YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW and BEYOND
24 - 25 September 2014 | Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Knowledge-Sharing Programmes
     

Retail Solutions Asia

Retail Solutions Asia is a premier educational and networking event where it aims for the overall development of the retail industry showcasing solutions and technologies available yesterday, today, tomorrow and beyond

LAST YEAR


Retail Solutions Asia 2013 attracts over 2,000 retail industry decision-makers, executives and professionals. Throughout two days of trade exhibition, conferences and deal-making, millions of dollars end-user transactions and distribution rights will have closed at the Retail Solutions Asia – on both completed transactions and those in every stage of negotiations, development and production.

Retail Solutions Asia 2013 in numbers:

2,000+ attendees representing 16 countries
70+ exhibitors occupying 120+ exhibit spaces
300+ conference attendees
20+ conference speakers
20+ sessions
 

WHAT'S NEW IN THIS EDITION


Tourism and retail development complements each other in which business and community leaders have recognized the spending potentials of tourists. Retail businesses are an important part of the tourism experience, and retail base has been developed to complement the experience.

Kuala Lumpur for instance has been ranked number four in CNN report of the top 10 best shopping cities in the world and in the league with New York, Tokyo and London.
Shopping is a lucrative sector of Malaysia's tourism industry. It holds the second biggest share of tourist expenditure after accom modation. In 2012, tourists spent RM18.6 billion on shopping which constituted 30.7 percent of the total receipts of RM60.5 billion and With 2014 being Visit Malaysia Year, it will be another fantastic year for RETAIL TOURISM!

Retail Tourism Showcase concurrently held with Retail Solutions Asia is an effort to bring retailing businesses to a greater dimension and perspectives.

EXHIBIT & SPONSOR

WHY AND WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?

WHY AND WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?

Awareness

Radio Commercials | Television Commercials | Print Media | Billboards | In-Store Promotions | Social Media | Digital Marketing | Digital Signage | Targeted Promotions | QR Barcode | Near Field | RFID
Evaluate & Select

Trial & Error | Media Inserts & Reviews | Samples | online Comparison | Social Media | Experience Stores | Omni-Channel | Social Collaboration | Augmented Reality | Digital Assistant
Shopping Experience

Brick & Mortar | Electronic Payment | Large Format | E-Commerce | Click & Collect | Furniture | Interior Design | Pure-Play | Queue Management | Strategic | Pop-Up Store | Integrated Channels | Small Format | Specialized | 3D Printing
Point of Sale

Barcode Scanner | Cash Register | Card | Customer Counting | Printed Coupon | Wireless Card | EFT | Digital Voucher | Phone Transfer | Mobile POS | Integrated POS Device | Labelling | Near Field Comms | Cash-less | Biometrics
Technology

Access Systems | Alarm Systems | CCTV Systems
Service & Advocacy

In-Store Service | Media Reviews | Call Centre Service | Social Media | Review Blogs | Integrated Channels | Personalised Service | Multi-Return Points
Retail Tourism

Mall Developer | Mall Management | Hospitality & Leisure | Tourism Organizations | Trade & Government Agencies

WHY SPONSOR?

WHY SPONSOR?

Brand Positioning


Trade fair & exhibition sponsorship and branding programs provide unlimited opportunities to broaden your competitive advantage by increasing your credibility, image and prestige.

Driving Sales Revenue


Sponsorship geared to driving sales is an extremely potent promotional tool. They allow you to showcase your product attributes, encourage samplings and to encourage samplings and significant rise in sales volume.

Heightening Publicity & Visibility


Every successful brands/products/services are subject to constant support and greater exposure in electronic, print and digital media. Trade fair and exhibition media coverage may or should we say most of the times include sponsors names and/or photos. This is the kind of media coverage is often unaffordable if the company were to think of purchasing it, and if it were available.

Stay Ahead of Competitors


Opt for "exclusive" sponsorships or branding opportunities made available and you'll stand out head and shoulders above the competition.

Be Seen as Socially Responsible Corporation / Brand


Let your company/brand be seen supporting the community and contributing to its economic development on top of the industry growth. With the right positioning, you'll be seen as not just a profit making entity, but socially responsible corporation/brand.

Powerful Business, Consumer and Government Relations


Being a sponsor most of the times offers hospitality opportunities to include special networking settings such as VIP receptions, etc – an opportunity which is hardly offered by us to others but you.
Discover available sponsorship and branding opportunities by contacting marketing@jfpsgroup.com or any of dedicated account managers for our Official Guidebook to Exhibition, Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities.

