The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) successfully hosted the 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) 2017, from 25th to 27th October 2017.

In our bid presentation, we had showcased Malaysia’s retail scene growing from strength to strength in the past few years and we are proud that CNN Travel Survey has ranked Kuala Lumpur as the 4th Best Shopping City in the world and ranked 9th by research house A.T. Kearney. We also showcased why Malaysia, one of the world’s most favorite destinations, renowned for its warm hospitality, multicultural melting pot, beautiful scenery and with a good, strong track record for staging national & international events, is where all the delegates would want to be.

Malaysia, as the HOST, is the perfect place to enhance networks, to transform mindsets to inspire creative souls, to explore intellectual ideas and to innovate the retail scene. Malaysia is no doubt the perfect place to mix business with pleasure and awaits tourists and guests to come for both business and leisure.

MRA has proven that the 18th APRCE was another world-class regional event to be benchmarked against. Consequently, we had invited world-class and global leaders as our Speakers at the Conference, and also provided pre-and post-event tours for the delegates at large.

This was the second time that MRA served as Host. We first hosted the APRCE in 1995 through the efforts of all members led by industry stalwarts, Mr Pang Say Kong who was then the CEO of Parkson but has since retired, and the late Mr Chow Chee Ming.

Summary

In summary, 18th APRCE 2017 has provided the platform for MRA members to be continuously searching, learning, adapting and implementing the best practices from around the Asia-Pacific region, and from other global organizations towards attaining excellent performance and to keep a very close eye on the global trends shaping this very vital retail industry.