On Sep 16, Thailand's Department of Export Promotion (DEP) hosted the Grand Opening of its new B2B e-marketplace, www.thaitrade.com. Alibaba.com was invited to participate in the opening and address attendees during the "Decoding the E-Marketplace" discussion. It was a great opportunity to introduce the Alibaba.com platform to Thai SMEs and demonstrate our value as a world class e-marketplace.[Download PDF]
The Alibaba.com booth was the center of much activity in the afternoon. Thai exporters came to collect our handy orange bags, information brochures, DVDs and novelty Alibaba.com portable USB memory cards. Members of the Global Market Development team helped answer questions from both existing customers and potential new members, explaining the value of selling on Alibaba.com and the services it offers.[Download PDF]
In order to give the audience a clearer picture of the e-commerce ecosystem and the future of B2B, Alibaba.com's Vice President of Global Sales & Service Brian Wong joined representatives of HKTDC and Rakuten in responding to the following prompts:
Brian focused his remarks on the future of e-commerce, the unique benefits of Alibaba.com and what Thai suppliers can do to succeed, arguing that in a hyper-connected world, businesses must go online for growth and vitality.
It was an honor to meet so many Thai Exporters and SME representatives who are eager about using the internet to grow their businesses. We are excited both for the potential of Thaitrade.com as a platform for quality Thai suppliers and our own role in continuing to help SMEs grow.