NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific Ends on a High Note with Record Participation and Industry Insights

SINGAPORE, June 19, 2024 – The inaugural NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific, organized by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Comexposium, concluded successfully with impressive attendance and significant contributions to the retail sector’s future. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore from June 11-13, the event saw over 7,000 registrants and 238 exhibitors from around the world.

Under the theme “Fast Track Your Success,” the event featured more than 100 speakers across 60 sessions, including keynotes, panel discussions, and special programs. The sessions explored the latest trends, technologies, and strategies revolutionizing the retail landscape in the Asia Pacific region.

Prominent industry leaders from companies like AEON Group, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Central Retail Corporation, Domino’s, Fast Retailing (UNIQLO), Hermès, Mastercard, Moët Hennessy, Puma, Lotte Corporation, and Wumart shared their expertise on topics such as omnichannel retailing, sustainable practices, AI integration, and evolving customer experiences.

“NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific exceeded our expectations in attendance, thought leadership, and influence. This event is a pivotal platform for driving the future of retail, fostering meaningful connections, and sparking transformative ideas,” said Mette Krogh, Chief Marketing Officer of RELEX Solutions. “We look forward to leveraging the insights and connections gained to propel our initiatives in Asia Pacific forward.”

A highlight of the event was the NRF Innovation Lab, showcasing cutting-edge retail technologies, including AI, augmented reality, data analytics, and Web3. Attendees experienced firsthand the innovations set to drive the new digital age of retail.

“As a speaker, I was impressed by the breadth of topics and depth of expertise shared at the conference,” said Xu Ying, President of Wumei Technology Group. “The retail solutions showcase and the exchange of innovative ideas have left a lasting impact. NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific has set a new standard for industry events and solidified its role as a cornerstone for retail thought leadership and innovation.”

“The positive reception from retail communities across India, Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, and New Zealand highlights the demand for a pan-regional retail event,” said Ryf Quail, Managing Director of NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific at Comexposium. “The energy and enthusiasm from participants underscore the dynamic nature of the retail industry in the region. We are proud to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and innovation that drives the industry forward.”

Looking ahead, NRF announced that NRF 2025: Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific will be held on June 3-5, 2025, at the same venue in Singapore. The next event promises more visionary speakers, pioneering technologies, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Rebooking for existing exhibitors has begun, with new exhibitor bookings opening on July 1, 2024. Retail professionals, technology innovators, and industry stakeholders are encouraged to mark their calendars for the largest and most influential retail conference in the Asia Pacific region.