September 24

2:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Registration Open

Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, Hall A & B

September 25

6:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Registration Open

Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, Hall A & B

8:30 – 11:15 A.M.

Keynote Program

Master of Ceremonies: Michele Romanow, “Dragon” CBC’s Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder, Clearbanc

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Speech

Customer Spotlights

Keynote Speech

  • Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

Fireside Chat

11:15 – 11:45 A.M.

Coffee Break

11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.

Consumer and Industry Trends in China

Breakout 1

Exporting everyday goods to China

Alibaba Group will share data and insights on consumer preferences, industry trends and opportunities for Canadian products in China. This session is relevant to those interested in exporting non-perishable goods (packaged foods, fashion, beauty, home, electronics, etc.) to China.

Presenter: Amee Chande, Managing Director, Global Strategy and Operations, Alibaba Group

Breakout 2

Exporting fresh food to China

Learn about the opportunity for Canadian fresh food producers to export to China using e-commerce. This session will include a data-driven overview of China’s imported fresh food market including both consumer preferences and online behavior. This session is for all businesses or organisations interested in exporting fresh food to China.

Presenter: Roland Palmer, Managing Director, Netherlands, Alibaba Group

Breakout 3

China’s outbound tourists

China has become one of Canada’s largest sources of foreign tourists. Chinese visitors contribute over $1 billion annually to Canada’s economy.  Learn how China’s outbound tourism market is changing, what services and experiences Chinese consumers are looking for, and how the digital landscape is creating new opportunities for the businesses in Canada. This session is for all businesses or organisations involved in serving Chinese tourists and nationals in Canada.

Presenter: Sebastian Badault, Managing Director, France, Alibaba Group

12:45 – 1:30 P.M.

1:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Lunch Break

Find the Right Business Solution for You

Breakout 1

Exporting to China

This session will address both wholesale and retail solutions to access the Chinese consumer market. It is relevant for businesses who have, or are investing in building, brand awareness in China, as well as those who are looking for a low-risk wholesale distributor solution.

This session is relevant for all businesses interested in exporting to China except for those in the fresh food category.

Amee Chande, Managing Director, Global Strategy and Operations, Alibaba Group
Pier Smulders, Director, Business Development, New Zealand, Alibaba Group

Enabler Panelists:
Jerry Chen, CEO, Sinova
Aaron Ke, Founder, Shanghai Rich Industry

Alibaba Panelists:
Matthew Bassiur, Head of Global IP Enforcement, Alibaba Group
Lynn Dong, Director, Tmall Global, Alibaba Group
Leslie Xuan, Strategic Account Leader, Cainiao Global, Alibaba Group

Merchant Panelists:
Adam Ketcheson, Global VP for Marketing and B2C, Arc’teryx
Shane Sondermann, Marketing & Business Development Manager, SunRype

Breakout 2

Exporting fresh food to China solution

This session will cover Alibaba’s solutions for businesses looking to export fresh food to China. It will also include practical information on the regulatory landscape governing Canada-China agricultural trade.This session is for producers, wholesalers, and associations interested in exporting fresh food to China.

Jack Connelly, Key Account Manager, Tmall Fresh, Alibaba Group
John O’Loghlen, Director, Business Development, Australia & New Zealand, Alibaba GroupLogistics Panelists:
Xu Jing, Sourcing Director, Yiguo E-Commerce
Annette Young, Director, ExFreshFresh Export Regulations Panelists:Fred Gorrell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture Canada
Martin Lavoie, President & CEO, Canada Pork International
Arvin Wang, Director, Sinova Group CompaniesMerchant Panelists:Garry Chen, Co-founder, Daguan E-Commerce Ltd
Don Holdsworth, Vice President of Global Marketing, Clearwater

Breakout 3

Travel and Payment Solutions

This session will cover Alibaba’s online platform for travel and accommodation packages for Chinese consumers, as well as payment and mobile discovery solutions for offline businesses looking to cater to Chinese locals and visitors.

This session is for businesses in the hospitality industry, as well as companies looking to attract Chinese visitors to their brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants, or attractions.

Souheil Badran, President and General Manager, Alipay North America
Ariana Busch, Business Development Manager, Alibaba Group
Li Wang, Head of International Markets, Fliggy

Merchant Presenter:
Timothy Liu, Senior Director of Commercial Strategy, Air Canada

Merchant Panelists:
Roxanne Tsui, Founder & Managing Partner, Sensu Communications Yuki Zhao, Marketing Director, HZ Food
Nathan Xu, Co-Founder, BabyenRoute
Yi Zhao, Marketing director of Hz Food Inc.

3:30 – 5:30 P.M.

Visit Expo Marketplace

The Gateway ’17 Marketplace is filled with valuable learning and networking opportunities.

  • Meet with Alibaba business development teams as well as trade partners who can help you start selling to China.
  • Visit the Alibaba zone to learn more about the various business solutions available to you.
  • Visit the booths of the Gateway ’17 partners and sponsors.
  • Attend presentations from Alibaba and Gateway ’17 sponsors.
  • Speak with Canadian brands who are already selling to China through Alibaba.

5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Closing Reception

  • Enjoy food, drinks and entertainment with your fellow Gateway ’17 attendees.

*The Marketplace Expo is open from 11:15 am. – 7:30 pm.