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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C-star Invited to Attend Asia-Pacific Top 500 Awards Awards & Gala Dinner on Oct 24 in Kuala Lumpur


The Asia-Pacific Top 500 Awards is now on its 15th year of recognising the region’s top retailers. This annual event, organise in partnership with Euromonitor International, Top 500 Award’s official Market Information Provider; and KPMG – the Award’s Principal Programme Partner; also results in the publication of the prestigious list of Top 500 retailers; ranked by gross sales, economy and retail format.

Besides its strong market influence, this list has been growing and transforming into the industry’s leading resource and effective benchmarking tool by retailers wishing to emulate the success of their peers.

Aside from the much anticipated publication of the Top 500 ranking which was included in Retail Asia’s July 2017 issue, the Top 500 programme culminates in an annual Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner, graced by retailers and industry players from around the region — to gather and witness the presentation of awards to winning retailers.

With the long term partership with Retail Asia, C-star will be invited to this ceremony to witness the glamrous moment together with the retailers and industry players, further enhancing the global reputation in Asia Pacific region. 

Held on the same day as this year’s award ceremony is a thought-provoking seminar entitled “The Retail Revolution” taking place from 9 am to 12 pm. The core message to impart to seminar attendees is how “Digital Disruption” is impacting and influencing the retail industry - in particular, the advent of Omni-Channel retailing.

Retail Asia would like to take this opportunity to invite China’s technology companies as attendees for the Top 500 Programmes to reach out to the Top Retailers across Asia-Pacific region, to share how has the shopping patterns of consumers change over the years with the entry of e-commerce and m-commerce and the importance of understanding the consumers' buying behavior.

Below are some of the companies who attended last year event.
-The Good Guys Inc – Australia
-China Resources Enterprise Ltd – China
-AS Watson Group – Hong Kong
-PT. Indomarco Prismatama – Indonesia
-Sumber Alfaria Trijaya – Indonesia
-GCH Retail (M) Sdn Bhd – Malaysia
-AEON Group – Malaysia
-Parkson Holdings – Malaysia
-SM Retail – The Philippines
-Puregold Price Club Inc – The Philippines
-Mercury Drug – The Philippines
-Robinsons Retail Group – The Philippines
-Sheng Siong Supermarket – Singapore
-Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives – Vietnam
-Mobile World JSC – Vietnam
-Parkson, The Lion Group – Vietnam
-Pico JSC – Vietnam
-Metro Retail – The Philippines
-Nestle – The Philippines

Dear Visitor ,
Visitor registration for C-star 2019 will be available in October 2018. Thank you!