Firms will be able to access courses through an online platform by Taobao University.
Alibaba Group launched its first Alibaba Global Course (AGC) for 2,000 attendees and 600 SMEs in Singapore. AGC is a series of public lectures focused on understanding e-commerce and related trends.
According to an announcement, Singapore is the first stop of the global AGC calendar for 2018, with additional events planned for India, Australia, the United States, Mexico and in Europe later in the year.
In Singapore, the AGC is offered by Alibaba Business School and organised by Taobao University in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic’s Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (NYP-SIRS), SkillsFuture Singapore, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and StarHub.
Alibaba vice president Brian Wong said the company is eyeing to partner with local stakeholders and companies. "SMEs form the majority of Singapore’s businesses and they are key to the city-state’s quest to be the hub of the future digital economy. We hope to continue partnering with local stakeholders and companies in this journey and navigate the exciting opportunities ahead together,” he said.