30.10. 2017 : Selamat Datang I

Since 2004 NYCU Media/Retail Asia is publishing together with partners like Euromonitor and KPMG data about the TOP 500 retailers/wholesalers in the Asian Pacific area. Each year rotating within Asia is its TOP AWARDS Dinner where an international jury is announcing the Best of the Best ; in 2017 in alphabetical order the following companies had been selected by the jury : AEON / Malaysia, Indomarco Prismatama / Indonesia, Luk Fook International / Hong Kong, Mercury Drug / Philippines and Mobile World / Vietnam.

Important for the flair of the AWARDS always was also the choice for its location startig in 2004 in Marina Mandarin/Singapore followed by Shangri-La Hotel/Beijing , Intercontinental/Singapore , Palace Hotel/Tokyo , Venetian Macau Resort/Macau,COEX Intercontinental/Seoul ,The Regent/Beijing,Four Seasons/Singapore,Club Shanghai/Shanghai , Ritz-Carlton/Istanbul , Marina Bay Sands/Singapore , Solaire Resort & Casino/ Manila, Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa/Singapore and now finally in 2017 atThe Westin/ Kuala Lumpur

16.10.2017 : Food Management

According to international research in 2040 the population of the globe needs about 40 percent more food. "Food Sustainability and Health are basic for physical and mental survival in a Global House of Harmony based on Ecology, Economy and Ethics" Prof.Hallier stated at many Conferences around the world. The European Retail Academy started therefore already in 2005 its AgriBusinessForum (Link ) , in 2008 the Environmental Retail Management (Link ) , in 2013 its Global Green University (Link ) which now will be enriched by a joint platform with the EQA Education Qualification Alliance under the name Thematic University Network (TUN ) and be pushed internationally by www.european-retail-academy.org/TUN .

Source: Michal Obszarski, EQA

The Umbrella-MOU between EQA and ERA was signed during the ANUGA Food Exhibition and immediately endorsed by bi-lateral signatures from Chapingo University/Mexico and Debrecen University/Hungary . Other universties are already in the pipeline to join. The new Site was designed by the long-standing ERA-trainee Alina Pukhovskaya from Russia being at the moment PhD-candidate of CIRCLE International (Link CV A.P. ) and will be helped in the Site-management by Trang Pham from Vietnam. The TUN-Site will become step by step a multi-lingual Site.

06.10.2017 : Esteemed Academia

Even in today's money-driven world Academia Celebrations are still received with high respect by the public as two examples of partner universities of the European Retail Academy show: Prof.Dr.Th.Purcarea from the Romanian American University (RAU) reports on Twitter about the Opening of the Academic Year at his university in presence of the Rector, the faculties, the administrative staff, representatives of business partners and even members of the diplomatic corps (see also Rector at his speech).

A second example comes from VSE Prague when Prof.Dr.B.Hallier was awarded "doctor oeconomiae honoris causa" (watch on YouTube). This ceremony is reserved for important Czech and international economists. Among others VSE Prague awarded in the Post-Socialist time the Nobel Prize laureates Gary S.Becker, Milton Friedman, Robert A.Mundell and Douglas North. Hallier was honored for his activities in applied sciences especially in permanently promoting innovations for the micro development along the Total Supply Chain which in the end accumulates on the macro level of a sector as well as in the long-run in the wealth of a nation.

30.09.2017 : Trade Innovation

Retail is an indicator of the wealth of a nation and its innovation power. Prof.Dr.Hallier was interviewed by the public TV-station ZDF about the transformation of Germany after World War II from Mum and Papa Stores towards modern self-service . Hallier has researched innovation-cycles of trade which for him appeared roughly all 25 years in Western Europe over a period of nearly 200 years.

Hallier sees the founding of consumer-cooperatives at 1850 followed in 1875 by department stores , in 1900 by retail-cooperatives like EDEKA , by mail-orders like Schickedanz/Quelle in 1925, by first small-self service supermarkets in 1950, by hypermarkets and shopping centers in 1975 , by B2B and B2C in the year 2000 and approaching Mobile Shopping uptill 2025.

20.09.2017 : CORP Vienna

Having in 2015 its annual conference in Ghent/Belgium and in 2016 in Hamburg/Germany Real CORP - the international organization of city planners - celebrated its three-day-event 2017 at the Technical University (TU) of Vienna/Austria under the title "Panta Rhei : a world in constant motion".

The President of the European Retail Academy , Prof. Dr.B.Hallier (at the photo together with CORP-organizer Manfred Schrenk, the Chief Data Officer of the city of Vienna, Gerhard Hartmann, and the innovation-experts Gerti Neubauer and Stefan Fazekas both from the city of Graz) promotes CORP and was lecturing in Vienna about the Revitalization of the historic Silk Road and taking part in an innovation panel.

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