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The Outlook For Retail
January 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
MEED in partnership with Mashreq is excited to launch an exclusive closed doors retail forum titled The Outlook for Retail, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 29th January 2020 at the One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai.
Our focused session is designed to bring together key players from the retail industry to discuss the trends, challenges and obstacles facing the sector today and to develop strategies to respond to the issues raised.
08.00 Breakfast & Networking
09.00 Agenda & Market Overview, Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED
09.15 Survey introduction
09.30 Panel 1: Structural trends: The future of retail
Scott Ellis, Retail and Consumer Industry Lead, IBM
Anthony Spary, Director – Head of Retail, CBRE
Manish Das, Group Chief Officer – Franchise Retail, Jashanmal Group
10.10 Panel 2: Market: The Middle East retail industry today
Ramesh Cidambi, COO, Dubai Duty Free
Dana Williamson, Head of Offices, Business Space and Retail MENA, JLL
Mohammed AlFalasi, Vice President- Mall Management, DIFC
10.50 Coffee break
11:10 Panel 3: Responding to the challenges: Industry collaboration that explores the relationships between mall owners, operators and retailers to mitigate the risks and challenges facing the industry
Furqan Athar, Managing Director, McArthur + Company
David Richardson, GM Leasing,Nakheel
Neeraj Tekchandani, Group Chief Financial Officer, Apparel Group
Mahalingam Vythnathan, Head of Retail Leasing(Shopping Malls), Landmark
12:10 Closing remarks
12.30 End of forum