Alibaba turns 18: The making of the Alibaba Annual Party

On the 8th of September 2017, Alibaba Group turned 18! From 18 people in an apartment in Hangzhou, to the world’s 6th largest internet company, Alibaba has written an incredible story and there was only one way to celebrate this day. After 168 days of preparation, over 2 months of rehearsals, 2000+ actors and over 80 directors, Alibaba’s 2017 Annual Party was hosted at the largest stadium in Hangzhou with over 40,000 people attending from around the world. Many of the AGLA members were involved in making this party happen from being volunteers to working behind the scenes, here we … Continue reading Alibaba turns 18: The making of the Alibaba Annual Party

Living in China: Glimpses into Aliculture

“Knowing what you have, what you want, and what are you willing to give up?” — Jack Ma@ SHE conference 2017 Jack Speaking at the SHE Global Conference Being especially fortunate to be on the AGLA programme, our first few months at Alibaba has been incredibly special. Whether you have lived in 10 + countries, speak multiple languages or you think you have seen the world…there is nothing quite like this yet. Having the privilege to have afternoon-tea’d with Jack Ma in his office and hearing him speak to us on various topics almost daily for the first week, you can’t help … Continue reading Living in China: Glimpses into Aliculture

Changing How Americans Think of China Through the Alibaba Gateway Conference

What comes to mind when Americans hear the word “China”? For most people, an image of endless factories in Southern China appears. Grey, dull, full of lines and lines of workers with safety gloves, assembling trinkets on a conveyor belt. … Continue reading Changing How Americans Think of China Through the Alibaba Gateway Conference