Retail Event, eCommerce Event, Knowledge Series, Conference, Exhibition & Awards in Dubai | Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2019

RetailNEXT: The New Wave of People, Products & Processes

Retail is – and will always remain — a people’s business. Be that interpreted as customer service, shopper analytics or in-store engagement, people are at the front and centre of every retailer’s strategy. But are retail professionals themselves innovating and evolving enough to service the dynamic consumer universe of today? Along with technology, the future of successful retail will determined by the depth of ideas, innovations and people skilled at managing – and benefiting from — the unpredictability of future shopping behaviours. MRF 2019 will bring together the Middle East’s most powerful retail influencers and leaders to focus on the 4 fundamentals driving profitable innovation in retail: People, Products, Processes and Technology.

Lots Of Innovations

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  • Shawn Sipman-Executive: customer engagement and commerce UCS Solutions
    Shawn Sipman
    executive: customer engagement and commerce
    UCS Solutions

    I really liked the format of the sessions. It was highly insightful than just being a presentation overload

  • Mona Ataya-Founder & CEO Mumzworld
    Mona Ataya,

    Consistently high quality in speaker line-up and overall event organisation – MRF is one of our favourite events of the year

  • Louay Moursel-Food & beverage retail manager Eataly
    Louay Moursel,
    AZADEA Group

    The event was well-managed & well-organised

  • Lennard Otto-General manager IMG Worlds of Adventure
    Lennard Otto,
    IMG Worlds of Adventure

    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

  • Garry Wells-Property manager Lush Middle East
    Garry Wells,
    property manager,
    Lush Middle East

    The event was very well organised.

  • AbdulKhader Pattillath-IT director, LSH Holding
    AbdulKhader Pattillath,
    Regional IT director,
    LSH Holding Co.

    It was an excellently coordinated and well-hosted event

  • Steve Odak-CEO iMarketVend
    Steve S Odak,
    iMarketVend inc. USA (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”

  • Alasdair Lennox-Executive creative director-EMEA FITCH
    Alasdair Lennox,
    Executive Creative Director,
    EMEA, Fitch (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”

  • Rajiv Suri-CEO Majid Al Futtaim Fashion
    Rajiv Suri,
    Majid Al Futtaim Fashion (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”

  • Salim Sacoor-executive board member Sacoor Brothers Group
    Salim Sacoor,
    Executive Board Member,
    Sacoor Brothers Group (MRF 2014)

    “This is a great opportunity to be present at. Your big effort and great organisation made this forum successful!”



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Vidhi Rastogi
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Attendees Over The Years
Dharmin Ved,Chief Executive Office, / Frank-Matthias Kuntermann,CEO,ABC Group,Lebonon / Mohammed Salem,Chief Operating Officer,Abdullah Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Co.,UAE / Kelly Heffey,Director, Abra Cards,UAE / Abbas Bhinderwala,Founder & CEO,Adapty,India / ALESSANDRO GAFFURI,Founder and CEO, CELS Group,Al Araimi Boulevard,Oman / SHAKIR AL ZADJALI,Managing Director,Al Araimi Boulevard,Oman / Ashley,Business Development Manager,Al Futtaim Group Real Estate,UAE / Ivy Dela Cruz,Al Islami Foods,Corporate Branding and Communications Manager,UAE / Kamal Vachani,Group Director,Al Maya,UAE / Abdul Rahman Al Saeedi,Chartered Accountant,Al Samadi Retail,UAE / Ebraheem Al Samadi,CEO,Al Samadi Retail,UAE / Eman Al Tayer,Senior Division Marketing Manager – Harvey Nichol's – Dubai & Jewelry,Al Tayer,UAE / Emma Rymer,Senior Division PR Manager - Bloomingdale's & Home,Al Tayer,UAE / Hayley McGregor,Senior Buyer, Omni-channel,Al Tayer,UAE / CKara Davis,Division Social Media Manager – Department Stores, Home & Jewelry,Al Tayer,UAE / Nicola Fineran,Division Marketing Manager - Lifestyle,Al Tayer,UAE / Nahed Atallah,VP Planning - VP - Department Stores, E-commerce, Home & Jewelry,Al Tayer,UAE / Tina Sharp,General Manager, Bloomingdale's Kuwait,Al Tayer, UAE / Brad Merchant,Director of retail asset management,ALDAR Properties PJSC,UAE / Richa Nair,Sr. Marketing Manager,Aldo,UAE / Mohammed Aldheyabi,Aljazera Supermarket,UAE / Ankur Joshi,Co-Founder & COO,Ambab,India / Bhavik Jhaveri,Founder & CEO,Ambab,India / Alex Andarakis,Founder & Managing Director,Andarakis,UAE / Nada Alawi,Founder & Creative Director,Annada,Bahrain / Kinda Mofleh,Sr. Executive - Digital Marketing, Marketing,Apparel Group,UAE / Ahmad Alkhaja,Vice President Retail Channel,Arc Worldwide,UAE / Tejinder Singh,COO,Arvind Internet,India / Mukul Bafana,Co-founder & CEO,Arvind Internet,India / Mohamed Faraidooni,General Manager - Real Estate,Aswaaq,UAE / Adel Belcaid,Principal,AT Kearney Middle East,UAE / Nitesh Kumar,Vice President, Footwear Division,Athlete's Co,UAE / Ulugbek Yuldashev,CEO,,UAE / James Whelton,Chief Technology Officer,AYM,UAE / Alexander Prietz,Founder and Managing Partner,B&T Brands and Trade Services Middle East DMCC,UAE / Richard Collins Babyshop Chief Executive Officer UAE / Aimee Changco,Co-founder,Baembu,UAE / Matthew King,Co-founder,Baembu, UAE / Saleema Shurrab,General Manager,BinSina,UAE / Paresh Thawani,Sr. Brand Manager,Birkenstock,UAE / Nita Odedra,Business Development Manager,Blue Rhine,UAE / Arun Bruce,Partner & Managing Director,Boston Consulting Group,UAE / Mufid Samo,Country Manager,BTC Fashion,UAE / Shaikha Ahmad Al Bishri,Director,Business Excellence Department, Dubai Economy,UAE / Riyaz Muhammed,Director Business Development,Capillary,UAE / Tina Oberoi,COO,Carter's,UAE / Zeynep Sarsar Sanus,Manager - Retail Agency,CBRE,UAE / Ahamed Wahab,Centrepoint Mall Manager, Mall of the Emirates,Centrepoint,UAE / ASHISH SHUKLA,CEO,Cinepolis - Gulf Entertainment LLC,UAE / Fahimuddin,Chief Executive Officer, Cityland Group,Cityland Mall,UAE / Metro / Sahil Malik,CEO,Da Milano,UAE / Sunil Kumar,Director,Daehsan Trading,UAE / Bhupinder Singh,GM & CFO,Dalma Mall,UAE / Next / Nike / BEJOY CHANDY,SALES MANAGER,DATA CAPTURE SYSTEMS,UAE / Chris Mahiat,Chief Operating officer,Datalogic,UAE / Fahd Siddiqui,Leasing Manager,DI Mall Management,UAE / Warren Krawchuk,Senior Vice President,DIFC,UAE / Rachel McArthur,Managing Editor,Digital Ink Media,UAE / Juan de Lascurain,Chief Dreamer,Dream Big World / Ray Ban / Sean Stauntan,Senior Vice President-Retail Sales,Dubai Duty Free,UAE / Anu singhal,Award Coordinator,Dubai Economy,UAE / Maysa Mohammad Fuda,Senior Executive,Dubai Economy,UAE / Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO,Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment,UA