Lahore, 30th December 2021: A vibrant event, ‘Pakistan Seller Summit’, was held today in Sialkot by Alibaba to welcome the local businesses to join this innovative platform. Leading experts from Alibaba had highly interactive discussions, global logistics specialists, senior bureaucrats and officials from Pakistani trade associations to train more than 200 participating entrepreneurs.
Alibaba is a globally leading digital platform and has now enabled access for the Pakistani businesses, allowing them to list their stores to sell their products to B2B buyers around the globe.
The summit title was “Unlock Business Growth Code – Nonstop business opportunity with export e-commerce”. The forum also recognized successful sellers, whose businesses have grown multifold, facilitated by export eCommerce at Alibaba. Special facilities are now being offered by Daraz (Alibaba Group) to build capacity and improve the performance of the SMEs in Sialkot. The speakers also engaged the sellers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic while sharing case studies of success stories; how Alibaba helps boost the business.
Shabina Gillani stated: “This event promises to empower local businesses by nurturing e-commerce in Pakistan by enabling global accessibility and nurturing e-commerce in Pakistan. The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce president and the other industrial associations enlightened the participants about how SMEs can grasp the emerging opportunities for online business ventures. Valuable data and insights about the performance of each product category and the buyers’ preferences were shared. This summit has achieved great milestones for recruiting new SME business to join Alibaba.com.”
Sectors that can gain exceptional advantages by enabling digital trade & overseas logistics include the Surgical-Gloves Industry of Sialkot, as it exports large quantities across many countries. Alibaba is introducing a digital solution for comprehensive B2B export with this technology. Many practical solutions were also suggested for partnering logistic companies to ensure long term environmental and commercial sustainability. Experts believe global accessibility will also reduce the economically-damaging trend of cross-border smuggling in the Sialkot region.
The event was hosted offline, through Zoom, Facebook and the official website of Alibaba, while it was live-streamed online. It featured highly qualified and experienced guest-speakers like Stephen Kuo – Head of Alibaba.com Asia Pacific, Mr Song – Head of Alibaba.com Pakistan, VP of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce (SCCI), Hassan Nawaz – Partner of Shipway Co., along with Ody – Apparel Industry Operation Manager of Alibaba.com and also the Beauty & Care Industry Operation Manager of Alibaba.com – Mr Davis. The two successful sellers of Alibaba.com featured at the event were – Mian Arham, the CEO of Bin Naseer Co. and Qamar Abbas, Marjan Bikers.