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Juntao Song (Secretary General of Alibaba Globalization Office)

Juntao Song

Secretary General of Alibaba Globalization Office

Juntao Song is currently working for the CEO of Alibaba Group as the special assistant, coordinating the internal teams to develop business overseas. In particular he is in charge of the eWTP initiative to help build up an e-infrastructure to enable and empower SMEs go international and benefit from globalization.

With his leadership, the first overseas eWTP pilot was launched in KL in March by the Prime Minister and Jack Ma.

Before that, Juntao had worked in the Chinese central government for almost 20 years. He is an expertise in Tariff polices, Customs management and border control. He was also involved in FTA negotiations between China and foreign countries.

Ricky Xue Xiaoguo (Managing Director of Cainiao)

Ricky Xue Xiaoguo

Managing Director of Cainiao

Mr. Ricky Xue joined Cainiao Network in 2014 as Managing Director of Cainiao Exportation Business Unit. Since then, he has overall managed the strategies and operation of Alibaba Group's cross-border outbound logistics development. He is also acting as the logistics head of AliExpress which is the biggest cross border eCommerce site in China. He also assumed a co-president position of an Alibaba investing company - 4PX.

Prior to Cainiao, Ricky has been working with FedEx for 14 years; his last role in FedEx was the head of eCommerce sector based in Shanghai. By then, he was responsible for developing the logistics solutions for eCommerce customers and growth of the market share.

Isabelle Bedoyan (Counsellor - Customs attaché for Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau)

Isabelle Bedoyan

Counsellor - Customs attaché for Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau

Mrs. Bedoyan has been representing the Belgian General Administration of Customs and Excise in Beijing since August 2018. Based in Beijing, she covers customs issues with mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. In this position she works to strengthen relationships between these areas & Belgium on different customs related issues. Topics of trade facilitation and cross- border e-commerce are amongst the key topics of her activities.

Before taking up the post in Beijing, she set up and headed the customs attaché post in Brazil between 2013 and 2018, where she worked on exchanges of best practices, facilitation issues and customs cooperation.

Previously, she was posted at the international relations department of Belgian Customs in Brussels where she worked, among others, as a liaison between Belgian customs and the World Customs Organization.

Steven Verhasselt (VP Commercial Liège Airport and BLCC Director)

Steven Verhasselt

VP Commercial Liège Airport and BLCC Director

Steven Verhasselt joined Liège Airport as Cargo Development Manager Asia in 2006. Now he is the VP Commercial of Liège Airport, Belgium's leading cargo airport. He is responsible for the global cargo development as core business, but is also in charge of passenger, real estate and Liège Airport Consulting. Mr. Verhasselt is based in Asia, working in a global role. Mr. Verhasselt entered the aviation world in 2001 running a project to start up a cargo airline based in Brussels. The project led him to the Middle East and Asia. In 2003, when working on a project in Hong Kong, Mr. Verhasselt decided to stay there & start his own company, consulting airports, airlines and aviation related companies willing to develop business in Asia.