CSI @ Stores Asia Expo 2017

CSI @ Stores Asia Expo 2017


Now on its 16th year as member of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), Circuit Solutions Inc. has once again showcased its product and tech solutions at the 24th National Retailers Conference and Stores Asia Expo (NRCE)  held anew from August 10-11 at the SMX Convention Center.

The annual NRCE is the biggest retail industry event in the country. Held in August each year, it has been the centrepiece of the PRA’s efforts in helping retailers attain global competitiveness. It has also been the platform for bringing together the key movers and shakers of retail and its allied industries in a 2-day conference and 2-day expo that is attended by major retailers, CEOs and top level executives all over the country.

For this year's exhibit, CSI simulated a retail environment for ladies' garments  with its Electronic Anti-shoplifting System and benefit denial tags.  CSI has installed over 2,000 EAS systems nationwide. Our customers have effectively cut losses from shop theft by up to 90 percent because of our EAS Systems.

The latest in CCTV cameras were on display with hybrid and tribrid Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

CSI joins PRRD at the MMDA’s MMCMMC Inauguration Rites


Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase, Makati City

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to provide 24-hour assistance to the people of Metro Manila during emergency and crisis situations as he led the inauguration of the Metro Manila Crisis Monitoring and Management Center on Tuesday, April 4.

Circuit Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with Globe Telecom, marksanother significant milestone as the chosen technology solutions company for the MMDA’s MMCMMC.
“This place shall serve as the primary operations center where all government agencies and non-government organizations would converge to respond to all sorts of disasters – from petty vehicular accidents to massive floods, from transport strikes to devastating earthquakes,” President Duterte said in his speech at the MMDA main office in Makati attended by several mayors of various cities in the metro.

According to MMDA Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Chairman and General Manager Thomas Orbos, the MMCMMC, housed inside the MMDA Metrobase, integrates the functions and facilities of the MMDA Flood Control Information Center, the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) Operation Center, the Emergency Operation Center, and the Traffic Operation Center.

“The MMCMMC shall serve as the nerve center to our data collection and timely dissemination and utilization of information to support decisions and actions not only by MMDA, but also other responders in an emergency incident that can escalate into crisis level, to ensure the protection of the people, or at very least, to mitigate impact of such events,” MMDA OIC Orbos said.

He added that among the incidents to be given particular attention will be multiple vehicular accidents with casualties, industrial and chemical accidents, fire incidents and explosions, transport strikes, mass action of protest, high population density events such as huge concerts, gatherings or festivities, epidemic or suspected release of biological agents, events of chemical, biological, radiological nuclear nature, extreme weather events, and widespread floods.The center will operate on a 24-hour basis and is manned by the deaf-mute employees who are tasked in controlling the ‘No Contact Apprehensions’ through LED television screens.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with MMDA OIC Thomas Orbos, unveils
the official marquee for the MMDA Metro Manila Crisis Monitoring and
Management Center.


The CSI tech warriors that made the MMCMMC showcase possible.


PRRD during the MMCMMC inaugural speech attended by the heads of Metro
Manila LGUs and Ernest Cu President and CEO of Globe Telecom.
(Photo credit: PTV4)


One of the monitoring sections of MMCMMC.



Trial Events


(Source: The Philippine Star | 11 August 2016)

The SM Group is bidding to bring international furniture brand IKEA to the Philippines.

SM Investments Corp. vice chairperson Tessie Sy-Coson said the country’s largest mall developer and retailer is among those trying to sign a deal with the furniture retailer.


“We are just one of those who are talking to them,” Sy-Coson said in interview on the sidelines of the National Retailers Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2016.

“Everybody’s interested.  It’s a very good furniture retailer so let’s see,” she added.

IKEA is one of the world’s biggest franchisers and furniture retailers with 387 stores in 48 countries.

Reports abroad have indicated the company is inclined to set up a shop in the Philippines.

According to Sy-Coson, IKEA is looking to enter the Philippine market under a different model.

“They have a lot of criteria which are different from other retailers. It is not yet finalized what they want. Maybe they will come to making final decisions in 2017,” she said.

The SM Group hopes to add IKEA to its growing international brands that already include Forever21, Crate & Barrel, Uniqlo, Ace Hardware, Alfamart and Watsons, among others.

The group, through listed SM Prime Holdings, is also the country’s largest mall developer with 58 shopping centers across the Philippines to date.

– By Richmond Mercurio

Read more: http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/08/11/1612112/sm-group-bid-bring-ikea