The National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE), the Philippines’ largest and most important retail industry event, will return for its 27th edition on August 12 and 13 to assist local retailers in rebooting and emerging stronger from the pandemic’s impact.

The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) decided to hold the NRCE virtually this year after a year’s absence because the organization recognizes the importance of providing industry players with fresh global insights on how to adapt to the New Normal.

“The 27th NRCE will be available on your screens on Aug. 12 to 13 to provide you actionable strategies, data-backed content and exclusive ideas through immersive, insightful and inspiring learning sessions from trailblazer leaders and experts in the industry from around the globe,” said PRA president Rosemarie Bosch Ong, the SEVP and COO of Wilcon Depot Inc.

She said this year’s NRCE will revolve around its overall concept – retail reboot – to reignite the retail industry with its allied industries to uncover new ways and even behaviors as we rewrite the rules to achieve an innovative retail transformation.

Leading the roster of global visionary leaders who will grace the 27th NRCE are best-selling author of Retail Pride Ron Thurston and global CX guru Claire Boscq-Scott.

Along with the conference, the Stores Asia Expo Virtual Edition will be held, which will serve as a showcase for seasoned and new retail suppliers and solution providers to the retail industry, allowing them to raise brand awareness, introduce new products and services, and build and maintain relationships with new and existing clients.

The 27th NRCE is supported by the following brands: Globe Business, PLDT Enterprise, Bench, Wilcon Depot, The SM Store, Robinsons Malls, Entrego, Vasavah Consultancy, The Philippine STAR, Springtime Design, BusinessWorld, Media Blitz Group, 96.3 WRock, CMG Retail and Rich Graphix Brand.