Postpone Announcement

C-star 2021 will be postponed

Currently, international travel to China still remains highly restricted, and the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to create uncertainties for retail brands in their offline expansion and sourcing plans. In view of the situation, the organizers have decided, after careful consideration, to postpone the 7th edition of C-star (Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail), originally scheduled to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 31st to September 2nd, 2021. The new date and planning will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Witnessing normally a high percentage of international exhibitors and visitors, we decide to postpone C-star 2021 during the special period in order to gain more time on travel normalization, get well prepared to welcome the fully recovered retail industry and to build a higher quality sourcing and communication platform.” said by Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..

For the next edition, C-star will continue to focus on innovative solutions in five dimensions: Shop Fittings & Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Retail Lighting, Smart Retail Technology and Retail Marketing. The innovative supporting programme, including Retail Stage, H!Tech Stage, ReTailor Hub, EuroShop RetailDesign Award China, Retail Technology Award China as well as Visual Merchandising Challenge will offer the opportunity for visitors to discuss hot topics with excellent solution providers, leading retail brands, shopping mall executives and academic experts.

In the next stage, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai will organize a series of offline networking events to share retail industry insights and build deep connections. Meanwhile, the organizer will continue to work with trade media, associations, research institutes and the EuroShop Trade Fair Family to collect the latest and most comprehensive retail information for retail professionals and publish on C-star official website, WeChat and LinkedIn so that retailers can keep up to date with the latest trends in the retail industry.

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July 27, 2021

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Inside Ramps up Stores in Hong Kong


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Hong Kong furnishing and homeware brand, Inside, has launched its second store in the heart of the newly renovated Central Market as part of an expansion plan in the territory after 24 years of trading. 


The new store is nestled inside the Grade 3 historic building, which has been transformed into a community spot intertwining traditional architecture with modern touches.


“This renovation truly is a success. The combination of a historic past with a modernistic twist resonates well with what Inside is,” says Eric Delplanque, GM of Inside.


Inside’s expansion plan will see the opening of its third store in Kowloon in the next few months, according to the company. The brand is renovating its 1,500sq ft warehouse in Wong Chuk Hang, where, besides product ranges, a series of exclusive events for VIP clients will be held. Scheduled to reopen next month, the warehouse will also have a photo studio, accommodating interior design and upcycling furniture workshops.


“With more time at home, their desire to enhance their interior comfort is significant,” the company said in a statement. “In other words, a beautiful opportunity for us to make an impact,” they continued.


Opening its first store in Repulse Bay in 1997, Inside is known for its handcrafted furniture and homeware products sourced around from talented artisans and independent brands from different parts of the world.



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