Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

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MRF 2024

Partners 2021

PLATINUM PARTNER

Mastercard

Mastercard’s offerings go beyond the transaction. We provide customers across industries and geographies with a tailored portfolio of solutions to address their business pain points. By harnessing the power of our real-time, anonymized and aggregated transaction data, powerful software platforms and wealth of expertise, we empower customers to unlock a holistic view of consumer behavior beyond their four walls, distill actionable insights and make more data-driven decisions. With compelling offerings for financial institutions, retailers, telecommunications organizations, travel companies and more, our services drive efficiency and value and enable our customers to solve business problems from end to end.

Kalandoor Group

As a professional Interior Fit-out Solution provider based in Dubai, we are proud to offer services such as Turnkey interior fit-out solutions, Interior Designs, Joinery, & shop fittings to UAE & GCC region. With more than 21+ years of experience in Interior design & Development, we can provide you with an edge over our competitors. Our experienced workforce is backed by technical expertise and a passion for perfection.
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Interstore Schweitzer

Interstore Schweitzer focuses on developing new formats and concepts in close collaboration with their customers. This allows them to utilize their many years of experience and their deep understanding of retail, which they combine with out-of-the-box thinking, a flair for innovation and an enthusiasm for fresh ideas. Their solutions are product- and customer-oriented, with design and function woven closely together. They think and plan holistically – for the retail of today and tomorrow.

RETAIL TECH PARTNER

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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 LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives

GOLD PARTNERS

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ADYEN

Adyen is the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, providing a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods. Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store channels. With offices across the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Careem, MacDonalds, Farfetch, Pandora and Levi’s.
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Line Investments & Property L.L.C. (L.I.P)

Line Investments & Property L.L.C. (L.I.P)a shopping mall development & management division of Abu Dhabi based Lulu Group International is surging ahead into the future with an impressive line-up of malls in the Middle East Countries & India. Armed with a strategic vision of the times to come and extensive experience in retail business environments across the GCC, LIP’s expertise stretches over every conceivable area from strategic location, design, development, management and marketing. Offering the right kind of support for your brand to make it a sure winner.
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Altavant

Altavant offers digital expertise that is human-centric and maximizes the bottom line impact of technology. They believe that the potential of technology can only be unleashed through human-centric solutions. Their goal is to help companies become disruptive and create better versions of themselves.They are passionate and strive for the value creation of their customers.
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Rasasi

Rasasi Perfumes Industry LLC is a family owned business in Dubai, founded in 1979 by visionary Abdul Razzak Kalsekar. His vision is now been carried forward by his six sons, each dedicated to carry forward a specialized task, yet collectively achieve the core objective of brand growth. Over almost four decades, the company has built a solid foundation of pioneering entrepreneurial vigor, creating some of the best and most exclusive fragrances, which have established a worldwide reputation for quality, luxury and elegance.
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Al Bayader International

Our Al Bayader International family has grown in number across the GCC to become an international leader in manufacturing and supplying comprehensive food packaging solutions. With a dedicated team of around 1000+ employees and the support of over 400 business partners, 9000 happy business customers and millionsof consumers we deliver added value to the global food and beverage industries and offer an extensive 3500+ product portfolio, which represents the backbone of retail and foodservice sectors.
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ENOC

Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) L.L.C. is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC was initially established in 1993. Since our formation we have made significant contributions to Dubai’s continued drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development. The ENOC Group comprises more than 30 related subsidiaries involved in refining, lubricant blending, storage, aviation and retail.
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BinDawood Holding

BinDawood Holding manages two key retail chains – BinDawood and Danube – across 85 hypermarkets, supermarkets and express stores in major cities across Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, including Makkah, Medina, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobar, Dammam, Al Ahsaa, Taif, Abha, Khamis Mushait , Jizan, Kharj, Unaiza, Al Jubail, Ha’il and Hamala. BinDawood Holding employs over 10,000 people.

DATA ANALYTICS PARTNER

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XpandRetail powered by Savant

Some call us experts. Most know us as pioneers. With over 500+ relationships, 40 countries, 50000 installations globally – Xpandretail powered by Sàvant has been delivering secure cloud-based business intelligence platforms for over 20+ years. Xpandretail have reputedly designed the best-in-class AI and machine learning tools that collect insights for all industries with an aim to enable smart decision-making and scalability on a whole new level. We’ve proudly partnered with corporations and Fortune 500 companies – enabling them to boost profitability and increase operational efficiency and output for faster growth.

