Asia’s single most important global platform to promote world-class retail practices. The focus of the two day Asia Retail congress is to discuss and influence the issues for change. The Asia Retail Congress is aimed at company chairs, presidents and CEOs from leading international and national retailers, directors of international and national retailers, directors of international brands who believe in making change happen.....
The Giants of Retail will meet at Asia Retail Congress 2015
If you need help pitching this event to your boss - check out our "Top 5 Reasons to Attend."
We know money is tight and travel budgets have been trimmed but Asia Retail Congress is the one event that you can't afford to miss. And, that's why we've put together this list...
Reason #1. Retail's Most Successful and Innovative Leaders Will Be There!
Reason #2. More than 50 Mind-Blowing Educational Sessions
Asia Retail Congress sessions are full of provocative, challenging information that will reboot your thought processes and help you improve your business. Learn from retail leaders who have adjusted to the new economy and are thriving.
Reason #3. Global Networking Opportunities.
We offer numerous networking opportunities including the Awards for Retail Excellence - Retail's Biggest Party, The Retail Luncheons. Get to know your peers from around the world during more than 5 hours of dedicated networking.
Reason #4. Solutions
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You won't find this level of education, solutions or networking anywhere else in the world!
Nielsen Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific
Connie helms Nielsen's Shopper practice in Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific.
Based in Nielsen's regional headquarters in Singapore, Connie is responsible for growing the Shopper business regionally -delivering shopper insights and capabilities to help clients successfully convert consumers into shoppers.
Connie leads a team of local Shopper professionals and experts across the region and leverages technology, advanced analytics, to innovate market research, unlocking valuable opportunities for clients, particularly at the point of purchase.
A Nielsen veteran, Connie joined Nielsen in 1997 and has held several leadership roles across the organisation. As a result, she has extensive experience in strategic thinking, business planning and research execution in both domestic and international marketplaces.
Connie is a firm believer of helping brands and businesses make faster, smarter decisions by converting data into insights that unveil opportunities driving business impact. She has established strong relationships with local giants as well as regional clients across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Connie graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Economics from the University of London.
dwp Southeast Asia
Dr. Saeed possesses over two decades of extensive experience in property and real estate development. An architect, urban designer and urban planner by profession, Dr. Saeed has a proven track record of successful project planning design, development and implementation, throughout Asia. Saeed holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, from the Asian Institute of Technology, and also guest lectures at international institutes. He has authored research papers in design and planning and is also a regular speaker at seminars and workshops, around Asia, on property and real estate development. Dr Saeed has been with dwp, a multinational architecture and interior design firm, since 2007. Presently, he is responsible for overseeing all Southeast Asian countries' operations, directing four offices in the region. Saeed collaborates closely with regional and country management teams to ensure key project requirements and client business objectives are met, while maintaining design integrity and quality. Dr. Saeed is very passionate about promoting sustainable development, both through his academic and professional practice. He is actively promoting Carbon Neutral Development in the region.
POP Modular – Cofounder and Director
Over a twenty year property career, Marc has lead construction, development and Retail delivery teams on major retail projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Middle East. Following a distinguished military career and roles in architecture, construction, tenant coordination and retail delivery, Marc co-founded Vindico Retail based in San Francisco before establishingthe Middle East operation in 2007.
Vindico is a specialist provider of retail delivery and Tenant Coordination services focusing on the strategy, Design and Management of Tenants and is involved in many of the industry's most exciting retail developments.
Marc's breadth of project experience is built on key roles on industry-defining projects including Fashion Valley, Fashion Island and Santana Row (California, USA), Bluewater (Kent, UK) and Tres Aquas (Madrid, Spain). Marc's seven years in Dubai has gained him a detailed working knowledge of the Middle East market.
Over the last 2 years Marc has launched POP Modular. POP Modular has developed a relocatable retail unit that can be deployed within inactive retail frontages as well as freestanding locations. The Pocket shop concept provides a flexible and innovative short term solution for both Landlords and tenants. The company has developed other modular and sustainable products for the retail sector including neutral piers, hoardings, demising walls, and mezzanines.
Marc studied at The Pennsylvania State University, Orange Coast College, and The California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo and has degrees in Architecture and Business Management.
