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Retail Space 2009 In Shanghai

Shanghai, China (February 03, 2009) / — 17-19 February 2009, Retail Space 2009 is to be held in Shanghai, Hyatt on the Bund. China has the fastest moving retail environment in the world. The opportunities for local and international retailers in China are unprecedented, but competition is fierce. Focusing on the Greater China region, Retail Space explores retail design and location selection strategies to successfully position a brand in the area, including 11 case studies from local retailers and property developers.

This two-day conference is the premier event for all leading retailers and property developers, as well as shopping mall owners and operators wishing to expand in the complex China retail market. This unique event will focus on key issues and challenges when selecting, designing and managing your retail property portfolio in the rapidly changing first, second and third tier cities on the mainland.

In this increasingly crowded market, selecting the right location and making a store stand out from the competition is essential for success. With this as its theme, Retail Space 2009 will bring together the best retail industry experts. Conference Day 1 on 18 February 2009 is the retailers' focus day. We are very honour to have Dr. Eden Woon, MD China, Toys LiFung as our day one chairperson leading us through this important event. President and CEO of Wal-Mart China Ed Chan delivers a keynote address of their strategies and expectations for China's retail market.

Euromonitor gives a forecast on retail trends in Asia, with a specific focus on the Greater China region. Real estate firm CB Richard Ellis and designer Woods Bagot discuss the close relationship between shopping mall owners and their tenants. Gome Electrical Appliances speaks on behalf of local retail brands and tells how they have successfully located and marketed their brands on an international scale. Lead by McDonald's, a panel of successful international retailers including I.T, Muji, New Balance, Ztampz, and Toys R Us share their experience of locating their stores in the region and expanding their brands.

Conference Day 2, 19 February 2009, focuses on retail property developers and operational matters in China. Moderated by Henry Chan from Permira, Royal Bank of Scotland and Gateway Management Consultancy join to discuss China's Retail economy and identify the influence of the structural change in income distribution. Luxury retailer The Swank and Dynasty Fine Wines takes part in the closing luxury panel which discusses how high-end brands position themselves in China. Regional Property developers Shui On Development and Treasury Holdings China discuss other potential retail locations in China. Experienced regional designers and experts from Team Best Retail, Redgoodss, Head Architecture and Design as well as Philips reveal innovative retail store designs and creative marketing in shopping space promotions. Designportfolio will team up with founder of 1Oz3, for a joint presentation on "Developing New Lifestyle Concepts for the China market. International retail space developers Central Retail and Melco Group will also present at the conference and forecast the future retail trends in China.

According to figures from China's National Bureau of Statistics, the country's total sales of consumer foods reached RMB 1000.8 trillion in October 2008, year-on year increase of 22%. Retail Space 2009 is the conference for retail industry experts to meet and find out how retailers and mall operators can ride out the credit slump and get a share in this opportunistic market.

About the Co-Organizers:

Beacon Events
Beacon Events, previously Institute for International Research (IIR) Asia, is an international business services company focused on conferences, exhibitions and management training.

Beacon Events has an expanding portfolio of large-scale events which cope with the challenges arising from different business communities:
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The support from strategic partners — industry associations and leaders, government organisations, media and publications — make our events the not-to-be-missed industry gatherings for intelligence, business development and networking.
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Facility Media
Facility Media is publisher of RFP Magazine, the only Asia-wide magazine dedicated to real estate, facilities and project management. As a company Facility Media offers a range of media, publishing, conferencing and marketing services with many years experience conferencing in the areas of real estate, property development and the built environment.

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    Senior Marketing Manager
    Beacon Events
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