Asia Retail Leaders Conference 2018 addresses challenges and opportunities in the evolving retail landscape

DBS Bank Joins Retail Centre of Excellence (RCoE) as its Latest Member


Media OutReach - 18 October, 2018 - The
Asia Retail Leaders Conference (ARLC) 2018 will be held from 18 to 19 October
at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Organised by Singapore Management University
(SMU) Retail Centre of Excellence (RCoE), the Conference serves as a platform
that engages retail leaders, industry experts, knowledge partners and senior
managers from around the region. Themed 'Leadership in Retail: Navigating
Turbulent Waters', the Conference will be graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Chee
Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Minister of Trade and Industry, and
Ministry of Education.


RCoE is also pleased to announce the
inclusion of DBS Bank as the Centre's newest member. Going forward, DBS Bank and SMU RCoE will address challenges, unlock
opportunities for growth and identify key value drivers for retailers to remain
competitive in the face of disruption. Together with all its Founding Members --
comprising DFS, Decathlon, Harvey Norman, IKEA, Microsoft, Popular, Tiffany
& Co, and Visa -- RCoE looks towards supporting and grooming retail leaders,
students and entrepreneurs to shape the retail industry and engage with
consumers in more meaningful ways.


In recognition of their strong support to RCoE since
its establishment in October 2017 as a joint initiative between SMU, the
Economic Development Board and Enterprise Singapore, Mr Chee Hong Tat will be presenting
the Founding Members with
acknowledgement awards. 


SMU Professor of Marketing, Kapil R. Tuli, who also
heads RCoE as its Director, said, "In a fast-changing retail environment,
companies and retailers face a confluence of rapidly evolving technologies,
changing consumer preferences and economic uncertainty. In celebration of our
Centre's one year anniversary, we are pleased to organise this inaugural
leadership conference to share ideas and strategies which will not only help
retailers to ride on the digital wave, but also encourage them to explore new
and innovative practises in the industry."


convening this Conference, RCoE aims to encourage and facilitate open dialogue
by inspiring retailers to rethink their portfolios and to explore new
omni-channel retail concepts that connect front-end brick-and-mortar with
back-end distribution, while embracing technology. The seminar hopes to future-proof
retailers and equip them with the knowledge they require in order to stay competitive
in an ever-evolving landscape that is characterised by the rise of a digital


The digital economy has transformed the retail landscape
and pushed retailers to rethink the fundamentals of how a business can create, capture
and deliver value for the modern day consumer. The discussions and workshops at
ARLC will allow participants to gain deeper insights into retail-centric
research; and enable retailers to pioneer more innovative concepts, and capture
new opportunities to drive transformation. ARLC will cover various sub-themes relevant
to the retail sector and will feature renowned experts from across the globe,
thus providing retailers with an exceptional opportunity to network and share


For more information on the Event and Programme,
please refer to the official conference website

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