Worldwide Retail Officer FCB Global
AS AN INNOVATOR OF INTEGRATED, THROUGH-THE-LINE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, TINA SPECIALIZES IN BRAND-BUILDING AND BEHAVIOR-DRIVING ACTIVATION IN ALL ITS FORMS. THROUGHTOUT HER CAREER, SHE HAS BECOME A RECOGNIZED LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY AND SEASONED PRESENTER ON TRENDS AND INSIGHTS AT RETAIL AND INTEGRATED FORUMS.
AT FCB (FORMERLY DRAFTFCB), SHE OVERSEES RETAIL SHOPPER MARKETING AND ACTIVATION BUSINESS WORLDWIDE. SHE LEADS TEAMS CREATING OMNI-CHANNEL RETAIL CAMPAIGNS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNT PORTFOLIO INCLUDING BEIERSDORF, COCA-COLA, MOTOROLA, BROWN-FORMAN AS WELL AS U.S.-BASED BLUE-CHIP CLIENTS INCLUDING SONY, TACO BELL AND DEL MONTE.
HER CAREER SPANS MANY BRANDS AND "FIRSTS" INCLUDING INNOVATING LOYALTY WITH LAUNCHING THE FIRST EXPECTANT MOM LOYALTY PROGRAM IN THE FORMULA INDUSTRY WITH SIMILAC; ACTIVATING THE OLYMPICS PARTNERSHIP FOR M&M'S AND SNICKERS; BUILDING A SHOPPER MARKETING PRACTICE GLOBALLY; AND LEADING DIGITAL, MOBILE, AND SOCIAL INNOVATION IN THE PROMOTIONAL AND RETAIL MARKETING FIELD WITH MARS, P&G, AND KELLOGG'S.
MULTIPLE TIMES, TINA LED FCB (FORMERLY DRAFTFCB) TO THE #1 POSITION IN PROMO MAGAZINE'S PROMO 100 RANKING AND TO THE HUB'S TOP TEN SHOPPER MARKETING AGENCIES LIST. UNDER HER LEADERSHIP, THE AGENCY'S ACTIVATION CAMPAIGNS HAVE EARNED 80+ HONORS INCLUDING MULTIPLE EFFIES, CANNES LIONS, REGGIES, GLOBES, ARF OGILVY AND PRO AWARDS, POPAI IN-STORE AWARDS AND AN EDISON INNOVATION AWARD. TINA PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN CRAFTING STRATEGIC IDEAS AND THE CREATIVE PROCESSES USED TO OPTIMIZE THE CONSUMER'S PATH. A MEMBER OF THE PATH-TO-PURCHASE INSTITUTE, THE B.A.A., AND GOOGLE'S SHOPPER COUNCIL, TINA ALSO HELPED CREATE THE PROMO AND ACTIVATION CATEGORY FOR THE CANNES LIONS.
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen joined Novo Cinemas as CEO in July 2013. An accomplished leader, Mrs. Kristiansen brings with her the vast experience gained at such companies as Regent Exhibitions - IMEX Frankfurt, where she served as VP for Global Sales from 2001 until 2005. In 2005, Debbie joined Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority, and by 2009 had achieved the post of Chief Executive. In 2009, she became CEO of events@Bahrain, a company owned by Bahrain Mumtalakat holdings company, where she had achieved exemplary business growth despite the economic climate. Hailing from England, Debbie now lives in Dubai with her husband and two children.
Daniel Latevmanages the research programme for the global Retailing researchat Euromonitor International since 2012. Prior to that, he managed Euromonitor's research programme for non-store retail.
In his current post, Daniel has direct responsibility over the content, quality and evolution of Euromonitor'sRetailing research, which provides strategic analysis of the global market and in-depth coverage across multiple industries in more than 80 countries worldwide. Daniel co-ordinates and leads the industry research team to deliver information and analysis with unique and high-quality insight. Daniel also works closely with the international client base of Euromonitor's online Retailing Passport service, engaging actively with the leading store based and non-store retailers as well as the leading FMCG brands.
Before joining Euromonitor, Daniel worked in corporate strategy and product marketing. Daniel attended American University in Bulgaria and graduated with a dual degree in Applied Economics and Business Administration.
With twenty-seven years of experience creating award winning retail and hospitality projects, Alison Carr has developed a recognized expertise in creating unique branded environments across various sectors. Working with multidisciplinary design studios in Toronto, Boston and San Francisco, her work spans retail, hospitality, showroom and branded workplace design.
Alison has worked with leading retail brands Timbuk 2, Banana Republic, The North Face, and Forever 21; as well as industry leaders American Express, Allsteel, The Bank of America, Bell Canada, Hilton Hotels and Joie De Vivre Hospitality. Most recently Alison worked with Indian menswear brand Raymond to develop a prototype retail experience that is currently being rolled out across India.
Alison is a Senior Associate and design leader at Gensler’s global headquarters in San Francisco, California. She has won numerous awards for her design work and has been published in several, notable publications such as Interior Design, VM&RD, VMSD and Chain Store Age. Alison holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, as well as advanced studies in Production Design + Art Direction and Business. Her career began in Toronto at the “Yabu Pushelberg School” in 1988.
As a Senior Director of Big Data at Sears Holdings Corporation and General Manager at MetaScale, a subsidiary of Sears, Ankur is intimately involved in various big data initiatives. He leverages practical knowledge of implementing Hadoop and other open source tools across diverse industries to help organizations deliver value from big data. A thought leader in the big data space, Ankur speaks regularly at global conferences including Hadoop Summit, Strata, IDG and Big Data Innovation Summits. Ankur received an MBA from Duke University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India).
GSK Consumer Health Company
Birth Date: May-1977
Marital Status: Married
Number of Dependents: 2
Focus Area & Specialties
April 2014 - Up to date Head of business development
Industry Consumer Health
Sep. 2013 - Mar. 2014 Head of Shopper marketing & Merchandising
Company Nahdi pharmacy chain - Jeddah , Saudi Arabia , Wallie Alahd St.
Industry Retail pharmacy chain
Dec. 2006 - Sep. 2013 Visual merchandising & store concept manager
Company Alnahdi Pharmacy Chain - Jeddah ,Saudi Arabia , King Road.
Industry Retail Chain
Apr. 2004 - Dec. 2006 Brand / Merchandising supervisor
Company Aldawa Pharmacy Chain - Khobar,Saudi Arabia, East Area
Industry Retail Chain
2009Publications Evolving new language to draw customer attention.
2006 Hyper-Pharmacy model transformation Display magazine.
2001 Bachelor degree in clinical Pharmacy Certification – Tanta
2008 colleague of pharmacy. FPGEC. Foreign pharmacy graduate examination certificate at National Association of Boards of pharmacy - Illinoi United States.
2004Certified Quality Audit -RW-TUV – National inspection & technical testing Certificate: Internal Quality Auditing ISO 9001-2000.
2014CPSA. Certified professional strategic advisor - CMKG.
2008Project management certificate - PMP professional development unit - Project management institute .
Lectures of mine
2014 Connecting & engaging shoppers
2013 Packaging your media reach
2013 Promotion mix
2013 Brand to environment
2012 Shopping experience in action
2012 Getting Shopper attention
2012 Good creative strategy
2011 The circle of Space planning
2010 Brand sense
2007 Visual merchandising at the back plate
2006 Merchandising oriented metrics
2005 Touching consumer behavior
2004 VM principles
2006 Planning merchandise assortment
2005 Consumer buying behavior
2014 Shopper insights basics CMKG organization consumer & shopper behavior.
2012 1st Place on the effective presentation skills competition certificate.. Effective presentation skills - Nahdi
2009 Store wars .. Retail commercial & negotiations.
English - Level: Expert, Experience: More than 10 years
French - Level: Intermediate, Experience: 4 years
Arabic - Level: Mother language
Driving country business planning to ensure aligned business strategy to meet growth expectation.
Leading country annual budget plan, work flow and spending processes.
Create the in-store shopping experience of GSK brands in KSA ..Panadol , Sensodyn & Stiefle skin care.
Create Stiefle premium skin care activation plan, shopper strategy and execution manual.
Develop Sensodyn oral care marketing calendar with best in-class shopper marketing touch points
Lead trade marketing team who launch new line introduction to the market.
Design RTM to ensure outstanding distribution & shelf availability.
