In 2007 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, initiated the creation of an Eurasian Club of Scientists (EECSA). Together they started in 2008 the first Astana Economic Forum. The power gained in the last decade and the goals are very well demonstrated in the Review 2018.
Over the last 11 years the forum attracted 50.000 delegates from 150 countries of the world, including over 20 Nobel Laureates and 30 high-level foreign political figures. The next Congress will be 16/17th May, 2019 with the topic "Inspiring Growth: People, Cities, Economics"; it will be supported by the European Retail Academy as Prof.Dr.Hallier explained in a statement.
19.02.2016 : Leadership Award
The 12th edition of the Asia Retail Congress was hosted at Taj Lands End Mumbai/India. The Congress is representing 40 countries across Asia and the world. Its theme " What next..?" attracted retailers and professionals of the retail industry. At the Congress Prof.Dr.Bernd Hallier, President of the European Retail Academy, was honoured by the Retail Leadership Award.
India's retail leader is the Future Group with 1.691 million US $ and 332 outlets ranking in front of Reliance Retail 1.583 (1,798), Titan 1.535 (888), Godrej & Boyce 1.156 (850) , Aditya Birla 927 (1675), Tata 723 (198), Shopper's Stop 624 (77) , Tribhovandas 616 (39), Lifestyle 454 (359 and LG Electronics 368 (225).
25.02.2014 : New Records
EuroShop 2014 was breaking again world-wide records : more than 110.000 square meters net exhibition floor of 2 226 exhibitors from 57 countries were visited by over 109.000 retail experts from 110 nations : two third of the visitors did come from abroad. The next EuroShop show will be at March 5th-9th 2017.
Together with the journalist A.Schiller at the booth of Mezzo/Spacewood Prof.Hallier organized an open network forum which was attended among others by the Government of the City of Moscow, the Russian Competence Center of the German Chamber of Commerce, by Alexej Filatov, Aengevelt Facility Management, a Chinese delegation with David Zhang, an Ukraine delegation,retailers from Asserbaijan,Serbia etc.
02.04.2016 : CIRCLE Naples
CIRCLE was founded in 2004 to create a platform for PhD-students to speak in English language in front of an international audience - being hosted each year by another CIRCLE-member. In 2016 the Italian partners University Partheonape and the Second University of Naples jointly hosted the 13th CIRCLE Conference. Among the participants of the opening ceremony had been Dr.L. de Magistris/Mayor of Naples, Prof.E.Bonetti and Prof.M.Simoni/the two coordinators of the organzing committee, Prof.A.Mattiaci/President of the Italian Marketing Society, Prof.C.Vignali/Provost of Circle Virtual College , Prof.T.Rashid/President of Circle International , Dr.G.Morici/President BarillaEurope and Prof.F.Babiloni/University of Rome.
Prof.Dr.R.Kaufmann and Prof.Dr.M.Panni published together the international
reader "Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies" (more). The input comes from professors ranging from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzogewina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, UK to the USA.
At pages 498-509 Prof.Dr.B.Hallier described necessary awareness-tools for
customer-centric mass-distribution to avoid food-scandals like those ones just erupting again in Europe in February 2013 (see also ABF).