Material collaboration delivered by the speakers was preferred by SMEs in Yogyakarta since able to provide the things theoretically and practically. Departing from the understanding of what the ASEAN Community and the AEC in 2015 are, the workshop participants acknowledged that they just heard of these agendas, and assessing their business as far from the preparation in facing the AEC. However, several SMEs have prepared themselves by creating profiles on social media, and even integrate its business with the search features in Google and Google+. Through this workshop, ASEAN Studies Center UGM succeeded in forming a group using one of the chat application platform with the aim of integrating SMEs, in which they can exchange opinions and share information.
Head of the ASEAN Studies Center, Drs. Dafri Agussalim, M.A. said that the workshop can be used as a working platform or alternative strategies in preparing domestic elements were deemed less if it is associated with the process towards the ASEAN Economic Community. He underlined that the spirit of the business comes from the motivation and knowledge exchange among scientific experts, marketing, and business people. Reconciling these actors will certainly produce positive collaboration.
The workshop ended with a group photo of the invited SMEs, the organizers from the ASEAN Studies Center UGM, and the speaker in the last session, Arief Budiman of Eureka Group.