LMFasiaLast Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia) 2016, taking place from 3rd to 4th March 2016 at Singapore EXPO, will build on the breakthrough achieved in 2015 for seamless cross border eCommerce in Asia. The international event, dedicated to eCommerce fulfilment, will delve into critical cross-border fulfilment challenges faced by the eCommerce and Fulfilment industries and maximize the potential for collaborative business opportunities within the region.

A bigger platform to meet the growth in demand

Organized 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.", states Lee Eng Keat, Director, Logistics & Natural Resources of the Economic Development Board, Singapore, the strategic partner of the LMFAsia 2016

In 2016, the 2-day conference and exhibition intends to cater 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.

“eCommerce players continue to struggle to find the right cross-border fulfilment model balancing cost and customer needs.  There is no elixir yet as we speak. Traditional logistics companies need to shed their legacy mindset step up and adapt quickly, especially with the advent of technology-loaded competitors.   Concepts like co-production, information sharing, collaborative optimization would be interesting.  The 2nd edition of LMFAsia provides a platform for all practitioners to share learnings and explore new ideas. I look forward to it very much.”, commented Goh Mui Fong, Partner and Transportation Practice Lead APAC of A.T. Kearney who are on board LMFAsia again as a knowledge partner.

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. Hadi Wenas, CEO of MatahariMall.com, Indonesia, says “LMFAsia 2016 is a great event for eCommerce and fulfillment players to share, learn, and get to know each other. Fulfillment 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.”

Hadi 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 highlight 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.

“LMFAsia aims to facilitate the evolution of the fulfilment landscape in Asia by providing a platform that create not only inter-Asia opportunities amongst regional players, but also drives strategic partnerships with global retailers and eCommerce companies who are looking to tap into the burgeoning Asia eCommerce market. The activities and programs are curated to bring forth value that are critical to the success of participants’ businesses. The new activities added in the 2nd edition will also set a fun tone to encourage greater networking opportunities and industry bonding.” Lee Jeong Hoon, Project Director, Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia) & Assistant Director, Business Development, SingEx Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd.

For more information on Last Mile Fulfilment Asia, please visit www.lmfasia.com.