• Agenda
    Day 1
  • November 24, 2021
Registration & Networking

8:30AM


Welcome + Key Note Address

09:00AM


CEO’s Conclave: 5 Years Later Rewriting the Rules of Retail

A roundtable discussion with the top retail chiefs of the Middle East, where they will discuss the state of the retail industry, major innovations and transformations introduced, and what the future holds for the sector.

09:30AM


Speakers:  
  • Toufic Kreidieh – Brands for Less
  • Kishan Palija – Geekay Sports
  • Khaled Soliman – Jashanmal
  • Ahmed Ragab – Baraka Retail Group
  • Muna Al Gurg – Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
  • Tapan Vaidya – PJP Investments Group (Papa Johns)
  • Pilar de Miguel Viera – KPMG Lower Gulf
  • Nisreen Shocair – CEO Middle East, YOOX Net-a-Port

Case Study Presentation - Integrated Merchandise Planning

11:15AM


Break and Networking

11:30AM


Panel Discussion: The New Retail Revolution

A moderated panel discussion, which will see the CIOs and CDOs of major retail conglomerates discussing the implementation of omnichannel retail, creating the experiences of the future, and ensuring an integrated retail delivery model where offline, online, logistics, and data, converge to enhance customer experience.

11:45AM


Speakers:  
  • Mark Thomson, Retail Director EMEA, Zebra Technologies
  • Piyush Kumar Chowhan, Lulu CIO
  • Daniel Gomez, Al Malki CDO
  • Phillip Smith, HOD at KOJ
  • Sander Maertens, Adyen

Lunch Break and Networking

12:30PM


Panel Discussion: Getting the golden rules of e-commerce right

Pure play e-tailers will share the intricate details of getting e-commerce right and staying ahead of the competition tackling issues ranging from shipping, inventory, pricing strategies, last-mile deliveries, supply chain conundrums and more in this moderated panel discussion.

01:30PM


Speakers:
  • Shruthi Nair, Moderator
  • Majed M Al Tahan, Danube Online
  • Leena Khalil, Co-founder of Mumzworld
  • Kunal Kapoor, The Luxury Closet
  • Thomas Prom, Virgin Megastore

Masterclass – Unlocking e-commerce profitability using Design for Action


02:25PM


SOLO (Stories, Opinion, Learning, Outcome)

This one-of-a-kind session hosted at MRF will spotlight influential retail leaders with incredible stories, powerful opinions, insightful learnings, and successful outcomes, where they will share their inspiring journeys in the form of a 10-minute talk presenting their ideas as engaging and intriguing stories.

02:35PM


Speakers:  
  • Tawhid Abdullah, Dubai Gold and Jewellery
  • Michael Chalhoub, Chalhoub Group
  • Raza Beig, Splash
  • Sima Ved, Apparel Group

Rapid Fire Q&A: Plan of Action

To conclude a power-packed day at MRF, the decision makers of the major retail organisations come together on a podium to a quick fire set of questions by our hand-picked jurors aimed at instigating debates and thought-provoking discussions, to set the scene for how retailers in MENA will approach 2022.

03:40PM


Speakers:  
  • Ashish Panjabi, Jacky’s Retail
  • Tom Harvey, Spinneys
  • Kartik Bhatt, Sharaf Retail
  • Simon Smith, Landmark Group
  • Tom Foley, Al Mana Group

Break and Networking

04:20PM


Panel Discussion: Retail Real Estate- Building the mall of the future

A moderated session where retail heads of leasing and real estate as well as the top mall CEOs will divulge on all things retail real estate to chart a masterplan to build the mall of the future on stage at MRF.

04:30PM


Speakers:  
  • Phil McArthur, Moderator
  • Avijit Yadav, Tamdeen Malls
  • Jerome Georges-Vivien, AZADEA
  • Amina Flaifel, Alhokair Fashion
  • Fahad Kazim, KPMG

Closing Remarks

05:30PM

Images RetailME Awards Gala

07:00PM Onwards