STYLE PARTNER

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Being Human Clothing

Still, a relatively new brand in the world of clothing, Being Human has achieved so much in its 10 years thanks to its disruptive, innovative approach to retail, while not forgetting the true art of style. The brand has grown over 500+ retail touch-points and has continuously reinvented itself to become one of the leaders in casualwear clothing. And, it doesn’t stop with India. We are evolving at a rapid pace with a roadmap that leads to stores around the world. Our vision is to establish Being Human’s position firmly in casualwear.

INDEPENDENT AWARDS PROCESS OBSERVER

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KPMG

With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on our member firms’ successes thanks to our clear vision, maintained values, and our people. KPMG combines multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities.

CRM PARTNER

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XENO

Xeno is an AI-powered CRM that enables large retailers & D2C brands to increase repeat sales by building an understanding of each individual customer & creating more relevant marketing campaigns across SMS, email, Whatsapp, Facebook & Instagram. Over 100+ of retailers like Lal’s Group, International Luxury Group, Apparel UAE, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Jack & Jones & Shoppers Stop use Xeno to increase their eCommerce & store sales.

AWARDS GALA DESSERT PARTNER

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Red Sea Mall

Red Sea Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers at Jeddah City it is located at the northern suburbs on King Abdulaziz Road. The mall has 242,200 square meters built area and 144,000 square meters GLA , having five start hotel seven story office building , and both external and undercover parking areas with 5000 spots all of which are linked

BRANDING PARTNER

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LPFlex

LPFLEX International is a full-service supplier of industry-leading static and digital signage and customer engagement solutions. We are committed to delivering the best in innovation, technology and quality service to our clients. We have built robust, long-lasting brand-consumer engagements for thousands of companies.

SILVER PARTNERS

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Tap Payments

Tap Payments provides an easy, quick, and secure online payment experience for businesses and consumers in the MENA region by offering innovative, tech-driven payment technologies with global payment industry standards. Tap Payments unified the fragmented payment landscape in the region by developing a single and unified API driven payment gateway, goSell, for all payment methods that are highly adopted by consumers in the region. Today, Tap operates in 9 countries and has simplified online payments for over 50,000 businesses of all sizes across various industries.
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Board International

Board’s Intelligent Planning Platform delivers solutions that help over 2,000 organizations worldwide plan smarter — enabling actionable insights and better outcomes. Board helps leading enterprises discover crucial insights which drive business decisions and unify strategy, finance and operations through more integrated and intelligent planning to achieve full control of performance. Partnering with Board, global enterprises such as H&M, BASF, Burberry, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, and HSBC have digitally transformed their planning processes. Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board International is recognized by leading analysts including BARC, Gartner, and IDC.
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Dubai South

Dubai South is Dubai’s largest single urban master development focusing on an aviation and logistics ecosystem that houses the world’s largest airport when fully operational complemented by a multi-modal transport infrastructure connecting air, land and sea. A hub for innovation with a progressive outlook towards the future, Dubai South was realised as a continuation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who dreamed a future for the emirate and paved a path towards it through Dubai Plan 2022.
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Jiffy Software

Jiffy is an online supermarket with an ultrafast delivery service founded in 2020 and based in London. Jiffy’s mission is to transform customers’ online grocery shopping experience to make it faster and more convenient to get the products they need when they need them. Its on-demand delivery service offers a wide selection of fresh produce, meals, and household essentials sourced from popular brands and local suppliers at retail prices. The company uses a network of smart fulfillment centers, known as cloud stores, which are dedicated to serving the needs and are tailored to the tastes of local communities

BRONZE PARTNERS

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Infobip MENA

Infobip is a global leader in omnichannel engagement powering a broad range of messaging channels, tools and solutions for advanced customer engagement, authentication and security. We help our clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications, grow their business and enhance customer experience – all in a fast, secure and reliable way. Quality engineering is the backbone of everything we do. To build great customer solutions on the edge of innovation means we hire, grow, and retain the best engineering talent across the world. Over the last 15 years, we’ve grown into an Engineering Powerhouse with 65+ offices in 6 continents and over 3,000 experts, aiming to change the way the world communicates.
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Vemco Group

Vemco Group is an innovative software company founded in 2005. Our headquarters is in Fredericia, Denmark. We are represented globally with offices in Dubai, UAE, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Moscow, Russia, and Switzerland. We cover 85 countries and count on more than 185 licensed resellers worldwide. Our international network provides us with the global experience and local expertise necessary to help our customers establish and maintain accurate and reliable people counting and retail analytics solutions. We always strive to be relevant to our clients and their business.
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MishiPay

The idea for MishiPay originated when Mustafa Khanwala, CEO and Founder, waited in a queue at a supermarket for 20 minutes in the summer of 2015 to buy a single can of soda. Frustrated, he thought there must be a better way to do this, for both stores and their customers. And thus, the journey began.
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Top Rock Interiors

