Alibaba Anniversary Celebration

On 8 September, 40,000 Alibaba employees from around the world gathered in Hangzhou to attend a celebration for Alibaba Chair Jack Ma’s birthday and the company’s 18th anniversary. At the annual event, Ma dressed up in a glamorous costume and entertained his employees by performing dances inspired by Michael Jackson. Afterwards, he changed into professional wear and gave an inspiring speech. “In another 19 years, we aim to make Alibaba the world’s 5th largest economic entity… We hope to provide 100 million jobs around the world, serve 2 billion consumers, and create a profit platform for 10 million small and medium enterprises,” noted Ma.