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TMCNet:  Future Trends Highlighted at 2016 APEC SME Cross-Border E-commerce Summit in Shenzhen, China

[March 16, 2016]

Future Trends Highlighted at 2016 APEC SME Cross-Border E-commerce Summit in Shenzhen, China

BEIJING, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, March 14, at the Luohu Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shenzhen, China, the 2016 APEC SME Cross-Border E-commerce summit was held. Hosted by B2B E-commerce Marketplace, supported by the regional government of Luohu, Shenzhen, and endorsed by APEC. Over 1,000 individuals heard speeches from Rolf Visser, the founder and chairmen of CBEC (Cross-Border E-commerce Community), founder and CEO Diane Wang, and Vice presidents Tony Tai and TT Wang. The main topics of discussion were future trends of cross-border e-commerce around the globe, and how manufacturers can make the most of the opportunity to grow their companies. Later in the day forums were held to discuss leading product categories in cross-border e-commerce sales, tackling multilingual issues related to cross-border e-commerce, and the benefits to traditional trading companies moving online.


Rolf Visser, founder and chairmen of CBEC, stressed the necessity of economies to work together in a collaborative effort and to "educate" the market wherever possible. He stressed the importance of cross-border e-commerce for future grwth: "Domestic markets have become mature and saturated. Cross-border e-commerce is eventually the most logical way for future growth." He also stressed the need for the next generation of cross-border e-commerce innovation: "Educational and match making platforms are the next disrupters needed to speed up and boost Cross-border e-commerce."

Lastly, Rolf stressed the importance of engaging future customers: "The Who: we reached the turning point where 'millennials' in the age range of 18 – 34 (digital natives) are doing the research to long list interesting business partners."


Cross-border E-commerce Community is a non-profit association which offers acquiring banks, payment service providers and their merchants' tremendous opportunities to expand their global footprint and benefit from emerging markets, once these stakeholders understand how to make cross-border ecommerce truly profitable.


DHgate is the oldest and the biggest transactional cross border B2B e-commerce marketplace in China. We aim to provide global buyers with quality products at competitive prices. Founded in 2004, has approximately 10 million global buyers from 230 countries and regions, with 1.2 million global sellers offering 33 million product listings. Our business enables buyers to directly access global manufacturers of the world's top brands with rich product selections. DHgate is an all-in-one platform with integrated services for international logistics, cross border payments, internet financing, etc.'s US product distribution warehouses allow for 24 hour delivery and convenient product returns & refunds, bringing great convenience to US buyers at For more information please e-mail or call +86-10-8202-8870 x2398.

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