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Melbourne: J. Michael Evans, President, Alibaba Group - Alibaba's Global Growth Strategy and Entry into Australia's E-commerce Market

20 July 2016

Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne 3002

The Australia China Business Council and Asialink Business invite you to attend:
J. Michael Evans, President, Alibaba Group
Alibaba's Global Growth Strategy and Entry into Australia's E-commerce Market

Featuring a keynote address on Alibaba's Australian expansion and
global growth strategy, by Mr J. Michael Evans, Group President of Alibaba Group

With its e-commerce sector expected to surpass RMB 6.5 trillion in total volume this year, China’s booming online and mobile marketplaces have given rise to global e-commerce giants.

The Alibaba Group recently surpassed international competitors as the world’s largest retail platform. It is rapidly growing its business outside of China, including announcing it will open an office later this year in Australia to service the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Join us for this exclusive forum and gain first-hand insights into Alibaba’s growth strategy in Australia and internationally, as well as the opportunities for business to participate in and benefit from the dynamic and evolving global e-commerce ecosystem.

Keynote Speaker: 

J. Michael Evans was named President of Alibaba Group in August 2015. He is responsible for leading and executing Alibaba Group’s international growth strategy for globalising the company and expanding its business outside of China. He is also a member of Alibaba Group’s board, having served as an Independent Director since the company’s initial public offering in September 2014.

Before joining Alibaba Group, Michael served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from February 2008 until December 2013. He was Chairman of Asia Operations at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2013 and was the Global Head of Growth Markets at Goldman Sachs from January 2011 to December 2013.
The Alibaba Group operates leading online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. It provides technology and services to enable consumers, merchants, 
and other participants to conduct commerce in the global ecosystem.


Date:        Wednesday 20 July 2016

Time:           6.30pm for 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue:        Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne 3002

Cost:           $175 for ACBC Members
                $235 for General Admission


Enquiries:   Sponsorship information can be found here and for further information, please contact 03 9027 5606 or acbcvic@acbc.com.au