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Alibaba to Host Gateway ’17 for U.S. businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs.

June 7, 2017

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GROWTH OPPORTUNITY: With incomes rising in China, its middle class continues to grow, as does consumer demand for high-quality products from the United States.istock/thinkstock/danielvfung

Gateway ’17, a new event by the Alibaba Group, is designed to help U.S. businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs explore growth opportunities and reach millions of Chinese consumers. Gateway ’17 will take place at the Cobo Center in Detroit on June 20-21.

The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 businesses from across the U.S. It will include keynote speeches from leading entrepreneurs, including Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, as well as category breakout sessions, business solution sessions and marketplace networking opportunities. 

With incomes rising in China, its middle class continues to grow, as does consumer demand for high-quality products from the United States. Alibaba helps U.S. businesses by connecting them to Chinese consumers and empowering them to grow their businesses by accessing the China opportunity.  

“China is an important and viable market for a wide range of products and services. This event will open doors for Michigan businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs by helping them identify and enter into new relationships there,” says Gov. Rick Snyder. “By participating in Gateway ’17, Michigan businesses will have a unique opportunity to reach new customers in the fastest-growing economy in the world, and we encourage all companies looking to expand into exporting to attend this event.”

"A company with the reach and influence of Alibaba could have chosen any city to host its first conference, and we are thrilled they picked Detroit,” says Mike Duggan, mayor of Detroit. “This represents a great opportunity for Detroit's small-business owners and entrepreneurs to have access to Alibaba's global network."

To register for the event, visit gateway17.com.

Source: Alibaba

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