Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

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MRF 2024

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INNOVATE.
COLLABORATE.
TRANSFORM.

1st OCTOBER 2024

JW MARRIOTT HOTEL, MARINA, DUBAI

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PARTNERS 2024

ABOUT MRF

Middle East Retail Forum stands tall as one of IMAGES Group’s longstanding storytelling platforms – where every year, the retail fraternity comes together and shares their narratives of innovation, collaboration and transformation.

Since its inception in 2012, MRF has stood as the quintessential confluence of minds—entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators, all united in their quest to redefine the retail landscape. It’s an annual odyssey that distills global trends into actionable insights, charting a course for retail’s tomorrow in the Middle East and beyond
Join us to Innovate, Collaborate, and Transform alongside the top voices in the industry. Discover what’s relevant, what’s revolutionary, and what it takes to thrive in the ever-evolving retail landscape of the Middle East.

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RETAILME AWARDS

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

The IMAGES RetailME Awards are more than just about winning in a competitive retail market like the Middle East. Serving as a motivational platform, the awards will recognise Retailers/ Technology partners that can demonstrate delivery of outstanding customer experiences to customers across all channels via best practices in tech through the retail value chain. The 2023 entries for Images RetailME Awards are now open. If your retail company or brand attained some creditworthy performance numbers and/or raised the bar with outstanding innovation and pioneering initiatives during the past year, nominate your brand now to be counted among the region’s retail stars.

SPEAKERS 2023

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Neeraj Teckchandani

Apparel Group
: Group CEO

Neeraj Teckchandani

Group CEO
Apparel Group
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Adrian Shaw

Chattels & More
: CEO,

Adrian Shaw

CEO,
Chattels & More
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Darine El Sabbagh

Golden Scent
: Managing Director,

Darine El Sabbagh

Managing Director,
Golden Scent
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John Hadden

Alshaya Group
: CEO

John Hadden

CEO
Alshaya Group
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Mohamed Alsayed

Accelera
: Founder & CEO

Mohamed Alsayed

Founder & CEO
Accelera
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Dr. Stavroula Kalogeras

Heriot-Watt University Dubai
: Assistant Professor

Dr. Stavroula Kalogeras

Assistant Professor
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
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Navin Joshua

GreenHonchos
: Founder/Director

Navin Joshua

Founder/Director
GreenHonchos
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Ahmad Yousuf

MINIMALIST
: Operations Director

Ahmad Yousuf

Operations Director
MINIMALIST
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Emily Roberts

