Retail giants converge at NRCE 2018
The 25th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE) 2018, organized by the Philippine Retailers Association, was attended by over a thousand top executives of retail giants in the local and international markets. Guest of Honor Senator Grace Poe (6th from left) opened the two-day Stores Asia Expo 2018 on Thursday at the SMX Convention Center. Stores Asia Expo 2018 is a twin event of the National Retailers Conference. Joining Sen. Poe are PRA board and officers (from left) Mars Chua, president of Sportshouse; Jorge T. Mendiola, director at SM Retail Inc.; Roberto ‘Bobby’ Claudio, chairman of Toby’s Sports; Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim, chairman of BLIMS Lifestyle Group, Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute; Rosemarie Bosch Ong, senior executive vice president-chief operating officer of Wilcon Depot Inc.; Paul Santos, president of Picture City; Lorenzo ‘Enchong’ C. Formoso, vice chairman of Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Associations and director of Ace Hardware; and Arthur Coronel, chief executive officer of Cinderella Mktg. Corp.