APRCE 2017



The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) is all ready to host the 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) 2017.

In our bid presentation, we showcased Malaysia’s retail scene growing from strength to strength in the past few years and we are proud that CNN Travel Survey has ranked Kuala Lumpur as the 4th Best Shopping City in the world and ranked 9th by research house A.T. Kearney. We also showcased why Malaysia, one of the world’s most favorite destinations, renowned for its warm hospitality, multicultural melting pot, beautiful scenery and with a good, strong track record for staging national & international events is where all the delegates would want to be.

Malaysia, as the HOST, is the perfect place to enhance networks, to transform mindsets, to inspire creative souls, to explore intellectual ideas and to innovate the retail scene. Malaysia is no doubt the perfect place to mix business with pleasure and awaits tourists and guests to come for both business and leisure.

MRA aims to make APRCE 2017 another world-class regional event to benchmark against. In this regard, we will be inviting world-class and global leaders in retail to be our speakers. We will also be promoting pre-and post-event tours.

This is the second time that MRA will serve as host. We first hosted the APRCE in 1995 through the efforts of all members led by industry stalwarts, Mr Pang Say Kong who was then the CEO of Parkson but has since retired, and Mr Chow Chee Ming, now lifetime adviser of MRA.


In summary, 18th APRCE 2017 would be the platform for members of MRA to be continuously searching, learning, adapting and implementing the best practices from around the Asia-Pacific region and from other global organisations towards attaining excellent performance and to keep a very close eye on the global trends shaping this very vital retail industry.