Lead wellness category development through managing CDAs with key accounts.
Popularly known as TRM, Mr. Ramamurthy has close to four decades of experience and serves as the Regional Strategy and Operations Directorat Nakumatt Holdings. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Nakumatt Holdings holds the enviable distinction as the leading retailer in Sub Sahara Africa operating a chain of Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Convenience stores. TRM holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Madras University (India), complemented by Post Graduate Diploma Qualifications in Business Administration with a focus on Strategic Marketing.
In the East and Central Africa region, TRM has curved a niche as a Brand Positioning strategist and business turnaround architect with a wealth of experience in niche products and business development for sustainable, profitable development and growth. A dedicated team leader, TRM and Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Mr. Atul Shah are, also credited with having introduced the popular 24hours shopping concept now available in East Africa.
With his business and marketing acumen, TRM’s sights are now set on rolling out the firm’s pan Africa expansion program across the South, North, West and Horn of Africa region.
A Fellow of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK), TRM, is also a widely experienced executive in inter country trade having overseen Nakumatt Holdings Regional expansion, brand building and capacity building programmes in the last five years.
As a thought leader, TRM is also a regular columnist with the Business Daily among other regional news publications. He is also an international speaker and has addressed and presented papers in various international Retail and related business conferences in Kenya, United States, South Africa, Singapore, Rwanda among other countries.
TRM has also previously worked as a rubber technologist with TVS Group in Chennai (India), IPS (Aga Khan) Group in Kenya.
Benetton India Pvt. Ltd.
Woolmark Services India Pvt Ltd
Breadworks Gourmet Foods Pvt. Ltd.
The American Swan Lifestyle Company Pvt. Ltd.
HyperCity Retail India Ltd.
Asia Society of Visual Merchandisers
Sharvian Fashion Art Ltd (www.rangrage.in)
Retail in Action Ltd.
M V Shoecare Pvt. Ltd.
Red Sea Markets Co.
Minima Holdings S.A
The Natures Co.
Magnolia Solutions Pty Ltd.
Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate
SBI General Insurance Co Ltd
Reliance Brands Limited
VLCC Healthcare Ltd
Reliance Retail Ltd (Value Format)
Abercrombie & Fitch
Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
TNS Asia Pacific
Fiji Retailers Association
Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative
President & Founder Thai E-Commerce Association
Bradford University School of Management
PK Menon Pty. Ltd.
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Convenience Store Decisions is the c-store industry's hub for everything involved in owning and managing a successful convenience store chain. We help advertisers penetrate the appealing multi-unit c-store market, connecting their brands and products with executive level and category decision makers who consistently read our monthly magazine, "Convenience Store Decisions."
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Convenience Store Decisions also owns the National Advisory Group (NAG) which is an association of small to mid-size convenience retailers. NAG is about building profits and relationships and the highlight of affiliation with NAG is the annual conference held every September and Convenience Directions an in-person opportunity for a retailer to learn from 20 diverse senior management supplier companies bringing them their industry experience and making specific recommendations custom fitted to the needs of that particular chain. Convenience Directions Idea Exchange meetings are designed to leave retailers with bottom line improving ideas and recommendations.
Published by ASAPP Media Information Group – also publishers of 11 leading industry magazines including Construction World, CW Interiors, Equipment India, Infrastructure Today, Project Reporter etc – Construction World is the largest circulated construction business magazine in with two separate editions in India and the Gulf. The 17-year-old monthly magazine has a readership comprising of engineers, builders, architects, business developers, contractors, and manufacturers & dealers of building materials and construction equipment
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display - the market-leading magazine about presentation of wares in Germany - informs competently about the latest trends at the point-of-sale and in the trade, introduces display manufacturers and brand owners, reports regularly on their successful POS solutions and provides detailed information about the most important marketing fairs. Published bi-monthly, display has a run of 12,500 issues. display readers are trade marketing managers of the brand industry, display manufacturers, suppliers (including printing firms) and designers.
Galerie Handlowe is the biggest professional magazine that presents retail market in Poland. Published since 2012 in the form of a monthly magazine, is the only magazine about shopping malls available inter alia in Empik stores across the country. As many as 80 pages of content in an exclusive edition is an access to unique knowledge for tenants and local entrepreneurs about the current situation on the market of shopping centers. It's also a great guide for executives and managers of commercial buildings who care about the development of commercial networks, that allows to keep abreast of competitors activities.
