The retail industry in Asia is constantly growing and expanding. In all regions, sales growth was stronger in 2012 than in previous years, reflecting broad-based expansion in retail revenues. As consumers in Asia enjoyed strong economic growth for the past 2 years, their spending power and the number of markets they spend in increases. Some of the markets with more boosted spendings are China, India, South Korea and Indonesia.
At a regional level, Asia Pacific saw a 25% increase in internet retailing as compared to Eastern Europe with 24% and America with 21%.
The evolution of the internet and powerful online technology has given way to a new area of commerce known as electronic commerce (e-commerce). More and more commercial activities are performed online. With a large percentage of the population gaining internet access at home, consumers are opting to shop online rather than heading to the brick-and-mortar shops. Today, e-commerce has proven to be a fast growing industry in Singapore and all around Asia.
0900 - 0930 Keynote Address
0390 - 1030 Retail Supply Chain - An Insight
1100 - 1230 E-tailers and E-Commerce - The New Generation Buyers and Sellers
1400 - 1500 Last Mile Logistics - Evolution of Transportation in Asia
1600 - 1700 Returns Management - A competitive & Profit Making Tool