Mideast retail leaders to meet in Dubai
Dubai, October 21, 2013
Retail leaders will gather to discuss sustainable development of retail in the Middle East at a two-day forum in Dubai.
The annual Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) and Images Retail ME Awards 2013 will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis on October 28 and 29 and is being sponsored by Line Investment, a subsidiary of Lulu Group.
The event is being organised by Images RetailME, a B2B publications dedicated to the retail sector in the region.
Young business heads Shafeena Yusuff Ali (CEO of Tablez Food Company), Muna Al Gurg (retail director – Easa Saleh Al Gurg), Joy Ghossoub (managing director, Jas Group) and Nisha Jagtiani (business head – Iconic), will lead discussions at the forum on topics including ‘Breaking gender boundaries in retail’ and ‘Unboxing ideas for retail innovation from young and dynamic retail entrepreneurs.’
“MRF acts as a great platform bringing together retailers as well as representatives from the public sector to share values and vision to boost retail growth in the region,” said Nilesh Ved, chairman and founder, Apparel Group.
“Retail developments across the region are all over the news demonstrating the progress of real estate and economy in general. Today, leading developers are looking into the industry’s evolving needs and sustainability objectives. Majid Al Futtaim Properties looks forward to sharing its best practices at MRF,” said Dimitri Vazelakis, executive managing director, shopping mall at MAF Properties.
Over 750 delegates will attend the forum and the annual Images RetailME Awards 2013 will honour retailing excellence in the Middle East on the evening of October 28.
Nominations for the awards come in 24 categories including fashion, gold and jewellery; footwear and accessories; sportswear; children’s wear; beauty and wellness; pharmacy and healthcare; home and office improvement; consumer electronics; entertainment; leisure; luxury; food service; best marketing campaign; best social media campaigns; retail launch; store design; rising star; online retailer of the year; store manager of the year; CRM initiatives; responsible retailer of the year; international retailer of the year; and the Middle East retailer of the year. - TradeArabia News Service