FLOORPLAN

FLOORPLAN

VISIT

WHO SHOULD VISIT?

WHO SHOULD VISIT?

  • BRAND MANAGER
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
  • ECOMMERCE MANAGER
  • EPOS MANAGER
  • FINANCE DIRECTOR
  • IT DIRECTOR
  • LOGISTICS MANAGER
  • MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • MARKETING MANAGER
  • MULTICHANNEL TRADING DIRECTOR
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL SYSTEMS MANAGER
  • SECURITY DIRECTOR
  • SENIOR RETAIL MANAGEMENT
  • STORE OWNER DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER
  • SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR
 

FROM

 
  • Catalogue & Mail Order Operator
  • Chain Store
  • Convenience Store
  • Cooperative Department Store
  • Distributor Franchise
  • Hypermarket
  • Leisure Centre
  • Online Retailer
  • Self-Service Store
  • Shopping Mall
  • Wholesaler
  • Tourism
  • Trade Organizations
  • Tour Operators
  • Retail SME

FORUM

The RETAIL ASIA FORUM is a networking and education program exclusively designed for 300+ retail professionals. Over two days, retail professionals attend over 26 educational and networking sessions.
This time, RETAIL ASIA FORUM is to present TWO mini forums, DIGITAL & INNOVATIVE RETAILING and
TOURISM & RETAIL DEVELOPMENT to complement the needs and trends of the industry.

DIGITAL & INNOVATIVE RETAILING

TOURISM & RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

Should you be interested to speak, sponsor or attend RETAIL ASIA FORUM, please ask for the FORUM AGENDA from show management team via phone +603 2600 6000 or email showmanager@jfpsgroup.com
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Day One
0900
Registration & the Arrival of Guests

1000
Opening Ceremony & Launch of RETAIL SOLUTIONS ASIA 2014

1030
Exhibition Tour & Morning Refreshment

1100
Opening Remarks by Chairperson

1115
Session 1

Keynote Address
Connected Commerce & Community : Power, Transformation and Opportunities
  • The power of connected community
  • Aligning all the moving parts for transformation
  • New opportunities for retailers
  • INTERNATIONAL RETAILERS vs. SMALL RETAILERS
    1545
    Session 5
    Finding the Right Business Model(s) for International Expansion
  • Successful multichannel international expansion strategy
  • Overcoming challenges when crossing borders
  • Identifying the 'how' a brand can eectively plan for global expansion

  • 1615
    Session 6
    What's the Deal with E-Commerce Business Expansion into New Countries?
  • Preserving brand value and relevance across multiple cultures
  • Localization strategies that complementing the success of your international strategy
  • Working out your world class social campaign

  • 1700
    Session 7
    Panel Discussion: When Small Retailers Goes Digital
  • Social media for small retailers (where size doesn't matter)
  • Do's and Don'ts to grow a strong e-commerce business
  • The international growth opportunity for small retailers

  • 1745
    End of Day One

    DIGITAL & INNOVATIVE RETAILING STRATEGIES
    1200
    Session 2
    Competition in Today's Mass Market
  • Scaling your business in the internet age
  • Connecting your digital and physical assets to face fierce competition
  • What's your digital success? Weigh them!

  • 1245
    NETWORKING LUNCHEON

    1400
    Session 3
    Your No. 1 Most Protable Store
  • Click Click. Check your website functionality
  • Is DIY your ultimate choice?
  • If not, chose the right vendor to help make it all happen

  • 1445
    Session 4
    Retails vs. Virtuals: The Battle of Consumer Experience
  • Shopper trends and how they leave the bricks to go to clicks
  • Do they have the same behavior in clicks? Are equations that inuence their decision online?
  • What is the role of online to their life , how big is the role -- information, recommendation, etc and how the journey happens?

  • 1530
    Afternoon Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

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    Day Two
    0930
    Registration & the Arrival of Guests

    1000
    Opening Address by Chairperson

    INTEGRATING DIGITAL SALES and MARKETING with SOCIAL MEDIA
    1015
    Session 1
    Email Marketing Strategy that Works!
  • Fueling email marketing results with more products (not discounts)
  • Refining email targeting and re-engage customers
  • From spam to ham: rev up your sales

  • 1100
    Session 2
    What's New with Digital Sales and Marketing?
  • An obvious shift from search to social marketing
  • A check on your visual content marketing strategy
  • Recruitment of bloggers as aliates (the why and how)

  • 1145
    Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

    1215
    Session 3
    Social Media: A DIY Approach
  • Build your own social network
  • Crowdsourcing (stock it with superfans)
  • Monetizing social with shopper analytics

