dinner atl ocal Indonesian restaurant. See you in another events!!

SEASAC PROJECT WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

http://unpar.ac.id/kick-off-meeting-proyek-south-east-asia-b2b-sales-competition-seasac/The main objective of the project is to strengthen South-East Asian Universities’ capacity to provide highly skilled Business to Business (B2B) Sales professionals to the emerging international markets. Existing knowledge and best practices from Europe will be matched with Asian sales cultures leading to a South-East Asian concept where companies actively contribute to the university level sales education in its all phases: planning, implementation and assessment of students’ performance.

 

On Thursday, 21 March 2019 SEASAC Project was officially launched at the conference room of Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (MoRTHE) Office Building D, 3rd Floor. Invited audience included Rectors of Universities and Directors of several companies. Additionally, HE Mr Jari Sinkari, Ambassador of Finland also attended the event.

The event started with opening remarks from both SEAMOLEC Director Ph.D. Alpha Amirrachman and BINUS Global Director Ph.D Diah Wihardini. Opening words were followed by keynote speakers, Assistant Prof. Dr Kittiphong Praphan from Mahasarakham University of Thailand; Mr. Radju Munusamy, the Chairman of Jebsen&Jessen Indonesia group, representing the industry; Rector and President of the Turku University of Applied Sciences Dr. Vesa Taatila; the Head of the SEASAC project, Mr. Harri Lappalainen from the Turku University of Applied Sciences. The project was officially launched by Prof. Ismunandar, the Director General of Learning and Students Affairs of MoRTHE, who really welcome the project collaboration and wish it to result in significant impacts to the quality of higher education institutions. The event was closed by a press conference session.

 

SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) is currently involved in a joint programme entitled South-East Asian Sales Competition (SEASAC). It is a 3-year project funded by European Union (EU) under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education programme. Together with universities from Indonesia, Thailand, and European countries, SEAMOLEC will be actively involved in this programme consortium, as one of the partners in this project is trusted to handle the dissemination of the project and its results. With the experience and strong partnership with European and Southeast Asian colleagues, SEAMOLEC is honored and happy for the recognition of the Centre for this significant role in this project.

 

 

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The partners involved in this consortium are; (1) Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland, (2) University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria, (3) Edinburh Napier University, Scotland, (4) Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, (5) Mahasarakham University, Thailand, (6) Rangsit University, Thailand, (7) Binus University, Indonesia, (8) Universitas Putra Indonesia “YPTK” Padang, Indonesia, (9) Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia, (10) Parhayangan Catholic University, Indonesia, (11) State Polytechnic Batam, and (12) SEAMOLEC.

UNPAR Prepares B2B Sales in International Markets

UNS Successfully Conducted SEASAC Short Course 

Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) as one of consortium partners of the Southeast Asian Sales Competition (SEASAC), conducted a sales competition among students of different faculties. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the ability of the graduates in Southeast Asia region to provide skilled B2B (Business to Business) Professionals for the international market.

The project coordinator, Khresna Bayu Sangka, SE, MM, Ph.D., explained that the screening activity began last August with an open recruitment and motivational interview for students. From 100 registrants, 60 students were screened. The interesting part of this program is that it directly involves companies within the University-level training system in all phases: planning, implementation, and assessment of student performance.

A short course was then held on November 2 - 3, 2019, involving 20 selected participants. English is used as the language of instruction in all activities carried out. The winner of this competition will be promoted to a greater competition at Southeast Asia level which will be held in Thailand in 2020 and attend the International Sales Competition in Europe in 2021.

In his remarks, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof Dr Ir Ahmad Yunus, MS, conveyed the importance of the readiness of university graduates, not only in the academic field, but also in non-academic fields, such as communication and sales skills to compete in the global era. The knowledge gained during education at UNS, will be more useful if students are able to sell their works, ideas, services or products to other parties on a larger scale. In addition, this program can also be used to reconstruct learning materials about Marketing and Sales, in a broader situation it will increase the ability and competence of students in entrepreneurship material as the main content at UNS.

The concept of training and sales education conducted by all consortium partners is expected to produce concepts that can be further developed by other Southeast Asian Universities.

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