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The Outlook For Retail

January 29 @ January 29 - January 29


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
Confirmed panellists:

 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
Confirmed panellists:
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
Confirmed panellists:

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 


January 29
January 29


One and Only, Dubai
United Arab Emirates


050 55 34 925