  • 1530
    Afternoon Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

    1600
    Session 7
    Panel Discussion: Customer Service Gets Social
  • Growing user engagement and maintaining it with social
  • The power of online reviews to improve customer experience

  • TECHNOLOGY for RETAILING BUSINESS GROWTH
    1645
    Session 8
    What Role will Mobile Devices play in the Retail Landscape of 2015 and Beyond?
  • A closer look into existing mobile strategy (understanding mobile customer)
  • A customer-centric transactional mobile website
  • New innovations in mobile marketing

  • 1730
    End of Day One

    1245
    Session 4
    Maximizing Conversion of Your Traffic
  • Personalizing your social media page content and communication
  • Go beyond "Like" to make your social eorts work
  • A look into damage control when social goes bad

  • 1300
    Networking Luncheon & Exhibition Tour

    Retails vs. Virtuals: The Battle of Consumer Experience
    1400
    Session 5
    Retail and Online Marketplace: An Operations, Logistics & Fulllment Perspectives
  • Spending smart on warehouse and distribution space
  • Increasing sales through eective stock management strategies
  • Protecting your brand against holiday shipping disaster

  • 1445
    Session 6
    Selecting the Right Logistics and Fulllment Services Provider
  • Finding a logistics and fulfillment partners that gives you more value
  • Comparing in-house vs. outsourcing real cost and ROI
  • Getting your partners to understand the role customer satisfaction plays in improving your sales
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    Day One
    0900
    Registration & the Arrival of Guests

    1000
    Opening Ceremony & Launch of RETAIL TOURISM SHOWCASE 2014

    1030
    Exhibition Tour & Morning Refreshment

    1100
    Opening Remarks by Chairperson

    1115
    Session 1

    Keynote Address
    Tourism as a Retail Development Strategy
  • Economic impact of tourism as a whole
  • Exploring the links between tourism market and retail businesses; how tourism impacts local retailing
  • Shopping as an important part of the tourism experience
  • 1630
    Session 6
    Culinary & Wellness Tourism on the Rise
  • Food, culinary and wellness travel as an important part of retail tourism
  • What culinary & wellness tourism have to oer retailers?

  • 1715
    Session 7
    Retail Business Strategies to Capture Tourism Dollars
  • Putting customers, prospects, products and pricing at the top of your priorities
  • What to expect when it comes to place, shopping experience, service and hospitality, and promotion

  • 1745
    End of Day One

    Correlation between Tourism & Retail Development
    1200
    Session 2
    What Motivates Tourists to Become Shoppers?
  • The value of shopping as tourist activity
  • Understanding why people want to shop in the rst instance
  • Rening dierent styles of shopping behavior and dierent travel groups

  • 1245
    NETWORKING LUNCHEON

    1400
    Session 3
    Retailers that benefit from the growth of tourism sector
  • What types of stores are popular among visitors?
  • Have you got your store listed as one?
  • Great if it is a yes and if not, let's have an inventory to what draws visitors to the community

  • 1445
    Session 4
    Expanding Product Lines and Developing New Stores for Tourists
  • Review both the local attractions and the proles of your visitors
  • Estimate what items they might buy while in town
  • Identifying new retail products and/or stores that make market sense

  • 1530
    Afternoon Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

    Main Attraction Points for Retail Tourism
    1545
    Session 5
    What You Must Know about Luxury Shopping Tourism
  • What inuences luxury shopping behavior?
  • Types and characteristics of the luxury products tourists buy on vacation
  • Various shopping venues and destinations for luxury shopping

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    Day Two
    0930
    Registration & the Arrival of Guests

    1000
    Opening Address by Chairperson

    Mega Tourism & Retail Development Opportunities
    1015
    Session 1
    Asia is the Host to Few Biggest Shopping Malls in the World
  • Who are they and where are they at?
  • Why shopping malls construction is heavily focused on emerging markets?

