NRCE comes back in live physical format


The biggest and most important retail industry event in the country where top retailers converge – the 28th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2022 has finally made its grandest comeback last August 11-12 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

Prime leaders from different parts of the world provided strategic and inspirational learning sessions to help retailers and its allied industries transition to the path of recovery and achieve exponential growth.

The 28th NRCE opening ceremonies was led by none other than PRA President and SEVP-COO, Ms. Rosemarie Bosch-Ong and emphasized that despite positive indications in the industry, retailers should not be complacent just yet.

“There are still some challenges along the way that we all should be ready for. With this new chapter and adapting to this new environment we are in, retailers must balance to meet overall needs of our customers, be able to stay competitive, be sustainable, while at the same time assuring that our businesses are thriving and profitable”, Ong said.

Consequently, NRCE 2022 Overall Chairman and Rustan Commercial Corporation President, Mr. Donnie Tantoco highlighted how the NRCE will aid the retail industry in facing new beginnings as well as adapting to the new retail ecosystem.

Top billed the first day of the conference is the “mentor of the giants”, Tom Oliver who provided an eye-opening keynote speech, while on day two, Central Marketing Group (Central Group’s leading retail conglomerate in Thailand) Edwin Yap Hawson, delivered a heartwarming keynote speech that brought to light the importance of loving people in the organization.

Moreover, the NRCE launched its first-ever Retail Mentorship Program which provided a two-way learning session where the mentor and mentee had a healthy exchange of ideas and sharing of relevant experiences to help retailers and suppliers industries advance in their careers and respective businesses.

Back-to-Back with the conference is the Stores Asia Expo, which offered a new feature “The Showroom” and introduced the latest technologies and solutions that the industry needs to get and help “Retail: Ready, Re/set, Grow” in the new normal.

The 28th NRCE is made possible by the following generous sponsors: Globe Business (Premium Platinum), The SM Store (Platinum), Wilcon Depot (Platinum), PLDT Enterprise (Platinum), Megaworld Lifestyle Malls (Platinum), ETP Group (Platinum), Unilab (Platinum), Robinsons Malls (Gold), Bayer Philippines (Gold), Araneta City (Gold), CMG Retail Inc. (Bronze), Bench (Bronze), Entrego (Expo Sponsor), Mediacast Digital (Expo Sponsor), Sharetreats (Expo Sponsor), 2Go (Expo Sponsor), DHL (Expo Sponsor), Unicommerce ESolutions (Expo Sponsor), Heritage Multi-Office Products (Expo Sponsor), Huawei Technologies Phils (Expo Sponsor), Vasavah Consultancy (Official IT Consultant), Philippine Star (Official Newspaper), BusinessWorld (Official Media Partner), Media Blitz PR Consultancy (Official PR Partner), Converge ICT (Sponsor), Sportshouse (Sponsor), Primer Group of Companies (Sponsor), Mercury Drug (Sponsor), Shangri-La Plaza (Sponsor), Diversey Philippines (Sponsor) with media partners DOOH, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Retail in Asia.##