Entrepreneurs and business leaderswerein Hangzhou, China on Sept. 9-10 to participate in AliFest, Alibaba Group’sannual conference that brings together the global e-commerce community to exchange ideas, network, source products and discuss the future of the Internet.
This was the eighth year that Alibaba Group Chairman and CEO Jack Mahas hostedAliFest (aka the Netrepreneur Summit), whichfeatures presentations by influential figures from the world of business, sports, media and the Internet. Among past participants areformer U.S. President Bill Clinton; NBA star Kobe Bryant; Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks; former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay; former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman; as well as prominent Chinese business leaders such as Liu Chuanzhi, founder of Lenovo.
See stories, blogs and videos from AliFest 2010
The focus of AliFest 2011 was on small businesses, job creation and international trade. Keynote speakers were Thomas Friedman, columnist for The New York Times and author of international bestseller “The World is Flat,” and Jet Li, philanthropist and international movie star. AliFest2011again featuredan Internet products trade show, a gala awards ceremony as well as the Netrepreneur Summit (details below).
To mark this year’s events, Alizila put together a series of profiles of innovative Chinese e-commerce companies and entrepreneurs who were candidates for Alibaba’s Netrepreneur of the Year awards. We are also releasing a special YouTube-hosted video series offeringpractical tips small businesses can use to develop their companiesthroughinternational product sourcing. Called “Trading Secrets,” the videos feature advice from real U.S. entrepreneurs who use Alibaba.com, the business-to-business trading website. To read theprofiles and see the videos, and to read coverage of AliFest 2011, click the links below.
The World Isn’t Just Flat, It’s Hyperconnected
Reuters: Ma Says He Didn’t Cause Bartz’s Departure
Alibaba.com Unveils Services For Safer Trading
Chinese Mobile OS Field Getting Crowded
Read about the 2011 Top 10 Netrepreneur of the Year Awards
Online Cowboy Rounds Up Buyers
A Home Run in Chinese Home Decor
Selling the Sizzle and the Steak, Too
Catching Lightning In a (Baby) Bottle
Turning Straw Into Gold Online
Beekeeping, Bathrooms and Eating Bitter
Watch “Trading Secrets” Vids
THE 8TH NETREPRENEUR SUMMIT
Over the past six years, the Netrepreneur Summit has been an offline platform for the netrepreneur (or internet entrepreneur) and small business operator community to share experiences andideas through seminars and dialogue as well as listen to world-class speakers from the global business community discuss current pressing issues, best practices and future developments of e-commerce.
THE 8TH ALIBABA.COM-TAOBAO NET PRODUCTS TRADE FAIR