Insights on Asia offered at industry event

With China on pace to become one of the world's biggest retail market, any insight on developing a retail business in this area is welcomed, which is why it is no surprise that Scott Price, president and CEO of Walmart Asia, is scheduled to speak at the World Retail Congress Asia Pacific in Beijing this March.

Price oversees Walmart's operations in China, Japan and India and other key areas in Asia, and will share is knowledge of the region as well as his view for the future of global retailing, according to publicity for the event. Price's expertise in the area extends before his time at Walmart as he was CEO DHL Express Asia Pacific and president of DHL Express Japan, DHL's largest market in the Asia Pacific region. Before joining DHL, Price spent a decade with the Coca-Cola Co. During that period, he assumed various roles which included country leader in Japan, and as director and country manager in China.

  • Other Asia experts slated to speak include:

  • Sir David Tang, founder of the high-end lifestyle chain, Shanghai Tang

  • Simon Pestridge, global brand director for Nike     

  • Nishad Alani, VP regional Operations for Starbucks            

  • Carlos Ortega, group CEO for Pepe Jeans             

The World Retail Congress Asia Pacific will take place March 28 to 29 at the Beijing International hotel. Click here for more information.