C-star to be the founder member of The Asian Retail Exhibition & Conference Alliance with RetailEX ASEAN and K Shop
The 3 largest retail trade shows in Asia: RetailEX ASEAN, by Impact Exhibition Management (IMPACT) & Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd (GIEC), C-Star by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, and K Shop by Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) have joined forces to form “The Asian Retail Exhibition & Conference Alliance”. This alliance will facilitate an exchange of regional industry intelligence, formation of VIP buyer delegations for each show, formation of national pavilions, cross-promotion, cooperation between retail associations, as well asother collaboration channels. The Asian Retail Exhibition & Conference Allianceaims to elevate the Asian Retail Industry and bring growth to industry players in the region.
Mr. Axel Bartkus, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented:"The debut of ‘Asian Retail Exhibition & Conference Alliance’' is the important path for Asia retailers to get connected. We believe C-star will attract more buyers from this region."
Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd said:"The 2nd edition opening ofRetailEX ASEANwill be on 25th August, with the launch of the ‘Asian Retail Exhibition & Conference Alliance’, and the ‘ASEAN Economic Community’ integrating Southeast Asia into a single market, there is great potential for further growth and development of the retail market in Thailand with the Thai retailers planning to expand their retail space by 17% from 2016 to 2017. "