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.
For more details about C-star, please follow C-star LinkedIn or visit the official website:http://www.c-star-expo.com/en/.
July 27, 2021
ERDA China (EuroShop RetailDesign Award China) is derived from ERDA which is one of the supporting programs of EuroShop Trade Fairs. ERDA is organized by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and EHI since 2008 to award the most compelling store concepts from all candidates. A well-honed mix of store architecture, colours, materials,lighting and visual merchandising, the clear communication of the product range as well as direct means ofappealing to customers are key criteria for the jury of experts.
As the Chinese retail industry has formed its own pattern with Chinese characteristics during its development, one set of criteria is no longer the optimal assessment for retail designs in both China and other countries, we establish ERDA China for the unique needs of the Chinese retail industry, and invite more domesticexperts to join the jury and crown the outstanding store designs in China.
2021.04.08 ‒ 07.20
Call for entries
2021.07.21 ‒ 07.30
2021.08.02 ‒ 08.13
Brand jury assessment
2021.08.02 ‒ 08.13
Expert jury assessment
The projects should be physical retail stores (such as supermarkets, specialty stores, concept stores, shopping malls, etc.) that has been open for business in China since July 2020. This competition accepts project-based submissions. Entries may be submitted by retailers and designers. One applicant may submit up to 3 projects.
Prepare project materialsComplete the registration form and prepare 5-20 project real-life images (image resolution ≥ 300dpi, size ≤ 5M).
Submit all required materialsCompress all required materials into one file and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org through WeTransfer