Alibaba.com has organized the Alibaba Business Circle in Surat in association with Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI), The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI) ICICI Bank. The focus of the event is to educate the SMEs in Surat on global trade opportunities and leveraging online commerce.
Speaking about the initiative, Bhushan Patil, Director, Alibaba.com explained, “Alibaba.com has always been committed to educating small business owners in every corner of the world become quality suppliers and reach a global audience for cross-border trade. We believe that the internet has opened up a large range of opportunities for small businesses and can be effective in helping Indian business to continue expanding their customer base to newer markets and exploring untapped global trade opportunities. We are happy to partner with VCCI, SGCCI, SMERA Rating and ICICI Bank who share our vision to encourage and help small businesses reach overseas markets.”
The Alibaba Business Circle identifies the various challenges faced by small business owners in India and discussed on how they can utilize Alibaba.com to maximize their results and receive useful tips to sell products in Dubai, US and Europe markets. With more than 3.6 million small and medium-sized Indian businesses registered to use Alibaba.com’s online marketplace, as of December 31, 2013, to source trading opportunities international markets, Gujarat is a key market for Alibaba.com in India. This is the first Alibaba Business Circle event to take place in India.