DTI EXPLORES E-COMMERCE CHANNELS FOR MSMES:
To push for greater multi-channel retailing, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez met with Alibaba Group president Michael Evans and Lazada Philippines co-founder and chief executive officer Inanc Balci recently to explore online retailing opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises. Lopez opened the possibility of using online platforms such as Lazada as a marketing venue for products of local entrepreneurs. As the major stockholder of Lazada, Evans supported the proposed project of one of the leading online selling platforms in the Philippines. In photo are (from left) Lazada Group chief operating officer Pierre Poignant, Romulo Law firm’s Marie Antonette Quiogue, Evans, Lopez, Alibaba vice president Eric Pelletier, Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado and Balci.