Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

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MRF 2024

Partners 2020

PREFERRED PARTNERS

ABOUT SEMNOX

Semnox is a leading provider of customized holistic solutions for the global entertainment and leisure industry. Our clients include theme parks, adventure parks, water parks, family entertainment centers (FECs)/arcades, food courts/restaurants, health clubs and gyms. Our specialties include innovative solutions (RFID/Barcode/QRCode/fingerprint-based) for ticketing and cashless operations, self-service kiosks, customer relationship management software, digital signage, and maintenance solutions.

We offer a single comprehensive system with 360° CRM capabilities that allows operators to give their loyal customers the royal treatment they deserve through Loyalty, Membership & Rewards management, Promotions & Campaign Management and Business Analytics.

Our products and solutions have been widely appreciated across the globe for consistently being at the cutting edge of innovation. We always strive to stay ahead of the latest technology trends and enhance our offerings to anticipate customer needs.

ABOUT DUBAI COMMERCITY

Dubai CommerCity is the first dedicated e-commerce free zone in the MENA region. It is an
investment of AED 3.2 billion spread over an area of approximately 2.1 million square feet.

The free zone is divided into three clusters, a Business Cluster that includes 12 contemporary office buildings; a Logistics Cluster consisting of 105 logistic units, including multi-client warehouse, equipped with the latest warehouse management technologies, and a Social Cluster with multi-purpose halls, display center, a range of restaurants and cafés, and vibrant facilities to serve the e-commerce community.

Dubai CommerCity offers integrated e-commerce ecosystem offering a unique value proposition including short lead times to delivery given its proximity to DXB Airport. Other benefits include special e-commerce license, smart cost structure, software as a service, call centers, web developers, third-party logistics providers, photo studios, translation services and all the other support e-commerce players require to start or expand their business.

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ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected and fully optimized. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2020, Zebra made Forbes Global 2000 list for the second consecutive year and was listed among Fast Company’s Best Companies for Innovators. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge blog and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives

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ABOUT BLUE RHINE INDUSTRIES

Blue Rhine Industries are a leading digital display solution and sign manufacturer headquartered in Dubai. Over the years, our reach has extended across the Middle East through our presence in strategically located countries like Oman, Qatar, Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain, and Kuwait. With a team of talented professionals and a cutting-edge production facility, our organization excels in the art of brand building.

We offer an expansive range of bespoke digital solutions, with our portfolio including custom shaped LED screens, video walls, interactive kiosks, dynamic wayfinding, mupis(indoor, outdoor), stretch screens, edge-to-edge column LEDs, and content management services.

Having completed more than 4600 projects over 2 decades, Blue Rhine Industries has garnered a reputation in the industry as the premier digital display and signage provider in the region. Our clients include the likes of Expo 2020, Vox Cinemas, Emaar, ALEC, Nike, Starbucks, Hyundai, Du, and some of the most prominent names in various industries.

PREFERRED ADVERTISING COMPLIANCE PARTNER

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ABOUT AYTON RESEARCH

Ayton Global Research is a leading provider of consumer research providing a global service to major international brands. We specialise in making the very best advertising claims that the law will allow for all global retail platforms. Our clients include luxury cosmetic brands, global contract manufacturers and large retail chains. With over 10,000 studies on record, our company has been widely recognised across the globe for providing the most reliable and efficient service to robustly support your advertising claims.

EXCLUSIVE ENGLISH NEWSPAPER PARTNER

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ABOUT KHALEEJ TIMES

Published by Galadari Printing and Publishing Co. LLC, Khaleej Times is the UAE’s first and the country’s longest-running English broadsheet. For over 40 years, readers have relied on KT to provide clarity and context in a complicated, confusing world. Be it print, digital or social KT fulfils this promise with unparalleled news, comment and opinion delivered by award-winning journalists. With KhaleejTimes.com and its various social media platforms, KT has a formidable digital footprint, boasting of the best reach and audience engagement in the UAE. It reaches out to a targeted local and global readership interested in news and information both about the UAE as well as the Middle East in general.

HEALTH & SAFETY PARTNER

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ABOUT HONEYWELL

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions provides comprehensive solutions that enhance workplace safety and incident response, improve enterprise performance and enable greater product design innovation. Customers rely on Honeywell’s connected solutions to provide real-time safety intelligence, increase worker productivity and enrich operational intelligence with data-driven insights. Honeywell serves customers in aerospace, automotive, commercial building, first responder, field service, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, oil & gas, power and utilities, medical, retail, supply chain, test & measurement and transportation markets. To learn more, please visit www.honeywellaidc.com

GOODY BAG PARTNER

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ABOUT ALLIANZ INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD

Allianz International Holdings Ltd. is a holding company & investment house with a significant presence in the Middle East, Africa, Asia & North America. The enterprise house has undergone rapid expansion in 27 countries across the globe. Extraordinary vision, and outstanding business strategy, and a deep understanding of all the region’s corporate ethos have contributed to this exceptional growth. Aside from tapping opportunities in new and existing companies and industries, Allianz International Holdings partners with entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, a proven track record, and the ability to demonstrate sustainable growth. Future-oriented, fast-growing, and competitively positioned, Allianz International Holding included among one of the most reputed holding companies across the globe.

