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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The 18th APRCE 2017 Global Retail Summit

For those in the retail sector, this networking event may be of useful to you. This Convention is the perfect focal point for international networking, and Malaysia, as the host, is the ideal location to mix business with leisure.

The 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition 2017 (APRCE 2017) will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 25 to 27. About 3,000 delegates from 18 countries are expected at Asia Pacific’s largest retail event which is held once every two years.

Organised by the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) and hosted by the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA), the theme of the 18th APRCE 2017 is “Transformation, Creativity and Beyond”.

Key global retailers are expected at this event which will spearhead a re-think on retail and how to drive change through innovation, transformation and staying ahead of the pack for business success. It will explore opportunities to capture the next decade of discerning digitised customers.
World-class speakers, retail leaders and solution providers from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the US, UK and of course Malaysia will share their business success stories, new retail trends, ways to retail excellence and e-commerce trends and challenges in retailing, among others.

Among the 23 speakers at the 18th APRCE 2017 are: Benjamin Yong, Founder and Group Chief Eating Officer of the BIG Group, Motoya Okada, President and CEO, AEON Co. Ltd, Hoseok Kim, CEO of Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd,  Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing at Euromonitor International, Howard Saunders, Retail Futurist, Twenty Second and Fifth Ltd, US, Chan Kok Long, Co-founder & Executive Director of IPay88 Sdn Bhd, Christopher Sanderson, Co-founder, Future Lab United Kingdom, H. Roger Wang, Chairman of Golden Eagle International Group in China and Chen Xiaodong, CEO of Intime Retail Group, China.

The delegates attending
To date, about 1,300 foreign delegates have confirmed their attendance at the 18th APRCE 2017. They include 400 from Japan Retailers Association, 400 from Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, China,  200 from Korea Retailers Association, 50 from Indonesia, 30 from the Philippines, and the rest from other FAPRA-recognised national retail trade organisations such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam,  Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, Turkey and Fiji.

The 18th APRCE 2017 is the perfect focal point for international networking, and Malaysia, as the host, is the ideal location to mix business with leisure.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

How APRCE started
Since 1983 APRCE has been the main activity of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA), which has 18 association members from 18 countries.  It is the longest running biennial retail conference in Asia-Pacific. The host country is selected by FAPRA members through a bidding process held every 2 years. The 17th APRCE 2015 was held in Manila, Philippines while the 16th APRCE 2013 took place in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 18th APRCE 2017 will bring together participants to learn, discover and network, and make meaningful connections with other industry professionals. It will also highlight innovative solutions to help retailers differentiate themselves from their competitors.

More details on the GLOBAL RETAIL SUMMIT here 

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Happy Networking with all the BIG names!

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