Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit Set To Welcome Key Dignitaries & Reveal Regional Research


·       Region summit in partnership with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA) to be hosted 22-23 March 2022

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Hosted in partnership with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA), the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit, the world’s foremost strategic forum for the global retail industry, has released highlights of its agenda for when it returns to Riyadh this week from 22-23 March at the Hotel Fairmont Riyadh.

Opening the 2-day plenary will be H.E Fahd Bin Abdul Mohsen Al Rasheed, Chairman of the Saudi Conventions & Exhibitions General Authority and CEO of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, who will give a key-note speech.

Another key feature of the event will be the exclusive launch of the “GCC Personal Luxury in 2021: A story of early recovery and growth”, a regional report conducted by Chalhoub Group in partnership with The Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture.

PwC will exclusively reveal the regional version of the Global Consumer Insights Survey, which includes data from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.

“These days all eyes are on Riyadh and the wider Kingdom, and so across the two agenda-setting days, the 2022 meeting will introduce new and groundbreaking programs, on-site initiatives and live experiences aiming to facilitate learning, collaboration and partnerships at scale and reinvent the industry norms in real-time” commented Panos Linardos, Chairman, Retail Leaders Circle.

Speakers include:

  • Mohamed Mourad, Group MD & CEO, Fawaz Al Hokair
  • Patrick Chalhoub, Group President and CEO, Chalhoub Group
  • Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties
  • Faraz Khalid, CEO, noon
  • Ahmad AR. BinDawood, CEO, BinDawood Holding
  • Regis Schultz, President-Retail, Al Futtaim Group
  • Nisreen Shocair, CEO Middle East, Yoox Net-a-Porter
  • Abdulla Al Hammadi, Regional Business Lead for KSA, Snap Inc.
  • Hamad Al Bakr, CCO, Jahez International Company
  • Saudi Al Sulaiman, CEO, Alsulaiman Group
  • Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Group Country Manager and Senior Vice President GCC, Visa
  • Walter Lironi, SVP, Head of Visa Consulting and Analytics for CEMEA region, Visa
  • Herve Larren, Co-founder, Global Crypto Ventures
  • Norma Taki, Partner, PwC
  • Abdellah Iftahy, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Cyrille Fabre, Director, Bain & Company Middle East

 About Retail Leaders Circle:

Retail Leaders Circle (RLC) is an international platform, powered by the New York Institute of Management, for expert-led debate between CEOs, industry innovators, and influencers with the power to shape the future of the retail agenda. RLC is focused on inspiring leaders to think collectively and creatively about disruptive intersections between industry and innovation, with the ultimate goal of promoting and catalyzing growth development and partnership.