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January 2015

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


The first staging of C-star, Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, will feature an extensive ancillary program, including the C-star Retail Conference. C-start will take place from May 13 – 15, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). The Conference will be held on May 13 and 14, 2015 at the Kerry Center Pudong, adjacent to SNIEC.

Both the trade fair and the Retail Conference are organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co Ltd and supported by the China National Commercial Information Center. The topic of the C-star Retail Conference will be “The Future of Retail - The Future of Destinations”. Dr. Helmut Merkel, former Arcandor chairman and CEO of Karstadt, will act as the Conference Chairman. Speakers at the Retail Conference will include renowned CEOs and professionals from the retail sector, including Yao Wang (Deputy President of the China General Chamber of Commerce), Mark Israel (CEO of Value Retail China), Richard Wörösch (Schwitzke & Partner) and Yue Hong (Member of the Board of Yansha Group, Beijing).

C-star visitors will also have the opportunity to participate at the C-star Open Forum, an on-site discussion forum jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the EHI Retail Institute. At the Open Forum, exhibitors will speak about selected retail related topics, sharing their expertise and experience with industry peers.

With the exhibits, Retail Conference and Open Forum, C-star 2015 will provide participants not only with a platform for the latest retail trends but also for exchanging their knowledge and expanding their outreach. This underlines the efforts by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co Ltd to establish C-star not only as a leading retail trade show but also as an information hub for the entire industry, while enhancing its long-term commitment to the Chinese market.

Details regarding the Retail Conference and the Open Forum, including online registration, will soon be available online at www.c-star-expo.com

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at C-star 2015, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Retail_MDNA

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .