The APRCE Series

The Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) is a biennial event organized by the member associations of FAPRA. It debuted in 1983 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan. This event has become Asia’s biggest and longest running retail convention and exhibition, providing an important networking and knowledge sharing platform for all the retailers in the region.

History of APRCE

2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINE

In 2015, 17th APRCE was held in Manila, Philippine

2017

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

In 2017, 18th APRCE was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2019

CHONGQING, CHINA

In 2019, 19th APRCE was held in Chongqing, China

1983

TOKYO, JAPAN

In 1983, the 1st APRCE (Asian Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition) was held in Tokyo, Japan

1985

SEOUL, KOREA

In 1985, 2nd APRCE was held in Seoul, Korea

1987

HONG KONG

In 1987, 3rd APRCE was held in Hong Kong

1989

SINGAPORE

In 1989, 4th APRCE was held in Singapore

1991

BANGKOK, THAILAND

In 1991, 5th APRCE was held in Bangkok, Thailand

1993

MANILA, PHILIPPINE

In 1993, 6th APRCE was held in Manila, Philippine

1995

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

In 1995, 7th APRCE was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1997

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

In 1997, 8th APRCE was held in Adelaide, Australia

1999

CHINESE TAIPEI

In 1999, 9th APRCE was held in Chinese Taipei

2001

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

In 2001, 10th APRCE was held in Jakarta, Indonesia

2003

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

In 2003, 11th APRCE was held in Christchurch, New Zealand

2005

BEIJING, P.R. OF CHINA

In 2005, 12th APRCE (Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition) was held in Beijing, P.R. of China

2007

TOKYO, JAPAN

In 2007, 13th APRCE was held in Tokyo, Japan

2009

SEOUL, KOREA

In 2009, 14th APRCE was held in Seoul, Korea

2011

SINGAPORE

In 2011, 15th APRCE was held in Singapore

2013

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

In 2013, 16th APRCE was held in Istanbul, Turkey

2019

CHONGQING, CHINA

In 2019, 19th APRCE was held in Chongqing, China

1983

TOKYO, JAPAN

In 1983, the 1st APRCE (Asian Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition) was held in Tokyo, Japan

1985

SEOUL, KOREA

In 1985, 2nd APRCE was held in Seoul, Korea

1987

HONG KONG

In 1987, 3rd APRCE was held in Hong Kong

1989

SINGAPORE

In 1989, 4th APRCE was held in Singapore

1991

BANGKOK, THAILAND

In 1991, 5th APRCE was held in Bangkok, Thailand

1993

MANILA, PHILIPPINE

In 1993, 6th APRCE was held in Manila, Philippine

1995

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

In 1995, 7th APRCE was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1997

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

In 1997, 8th APRCE was held in Adelaide, Australia

1999

CHINESE TAIPEI

In 1999, 9th APRCE was held in Chinese Taipei

2001

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

In 2001, 10th APRCE was held in Jakarta, Indonesia

2003

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

In 2003, 11th APRCE was held in Christchurch, New Zealand

2005

BEIJING, P.R. OF CHINA

In 2005, 12th APRCE (Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition) was held in Beijing, P.R. of China

2007

TOKYO, JAPAN

In 2007, 13th APRCE was held in Tokyo, Japan

2009

SEOUL, KOREA

In 2009, 14th APRCE was held in Seoul, Korea

2011

SINGAPORE

In 2011, 15th APRCE was held in Singapore

2013

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

In 2013, 16th APRCE was held in Istanbul, Turkey

2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINE

In 2015, 17th APRCE was held in Manila, Philippine

2017

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

In 2017, 18th APRCE was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FAPRA Awards

During the biennial APRCE, FAPRA Awards are promulgated to honour respective FAPRA Associations’ member companies for accomplishing outstanding achievement. This Awards has become an excellent platform to promote, recognise and profile organisations with distinctive success and accomplishments in the retail industry in Asia-Pacific region.

FAPRA Awards Categories:

Best Efforts in Social Responsibility
Best Marketing Campaign
Customer Service Excellence
Green Retailer
Most Innovation Retail Concept
Young Promising Retailer

FAPRA HOD Meeting

The FAPRA HOD Meeting is the annual general meeting attended by the Heads of Delegation and representatives of the member associations:

to elect members of Council once in every 2 years
to select the Host Country/Region for the ensuing Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE);
to approve new membership;
to discuss the common issues affecting the development of retail industry.

FAPRA ED Meeting

To ensure a more effective FAPRA HOD Meeting and to promote networking among its members, the FAPRA ED Meeting will be organised annually prior to the HOD Meeting. The meeting will be attended by the Secretary-Generals and Executive Directors of the member associations:

To present the progress report of the organising of the ensuing Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE);
To discuss the proposals on the operation of FAPRA for consideration of approval by the FAPRA HOD Meeting.

In conjunction of the meeting, study tour will be organised so as the delegates to the meeting will comprehend the retail industry of the host country/region.