The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailer’s “Retail Congress MENA 2019” from 27th– 29thof October at the Ritz Carlton Hotel – DIFC, Dubai, UAE
This year the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R) will be celebrating 26 years in the region; offering retailers and shopping malls the largest platform to connect, meet and learn with industry professionals and service providers within the retail industry all under one roof for two days of industry leaders’ speeches, education, networking anddeal-makingwhile exploring new business opportunities.
Last year alone, there were more than 600+ successful meetings conducted at the Deal Making sessions. This year the council aims to exceed last years connections; current companies onboard the deal making sessions include; Unified, Line Investments, Tamdeen Group, Landmark Group (Oasis Mall), Yardi, Salhia Real Estate Company, ASWAQ, The Leisure Way & Blachere Illuminations.
“One of our most successful portion of the Retail Congress has been the “Deal Making Sessions” which has been designed to add value and enhance networking opportunities, the Retail Congress MENA hosts these sessions to facilitate one-on-onemeetings, this unique platform offers professionals to meet the decision makers from the retail and shopping mall industry to maximize successful connections!”says David Macadam – CEO, MECS+R
Other highlights of this year’s conference include, 2 days of lively discussions and engaging presentations by globally renowned keynote speakers; David Rowan–Former Editor in Chief of Wired’s UK;who is the author of Non– Bullshit innovations: Radicals from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld 2019), a global quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-leddisruption & the second Keynote speaker is Cate Trotter – Head of Trends from Insider Trends, London; Cate combines unique, powerful insights with solid data, presenting them in a no non sense way. She uses inspirational case studies to show how audiences can tap into these trends and get ahead.
Along with the incredible speaker line up which includes the likes of Younus Al Mulla – Chariman, MECS+R, David Macadam – CEO, MECS+R, Vishal Mahajan – GM, Outlet Mall, Robert Junk – Partner, AFES, Wail Al Balkhair – CEO, Sahat Property, David Blair – Global CEO, Fitch, Scott Ellis – Retail Industry Lead, IBM ME, Avijit Yadav – CEO, Tamdeen Mall Management, Alexander Cross – Senior Director, Drooms, David Junk – Managing Partner, AFES, Mazen Qandeel – Executive Director, Granada, Dina Sinadi – Head of Greenhouse, Chalhoub Group, Owen Farrow – Leader Consumer Industry, IBM ME, Steffan Schaack – SVP, Drooms, Arthur Carmazzi – Author & Founder, Directive Communications, David Allison – Founder, Valuegraphics, Baiju Kurieash – CEO & MD Buz Management & Richard Dean, Master of Ceremony & Speaker – Dubai Eye.
Retail Congress MENA:
Date – 27th– 29thOctober 2019
Venue – Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
RETAIL CONGRESS MENA Proud Sponsors & Partners:
Platinum Sponsors – CELS Events & Afkar Lighting
Gold Sponsors – – Dalma Mall, Mall of Dilmunia, Assima, Salhia, BackLite Media, Tamdeen Mall Management, Red Sea Mall, Sahat, Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Company, Line Investments & Property LLC, Aswaq Management & Services & Abdullah Al Othaim Investment Co.
Silver Sponsors – Unified Real Estate Development Company, Yardi, Kinan, Retail Emotions, Granadia,Buz Marketing, Al Hokair Group
Bronze Sponsors – JLL, Al Majid Property, Blachere Illuminations, Shurooq, Xpandretail, Retail Consulting Group, Dubai Retail & V- Count
Support Partners– Crystal House Sharjah, AZDEF & AZAB Production, Cityland Mall, Dhamani, Oleander, Careem, Pathfinder, Procurement Plus & Samha
Official Airline– Emirates
Technology Sponsor – Hypermedia
Media Partners– Selfie TV, Trending Business Insights
Official Exhibition Contractor– Kingsmen Middle East
To register for Retail Congress MENA, please contact the MECS+R Office at +971 4 359 7909.