Cross Border Matchmaker
The Cross Border Matchmaker (CBM) is an annual conference happening each October in Shenzhen, China. It brings together top Chinese and International Amazon FBA sellers and e-commerce players to discuss current issues and trends in the cross-border e-commerce industry. If you want to make lifelong quality relationships in the industry, this is the event to attend!
And our GFAVIP members get first priority. Learn more about our GFA VIP membership here.
Photos From a Cross-Border Matchmaker
Our Cross Border Summit Event Mentioned in Forbes!
“Cross Border Summit: Held in Shenzhen, China, on 21-22 April, 2017, this event encourages international participation among industry leaders in cross border commerce between China and the rest of the world with content related to marketing, management, manufacturing, and technology. There are numerous roundtable discussions and networking sessions to encourage collaboration and idea generation. This event is hosted by Global From Asia, which also has a fantastic podcast about doing business in China.”
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Meet Quality People
Don’t waste time in Asia talking to talkers! Instead, meet high level and qualified business owners at our closed event!
Quality, Private Content
Hear from speakers who have been in your shoes. Sharing insights and battle stories that are not common to be found anywhere online!
Get matched up with like minded business owners at our cross-border matchmaker salon. We have break out sessions to cover the many different industries and business models you are in.
Here’s The Matchmaker Formula
Each session is focused on a specific industry or topic. This ensures that the attendees coming know what to expect and there is a common trend among those who attend.
The audience can ask questions to the company after their session. Get insights and perspectives from various backgrounds on how to leverage this company for your business.
We have booths on site for you to find the right service provider or innovative product for your growing cross-border eBusiness.
Networking & Deals
Have time to find the speakers and their team. Take action right then and there and get your accounts setup on the marketplace or make distribution deals.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…
Here’s what previous GFA event attendees have to say.
“My key takeaway from the event is that it was a way for me, a newcomer to Shenzhen, to meet a bunch of great people, network like crazy, create new business opportunities, and even make a few friends.”
SILICON VALLEY BASED GETSCALE INC.
“Conference was well organized with credible speakers that have various skillsets required to support and manage smaller and mid size e-commerence operations. “
“I’m fully confident Mike’s training can help many exporters and importers who are aiming to develop their markets in or out of China.”
Amazing Speaker Sessions
“Earlier this year I attended the annual Cross Border Summit hosted by the Global from Asia crew. The Summit had everything we expected and more: informative speakers, break-out sessions, interesting panel speakers, and an espresso machine that always had a line.
My key takeaway from the event is that it was a way for me, a newcomer to Shenzhen, to meet a bunch of great people, network like crazy, create new business opportunities, and even make a few friends.
Mike Michelini and his team were awesome, but it didn’t end only with the conference like a lot of events do. I’ve been able to join other business leaders in a newly formed mastermind group, been invited to take part in cross border trips and meetups, and of course I’m definitely marking my calendar for next year’s Cross Border Summit! “
Director of Sales & Founding Partner
Silicon Valley based GetScale Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
What People Are Saying About The Matchmaker
Here’s some testimonials from previous Cross Border Matchmaker Attendees:
Who Should Attend the Cross Border Matchmaker?
So who is this event for? We aim to help small to medium sized business owners doing e-commerce, import and export, and other fields that require them to deal with multiple countries, currencies, cultures, and complexities.
If you are buying and selling from a company outside of your home country, and it is an important part of what your business does, then you should be attending the Cross Border Matchmaker.
As an Amazon FBA e-commerce business owner doing deals in other countries, sometimes it feels like a leap of faith. As you do it more and more you gain confidence, but still wonder if there are better tactics and strategies for your cross border business practices.
Why You Should Attend?
So think you fit the profile of an international business owner. Looking for more reasons to come? Well, let’s keep it short and to the point:
The organizers at Cross Border Summit work hard to find the right balance of learning and networking. You’ll have plenty of chances to hear amazing speeches, as well as fun and interactive sessions to find others in your industry.
When and Where?
The Cross Border Matchmaker currently takes place each October in Shenzhen, China – right across from the Hong Kong border. We like to hold it in the month of October, as there are a lot of trade shows happening and people are already visiting Asia for their global business.
Many have requested it to be held more often and in more locations. Stay tuned for updates on that as the event grows and expands.
How To Attend The Next Cross Border Matchmaker?
So you’re sold and can’t wait to attend! Then let’s get you plugged in.
Our next event is in October 2019, and we have a dedicated page all about the speakers, agenda, location, all by invite only.
Last year’s event sold out and we had an amazing time! This year many attendees are returning and telling their friends – so we strongly encourage you to lock in your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and missing out!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us – we look forward to building a great event of global business owners!
Videos and Media Coverage
Watch a few clips of previous Cross Border Summits and the media coverage, both formal and video blog!
Let’s Get You Involved!
There are plenty of ways you and your organization can get involved with the Cross Border Matchmaker as well as other Global From Asia initiatives. Check out a few of them below, as well as instructions on how to make it a reality!
Want To Be A Speaker?
We are always looking for experts and top speakers to share about new trends and technology in cross-border business.
Want To Be a Sponsor?
We work hard to cooperate with top brands and service providers in the cross-border business world. We have this Cross Border Summit event as well as other events and media channels for us to bundle together. Let’s get a conversation going.
Want To Organize One In Your Region?
We are getting requests from around the globe- UK, Australia, California, Florida in USA, Singapore , Shanghai, China and more – contact us and let’s talk bout opening up more of these Cross Border MatchMakers in your region.