GSPP facilitates TTCSI supported Masterclass in e-Commerce and e-Payments at the GSI Hub in Chaguanas

Participants are engrossed in one of the presentations during the masterclass in e-commerce and e-payments.
 On the 15th, October, 2017, the Global Services Promotion Programme (GSPP) facilitated a “WiCommerce Masterclass” at the Global Services Internationalization (GSI) Hub on Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas.
Key GSPP partner, the Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI), in collaboration with Melissa Marie, CariGamers, WiPay, Trin-e-box and C&W Business hosted the Masterclass which featured an outstanding line-up of speakers providing guidance, support and direction for entrepreneurs to digitize, modernize and simplify their businesses with the power of the revolutionary business service “WiCommerce”.
Just about 40 entrepreneurs, founders and digital commerce specialists came together to share and to learn more about taking their business to the next level given the renewed focus on entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy in Trinidad & Tobago.
The WiCommerce system includes a combination of shipping, payment processing and digital marketing services put together, making transacting business easier than ever. A trusted local organization handles each element of the system. Payment processing being handled by WiPay, both online and at NLCB booths across the country. Shipping services being covered by Trin-e-box, a trusted local provider with over 30 years of experience in the international and local shipping industry and digital marketing provided by CariMedia, comprised of a young, ambitious marketing team with years of experience in providing unique and memorable marketing experiences.
The Global Services Promotion Programme, is an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) US $18 million loan project implemented by the Ministry of Planning and Development with the objective of leading Trinidad and Tobago’s economic transformation/diversification, by increasing citizens’ opportunities in a new growth sector of which information technology has been targeted.   The possibility is before us to become key players in the global digital economy through the initiation of this Programme.  Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS) cover the entire scope of activities utilising information technology to improve the efficiency of an organization.  These services provide opportunities in coding, customer support, human resource management, finance and administration, supply chain management, research, data analytics, animation to name a few in the health sector, the financial sector, entertainment, sports, tourism, e-government and even the energy sector among countless others.  The Government believes that T&T can reap the benefits like countries such as India who in 2008 earned US $40 billion from its IT sector, the USA which in 2014 recorded US $400 billion in earnings from this sector.