SOURCE: Diversified Communications HK LLC

Diversified Communications HK LLC

June 01, 2015 00:16 ET

Retail Asia Expo 2015 Sets to Inspire Industry as the Digital and Physical Retail Worlds Combine

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - Retail Asia Expo (RAE) 2015, is once again gearing up to provide a retailing experience with more solutions to the retailing community. As the digital and physical shopping worlds move ever closer to one another, Retail Asia Expo with more than 10,000 of its retailing professionals will examine the changes affecting this community. With over 200 exhibitors, and 50 countries represented, this year's event will offer many solutions and new ideas on how to move forward in this extremely fast moving industry. The combination of awards, seminars, exhibitions and networking opportunities make this an unmissable event.

Stuart Bailey, General Manager of Diversified Communications HK LLC., the organiser of Retail Asia Expo, said: "Today's retail environment is more complex and competitive than ever, as digital technologies advancements, rising cost and changing customer expectations all make an impact. Retail Asia Expo 2015 is bringing all the latest and most exciting idea, technologies, products and services together in one place to help Asia's retailers overcome their most pressing challenges and prepare for the future."

Retail Asia Expo 2015 has been carefully curated to present insights, products and equipment that will help retailers take advantage of new retail technology and e-commerce solutions and benefit from the latest retail design and in-store marketing trends.

Industry Leaders Recognized in High-Profile Awards
On the evening of 9 June, the 2015 Hong Kong Retail Industry Trade Awards will be presented at the Retail Asia Expo Gala Dinner. As this local industry's most prestigious annual awards, the 2015 HKRIT Awards celebrate innovative leaders and their contribution to Hong Kong's retail sector. Awards will be presented in three categories: Industry Super Retailer, Small Business Retailer, and Community Retailer.

The Gala Dinner will also bring the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of the 2015 Top 10 eCommerce Website Awards. Organised by GS1 Hong Kong and Retail Asia Expo, the awards recognise websites that have raised the bar for user experience and achieved phenomenal sales growth. The awards also provide an opportunity to showcase how online technologies are impacting Asia's wider retail scene.

Free Seminars on Retail Technology, Design and Marketing
More than 30 free seminars will be held during the Expo, covering industry hot topics such as security, supply chain solutions, retail design, interactive shopping, e-commerce, loyalty programs, interactive devices and China-focused retail expansion. Global suppliers and trendsetters will offer technology updates, insights into the latest and best products and services, and innovative ideas to inspire retailers to transform their stores, improve efficiency, save cost and increase sales.

Among the highlights of this year's seminar series are:

  • The Design and Branding Forum, hosted by Tommy Li
    Tommy Li is an award-winning Hong Kong designer whose work is renowned across China, Japan and Italy. As one of the few Asian designers to have penetrated the international market, Tommy will share his secrets to creating an original and impactful branding strategy.

  • The High-End Shopping Mall Design Forum
    Co-organized with PRC Magazine, the forum will discuss how high-end mall design can deliver increased value to retailers in Asia. Some of the region's leading architects will share their views on creating must-see destinations for the modern shopper, with a focus on future retail design trends. Expert speakers include Anthony Lai, Associate Director of Arquitectonica; Dominique Lew, Divisional Director of Benoy; and Jacky Cheng, Associate Vice President & Project Manager of The Jerde Partnership.

Omni-Channel Retailing Conference
Held alongside Retail Asia Expo from 9 to 10 June, the Omni-Channel Retailing Conference is a platform for industry leaders to discuss strategies and best practices and share insights.

Attendees will hear how industry bellwethers create superior shopping experiences and engage customers in a seamless, integrated way across various channels and touch points. They will examine new strategies and solutions to manage evolving technologies, social media trends and changing consumer expectations. They will also dive into specific Asia Pacific markets to consider how to tailor approaches for unique challenges and opportunities.

Retail Asia Expo 2015 and the Omni-Channel Retailing Conference will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9 to 11 June and 9 to 10 June, respectively.

For more information and to register for Retail Asia Expo 2015, visit www.retailasiaexpo.com.

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About Retail Asia Expo
Retail Asia Expo is an annual trade show and conference that caters to retailers in Asia Pacific. The expo showcases retail solutions from over 200 local and international exhibitors and plenty of networking opportunities including seminars, gala dinner, cocktail reception, and retail awards. In 2014, the show attracted 8,502 visitors from 60 countries.

About Diversified Communications Hong Kong

Diversified Communications (www.divcom.com.hk) is a fast-growing, global business communications company headquartered in the United States. Our acclaimed international portfolio offers more than 100 face-to-face buying and selling opportunities and conference programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. These serve a broad spectrum of selected markets, from food to fitness, healthcare, business management, construction, manufacturing, investments and franchising.

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