The Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) was founded in 1983 and fully established in 1989. It has implemented activities and developed itself to discuss common issues in the region, and promote information exchange and friendship, thereby contributing to the development of commerce and the improvement of retailers’ status and citizens’ lives in the region.

FAPRA has been a congregation of retail associations that come together for one key objective – the sharing of information. Echoing this, one of the successful activities of FAPRA is the biennial Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) which provides opportunities for FAPRA members to learn from experts as well as enjoy meeting and establishing relationships with counterparts from around the region.

To honor FAPRA’s associations’ members who have reached outstanding achievements in the retail industry in the Asia-Pacific region, FAPRA Award was first presented in 2009 and were presented in APRCE since then.

To effectively and efficiently strengthen its coordination and networking among FAPRA members, the Permanent Secretariat (PS) was established in March 2006.

FAPRA Board of Council

Chairman

Mr. JIANG Ming

Chairman
China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC)

Dear fellow retailers, partners of retail relevant sectors and friends,
Over the past 30 years, The Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA), being the biggest and most influential union of retail associations in the Asia Pacific, has devoted itself to developing exchanges, cooperation and friendship among retail businesses in the region, guiding and assisting member associations as well as their members to explore businesses regionwide. For our active contribution to the social, and economic growth and the people’s living standards improvement in various Asia Pacific economies, FAPRA’s reputation and influence have been strengthened within the retail industry, regionally and globally.

Under the excellent leadership of successive Chairmen, FAPRA expanded its membership significantly. The number of its member associations has increased to 20 today from 13 in the year 1997. So far, we have hosted the biennial Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) which has been FAPRA’s most important event for 19 times and the 20th APRCE will take place in 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. APRCEs happen in various countries/regions of Asia Pacific and each one draws high emphasis from the hosting country/region’s government and huge support from industrial businesses. We are so glad to see that it has been growing more and more influential with more participants and with a higher quality of conference speakers and exhibitors. I would like to welcome all of you, retailers and friends from all over the world, to take part in the 20th APRCE in Bali in the year 2022.

Since the sudden pandemics of COVID-19, FAPRA member associations have shown great friendship and strong responsibility by caring about, supporting and helping each other. We keep close contact and exchange information frequently to share valuable experiences on prevention and controlling of virus epidemic situations, the impacts on the retail industry in respective regions, the ways to help our members out of difficulties, and how to recover supplies and come back to work, etc. Generally observing the whole history of mankind, we conclude that human society is definitely moving forward by overcoming all disasters, no matter what risks, what difficulties, what refluences we confront.

FAPRA and all its members will walk hand in hand with retailers and partners worldwide to face challenges and seize opportunities together, to create a better life for the retail fraternity and its people around the world!

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Vice Chairman

Datuk Andrew Lim Tatt Keong

Datuk Andrew Lim Tatt Keong

President
Malaysia Retailers Association
(MRA)

Vice Chairman

Mr. Roy Nicolas Mandey

Chairman Indonesian Retail Merchants Association (APRINDO/IRMA)

Honorary Secretary

Ms. Cynthia Hwang

Honorary Secretary
Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA)

Honorary Treasurer

Mr. WANG Min

Executive Vice Chairman & Secretary General China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC)

Council Members

Mr. Hirofumi Nomoto

Chairman
Japan Retailers Association
(JRA)

Council Members

Mr. Heon-Bae Andrew LEE

Acting HOD
Korea Retailers Association
(KRA)

Council Members

Ms. Rosemarie Bosch-Ong

President Philippine Retailers Association (PRA)

Council Members

Mr. Ernie Koh

Mr. Ernie Koh

President
Singapore Retailers Association
(SRA)