Top Rock Interiors offers client focused and bespoke approaches to their projects combining the practical with the aesthetic. We are committed to delivering a Consistent and Comprehensive range of Interiors crafted to the requirements of each client, using the finest material, superior workmanship and in-house manufacturing capabilities to create unforgettable spaces. Our capabilities and experience in interior fit-out and furnishings enable large-scale projects to be carried out to the highest standards, and within the given cost and time frames constraints – our approach will always be focused on delivery.
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PearlQuest

PearlQuest Interactive focuses on deriving new techniques. With technology, engineering, psychology, interaction design, marketing, and finance experts, we strive to solve real-world problems – graphic, new media, or consumer engagement, from a multi-faceted viewpoint. Keeping an active customer focus and persistent design thinking, we try to solve with practicality and ease.
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Yango Delivery

Yango Deli Tech is a Rapid Grocery Delivery operator and q-Com technology provider with 450+ own dark stores, $650M GMV ARR, positive unit economics and hundreds of platform partners around the world. Yango Deli Tech platform has all the tools and integrations required to enable retailers to capture significant market share of specialized e-Grocery operators as well as full tech stack to make specialized grocery q-Com profitable. They focus on achieving positive direct contribution and scalability.
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Aruba A Hewlett Packard Enterprise

At Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, they believe the most dynamic customer experiences happen at the Edge—an office, a hospital, a school, or at home. It’s anyplace work gets done and data is generated by users, devices, and things across your network. Aruba takes a cloud-native approach to helping customers meet their connectivity, security, and financial requirements across campus, branch, data center, and remote worker environments, covering all aspects of wired, wireless LAN, and wide area networking (WAN).
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Dalma Mall

Dalma Mall is a super-regional shopping mall and one of the largest in Abu Dhabi, prominently situated at the heart of the capital’s growth corridor on the Abu Dhabi – Tariff – Al Ain highway. At a short distance from Al Maqta Bridge and Abu Dhabi’s International Airport, Dalma Mall is one of Abu Dhabi’s Shopping and Tourist Destinations, embodying and following the strategic plan of the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision, which sets out the framework of the Emirate’s long term growth.
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Fashinza

A next generation supply chain and a fashion marketplace for brands & manufacturers. Founded by serial entrepreneurs and graduates of IIT Delhi, we offer manufacturing & apparel design as a service solution using a powerful technology platform. Their objective is to add value to our customers and help them scale their business at pace and efficiently.

RFID PARTNER

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INFOTEK SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS

Infotek Software & Systems (P) Limited [i-TEK] is a RFID Solutions & System Integration company catering to different business verticals. The company, also known as i-TEK, has to its credit several live sites and unique pilot traces across diverse market verticals deployed by its experienced team of engineers. i-TEK‘s products and applications improve business processes where identification, authentication and automatisation are of prime concern.

GROWTH PARTNER

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Alpen Capital

Alpen Capital offers a comprehensive range of financial advisory services to institutional and corporate clients. They work with some of the leading business groups and financial institutions in the GCC, South Asia, Levant, and Africa, providing them with unique investment banking solutions based on their requirements. Established in 2005 at the Dubai International Financial Centre, we also have offices in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat, and Delhi.

EXHIBITORS

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Newland EMEA

Newland EMEA (Newland Europe BV) was founded in 2009 in the Netherlands. The existing AIDC world portrayed 1D (barcode) and 2D (two-dimensional codes) scanners as a complex and exclusive technology. With the aim of making these devices accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes, we set out to make scanning simple. Our Newland EMEA headquarters are located in Culemborg, the Netherlands. From there, we support local teams across the European, Middle Eastern and African market. Additionally, our extensive network of Newland distributors and resellers offer products and services locally in 60+ countries. As one of the fastest growing AIDC manufacturers in the world, we are constantly building and expanding our network.
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Cion

Conceptualized, designed and engineered from Italy, CION Lighting is committed towards highest level of luminaire aesthetics, optical performance, reliability and innovation in illumination design. Cion’s vision is to achieve new levels of energy efficiency through intelligent lighting control and improve everyday life by creating light that is right. We aim to inspire and shape the future with revolutionizing LED lighting solutions. With our commitment towards service, quality and safety over everything, is what will help us to be the most prominent LED designing & manufacturing company in the world.
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Sky Ex

Sky Express International LLC provides comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions to customers. Headquartered in the Middle East (UAE), Sky Express International LLC is located strategically at crossroads between the East and West. This central and Pivotal location of our company facilitates efficient and customized delivery services, a better connectivity to more businesses and customers in the Middle East and Worldwide.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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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.