Published date27 May 2022
Publication titleASEAN Tribune

27 May 2022 (Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs) _: 27 May 2022 (Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs) Speaking at the Australia-ASEAN Business Forum in Melbourne on 23 May 2022, Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega discussed the rapid digital transformation in Southeast Asia and the significant opportunities it offers to Australian business.

Ambassador De La Vega said, 'ASEAN is among the fastest growing online markets in the world,' referring to published data on the 350 million estimated Internet user base as of 2018 and the additional 40 million first time users in 2020 alone. She also discussed the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2022 and the commitment of ASEAN to be a leading digital community and economic bloc, powered by secure and transformative digital services, technologies and ecosystem. She also discussed the challenges on...

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