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Conference Preview - Alibaba's Online Retailing Perspective

Conference Preview - Alibaba's Online Retailing Perspective

4th Aug 16

Summary —

The future of B2B commerce in Australia and the exciting possibilities that the internet brings to businesses big and small will be a key topic of discussion at the 2016 ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference this November.

Key Issues For Consideration —

A keynote presentation at the 2016 ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference will allow conference delegates to consider the opportunities that online retailing presents available to businesses big an small.  The session is being presented by Mr James Hudson, the Marketing & Communications Manager at Alibaba Australia.

The online retailing behemoth Alibaba has set out its strategy to to significantly expand its presence in Australia, and will open its first local office in Melbourne later this year, as part of its long-term quest to connect two billion consumers with millions of merchants around the world.

The Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. This e-commerce colossus processes transactions worth more than US$500million each year and has a strong focus on providing a platform for online B2B commerce.


2016 ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference —
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In early 2016 the company formalised its move to establish an Australian office, tasked with helping local brands tap into the gigantic Chinese market. Naturally, the focus on the Australian market will also support Australian businesses looking to grow their domestic sales using Alibaba’s online platform. This presentation will let you hear directly from the world's largest retailer which surpassing Walmart in March 2016. Recognised by Australia's business press as a game-changer, what will this shift mean for businesses of all sizes from across Australia's dental industry?

Those attending the 2016 ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference will have the opportunity to discuss the future of online retailing with James.  He was amongst a number of key appointments of high-profile appointments made in early 2016 to spearhead Alibaba’s entry into the Australian market, James Hudson is uniquely positioned to facilitate the growth of this Chinese e-Commerce giant. Prior to joining Alibaba he was the NSW Chief Executive Officer at the Australia China Business Council and the China and East Asia advisor for CSIRO.

To review the full programme for the 2016 ADIA Dental Industry Growth Conference visit

Currency of Information —

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