Shanghai New International Expo Centre Shanghai, China, 26 – 28 April, 2017
Featuring the latest industry concepts, C-star offers the best opportunities for retail professionals
The third edition of C-star – Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail will be held from April 26 to 28, 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Center. This year, C-star will collocate with HOTEL PLUS – Total Solutions for Commercial Properties to comprehensively showcase retail, franchise, vending machine, building materials decoration and design, furniture, lighting, cleaning, intelligent education and boat and leisure products, jointly offering a unique one-stop commercial platform and all-inclusive solutions. The two shows span over 20,000 m2 of exhibition space in 17 halls and are expected to attract upwards of 100,000 visitors from around the world.
As the official spin-off to EuroShop – the world's leading trade retail trade fair, C-star 2017 continues to offer a professional and international platform aimed at retailers from China and abroad wishing to learn about the latest developments and trends in the Chinese retail industry. This year's C-star will provide various possibilities for retail professionals to meet and exchange their knowledge. Leading Brands include: Schweitzer Logistics (Italy), Ses – Imagotag (France), Bizerba (Germany), New Crazy Colors (Italy), Futuristic Store Fixtures (Singapore), Arcnode (China/France), Shanghai Shopworks Display (China), Shanghai Longsun Building Material (China) and Redman (China).
Business Matchmaking System: top interactive online and offline tool for exhibitors and visitors
C-star is dedicated to providing services to maximise efficiency and results for exhibitors and visitors alike. C-star has launched its Online Matchmaking System to help participants find target customers and maximise your exhibiting results by allowing exhibitors and visitors to make appointments prior to the exhibition. Visitors can easily increase the efficiency of their visit by previewing exhibitor profiles, plan appointments throughout the trade show and optimise efficiency during their visit. Likewise, exhibitors can prepare for appointments with buyers in advance.
Chinese and internationalexperts share new retail concept at C-star Retail Forum
The C-star Retail Forum presents international retail experts who will be sharing their knowledge and experience on "The Retail Revolution in China: The Concept of New Retail and Solutions of the Future". The forum will invite Chinese and international guest speakers including retail experts, industry suppliers or representatives from government, associations and research/educational institutes. The prestigious forum participants will discuss methods to introduce the latest retail concepts from overseas markets into China amidst a changing environment and will discuss how China can better and more innovatively incorporate e-commerce into the retail landscape. Speakers for example are: Michael Gerling, Geschäftsführer EHI Retail Institute; Silvio Kirchmair, CEO, Umdasch Shopfitting Group; Enrico Manca, Schweitzer Logistics Co.,Senior Designer of Interstore; Simon Stacey, Executive Creative Director South East and North Asia, Fitch; Hubert de Malherbe, President Designer, Malherbe Design; Jean-Christophe Solus, Solutions Manager at SES-imagotag; Ulrich Spaan, Vice President, EHI Retail Institute; Wang Yueqing, Business Development and Governmental Affairs Director at K11; Wei Jianping, General Manager of Shanghai Joy City and Changfeng Joy City; Zhang Sheng, Vice President from Lawson China; Shen Wei , General Manager of Hema Xiansheng; Su Jie, Business Deputy General Manager at CENBEST; Zhou Yong, Professor at Shanghai Business School; Li Xiaopeng , Founder of Chic Bus as well as Mr. Wang Zhigang , CEO at VIMIU.
Support from major industry associationsalong with participation from retail experts
As C-star gains momentum and influence in China's retail industry, major industry associations are offering full support to the trade fair, with participation from various associations including:
EHI Retail Institute, bringing a number of top retailers from Europe to the fair;
China Commerce Association for General Merchandise (CCAGM), participating in the trade fair with market-leading, general merchandise enterprises;
Shanghai Chain Enterprise Association, bringing a number of top retail franchise stores from Shanghai to the trade fair;
Overseas Education College of Shanghai Jiaotong University, attending the trade fair with retailers from China Chain Enterprise CEOs EMBA programme;
C-star Brand Zone – the latestretail innovations all in one place
The C-star Brand Zone Area offers an exclusive opportunity to see the latest products, innovations and services from the retail industry. Located in hall N5, this special Zone is divided into presentation and meeting areas. Streamlined, 20-minute presentations are followed by 20-minute meeting slots for interested customers. The C-star brand zone is an efficient concept, target-orientated and designed to serve customers' needs.
You may pre-register for your E-ticket by visiting C-star’s official website or through C-star's official WeChat channel. Pre-registered visitors will enjoy streamlined registration on-site process in addition to free admission to the show (visitors without pre-registration will need to purchase tickets at RMB ￥30/person for admission to the fair).
For more details, please scan the QR code to follow C-star official WeChat account, or visit the official website: www.c-star-expo.com.
Established in 2009, Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MDS) is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, one of the world’s top 5 exhibition organizers. MDS is committed to introducing industry leading trade fairs to China and providing Chinese and international customers with superior exhibition services. MDS is successfully holding more than 20 leading trade fairs and conferences in China, covering a broad range of industries including printing, packaging, wire and tube, plastics, renewable energy, medical devices, retail, safety and health, wine & spirits and caravanning. With a workforce of some 70 fulltime employees, the company’s head office is located in Shanghai with a branch office in Beijing. The worldwide outbound exhibition business (trade shows in Düsseldorf, Germany and other leading Messe Düsseldorf Global Shows) is organized by Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. (MDC), serving Chinese exhibitors and visitors with superior customer service from its office in Hong Kong. Visit www.mds.cn for more information.