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Last Mile Fulfilment Asia 2016 to grow by threefold due to strong demand

Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia) 2016, the only international event dedicated to eCommerce fulfilment, will take place from 3 to 4 March 2016 at Singapore EXPO. The event will deep dive into critical cross border fulfilment challenges faced by the eCommerce and Fulfilment industries and maximise the potential for collaborative business opportunities within the region.

A bigger platform to meet the growth in demand
Organised by SingEx Exhibitions, the inaugural edition successfully facilitated over 600 business connections and valuable strategic alliances across 28 countries, resulting in a strong call from the industries for a larger event.

"LMFAsia is an excellent platform for eCommerce players to pool their collective wisdom on how to ride Asia’s eCommerce growth wave. In the latest edition of the event, more industry players will come together to discuss and exchange ideas on supply chain innovations that address the conundrum of last mile fulfilment in Asia," said Lee Eng Keat, Director, Logistics & Natural Resources of the Economic Development Board, Singapore, the strategic partner of the LMFAsia 2016.

This year, the 2-day conference and exhibition will be catering to more than 4000 international attendees comprising of over 100 exhibitors from across the entire fulfilment ecosystem, representing a three-fold increase from 2015’s figures of over 1,200 attendees and 38 exhibitors.

Quality content with real solutions to address real needs
Themed "eCommerce Beyond Borders", the conference, driven by an international advisory panel from the industry, will continue to deliver succinct and quality content addressing critical issues in the last mile fulfilment ecosystem, exploring regional and country specific challenges, solutions and emerging opportunities for eCommerce fulfilment.

Greater play from retail players and governments
This edition will also see a stronger representation and call-for-action from the retail and eCommerce industries. "LMFAsia 2016 is a great event for eCommerce and fulfilment players to share, learn and get to know each other. Fulfilment is definitely a fundamental enabler and accelerator in eCommerce growth, Asia has its own challenges that require players to innovate and collaborate. As the biggest O2O (online-to-offline) player in Indonesia, MatahariMall is very thrilled to share what we know and also learn from others to help eCommerce industry across Asia grow," said Hadi Wenas, CEO of MatahariMall.com, Indonesia. Wenas, is one of the key speakers amongst other renowned retail players from Harvey Norman, Electrolux, Foodpanda, Blibli.com and more.

New components focusing on Asian government policies, cold chain logistics and European insights will also be included to address different sectorial needs along the value chain.

Engaging key players across the entire value chain
The LMFAsia exhibition in 2016 will take up a space of 3,500 sqm, with exhibitors from across the fulfilment ecosystem, making it the definitive one stop marketplace, where players from the Retail, eCommerce, Logistics and Parcel industries come together to explore opportunities for business collaborations and market expansion.

On top of the expanded showcase of products, innovations and solutions from the entire fulfilment value chain, this edition will also feature a myriad of up-and-coming regional retail brands looking to launch worldwide, leading regional and domestic marketplace operators and multi-label players.

Driving evolution through innovation
A dedicated technology and innovation pavilion, another new feature for 2016, will also showcase the latest innovations, such as drones, biometrics and analytics software and mobile interfaces that will drive the future evolution of the fulfilment industry.

A new segment featuring cold chain fulfilment solutions that addresses the unique needs of the perishable industry (Pharmaceuticals, Grocery, F&B players) will also be added into the event to drive greater growth for cross-border eCommerce.

 

 

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