The inaugural NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific will be held from June 11-13, 2024, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, a top company official said on Monday
New York: The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Paris-based event organizer Comexposium announced that Retail’s Big Show will expand to Asia Pacific beginning in 2024 with a new annual conference and exhibition. The inaugural NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific will be held June 11-13, 2024, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore; six months after NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show in New York City.
Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific will complement NRF Retail’s Big Show, which is held in January each year at the Javits Center in New York City.
“NRF is proud to expand the footprint of Retail’s Big Show by bringing all the power and reach of our New York show to Asia Pacific, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets with limitless opportunities in retail,” said Matthew Shay, president of NRF.
“With offices in more than 20 countries around the world and ownership by the Paris Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Comexposium has extensive experience partnering with industry trade groups and an in-depth understanding of their role and convening power. Together with Comexposium’s expertise in global trade shows spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Asia Pacific and the U.S., NRF is prepared to make the Big Show even bigger,” added Shay.
The Asia Pacific version of Retail’s Big Show aims to integrate regional leaders across the retail industry to collaborate at a Pan Asia Pacific level.
“Singapore provides an accessible and vibrant gateway to the Southeast Asia region with a significant presence from international and regional trade sellers and visitors from across the retail industry,” said Elaine Chia, chief executive officer of Comexposium Asia Pacific.
Singapore’s central location and its long-established status as a business centre for the region provide an optimal stage for NRF to launch its inaugural Asia Pacific edition of Retail’s Big Show.
“Strategically located at the crossroads of East-West trade and a gateway to emerging Asian markets, Singapore’s unique location makes us a leading destination for international business events,” said Poh Chi Chuan, executive director for exhibitions & conferences, Singapore Tourism Board.
Southeast Asia is home to more than 655 million people with a consumer market of US$3 trillion and average gross domestic product growth of around 5% among Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries. By 2050, the region is expected to be the fourth-largest market in the world, with rapidly growing disposable income and high digital adoption.
The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association. Its members include department stores, specialty, discount, catalogue, Internet, and independent retailers, chain restaurants, grocery stores, and multi-level marketing companies. Founded in 1911 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. NRF represents a wide variety of retail segments in the United States and over 45 countries.