Guangzhou, China - August 25, 2006 Alibaba.com hosted its third "Open Sesame" event in China, this time in Guangzhou. The training seminar was designed to help buyers learn more about the power of e-marketplaces and how websites like Alibaba.com can help grow their businesses. The Guangzhou event attracted international buyers interested in learning smart sourcing tips and better using the free and efficient tools and resources of Alibaba.com.
Alibaba member Tushar Barot, CEO of Mainland Trade Initiative, shared his successful buying experiences on Alibaba.com with other event participants. The seminar concluded with a Q&A session, which was followed by buyers exchanging trade experiences over cocktails and refreshments.
"I am here today to share my experience as an Alibaba buyer. I joined Alibaba.com over five years ago. My markets are focused on India, Middle East, and Africa. Since joining Alibaba, I did a transaction for $100,000 USD with a supplier in just one deal. I go on Alibaba.com every day! I like the buying tools available to us. It helps me to find quality products and qualified suppliers. I find Alibaba very easy to use, and it has been very helpful in our sourcing needs." - Mr. Tushar Barot
"I've been an Alibaba member for three years now. I source mostly building materials to Europe and the United Kingdom. Through Alibaba, I've have done deals for $60,000 USD. I am satisfied with Alibaba and I believe that Alibaba is the critical first step for buyers to establish contacts with qualified suppliers." - Mr. Josef Jelinek
What are "Open Sesame" events?
Alibaba.com opens a world of business opportunities to its members through training and community building events around the world. Programs vary by geographic region to suit unique social and educational needs while bringing together foreign trade professionals for enjoyable discussions to unlock the riches of Alibaba's marketplace.