DTI EX­PLORES E-COM­MERCE CHAN­NELS FOR MSMES:

The Philippine Star - - BUSINESS -

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.

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