RPM Unveils Special Recon Edition Celebrating ‘Year of Reinvestment’ in Commemoration of 29th Anniversary of Retail Congress MENA: A Chronicle of Retail Excellence and Innovation


 The Retail People Magazine, the publication arm of The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers, proudly announces the launch of the RPM Special Retail Congress Edition, a commemorative release aligned with the theme “Year of Reinvestment.” This exclusive edition marks a significant milestone, coinciding with the 29th Anniversary of the Retail Congress MENA happening on October 23-24, 2023 at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC, Dubai. 

Packed with fresh and insightful stories, the RPM Special RECON Edition delves into the dynamic landscape of retail, offering a comprehensive view of the industry’s evolution. From the expansion of retail in KSA to the excellence of commercial properties in Saudi Arabia, this edition captures the essence of the vibrant retail sector. 

  • Insights into Retail Expansion in KSA – discover the strategies and innovations driving the expansion of retail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Namar Ghouth, Chief Operating Officer at Kinan International Real Estate Development Company.  
  • Commercial Properties Excellence in Saudi Arabia – Explore the excellence in commercial properties shaping the Saudi Arabian landscape. 
  • Malls of the Future: Digitization and Hospitality – Navigate the future of malls, emphasing that digitization should not overlook the warmth of hospitality. 
  • Red Sea Mall: Elevating Jeddah’s Experience – Uncover how Red Sea Mall is revolutionizing Jeddah’s shopping and entertainment scene. 
  • Al Othaim Investment Company: Revitalizing City Centres – Gain insight into Al Othaim Investment Company’s efforts in revitalizing Saudi Arabia’s city centers. 

Along with this issue includes the Conference & Exhibition Guide for the Retail Congress Event highlighting the major sponsors and partners as well as exhibitors who will be participating for this biggest event. RECON MENA, Year of Reinvestment, embodies our collective mission to refashion and rejuvenate the retail world. This congress will act as a bridge between today’s retail landscape and the avant-garde future, ensuring you’re equipped with knowledge, strategies, and connections to navigate this evolution. 

Retail People Magazine and The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers extend heartfelt appreciation to our platinum sponsors: Kinan International Real Estate Development Company, Azad Properties, Cenomi Centers, The Point, Red Sea Mall and Al Othaim Investment. Their steadfast support and collaborative partnership stand as a testament to the synergistic ethos that propels the retail sphere forward.

Readers are invited to dive into the latest issue of the Retail People Magazine – Q4 Special RECON Edition. Immerse yourselves, draw inspiration, and stay informed about the currents shaping the future of retail. 

About The MECS+R:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R), has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,100 industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa representing Retailers, Shopping Mall Owners, Developers, Marketing Managers, Leasing Managers & Specialists, Consultants, Property Managers, Financiers, Accountants, Government Officials and Industry Suppliers. MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.

The Retail People Magazine is a leading publication at the forefront of the retail industry, dedicated to providing cutting-edge insights, trends, and strategies. With a focus on innovation and forward-thinking, we strive to shape the future of retail by connecting industry pioneers and inspiring retail professionals locally, regionally, and globally.