Tag Archives: APRCE

President Aquino rebrands PHL as “Asia’s New Darling”


(Source: Manila Bulletin, Philippine News Agency | Oct. 30, 2015) Upon being elected as the “Salesman-in-Chief” of the Philippines in 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III has conducted an aggressive marketing campaign to revamp the old brand of the Philippines, from being known as “the Sick Man of Asia” into “Asia’s New Darling.” In his remarks during the 17th Asia ...

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Over 500-man Japanese delegation on hand for Manila APRCE


(Source: BusinessMirror | October 27, 2015 ) Members of a 500-strong Japanese delegation to the biennial 17th Asia-Pacific Retailers Conference and Exhibition (APRCE) have started arriving in Manila for the biggest and grandest retail-industry event in the region slated from October 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Lorenzo ...

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Retail industry leaders discuss trends in PH

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(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, by Josiah Go | September 11, 2015) The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) won the bid to host this year the prestigious Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE). Organized by the Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations (Fapra), composed of 17 national retail associations in Asia-Pacific, the 17th APRCE will be held at the SMX Convention ...

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APEC summit, APRCE to boost PH retail


(Source: ABS-CBNnews.com | September 7, 2015) Local retailers are looking forward to two international events in the coming months that are expected to help boost retail growth in the country. Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) president Lorenzo Formoso, chief operating officer of Duty Free Philippines, said the Manila hosting of the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) 2015 on ...

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Conventions, shopping festival expected to push retail sales growth to 5% this year


(Source: BusinessWorld, by Daphne J. Magturo | Aug. 15, 2015) Local and foreign retailers are hoping to grow sales at a faster pace this year, as the Philippines hosts major international conventions and launches its first nationwide shopping festival. Retail sales, which accounted for 13% of first-quarter gross domestic product, will likely increase by 5% over 2015. This represents an acceleration ...

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Retail sales at record high in Q1, faster growth seen

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(Source: Manila Bulletin, by Bernie Magkilat | Aug. 14, 2015) Consumer spending in the country posted a record high of P1.278 trillion in the first quarter this year ushering a growth momentum of at least 5 percent for the entire year from a measly 1.5 percent for the past seven years. Lorenzo Formoso, president of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), ...

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APRCE Manila as one-stop shop for Asia-Pacific retail market intelligence


(Source: BusinessMirror | July 7, 2015) Retailers and businessmen looking to expand to Asia-Pacific markets will find up-to-date developments in the world’s fastest-growing region at the Manila edition of the Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) from October 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The APRCE is the biggest and longest-running retail industry ...

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P-Noy meets top Asian retailers


(The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The top honchos of Asia Pacific’s retail industry paid a courtesy call to President Aquino on September 9 at Malacaňang as part of the preparation for the Philippines’s hosting of the 17th Asia Pacific Retail Conference and Exhibition (APRCE) 2015, the grandest, the most important and the most anticipated retail industry event in the ...

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