Alibaba held its Gateway ’17, a forum for small and medium-sized enterprises, in Detroit on June 20 and 21. Alibaba CEO Jack Ma spoke about Trade opportunities in China with over 3,000 American enterprises and cooperative partners present. Jack Ma also spoke with the famous talk show host Charlie Rose on issues such as promoting China and America economic relations, and promoting the globalization of SMES through the Internet.
On June 21, Tmall hosted a live broadcast in Detroit via its mobile app. It is a way for Chinese customers to feel and experience catching Alaska seafood through Tmall Discovery. Mr. Xuan Qing, who is responsible for the supply chain at Tmall, plus Julia, head of Dalian Fishing Beauty, and ASMI Executive Director Ms. Alexa Tonkovich attended this live broadcast. The three introduced the nutritional value and the sustainable development concept of Alaska seafood. The live streaming also helped deliver high quality of seafood to Chinese customers; meanwhile, they exhibited a few products such as Alaska black cod, salmon, yellowfin sole and so on. Ms. Tonkovich said the fishery industry is not only just the source of income in Alaska, but it is a way of life and represents the relationship between the land, sea and fishery industry.