  • 1100
    Session 2
    Shopping Malls of the Future
  • Revolutionizing the way it looks, well-suited to the digital age
  • Incorporating major leisure attractions to create a more appealing customer experience

  • 1145
    Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

    1200
    Session 3
    Case Study: What We can Learn from Major Resort Destinations
  • Build on the attributes of the surrounding area with year round and diverse appeal
  • Cluster, coordinate and oer the appropriate retail activity and products

  • 1245
    Networking Luncheon & Exhibition Tour

    1645
    Panel Discussion
    Building the Future of Retail Tourism

    1730
    End of Day One

    Perfecting Marketing, Partnerships & Incentives Programs
    1400
    Session 4
    Innovative Retail Tourism Marketing from Retail and Tourism Leaders
  • Check your advertising and marketing campaign; what works and what dont's
  • Leverage on the power of social media marketing

  • 1445
    Session 5
    Airlines, Hotels, Malls and Retailers Partnerships
  • An insight into developing a hotel on mall property and vice versa
  • Creating and enhanced y, stay & shop packages
  • Discover more of partnerships strategies that works

  • 1530
    Afternoon Refreshments & Exhibition Tour

    1600
    Session 6
    Tour Operators as Your Mall or Retail Outlets Ambassadors
  • Positioning your malls or retail outlets as preferred shopping destination/outlet
  • When you are in pursuit of tourist spending, work with tour operators
  • Creating incentive programs that work
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    HOTEL / VENUE

    Venue

    Venue

    More than any other spot in the country, Kuala Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly known, is the focal point of new Malaysia. The city brings together Malaysia's past and present, its many constituent cultures, and even its remarkable natural treasures, allowing first-time visitors an invaluable opportunity to see Malaysia as a whole before setting off to explore its parts.

    KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional styles from many backgrounds. There is the widest range of sporting activities available with state-of-the-art facilities to impress any sporting enthusiast. The architecture is somewhat eccentric and is certainly unique, from hundred year old mansions to awe-inspiring sky scrapers, and all within metres of each other.


    Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) began in mid 2001, and from the date of its inception we have hosted shows be it exhibitions, seminars, concerts, consumers fairs, etc. MVEC is proved to be a popular venue as it is strategically located within one of Malaysia's most popular shopping mall, Mid Valley Megamall and is packed with thousands of visitors daily. In addition, its central location and good accessibility makes Mid Valley Megamall a destination of choice for locals and tourists.
    MVEC has three exhibition halls, which can be combined, into a 60,000 square feet venue. It is designed to be pillar-less with generous ceiling height, minimal wall obstruction and wide entrances. Strategically located between Kuala Lumpur's Central Business District and Petaling Jaya, Mid Valley Megamall is accessible via a vast network of roads and highways that link the Megamall to various residential and business addresses, as well as KL Sentral, main LRT stations and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

    How to Get There?

    Kuala Lumpur is strategically similar to the transportation hub that Singapore or even Bangkok is, and it is easy to get to, especially from neighboring countries. Naturally, you can fly to the city, but there are a couple of other interesting options worth considering. Air travel is the natural choice to get to Kuala Lumpur. The national carrier, Malaysian Airlines, flies between the capital and most major cities around the world. Most regional carriers also fly into KL.
    By Road, it can be easily accessed by train from either Singapore or Thailand. Malaysian Rail has daily trains traveling up and down the entire length of the peninsula. The city's Sentral terminal also services as the city's main train station. Another option would be the bus service which has some excellent services between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur that offer a level of comfort that can even out-do first class air flight. Check out Plus Liner or Konsortium for more information.

    Visas & Customs

    One must have a valid passport or internationally recognized travel document which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry to Malaysia. Depending on your nationality, you may be required to apply for a visa in advance to enter Malaysia at Malaysian Embassy or representative at your country of origin. Visa On Arrival can also be given to tourists who qualify and is given at certain international airports in Malaysia.

    For more info, please visit www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/Acc

    Accommodations

    There is a great choice of accommodation in Kuala Lumpur to suit every budget. Check out our Official Hotels page to find the best offered rates. Alternatively, please visit www.tourism.gov.my/accommodations

    CONTACT US


    JFPS Group

    Suite 23.03, 23rd Floor,
    Menara Multi-Purpose, Capital Square,
    No. 8 Jalan Munshi Abdullah
    50100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

     

    [t] +603 2600 6000
    [e] marketing@jfpsgroup.com
    [w] www.jfpsgroup.com

    JFPS Group

    Suite 23.03, 23rd Floor,
    Menara Multi-Purpose, Capital Square,
    No. 8 Jalan Munshi Abdullah
    50100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

     

    [t] +603 2600 6000
    [e] marketing@jfpsgroup.com
    [w] www.jfpsgroup.com
    About the Organizer

    JFPS Group is the leading business performance enhancement company with affiliated partners across the globe.
    As a world-class business intelligence provider, JFPS Group provides business executives with knowledge, skills and business opportunities through conferences, professional training, in-house training, consulting and trade shows.
    Every year JFPS Group organizes series of functional and industrial events and works with thousands of senior executives from leading companies to improve their strategic decision-making process, and business growth.
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