Philippine Retailing Newsletters 2018 PRA Newsletter 2018 Q2

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PHILIPPINE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION PHILIPPINE WWW.PHILRETAILERS.COM 2nd QUARTER 2018 TH REINVENTING RETAIL 25 th NRCE challenges retailers to reinvent in fast-changing world The National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo—the biggest and most relevant gathering of retailers in the country— calls on retailers to “Reinvent Retail” in its 25 th   edition slated on August 9-10, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. This year, the Philippine Retailer’s Association flagship program will focus on strategies and insights to help retailers step up their game to meet the consumer demands of today and  to achieve a perennial advantage in an increasingly demanding industry, featuring retail experts and leaders both from the global and local arena. Globally-recognized author and  futurist on retail and e-commerce Wijnand Jongen is one of the keynote speakers on the first day. Jongen is the co-founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ecommerce Europe, the European Lazada ahead in PH e-commerce market page 5 Retail sector is strong and growing—report page 8 5 ways to build community around your brand page 12 umbrella organization with more than 75,000 merchants.   Ms. Wallaya Chirathivat, Central Pattana Senior Executive Vice President will set the tone of the Conference on the second day. Central Pattana is Thailand’s largest retail property development and investment company. Her talk will be followed by Mr. Massimo Volpe, Chairman of the Forum for International Retail Association Executives (FIRAE) who will discuss the global state of retailing. The PRA has also invited newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as keynote speaker.   Other confirmed speakers are Kantar Millwardbrown (Philippines) Executive Director Jane Ng who will share tips on achieving brand growth and resilience through meaningful disruptions. PRA to Elect New Board The local elections may have just finished last month, but the PRA is now gearing up to elect the new set of Board of Directors to serve the association for the next two years. In time for the Q2 General Membership meeting on June 28, the membership will choose 15 nominees to serve the new Board for the term 2018-2020. As per the association by-laws, regular members in good standing or their duly-appointed proxies will elect six from the outgoing Board to provide continuity and 9 from the rest of the nominees. Only regular members, i.e. retailers can be elected to the Board. page 2 page 2