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Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
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Foreign passengers of countries not mentioned in the above list should ensure that they are in possession of a valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days. A separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders.
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230-240V, 50 HZ. Sockets accept round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, some hotels may provide adaptors on request. It is advisable to carry universal adaptors.
A host of languages are spoken in India. English is widely spoken or understood except in rural areas.
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Visitors are generally required to make a baggage declaration in respect of baggage and foreign currency in their possession. They are also required to obtain the Currency Declaration Form from the Customs. They should fill in the Disembarkation Card handed over to them by the airline during the course of the flight.
For passengers not in possession of any dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage
For passengers with dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage or high value articles to be entered on the tourist Baggage Re-Export Form. Dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage or high-value articles must be entered on a Tourist Baggage Re-Export Form (TBRE). These articles must be re-exported at the time of departure. A failure to re-export anything listed on the TBRE becomes a payable duty levied for each missing item. The following duty-free possessions are permissible
For more and updated information kindly visit the Central Board of Customs & Excise website :http://www.cbec.gov.in/travellers.htm
There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travellers' cheques you may bring into India provided you make a declaration in the Currency Declaration Form given to you on arrival. This will enable you not only to exchange the currency bought in, but also to take the unspent currency out of India on departure. Cash, bank notes and travellers' cheques up to US$ 1,000 or equivalent, need not be declared at the time of entry. Any money in the form of travellers' cheques, drafts, bills, cheques, etc. in convertible currencies, which tourists wish to convert into Indian currency, should be exchanged only through authorised money changers and banks who will issue an encashment certificate that is required at the time of reconversion of any unspent money into foreign currency. Exchanging of foreign currency other than banks or authorised money changers is an offense under Foreign Exchange Regulations Act 1973.
Indian Rupees are not allowed to be taken out of India. Exchanging them before you depart is the best option. Banking facilities, for the conversion of rupees into foreign currency are usually located in the same airport hall as the check-in counters. It’s best to access these facilities before immigration as they are not available thereafter. All animal products, souvenirs, and trophies are subject to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The export of skins made from protected wildlife species is not allowed. As a general rule, avoiding such souvenirs that could be made of animal skins (except crocodile-leather goods) is best. Generally, items more than 100 years old cannot be exported without a permit from the Archaeological Survey, which has an office in Delhi. Reputable shops will provide you with the required permit or help you procure it. Items without permits will be detained by Indian Customs if they are believed to be over 100 years old.
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Please consult with your physician regarding health precautions prior to visiting India. If you are coming from or have visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of inoculation against Yellow Fever is required. The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies as necessary.
The Country Code for India is `91´. Landline numbers in major cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore & Chennai have eight digits whereas the numbers in smaller cities could have only 4-7 digits. All mobile numbers are 10 digits.
Area Codes in India are referred to as STD codes.
International access code (`00´ or `+') followed by 91 and the 10-digit MOBILE NO., eg. +91 XXXXXXXXXX.
Dialing Within India
Local call - Landline no.
Long distance call - 0 then STD Code followed by Landline No.
Local call -10 digit Mobile No.
Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digit Mobile No.
Local or Long distance calls
0 followed by STD Code, followed by Landline No.
Local Call - 10 digit Mobile No.
Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digits Mobile No.
The international access code when dialing out of India is "00" (or `+' when dialing from a mobile phone).
In India both GSM & CDMA (WLL) mobile systems are present. Please contact your mobile service providers to check their roaming partners & tariffs in India. Indian SIM cards may not be easily available due to security restrictions.
Indian cuisine differs from region to region. The variety of food you get in India is outstanding. Generally Indian food is spicy and hot. The waiters can be told to make it less spicy. Many restaurants serve Continental, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French. Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, and other cuisines. American fast food is very popular and outlets are present in most cities and towns. Tipping is optional but a common practice in India. The usual practice is leaving a 5-10% tip for the services provided.
Tap water is not purified for drinking. Unless you have access to a water filter, or are sure water has been boiled, it is safer to stick to bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks outside your hotel.
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