alibaba_ceo_lgRecently, New Image Group had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Luk, the CEO of Alibaba Group. Covering business-to-business online marketplaces, retail and payment platforms, shopping search engines and data-centric cloud computing, Alibaba Group operates its Internet-based Chinese language businesses primarily in the People’s Republic of China.

The Chairman of New Image Group, Graeme Clegg, met with Jonathan to discuss opportunities for New Image and Alibaba to work together in the E-commerce marketplace.

As a reputable New Zealand manufacturer with capabilities in fields including research and development, food safety systems and production, New Image exports health products to many countries.

Jonathan introduced the business model of Taobao.com. Founded by Alibaba Group in 2003, Taobao Marketplace facilitates business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) retail by providing a platform for businesses and individual entrepreneurs to open online retail stores that mainly cater to consumers in mainland China.

With around 530 million registered users, and as the current leading Chinese E-Commerce platform, Taobao could provide New Image with an excellent opportunity to introduce its products to Chinese consumers.

This was Jonathon’s second visit to New Zealand. “New Zealand is an amazing country with beautiful scenery and friendly people”, he said. “I am grateful for the hospitality of New Image Group and hope to visit New Zealand again very soon”.