MECS+R Celebrates 29 Years of Retail Excellence at Retail Congress MENA: The Year of Reinvestment

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Dubai, UAE — MECS+R, the largest association in retail industry, is thrilled to announce the grand celebration of its 29th year anniversary at the Retail Congress MENA. Themed “The Year of Reinvestment,” this prestigious event will take place at the luxurious Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, on October 23-24, 2023.

Kick-Off Cocktail Party: An Evening of Glamour and Networking:

Prior to the official commencement of the Retail Congress, MECS+R will be having a dazzling Kick-Off Cocktail Party on the evening of October 22. Hosted at the enchanting DIFC Terrace, Podium Level at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, the party promises an unforgettable experience of networking, anticipation, and a sneak peek into the exciting discussions awaiting attendees during the main event. Access to this exclusive event is by invitation only, ensuring an intimate gathering of industry leaders and professionals. 

RECON MENA Conference: Reinventing the Future of Retail:

The RECON MENA Conference, Exhibition, Deal-Making, Networking, Gala Dinner & Awards, promises to be a transformative experience for all participants. This year’s focus is on reinvestment — into technology, strategies, and, most importantly, people. Over two enriching days, attendees will engage with world-renowned futurists, explore cutting-edge insights on retail trends, and participate in discussions that will shape the future of the retail industry.

The theme for this year, “Year of Reinvestment,” reflects the collective mission to refashion and rejuvenate the retail world. The congress will act as a bridge between today’s retail landscape and the avant-garde future, ensuring participants are equipped with knowledge, strategies, and connections to navigate this evolution successfully.

  • Engage with World-Renowned Futurists with our Keynote Speakers: Doug Stephens, Sam Rad and Sonja Piontek
  • Explore Cutting-Edge Insights on Retail Trends
  • Participate in Discussions Shaping the Future of the Industry
  • Dive into In-Depth Case Studies Showcasing Retail Transformations
  • Witness Panel Discussions on F&B Repositioning, Marketing Trends, and more

With the backing of 27 main sponsors, 7 support partners and 31 exhibitors, Retail Congress MENA 2023 is set to deliver a comprehensive and engaging experience for attendees. This year’s media partner, Global Trend Monitor magazine will provide extensive coverage of the event and get insights from industry leaders. 

RECON MENA Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation:

The event will culminate in the prestigious 2023 MENA Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards Gala Dinner, where 191 finalists will vie for top honors. The winners will be announced on the 24th of October in a glittering awards presentation. 

MECS+R would like to thank and acknowledge the participation of the main sponsors including the exhibitors who will join this event. A big thank you to: 

Platinum Sponsors of the event are Kinan International Real Estate Development Co., Azad Properties, CENOMI Centers, The Point, Red Sea Mall and Al Othaim Investment.

Gold Sponsors include The Clock Towers Shopping Center, Unified Real Estate Development Company, Dalma Mall, Al Hokair Group, YARDI, Danah Real Estate – Al Rashid Mall Al Khobar, CELS Group and Shomoul Holding Company.

Silver Sponsors are Olaat Development Company, Vemco Group, Knowledge Economic City Co. (KEC), Sensormatic Solutions, W Group (Hypermedia & DigitAll), ROSHN Group while Bronze Sponsors are Coniq, Tilal Village, HYPE Creative Studio, theleisureway, Burjuman Mall, Oman Avnues Mall, Akinon and Reef Perfumes.

MECS+R welcomes all retail professionals to join the celebration and contribute to the dialogue that will define the future of retail in the MENA region and beyond. Retail professionals are urged not to miss this special event where you can connect, meet and learn with industry professionals and solution providers within the retail industry all under one roof for two days while sharing views and experiences with key-players in the retail industry. 

Retail Congress MENA 2023 promises to be a beacon of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in the retail industry, highlighting two days of knowledge sharing, networking, and celebrating the best-of-the-best in MENA Shopping Centres & Retailers.

About MECS+R: MECS+R is a leading non-profit organization in retail innovation and expertise, dedicated to shaping the future of the retail industry through cutting-edge insights, transformative events, and strategic collaborations. With 29 years of excellence, MECS+R continues to drive innovation and reinvestment in the dynamic world of retail.