“RECon MENA 2016”, is the most successful and longest running Retailer & Shopping Centre Conference in the Middle East

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RECon MENA 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November

David Macadam - CEO MECSC
David Macadam – CEO MECSC

Dubai: The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres gears up for RECon MENA 2016; starting from 30th till the 1st of November at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC. RECon MENA 2016 is themed “The Customer and Innovation”; in line with the shopping centre and retail industry which are continuously changing and evolving, driven by a new, dynamic, global transformation providing service, connectivity and convenience for customers.

David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says, “One of the reasons which sets our RECon Conference apart from other events around town is the fact that, our RECon Conference has been successfully running for 22 years.  As one of the most anticipated conferences locally, the RECon Conference attracts retail industry professionals regionally and globally. Strong attendance numbers annually provide a lively business environment and world class networking forum; it also hosts the most innovative workshops and offers the most renowned globally recognized speakers at the conference. Our new MECSC App for mobile phones is also a first for us this year with all the latest functionality to allow you to link and learn with everyone”

The RECon MENA 2016 offers several new features to the Conference, starting from 30th of October, a one day intensive workshop will be hosted in “Retail Property Management” conducted by regional retail industry leaders. This year’s addition to the RECon Conference also includes, delivering a user friendly mobile APP.  Deal Making Sessions provide a platform that provides networking and the opportunity for making the right connection for decision makers in the Shopping Centre and Retailer Industry. Renowned Radio personality, Richard Dean from 103.8 Dubai Eye will be the Master of Ceremonies for RECon MENA 2016.  This year, the event will introduce two notable keynote speakers, globally famed Dr. Parag Khanna & Dr. Tommy Weir. On 31st of October Dr Tommy Weir will be kicking off the Recon conference, with 15+ years in the UAE, Dr Tommy is a renowned speaker, advisor, author and Growth Specialist who specifically coaches CEO’s on how to grow against the odds. On 1st of November Dr Parag Khanna will take the stage – Parag is an international relations expert and best-selling author. Twice on TED Talks, CNN Global Contributor, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

RECon 2016 is jointly organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); begins on Sunday 30th of October at 10 am to 4 pm with a Property Management Workshop instructed by global leaders in the industry followed at 6:00 pm with the RECon Conference kick off and welcome reception. The conference on the 31st of October starts at 9:30 am till 3:30 pm and on the 1st of November the Conference runs from 9:30 am till 3:00 pm.  At 6:00 pm our Cocktail reception party begins; followed by the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony which begins at 7:00 pm and ending at 10 pm.

RECon 2016 Schedule:

Day 1: Oct 30th (10 am to 4 pm) Property Management Workshop

 (6:00pm till 8:00pm) Welcome Reception – Café Belge Ritz Carlton DIFC

Day 2: Oct 31st (9:00am till 3:30pm) Conference – Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom and Exhibition Centre

Day 3: Nov 1st (9:00am till 3:00 pm) Conference – Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom and Exhibition Centre

                          (6:00pm) – Cocktail Reception

                          (7:00pm) – Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

To register for RECon: visit www.mecsc.org or e-mail:  david@mecsc.org;  lea@mecsc.org or register@mecsc.org

About RECon MENA 2016:

Jointly organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECon Middle East & North Africa 2016 will bring together shopping centre industry professionals, retailers, management and consulting companies, architects and design companies, entertainment and leisure companies, product and service providers to the industry.  All under one roof for three days of networking, learning from the best and brightest in the retail industry, deal making, celebrating the 2016 Award winners and exploring new business opportunities, the RECon Conference enables its delegates to complete a years worth of business in just three (3) days.

Sponsors of RECon MENA 2016:

Platinum Annual Sponsors: Hamat Property Company, Gate Avenue at DIFC, Arabian Oud International – An Al Jasser Group Company

Annual Sponsor: Arabian Centres

Gold Sponsors:  Red Sea Market Company – Red Sea Mall; Line Investments & Property LLC, Unified Real Estate Development Company, Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism Company, Al Othaim Real Estate Investment & Dev. Co.

Silver Sponsors: CELS Events; Afkar Creations; KINAN International Real Estate Development Co.; Alef Group LLC; Dalma Mall, Retail Emotions, GLA Management, Business Automation and Security Services (BASS).

Bronze Sponsors: Brands International, Azdef Production Group FZE, Matalan, Reem Mall, BTC Fashion, Aldar Properties, Yardi Systems Ltd., Reem Mall, Le Chateau Bleu, Univision Media LLC

Official Airline Partner:  Emirates Airline

Official Exhibition Partner: Kingsmen

Exclusive Gala Dinner Sponsor: Grand Optics

Official Technology Partner: Hypermedia

Support Partners: Nearbuy Solutions, Al Nassma First and Finest Camel Milk Chocolate, Alissar Flowers, Arab Luxury World, Secure World, Dhamani, Crystal House

Media Partners: City 7 Dubai, Khaleej Times, SelfieTV, SCT Magazine, Retail People Magazine

About MECSC:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, affiliated to the New York based International Council of Shopping Centres has over 70,000 members globally, the MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts. Facilitating members to grow their business through retail industry education, business development, conferencing and networking opportunities. The MECSC also raises the personal profiles of our members, locally, regionally and globally. The MECSC covers memberships throughout the MENA region and globally through the ICSC.