Hangzhou, 13th May: Hong Kong-listed Alibaba.com has announced that the company has signed a strategic partnership with Logo Group, a Turkish software developer and reseller. Logo will be tasked with building Alibaba.com’s brand in Turkey and acting as a reseller of memberships on Alibaba’s international sourcing website. Logo will also reportedly promote Alibaba.com on its social networking site, Diyalogo.  Pacific Epoch reports that Alibaba.com plans to offer its Gold Supplier membership in Turkey as of July this year. Alibaba.com reportedly has 200,000 registered users in Turkey and the Logo Group has over 1 million users – most of which are small- and medium-sized enterprises in Turkey.   Sources: Pacific Epoch article, WSJ article  Courtesy Business Strategies Group  www.bsgasia.com

BIIA Newsletter June 2009 Issue