Theme : Physical meets digital: Rethinking retail with the online-offline convergenceRetail will become stronger, channel agnostic and more agile to adapt to rapid, disruptive, changes. Stores will become inspirational spaces, morphed into lively, immersive environments. Retailers will engage with consumers differently, interacting with them at their preferred touchpoints. While businesses are being digitally-enabled, the key role of people will be at the heart of every organisation. There is a sweeping cultural change in mindset towards promoting bright start-ups in order to build an entrepreneurial community. MRF 2018 will bring together powerful speakers and engaging discussions around future proofing retail.
OUR SPEAKERS 2017
“The Middle East Retail Forum acts as a great platform bringing together retailers as well as representatives from the public sector to share values and vision to boost retail growth in the region. As part of the retail business community, we wholeheartedly support this initiative”
- Nilesh Ved, Chairman & Founder, Apparel Group
“MRF is a proven platform that attracts qualified audience from all segments of the Middle Eastern retail business. The event content is definitely educative and innovative too”
- Prakash Vivekanand, Managing Director, Amusement Services International
“MRF has cemented its place as a serious forum for retailer engagement. The conference has been of a very high level and has gone beyond the superficial. The CEO Forum has been particularly interesting with an exchange of ideas critical for retail growth in the region”
- Shavak Srivatava, Managing Director, SQ.FT Consulting
“This is a great opportunity to be present at. Your big effort and great organisation made this forum successful!”
- Salim Sacoor, Executive Board Member, Sacoor Brothers Group (MRF 2014)
“It was a great gathering. Thank you for organising the conference with a very relevant theme. Well done! It was very useful listening to the speakers and CEOs – in our research for a perfect omni channel strategy”
- Rajiv Suri, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Fashion (MRF 2014)
“Thank you for inviting me to be part of a panel discussion and a jury member to judge the Images RetailME Awards. I very much enjoyed the experience and trust to have made a positive contribution. We look forward to supporting you next year as well”
- Alasdair Lennox, Executive Creative Director, EMEA, Fitch (MRF 2014)
“Every year MRF is very exciting, attracting the top brass from retail together” – “Every year MRF is very exciting, attracting the top brass from retail together”
- Steve S Odak, CEO, iMarketVend inc. USA (MRF 2014)
It was an excellently coordinated and well-hosted event
- AbdulKhader Pattillath, regional IT director, LSH Holding Co.
The event was very well organised.
- Garry Wells, property manager, Lush Middle East
It was a really good layout this year. The event was well attended, which was nice to see. In the upcoming editions, we would love to discuss more global retail trends
- Lennard Otto, CEO, IMG Worlds of Adventure
The event was well-managed & well-organised
- Louay Moursel, food & beverage retail manager, Eataly, AZADEA Group
Consistently high quality in speaker line-up and overall event organisation – MRF is one of our favourite events of the year
- Mona Ataya, CEO, Mumzworld.com
I really liked the format of the sessions. It was highly insightful than just being a presentation overload
- Shawn Sipman, executive: customer engagement and commerce, UCS Solutions
ShowReel MRF 2017
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