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China+ Drive sales in China with e-commerce & the policy makers

18 October 2018 (this event has ended) Leeds

China+: Forum with China's E-commerce Policy Makers

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This is a unique opportunity for representatives from private sector to meet with delegates from China’s principal government agency — CIECC (Ministry of Commerce) that is responsible for the implementation of Internet+ initiatives. The delegates will be on their annual visit to Ireland and England, forging links with organisations and businesses that want to expand their digital presence in China.

This is an exclusive forum – number of attendees that we can accommodate is limited.

China’s e-commerce market accounts for over 40% of the global e-commerce transactions. China’s cross-border e-commerce transactions (including retail and B2B) reached ¥6.7 trillion yuan ($1.01 trillion) in 2016 and increased significantly to ¥7.6 trillion in 2017. For 2018, that figure will likely jump to ¥9 trillion.

Meet China’s E-commerce Policy Makers

Business leaders have a unique chance to meet with delegates from China International Electronic Commerce Centre (CIECC / 中国国际电子商务中心), a principal government agency operating under the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

CIECC develops and implements digital information projects and initiatives; facilitating international cooperation and exchange in the e-commerce sector at the state level.

We’ve carved a few hours out of their busy schedule to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to participate in this forum. ACOLINK LTD is the CIECC’s UK strategic partner.

Gain insights first hand

Together we’re bringing the tools and knowledge for you to succeed in China’s e-commerce market.

Be the first to hear directly from the policy-formers who influence and implement the dynamics of China’s e-commerce market. Key areas will be discussed, including:

  • The new e-commerce law and what it means for exporters
  • Upscaled 35 cross-border e-commerce pilot zones accelerating and encouraging import and export
  • The latest reductions on import duties, trade policies, logistics & customs
  • The practical side of Chinese e-commerce opportunities, including Alibaba’s Tmall, JD.com, and VIP.com
  • The increasing importance of social commerce, particularly WeChat and XiaoHongShu (Little Red Book), and third-party payments like WeChat Pay and Alipay

Dates & Locations

  • Where: Leeds, 5 Wellington Place
  • When: 18 October 2018, 13:30-16:00


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CIECC provides two major areas of e-Government and e-Commerce services for domestic and foreign enterprises, at the state level. The services mainly cover four aspects including public affairs, professional business, security and credit.

As a China’s international e-commerce pioneer, CIECC has participated in drafting e-commerce standards and rules in commercial and trade areas.

CIECC constructs, operates, and maintains the sole unified network platform served for improving working efficiency in the field of business management and statistical analysis.


ACOLINK LTD is an agile platform business helping organisations excel in working between UK and China.

Built on a unique network of international enablers and strategic partnerships with China Government agencies, our ambition is to bring global opportunities closer to local businesses; streamlining international trade and investment.

We’re specialists in bringing global opportunities closer to local businesses through managed services and integrated solutions that range from market intelligence to sales and export management.

ACOLINK and CIECC are strategic partners.

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