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eDelivery Conference Preview: Leah Zhang of Alibaba joins the speaker panel


China is the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market. With so much interest in the Chinese web wonder, Alibaba, it’s very exciting to have Leah Zhang, the company’s Head of International Business Development on the speaker panel for the eDelivery Conference taking place on October 11th at Novotel West in London. Her presentation will give UK e-commerce executives an insight into how to tap into this vast market.
Leah Zhang, AlibabaLeah knows the e-commerce and retail industry very well, having helped companies to understand how online marketplaces can best serve their business growth needs and sales objectives. In her current role at Alibaba Group, she helps to educate British businesses on the best way to approach the Chinese consumer market. Leah previously worked for LivingSocial and Amazon, where she advised businesses on merchandising, planning and global selling. Her insights will be fascinating and hugely valuable. To register for the event click here.

Leah Zhang’s subject on the day will be: Redefining operational frameworks and organisational structures to cash in on international growth opportunities

Chinese consumers love online shopping, and the country is well ahead of the world when it comes to massive lifestyle shopping events that drive big, big sales. Naturally all eyes are on China and the retail growth opportunities available, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear first hand, from a leading retailer in China how to grow your business in China. The session will touch on what customers really want? What products and brands are likely to well in China? And how can you hone your supply chain to ensure competitive edge?

More about Alibaba

Alibaba is China’s biggest online commerce company. Its three main sites, Taobao, Tmall and, have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of merchants and businesses. What makes Alibaba unique is the fact that it’s a handles more business than any other e-commerce company.

Transactions on its online sites totalled $248 billion in 2015, more than those of eBay and combined. Incredibly, 80% of China’s online shopping market is dominated by Alibaba, according to CLSA.

Taobao Marketplace, or Taobao, is China’s largest consumer-to-consumer online shopping platform. Founded in 2003, it offers a variety of products for retail sale. In January 2015 it was the second most visited web site in China, according to Taobao’s growth was attributed to offering free registration and commission-free transactions using a free third-party payment platform. was introduced in April 2008 as an online retail platform to complement the Taobao consumer-to-consumer portal and became a separate business in June 2011. As of October 2013 it was the eighth most visited web site in China, offering global brands to an increasingly affluent Chinese consumer base.

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