Buyers at Hotelex Shanghai 2016 will be gauranteed better sourcing experiences with Chinese exhibitors who have joined Alibaba.com's Trade Assurance — a free program that provides various levels of protection to buyers in relation to product quality and shipment time committed by sellers on the Chinese e-commerce giant. Exhibitors at Hotelex Shanghai 2016 who are enrolled in Trade Assurance as eligible sellers will therefore gain additional credibility with buyers who source through Alibaba.com. In addition, visitors can learn about the latest trends and opportunities in the cross-border trading environment through various forums onsite — for example, how OneTouch, a subsidiary of Alibaba.com, provides exporters with trading services including customs clearance and logistics enhancing export efficiency; and the sourcing opportunities on 1688.com, one of the biggest wholesale trading platforms in China . Hotelex Shanghai is the one-stop international business platform servicing the entire hospitality supply chain. From importers to exporters, to distributors to manufacturers for hotels and restaurants, to real-estate developers and more, each year Hotelex Shanghai welcomes the international hospitality community to view one of the largest assortments of products and services in hotel design & engineering, hotel building, tableware accessories, textile, appliance & amenities, IT & security, catering equipment and material, food & beverage, coffee & tea, wine & spirits and bakery & ice cream. The event will take place from 29 March to1 April 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.