The Alibaba CEO Programme is a 6-day 5-night immersive study trip, organised in partnership with Alibaba. Held in Hangzhou, home to Alibaba, the recently concluded trip on 12 – 17 June 2019 saw 42 business owners and entrepreneurs experience the world of New Retail, while learning new tips and tricks in reinventing their businesses.
Over the course of the trip, participants gained valuable insights into the trend of New Retail, how it has impacted consumer behaviours, as well as the need for a shift in business mindsets and strategies. Participants also got to learn how technology has made businesses more consumer-oriented, and gained strategic knowledge in achieving sustainable growth and business success in a competitive market such as China.
At the end of the trip, participants received the highly-valued Alibaba University Graduate Certificate, jointly awarded by Alibaba Business School and SIRS.
Journey of the ‘E’ast-Commerce was very well planned and organized. Lesson plans and case studies were catered to the participants’ industries by the experienced lecturers. Overall, the course is a trailer of the future global digital eco-system where the data are generated to tailor new customer experience journey in integrated offline and online platforms along with strategic planning and right marketing tools.
- Zack Choo, Unilever
Great insights of Alibaba operations with a robust cloud based transparent & audit-able real time accounting system. There’s no more guessing & piecing together numbers from multiple locations. Most importantly it helps SMEs to rethink, reorganise, redesign their organization with critical insights into their business which allows them to implement fast decisions especially current dynamic & competitive marketplace.
- Andrew Yap
The programme structure that combine corporate and site visit with classroom engagement was well designed to allow us to understand Ali corporate culture, business model and understand the "new energy" that is propelling the company ahead of others.
- Gary Lim Hock Seng, Financial Alliance Pte Ltd
The Alibaba CEO programme which I attended last week was very informative and eye-opening, that covered all aspects of the course structure brilliantly. Essentially, I like the course ingredients and it really made me think about possible scenarios, particularly on my new business and the elements to make it more commercialized/ digitalized in my ecosystem.
- Frances Tho, Director, Snack Buddy
We had the need to upgrade ourselves with the fast growing digital world especially our line of business – E-commerce. This Alibaba Study Trip conducted by SIRS that we decided to sign up for have represented good value for money for us to train our whole team and the short, interactive session with trainers from Alibaba during this trip have gave good guidance for us to bring our skillset for digital marketing and direction to the next level. Special thanks to SIRS and Lynda for having us.
- Rachelle Liu, Senior Manager, Buy More Mall Pte Ltd
View some of the key highlights in the gallery below.
Interested in learning from the best of the world’s leading online commerce company? Find out more and register for the next trip happening on 7-12 July 2019 here.