Singapore to host inaugural Asia-Pacific edition of Retail’s Big Show

The mega-event is expected to attract thousands of retailers and business partners from across the region.

Retail’s Big Show is coming to Asia for the first time in 2024, debuting at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Retail’s Big Show is coming to Asia for the first time in 2024, debuting at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Retail’s Big Show, a mega-event in the retail sector, is expanding to Asia-Pacific, with the first Asian edition of the show taking place in 2024 in Singapore.

The flagship Retail’s Big Show is hosted in January each year at the Javits Center in New York City and is organised by The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Paris-based event organizer Comexposium.

The Asia Pacific edition, which will be hosted at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 11-13 June 2024, aims to integrate regional leaders across the retail industry to collaborate at a pan Asia-Pacific level. The mega event unites Asia-Pacific’s retail ecosystem under one roof, providing industry-leading content and a platform to attract audiences from across the region.

Commenting on the announcement of the new show, NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said: “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. Together with Comexposium’s expertise in global trade shows spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Asia-Pacific and the US, NRF is prepared to make the Big Show even bigger.”

Comexposium Asia-Pacific CEO Elaine Chia said: “Singapore provides an accessible and vibrant gateway to the south east Asia region with a significant presence from international and regional trade sellers and visitors from across the retail industry. Echoing NRF’s Big Show in New York, Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific will provide premier programming with the latest industry innovations and insights.”

Poh Chi Chuan, executive director for exhibitions & conferences, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “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. Our pro-enterprise environment and focus on innovation also provide an optimal setting for global retail businesses to leverage growth opportunities in the region. STB is proud to support Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific debut, and we look forward to welcoming international retailer delegates to Singapore in 2024.”

NRF said that by 2050, the south east Asia region is expected to be the fourth-largest market in the world, with rapidly growing disposable income and high digital adoption. Retail sales across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand are projected at $1.54 trillion in 2022 and expected to reach $1.77 trillion by 2025.

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