6 November, 2014 (Hong Kong) - Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) has announced it will be partnering with Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia) Conference & Exhibition to deliver e-commerce expertise in a series of IRCE-led sessions at the inaugural LMFAsia trade conference in Singapore, March 19-20, 2015. This partnership brings together leading e-commerce expertise from across Asia to address “need-to-know” issues facing this fast-changing industry.

For more than ten years, IRCE has been the world’s largest e-commerce event, gathering industry leadership and technology providers for education and inspiration each June in Chicago. With more than 600 e-commerce solutions providers covering nearly 90% of the e-commerce market in the U.S., IRCE delivers world - class industry expertise and forums to connect 10,000 senior - level industry peers and partners from around the world.

Expanding IRCE to an even more global audience reflects recent market developments, including Asia surpassing North America as the largest e-commerce market. By partnering across the region, IRCE can rapidly spread its e-commerce expertise across Asia’s burgeoning e-commerce sector. “IRCE is excited to partner with Last Mile Fulfillment Asia to build on its expertise in fulfillment and education in this fast-growing e-commerce market,” said Craig Dooley, SVP of Emerald Expositions and Group Show Director of IRCE. “IRCE’s expert speakers and sessions during LMFAsia will directly address the issues companies face in their fulfillment ecosystem with experience and practical advice. LFMAsia’s commitment to quality education for its customers is matched by IRCE’s proven, industry-leading conferences focused on accelerating its customers’ growth in e-commerce with strategies and solutions-no matter their size, industry or geography.”

Though Asia Pacific’s e-commerce market is vast and growing, with B2C sales forecast to grow from US$384 million in 2013 to US$856 million by 2016, many e- commerce companies and retailers are unable to fully capitalize on the these opportunities, constrained by logistical and technological issues, particularly within the “last mile fulfilment” aspect of the supply value chain.

Within this context, SingEx Exhibitions Pte Ltd launched LMFAsia to provide an avenue for e-commerce companies and retailers to meet solution providers, examine exhibited options, and explore potential collaborative solutions to meet last mile fulfilment challenges within Asia’s developing market. With LMFAsia speakers presenting insights on specific market developments along with country-focused operating conditions, LMFAsia equips attendees with relevant knowledge, tools and ideas for tapping more effectively into the Asian e-commerce marketplace.

Mr. Lee Jeong Hoon, Assistant Director of SingEx Exhibition, stated, “LMFAsia is created to serve as a dedicated platform for the fulfilment ecosystem for the Asian markets, bringing to gether the e-commerce, retail, parcel and logistics industries to network and discuss fulfilment and last mile solutions. The partnership with an established e-commerce event like the IRCE will certainly create collaborative opportunities and synergies, which will help to enable key players in Asia achieve their full potential in this industry.”

LMFAsia’s inaugural conference will be held on March 19 and 20, 2015 at MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO. IRCE’s next conference will be held June 2-5, 2015 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.

For media enquiries about LMFAsia, contact:
Jolene Wong, Senior Executive (Events Marketing)
Tel: +65 6403 2225 / + 65 9456 9609

For media enquiries about IRCE Asia, contact Hamilton Advisors Limited:
Haley Meng
Dir: +852 2487 8060
Tel: +852 2488 8866

About IRCE Asia
IRCE delivers high value and industry-leading content and industry resources throughout the year, including our flagship show in Chicago, IRCE, and IRCE Focus, a series of targeted education and resource events throughout the year.

About LMFAsia
Last Mile Fulfilment Asia 2015 (LMFAsia) is the only Asian business platform bringing together Retailers, eCommerce Companies and the Last Mile Fulfilment Industry across Asia Pacific to achieve seamless cross-border fulfilment within the burgeoning Asian market. LMFAsia was conceptualised with the intent of bridging gaps in cross-border fulfilment capabilities across the region. It is the first-ever pan-regional event for the fulfilment ecosystem, and encompasses both an exhibition and a conference that focus on last mile fulfilment issues and opportunities for the Logistics, Retail, eCommerce, Fufilment, Parcel and CEP industries. This inaugural event brings together key sectors under a single platform to maximise the potential for collaborative business opportunities within eCommerce in Asia.