Designed for Australian SMBs.

Global retail ecommerce company, Alibaba Group, will host an eCommerce Expo to place a spotlight on cross-border export opportunities for Australian small businesses and connect aspirational buyers and sellers who are looking to expand into China.

Taking place in Melbourne on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October 2017, the Alibaba eCommerce Expo is expected to attract up to 500 brands and 3,000 attendees. It will also feature keynote speeches from Alibaba Group ANZ managing director, Maggie Zhou, Jessica’s Suitcase founder, Jessica Rudd and Australian Weibo influencer, David Gulasi.

Comprised of both an exhibition component and a conference, the expo aims to take Australian SMBs through the Alibaba ecosystem, providing them with access to service partners and buyers through Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms. Workshops will be held for participating brands to advance the knowledge and skills needed to successfully export to China.

Alibaba Group ANZ managing director, Maggie Zhou said, “Australian products are highly regarded in China and continue to attract the attention of millions of Chinese consumers who demand high-quality goods. To date, many Australian businesses have already taken advantage of the benefits of the Alibaba ecosystem and cross border e-commerce trade.

“The expo is a unique event for aspirational small business owners who are keen to learn how to access and succeed in the China market. It will help open doors to new opportunities and empower brands and consumers to connect globally through Alibaba’s ecosystem.”