Allianz FMCG launched the Divine Care brand introducing a wide range of hand-sanitizer, dish wash liquid, handwash in the UAE. The products are manufactured at our manufacturing unit here in Dubai. While we are looking to expand across the region to cater to a consumer base that appreciates health and wellness products that are within reach of consumers giving more value to affordability.

AUDIT PARTNER

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ABOUT CROWE

Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks with more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 100 countries around the world. Horwath Mak is a full member firm in the UAE representing the Crowe Horwath worldwide network.

MASK PARTNER

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ABOUT MASKIE

Maskie’s aim is simple: break through gimmicky products to deliver straightforward and convenient essentials. Ourlineup ranges from unisex fabric face coverings, and fashion forward face masks, to user friendly sanitization devices. A vital element of our philosophy is sustainability. We aim to manufacture products that save your money, while also saving our planet. Maskie products are all reusable and always packed light, without wastage. By merging functionality and contemporary design, we bring you products that satisfy your expectations for quality, modernity and environmental awareness.

MEDIA PARTNER

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ABOUT ZEE TV

Zee TV is present in the Middle East since 1995, the channel caters to the highest number of South Asians in the region airing the most popular drama, movies & reality shows to over 5 million people in the region.

The channel offers a mix of fiction and non-fiction shows including shows locally made in the Middle East for the viewers.

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ABOUT ZEE AFLAM

Zee Aflam is the First and Leading free-to-air Bollywood movie channel packaged in Arabic, for the Arab Audience in the Middle East & North Africa “connecting Arabs to Bollywood”. It was the first entertainment bridge to link the Arab world with Bollywood. Zee Aflam gathers the biggest stars under one roof, as it offers the latest and straight from theatre movie premieres, in addition to a great selection of Turkish movie premieres, all dubbed in Arabic, as well as some of the best & exclusive awards shows and TV programs that keep its viewers close to their favorite stars.

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ABOUT ZEE ALWAN

Zee Alwan is a free-to-air general entertainment channel targeting Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, offering a variety of the best, largest and exclusive Indian premieres, Turkish & East European series dubbed in Arabic and lifestyle shows along with Arabic drama series & Non-Fiction shows on weekends.

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ABOUT IMAGES RETAILME

In the age of digital, RetailME Magazine knows the value of physical. As the only 16+ years old B2B retail publication in the region, RetailME presents synergies and opportunities for both digital and physical retail. It is the most influential retail knowledge platform connecting the industry stakeholders all-year round – through digital and print channels.

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ABOUT PROGRESSIVE GROCER

Progressive Grocer has been the voice of the food retail industry for over 80 years in the USA. Serving a wide audience in the Indian market, Progressive Grocer India’s readers are top management at headquarters and top decision makers at store level. By anticipating, reporting and interpreting important data and trends, PROGRESSIVE GROCER fulfils its mission of identifying and highlighting insights and opportunity for leading grocery retailers, thereby accelerating brands and sales success for leading manufacturers.

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ABOUT SHOPPING CENTRE NEWS

Shopping Centre News is a bimonthly magazine that was launched at India Shopping Centre Forum, on March 18, 2008, in Mumbai. It is only to be expected that the vision is far-reaching. To put it across in the main points, Shopping Centre News will strive to: Be a knowledge resource centre that collects, analyses and disseminates information on the Indian shopping centre industry in all its aspects of operation Encourage the development and spread of sophisticated management paradigms and maintenance methods, keeping in context global benchmarks in the arena Build up – and inspire – a body of focused research into the architecture, aesthetic and design aspects of shopping centres Be a bridge between shopping centre developers and the retail community, to help forge a mutually profitable relationship.

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ABOUT IMAGES BUSINESS OF FASHION

Images Business of Fashion is led by a research on the Indian casualwear market, its size, growth, evolution and key trends and opportunities and growth over the years. The issue also talks to smart casual leaders like the Denmark-based clothing company–Bestseller, Raymond Apparel Ltd’s Parx, and French born fashion major Celio. It also features Tom Tailor’s online collaboration for India. The issue puts together our pick on of the most eye-catching ad campaign of the season—the smart one on a new look for every day of the week by Vero Moda. In the InFashion section of the magazine, Dan Cotton, EVP APAC, WGSN shares insights on the new trend watching feature WGSN IN Stock. This section also looks at how palazzo trousers are making a style statement, be it casual or Indian ethnic section among different age groups of women. We also take a look at some new launches, seminars and conferences that created a lot of buzz.

DIGITAL PARTNER

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ABOUT INFOZZLE

We are a Digital Solutions Agency based out of Mumbai, India offering full and specialist services customized as per the need of our Clients. We are ISO certified, an official member of NASSCOM, recognized by Startup India and are having clients across UAE, UK, India, Kenya & Australia.

We offer Expert Digital Consultancy which is creatively inspired, technologically advanced & commercially viable and our wide Experience & assured Quality reflects in our Customer centric approach.