Testimonials 2016

“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 Gro


“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 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





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





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





The event was well-managed & well-organised.

– Louay Moursel, food & beverage retail manager, Eataly, AZADEA Group