Biggest Deal Making Sessions held for Retailers & Shopping Malls at RECon MENA 2016


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

aqDubai: 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”; keeping 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 to customers.

This year RECon MENA 2016 will offer Deal Making Sessions; a platform that provides networking and the opportunity for making the right connection for decision makers in the Shopping Centre and Retailer Industry. It is a gathering under one roof of developers, owners, leasing agents, retailers, franchise operators and product and service providers to do a year’s worth of work in just 2 days of deal making activities.

David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says, We highly encourage Owners, Developers and Shopping Mall Management to participate in these sessions as they offer opportunities to connect with all Retailers, Retail Industry Service Providers and Franchise Operators that lead to profitable business deals. The MECSC team is facilitating these meetings from our wide ranging data base.  Any shopping centre team or retailer wanting to meet, please let us know and we will make it happen at the RECon MENA conference.”

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

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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, Arabian Oud, Gate Avenue – DIFC

Gold Sponsors:  Red Sea Mall; Line Investments, Unified Group, Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism, Al Othaim Development

Silver Sponsors: CELS & Afkar Lighting; Kinan; Alef; Dalma Mall, Retail Emotions, GLA Management, Business Automation and Security Services BASS.

Bronze Sponsors: Brands International, Azdef Production Group, Matalan, Reem Mall, BTC – Business Trading Company Fashion, Aldar, Yardi

Annual Sponsors: Arabian Centres

Official Airline Partner:  Emirates Airlines

Official Exhibition Partner: Kingsmen

Exclusive Gala Dinner Sponsor: Grand Optics

Official Technology Partner: Hypermedia

Support Sponsors: Nearbuy Solutions, Al Nassma First and Finest Camel Milk Chocolate

Media Sponsors: 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.