Event Dates: October 28-30, 2018
Location: Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE
RECon Middle East & North Africa 2018 is organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) will bring together shopping centre industry professionals, retailers, management and consulting companies, architects and design companies, entertainment and leisure companies, product and service providers to the industry, all under one roof for two days of industry leaders speeches, education, networking and deal making while exploring new business opportunities.
David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says, “RECon attracts the best and the brightest minds from the retail industry from around the world. As the conference theme “Future Proof Retail” suggests, we are enthusiastic to learn from these incredible minds about the latest trends, technologies and innovative strategies that are shaping the shopping mall and retail industry.”
The highlights of this year’s conference include, 2 days of lively discussions and engaging presentations by globally renowned four (4) keynote speakers:
David Meerman Scott is our first keynote speaker. Speed and Agility in Business today is vital in the business world. Based in Boston, David is no stranger to the international speaker’s world having spoken in more than 40 countries. The acknowledged global expert in online marketing strategy, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, 5th edition is his latest bestselling book. Creating and coining the term ‘Newsjacking’ which is now a word in the English dictionary and author of several related books, David is the online marketing strategist we all will learn from.
Kate Ancketill is our second keynote speaker. One of the world’s top retail trend forecasters, Kate formed her business GDR Creative Intelligence in London and New York in 2000. She was recently rated the top speaker at the prestigious National Retail Federation event in New York in 2017 with a hugely successful and insightful 45-minute presentation to 1000 delegates. Her presentation will focus on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality from a global perspective.
Dr. Tommy Weir joins us from Dubai where he heads up EMLC. A past sensational keynote speaker at the RECon Conference, Dr. Tommy has 20 years’ experience in leadership research and coaching CEOs with data science. He also built the world’s first Leadership Ai Lab where EMLC’s team of data scientists and leadership experts combine together to help organizations radically improve their productivity. Author to several books relevant in the region including Leadership Dubai Style and 10 tips for Leading in the Middle East, Dr. Tommy is also the editor-and-chief of Emerging Markets Business. We look forward to learning about the practical lessons from using and acquiring Artificial Intelligence.
Cornell Thomas is an International speaker, author, leadership coach, entrepreneur, Population Unplugged podcast host, Renzo Gracie blackbelt and a Ted X Speaker. He travels all over the world sharing his story, and Tony Robbins has endorsed his book “Extra –Ordinary the distance between good and great”. He will be presenting the Power of Positivity at RECon. This will be his first session in the Middle East.
Deal Making Sessions at this year’s RECon Conference is already a huge hit and is a feature in every RECon Conference. Our speaker line up and panel sessions are full of innovative thought leaders who all have a great track record in the retail industry. These retail Industry leaders will share their insights into what is creating the fabric of the current retail scene.
Our members tell us that they are able to complete a full year of business in two days at our RECon Conference. Our team at the MECSC urges each and every one to take advantage of this unique annual opportunity to meet and chat with the retail industry professionals in the room with you throughout the Conference.