Life in the industrial revolution 4.0 era, which is signalled by rapid changes in the field of automation technologies, has provided significant influences on digitalized economy. These changes have made economic transactions, financial transactions, and business affairs accessible to everyone at any time and at any place. Nevertheless, this technologies advancement does not always coincide with changes in communities’ behaviour and government policies in protecting the interests of the state and its people. As the result, various problems are possibly to arise within the communities’ social life.
With the spirit of taking education as one of major solutions to overcome problems potentially occurring in this industrial revolution 4.0 era, the 1st International Conference on Economics, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Finance (ICEBEF 2018), with its’ theme of “Digital Economy Society: Opportunities and Challenges”, has been a forum to discuss issues related to digitalized economy. This forum has enabled us to develop guidance to anticipate possible opportunities and challenges related to management, e-commerce, e-business, finance and banking, entrepreneurship, creativity, economics education, financial technology (fin-tech), and related issues.
With insightful speeches from three prominent keynote speakers, consisting of Assoc. Prof. Karolos Papadas (Conventry University, United Kingdom), Assoc. Prof. Noor Azman Ali, P.hD (Universiti Putra Malaysia), and Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata, M.Pd. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia), this conference has shed light on issues addressed and bring together researchers, students, entrepreneurs, professionals, educators, practitioners, and other groups who are interested in management, e-commerce, e-business, finance and banking, entrepreneurship, creativity, economics education, financial technology (fin-tech), and related issues, to share their works and ideas.
On behalf of the executive committee of the conference, we would like to thanks for the participation of all participants. We also like to express our apologies for any shortcoming and inconvenience which you may experience during the conference.
Ade Gafar Abdullah, Editor in Chief