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GELF Featured in Voice of Retail Podcast

Curious about the origin of the Global Ecommerce Leaders Forum or GELF as we call it? Join Michael LeBlanc, the host of The Voice of Retail and one of the voices behind GELF’s own podcast, Global Ecommerce Tech Talks as he interviews Kent Allen, one of co-founders of GELF. Check out the podcast here Note […]

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Global Ecommerce Happenings (GELF Newsletter V2)

GELF’s second newsletter is available here If you’d like to be included, please send us a note at speak@globalecommerce.co – look forward to staying on touch! Until next time, The GELF team

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Global Ecommerce Happenings (GELF Newsletter V1)

GELF has launched a newslettter –  check out version one. If you’d like to be included, please send us a note at speak@globalecommerce.co

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Download GELF’s 2021 Program Sponsorship Info Deck!

Happy Holidays and New Year! Bring on 2021! On behalf of Jim, Scott and Kent, GELF thanks you for being part of our growing community of global ecommerce leaders and experts in 2020.  The community is at its best when we all learn, share and grow together; thanks again for your support of the GELF […]

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What’s Selling as China Comes Back Online?

As the world looks to China for hints about how economies will rebound as businesses re-open following COVID-19 lockdowns, we’ll be featuring interesting, data-rich articles like this one from Technode. The data highlighted by author Jacob Cooke includes the most recent data (2.1.20) from WPIC Marketing + Technologies, a technology consulting company that helps global brands […]

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Why Alibaba Holds the Key to a Global Recovery from COVID-19

Great overview of an article in The Information ($) by Hendrick Laubscher, one of GELF’s favorite global ecommerce thought leaders. A recovery in Chinese consumption will be crucial, not only to China but also to other countries that are now grappling with the economic impact from the escalating pandemic. And Alibaba is an important sales […]

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The “3.0 Digital Trade Era” Dawns as China Ecommerce Grows

Interesting take on the role of China ecommerce growth in the evolution of global trade in this article by ECNS.cn. On Monday, economies related to the Belt and Road Vision jointly issued a digital economy international cooperation initiative during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. The Belt and Road digital economy international […]

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NY Times on Swamp Monsters, Super Apps and WeChat

GELF’s China research study found that WeChat is the top focus among retail brands exploring their next platform initiative in China. If you’re interested in learning more about how the future of retail is lurking beneath the depths of WeChat, check out this short video from the NY Times. https://www.nytimes.com/video/technology/100000004574648/china-internet-wechat.html  

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A Bio-logical Take of the Future of Cross-Border Trade

As we start preparing for The Sept 7th GELF NYC ’17, we’re following up on some areas of interest expressed by the audience on Feb 9th at GELF NYC ’17. One topic many in the audience asked us to add to the late summer GELF ’17 agenda was the impact on global ecommerce of the […]

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Glocalization Rising as Globalization Fades to Black

GELF sees smart market localization driving the growth of global ecommerce. The deep thinkers at Boston Consulting Group seem to agree – and point to the birth of a radical new phase of globalization as proof; one that re-balances geopolitics with geoeconomics. They quote Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, whose says “It is time for a […]

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