Part I. Participant Selection Criteria and Notification for Applicants

August 30, 2022 (Bangkok Time)

Documents to be uploaded when submitting the application form
1) Profile photo (must provide)
2) Scanned National ID or Passport (must provide)
3) Business brochure or products catalog (if available)


The training program targets a total of 40 participants (6-7 seats per GMS country), including
- 28 SME entrepreneurs, 4-5 seats per country; 
- 12 officials from Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs, relevant governmental departments and business associations), 2 seats per country; 
- from six GMS countries, namely Cambodia, P.R.China (Yunnan and Guangxi), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Qualification of Applicants 
- Be able to communicate (speak, understand, read and write) at a professional level in English;
- Interested in trade through e-commerce with other GMS countries and beyond; 
- Have basic knowledge of e-commerce and basic computer skills;
- Have online shopping experiences;
- Have the sufficient professional capacity to actively participate in cross-culturally at regional and international levels;
- Be able to commit to attending the entire training cycle from August to November 2022.  

In particular, for the group of entrepreneurs, the applicants should:
- Have at least three years of experience of business experience; 
- Have been involved in the export business and are highly interested in expanding market/innovating business through e-commerce;
- Are open-minded with new trends of technology and actively practicing business innovation;
- Have at least a high school or bachelor’s degree

For the group of Officials from Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs), the applicants/nominees should: 

- Have been involved in international trade promotion, export products and business development, e-commerce development and promotion;
- Have experience in international and regional cooperation for trade promotion, preferably with experiences coordinating with Trade -Promotion and Business Development Services organizations in GMS countries;
- Have at least a bachelor’s degree.


The program contains activities in three phases and requires full participation in all training cycles after being selected as participants. 

> Phase I: August 29-September 14, 2022 | 11-day | Zoom

1) Pre-Training Meeting on August 25, 2022 at 14:30 (Bangkok time)
To introduce the training arrangement and rules; and to inform participants to prepare Self-Introduction (PPT format) and conduct a self-assessment survey. 
2) Two-week online training course via Zoom
August 29-September 14, 2022, via Zoom.
> Phase II: September 15-November 20, 2022 | GMS countries 

Action plan implementation by training participants in respective GMS countries within 2 months after the training, which includes organizing the localized workshops (TPOs) and developing Export E-Market Plan.

> Phase III: Nov 24-25, 2022 (2 full-day) | Zoom | Synthesis & Evaluation workshop to share action plan results, progress, best practices, lesson learned and the way forward. 

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