Genie
: Associate Director

Emily Roberts

Associate Director
Genie
Ahmed Shalash
Ahmed Shalash
Vice President - Sky Investment
Charly Pruden
Charly Pruden
Co-Founder - PAWDEGA
Mahmoud Aladin Ibrahim
Mahmoud Aladin Ibrahim
CEO and Founder - Egypuppy I Mokai I Bekky Barber
Zahra Abdalla
Zahra Abdalla
Founder and Creative Director - Zahra’s Kitchen & Cooking with Zahra
Mete Guney
Mete Guney
Executive Vice President, EEMEA - Mastercard Data & Services
Abdelrahman El Hefny
Abdelrahman El Hefny
Director - Femex For Import
Ashish Panjabi
Ashish Panjabi
COO - Jacky's Retail
Dharmin Ved
Dharmin Ved
CEO - 6th street
Nada Alawi
Nada Alawi
Founder & Creative Director - Annada
Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
General Manager - Commercial - Spinneys
Esam Hafez
Esam Hafez
CEO - Dalydress DTA Egypt
Jacques Wessel Rheeder
Jacques Wessel Rheeder
Threads - MD
Ashima Kakar
Ashima Kakar
Co-founder - BottledUp
James Scott
James Scott
CEO - Grandiose Supermarket
Thomas Lundgren
Thomas Lundgren
Founder - THE One
Jamil Haddad
Jamil Haddad
Head of Sustainability - Al Bayader International
Walid Hajj
Walid Hajj
Co-founder & CEO - Lavoya Group
Ayman Beydoun
Ayman Beydoun
COO - BFL Group
Krishna Dhanak
Krishna Dhanak
MD - Alpen Capital
Emilia Ohrtmann
Emilia Ohrtmann
Head of Information Technology - GCC - EMILIA OHRTMANN
Adam Docrat
Adam Docrat
Head of Information Technology - GCC - Aster Retail
Igor Demishev
Igor Demishev
Co-founder & CTO - Jiffy Software
Bernhard Heiden
Bernhard Heiden
CSO & Creative Director - Interstore | Schweitzer
Omeir Kalsekar
Omeir Kalsekar
CEO - Omniscent, Head of Sales - Rasasi Perfumes
Nick Vinckier
Nick Vinckier
Head of Corporate Innovation - Chalhoub Group
Zeina Akkawi
Zeina Akkawi
Publicist and Founder - PAZ Marketing
Nawal El Masri
Nawal El Masri
Founder and CEO - Exhale
Mustafa Khanwala
Mustafa Khanwala
Founder & CEO - MishiPay
Darine El Sabbagh
Darine El Sabbagh
MD - GOLDEN SCENT
Anisha Oberoi
Anisha Oberoi
CEO & Founder - Secret Skin
Yousef Almawy
Yousef Almawy
VP - Retail - Adyen
Mohamed Galal
Mohamed Galal
Chairman & MD - TSM AlSanad
Ronny Froehlich
Ronny Froehlich
Co-Founder - GOLDEN SCENT
Basma Chaieri
Basma Chaieri
Founder - Etika Jewels
Sharique Khan
Sharique Khan
GM Retail - Rasasi Perfumes
Ella Doskocilova
Ella Doskocilova
Founder - Elluna Organic Beauty
Ana Elisa Seixas
Ana Elisa Seixas
Head of Marketing - ASICS
Jodie Thorpe
Jodie Thorpe
Founder and MD - Little Birdy Group
Mohammad Alhawari
Mohammad Alhawari
Founder & CEO - Feel Good Tea Co.
Sayed Habib
Sayed Habib
Director - Business Development, Franchise and E - Commerce - Danube Home
Mohsen Ahmad
Mohsen Ahmad
CEO - Logistics - Dubai South
John Strickland
John Strickland
Head of Retail Solutions MEI - Board International
V Nandakumar
V Nandakumar
Director Marketing and Communications - LuLu Group International
Ksenia Ternyuk
Ksenia Ternyuk
CEO and Founder - Reborn Retail
Sudhir Syal
Sudhir Syal
CBO - Lenskart
Adel Sajan
Adel Sajan
Managing Director Danube group - Danube Home
Sowmya Iyer
Sowmya Iyer
Founder & CEO - DViO Digital
Mark Thomson
Mark Thomson
Retail Director EMEA - Zebra Technologies
Kishan Palija
Kishan Palija
CEO - Geekay Group
Toufic Kreidieh
Toufic Kreidieh
Founding Partner and CEO - Brands For Less
Justina Eitzinger
Justina Eitzinger
COO (Host) - Images Group Middle East
Khurshid Vakil
Khurshid Vakil
Co-founder - Marina Home
Hozefa Saylawala
Hozefa Saylawala
Director of Sales - Zebra Technologies
Tapan Vaidya
Tapan Vaidya
CEO - PJP Investments Group
Phillip Smith
Phillip Smith
Group Digital Director - Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group
Naim Maadad
Naim Maadad
Chief Executive & Founder - Gates Hospitality
Mark Tesseyman
Mark Tesseyman
CEO - LIWA Trading Enterprises
Isobel Abulhoul
Isobel Abulhoul
Co-founder - Magrudy’s
Ahmed Ragab
Ahmed Ragab
Group CEO - Baraka Retail Group
Elli Kasbi
Elli Kasbi
Founder & CEO - Elli Junior
Mouna Abbassy
Mouna Abbassy
Founder & CEO - IZIL Beauty
Leena Khalil
Leena Khalil
Co-founder - Mumzworld
Nadine Benchaffai
Nadine Benchaffai
CEO - Abfab Foods
Mohammad Iqbal Alawi
Mohammad Iqbal Alawi
Board Member & CEO - Red Sea Markets Company
Ibrahim Abudyak
Ibrahim Abudyak
CEO & Co-founder - The Smash Room

POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

TOP 5 REASONS TO SPONSOR
  1. Promote your products and service offering to make your brand top of mind
  2. Get quality face-time with 10+ hours of dedicated networking
  3. Source intelligence to help your clients
  4. Become a provider of choice in the Retail sector
  5. Demonstrate your thought leadership to key decision-makers
 

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