GEC Program

Chase your global dream

Alibaba Global E-Commerce Challenge (GEC)


Launched in 2021, the Global E-Commerce Challenge is an initiative for international students in China and overseas, designed to attract and engage early budding talent to creatively respond to the realistic global e-commerce challenges faced by Alibaba International Digital Commerce (AIDC).

This competition will allow students to leverage their local market understanding and come up with innovative solutions to the day-to-day e-commerce business challenges. Finalists will also get a chance to work closely with assigned AIDC mentors and better understand the Alibaba’s global ecosystem, along with winning prizes and job opportunities for the winning team.


Unparalleled learning experience

dealing with the realistic global e-commerce challenge faced by Alibaba and unleashing your global business acumen and creativity

Interaction with Alibaba experts

face-to-face interaction opportunities with some of the finest and most renowned e-commerce experts in Alibaba throughout the competition

Career opportunities in Alibaba

internship and placement opportunities in one of the global business units of Alibaba for the winning groups

Global networking and fun

one-of-a-kind networking experience and fun with elite students across different countries and regions, leaving a footprint along your global career journey


All current international students enrolled in a full-time/part-time program or graduated within one year from universities in East Asia, ASEAN, Europe, Americas.

Competition Mechanism

Congratulations to all participants of our recent GEC 2023! Worldwide students showcased their local insights and innovative ideas. We are pleased to have provided a platform for networking and gaining valuable exposure. Stay tuned for updates on future challenges and how to participate!

Form your team (2-4 members) Apply online
Regional Rounds
Pitch video Solution submission Regional competition
Global Final Round
Onsite event at Alibaba Campus Award and Ceremony