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Malaysia Hosts Asian Retail Leaders At Retail Congress Asia Pacific 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s premier information and networking event for retail leaders, Retail Congress Asia Pacific 2016 (RCAP 2016), is coming to Kuala Lumpur for the first time. The sixth installment of the region’s leading retail industry event — organised by World Retail Congress — will be held on 12 and 13 October 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Themed “The Evolution of Retail in Asia Pacific: Innovation and Disruption”, the Congress looks to prepare the region’s retail industry for a future in a connected and technologically advanced world. It will feature presentations and discussions on topics such as emerging retail trends and will examine innovations made to traditional brick-and-mortar retail and the advent of mobile and digital platforms.

Ian McGarrigle, Congress Chairman of RCAP, stated: “It’s a tremendous honour for RCAP to be held in Malaysia. With a clear commitment to retail transformation and healthy private sector participation, we could not have picked a better host country for the Congress. It is timely that RCAP 2016 is held in Kuala Lumpur given the Malaysian Government’s focus on the Wholesale and Retail sectors under the Economic Transformation Programme.”

He added: “RCAP 2016 comes to Kuala Lumpur at a significant time, as the region’s retail sector shows immense potential despite current economic challenges. This event will be crucial as the industry discusses innovative approaches to a rapidly shifting marketplace in Asia, especially in the face of disruptive digital technologies.”

This prestigious event will host more than 300 key decision makers who will play a crucial role in charting a new and dynamic direction for the retail market with CEOs, directors, innovation drivers and new industry disruptors sharing their knowledge and expertise. Prominent speakers for this year’s event include:

Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Google Southeast Asia and India
Gary Brown, CEO, 7-Eleven Malaysia
Tito Costa, Managing Director, Zalora
Andrew Gnananantham, Chief Marketing Officer, Lazada Malaysia
Tony Mampuk, Head of Government Relations, IKEA Indonesia
Ravi Thakran, Managing Partner & Chairman, LVMH Asia
Sylvia Yin, Co-Founder & Chief Operator, Shoppr
Jerome Cheung, Former CEO — Asia Pacific, Tom Ford
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For Media Enquiries please contact:

Aaron Nair
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Phone: +603-2276-0990

About Retail Congress Asia Pacific

Retail Congress Asia Pacific is the only industry Director-level, pan-retail event in Asia. It is specifically designed for industry CEOs and Directors, those setting the retail agenda and leading business change. The agenda is put together through extensive research and in consultation with an industry leading Advisory Board.

Since its launch in Hong Kong in 2011, Retail Congress Asia Pacific has grown to be the premier event for retail leaders in Asia.

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Retail Congress Asia Pacific is organised by the World Retail Congress.

Written by asiafreshnews

October 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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