Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2017

Alibaba Group announced that it will inaugurate its effort to empower U.S. small businesses, entrepreneurs, and farmers to sell to hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers at "Gateway ‘17," a small business summit. 

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma will be in attendance and will speak to an expected audience of more than 1,000 companies and individuals and many more via online streaming.  The event will also include keynote speeches from leading entrepreneurs, as well as category breakout talks, business solutions sessions, and marketplace networking opportunities to help those in attendance gain a better understanding of the Chinese consumer's wants and needs.

Tompkins International’s Michael Zakkour, VP of our China/APAC and Global eCommerce Strategy Practices, one of the world’s foremost experts on Chinese consumers, Alibaba, and cross border eCommerce. 

Tompkins International has a truly unique and robust working relationship with Alibaba that touches on new business development, logistics, globalization strategy, marketing, and government relations.

Zakkour will be a featured speaker at “Gateway ‘17” where he will enlighten attendees on how to build a strategy for China cross border sales and the steps that need to be taken to launch.  A primary focus will be on logistics and supply chain planning and implementation.

Cross border eCommerce is currently a $300 billion business and this will increase to $1 Trillion USD by 2021.  For a better understanding Zakkour is available before, during, and after “Gateway ‘17”. 

Detroit, Michigan            

June 20th through 21st

Jack Ma, CEO, Alibaba
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International
More than 1,000 business representatives

Michael Zakkour
(347) 880-0153

About Tompkins International:
A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation.  We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace.  Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL).  Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit: www.tompkinsinc.com.

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