PRA re-elected to the FAPRA Council


The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) was recently re-elected to the Advisory Council of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) — the largest regional aggrupation of national retail associations in Asia Pacific, which include 18 economies in Asia Pacific. Together with PRA in the council are Singapore, Japan, and Korea Retail Associations.

The FAPRA Council serves as the regional organization’s lead body for the discussion and decision on FAPRA related matters as well as regional industry concerns.

The new FAPRA Council for the term 2022-2024 is composed of:

FAPRA Chairman: APRINDO (Indonesia)
FAPRA Vice Chairman: SLRA (Sri Lanka) and CGCC (China)
Hon Secretary: MRA (Malaysia)
Hon Treasurer: CGCC (China)
4 Council Members:
1. JRA (Japan)
2. KRA (Korea)
3. PRA (Philippines)
4. SRA (Singapore)

The FAPRA was founded in 1989. It is composed of 18 member economies in Asia Pacific including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Fiji, India, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka.

For more than three decades, the FAPRA has continuously implemented activities that allow discussion of issues relevant to the region, and promote information exchange that contributes to the development of commerce, the advancement of retailers’ status, and the overall improvement of citizens’ lives in the region.

The election was held last November 30, 2022 during the Heads of Delegations Meeting during the 20th Asia Pacific Retailers Conference & Expo (APRCE) held in Jakarta, Indonesia, and hosted by the Indonesian Retailers Association. The PRA was represented by PRA President Rosemarie Ong, PRA vice Chairman for International Affairs Roberto Claudio, PRA Chairman Paul Santos, PRA Secretary General Evelyn B. Salire, and PRA Asst. Secretary General BM Miranda

The APRCE is the flagship project of the FAPRA, and is the largest and most influential retail event in the Asia Pacific region since it was first organized in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. It is held every two years and is one of the world’s major retail events as well.

Through the APRCE, the FAPRA aims to discover new approaches to the latest issues facing the region’s retailers and highlight innovative solutions that can help retailers differentiate themselves from competitors, to deliver greater value to consumers in Asia and Pacific region.