This year on 12th January in Multan, Alibaba.com, successfully hosted its first seller summit. Alibaba.com is a leading platform for global business-to-business (B2B) trade in Multan that highlights export opportunities available to local businesses from online commerce. It has been reaffirming its commitment by helping exporters in the region enter the global market. The event was attended by more than 250 participants including over 100 online participants.
The Alibaba.com seller summit was titled “Multan Seller Summit- Export! KYA? KYUN? AUR KAISE- Alibaba.com ke saath”. It discussed various aspects of B2B e-commerce in the global market and how Pakistani exporters can tap the opportunity. Alibaba.com representatives also gave the participants tips and tricks on enhancing themselves with the necessary skills and tools to thrive as sellers on Alibaba.com.
The event featured a line-up of speakers from Alibaba.com along with prominent industry leaders from Multan. Some of them were Ms. Amy Li, Marketing Head at Alibaba.com, Mr. Sheikh M. Asim Saeed, Vice President, Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mr. Malik Junaid Ashraf, Alibaba.com Certified Trainer, MD. Shazil Majeed, Co-Founder, Epic Crafting and Mr. Tanveer Nandla, Founder of Iskills Pakistan.
Talking at the event Ms. Amy Li said, “We are overwhelmed to visit Multan as this region has huge untapped potential for e-commerce export development. We wish to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) here achieve sustainable growth by building their presence on our digital marketplace and boosting their visibility among global buyers, and in turn help promote the country’s export.”
Addressing the audience, Mr. Sheikh M. Asim Saeed, Vice President of the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, said, “The Multan business community is excited to work with a global player like Alibaba.com to support B2B e-commerce businesses here. With Alibaba.com, we look forward to promoting our export sector and boosting awareness of our quality suppliers and products among international buyers.”
Alibaba.com has been supporting the growth of SMEs since 1999. They have digital tools designed specifically for B2B trade such as custom digital storefronts, and communication tools. AI-powered buyer-supplier matching, customer and platform analytics, and online trade shows. The platform has been dedicating efforts to onboarding Pakistani businesses to make global trade more accessible to local SMEs.