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WeWork, Alicloud & Samarkand Global launch China Gateway program

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Alicloud, WeWork and their strategic partner SoftBank have launched the China Gateway program for businesses focussed on China. Samarkand Global is pleased and honoured to be the first company selected for the program. With WeWork offices in London and Hong Kong  already the new Samarkand Global offices at the West Nanjing Road WeWork in Shanghai provide and excellent location for the rapidly growing team in Shanghai.


Emily Chang, Chief Investment Officer of Samarkand Global, delivered a key note speech at the event in Shanghai discussing Samarkand Global’s unique NOMAD technology platform, specifically built to allow Western brands and retailers do business in China in a way that has never

Emily Chang - Chief Investment Officer of Samarkand Global Delivers Key Note speech

David Hampstead, Samarkand Global CEO, addressees the audience by video

[Samarkand Global is] a technology driven company that brings European brands and retailers to market in China so naturally we work closely with Alibaba and Alicloud for all of our technology requirements. We are a fast growing company, headquartered in the UK where we have a WeWork office, with an additional WeWork office in HK so when Alicloud and WeWork introduced the China Gateway program to me it was a great opportunity to be part of in order to grow our team in Shanghai.
For us, as for many startups, WeWork has made our expansion far easier than it would otherwise be and the China Gateway program is another great example of how Alibaba nurtures the entire eCommerce ecosystem by helping companies like us not just at a trade and technology level but also with physical infrastructure and services. So thanks again to both organisations, it is a pleasure and an honour to be part of this program and I look forward to growing our business in China together.


Read more about the event on Chinese media here and find out more about the China Gateway program here.

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