RECon MENA 2018

Organized by the  Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC), RECon Middle East & North Africa 2018  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 three days of networking, deal making and exploring new business opportunities. 

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2017 Attendee Profile

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Delegates

Gala Seats - Sold out!

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Countries Represented

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Sponsors

Meet our Speakers

David Meerman Scott

David has presented at Business Mastery in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Las Vegas, and Palm Beach. He is the lead marketing speaker at Tony Robbins Business Mastery and his topic is New Marketing Mastery.

David Meerman Scott KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Meerman Scott

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Meerman Scott

David has presented at Business Mastery in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Las Vegas, and Palm Beach. He is the lead marketing speaker at Tony Robbins Business Mastery and his topic is New Marketing Mastery.

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KATE ANCKETILL

Kate Ancketill is one of the world’s top trend forecasters for retailers, retail and product brands. Her work looking at the key shifts in consumer expectation, retail innovations and technology provides confidence to senior business decision makers about where to innovate, adapt and invest resources.

KATE ANCKETILL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

KATE ANCKETILL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

KATE ANCKETILL

Kate Ancketill is one of the world’s top trend forecasters for retailers, retail and product brands. Her work looking at the key shifts in consumer expectation, retail innovations and technology provides confidence to senior business decision makers about where to innovate, adapt and invest resources.

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YOUNUS ALMULLA

YOUNUS ALMULLA CHAIRMAN - MECSC

YOUNUS ALMULLA

CHAIRMAN - MECSC

YOUNUS ALMULLA

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DAVID MACADAM

DAVID MACADAM CEO - MECSC

DAVID MACADAM

CEO - MECSC

DAVID MACADAM

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MARWAN ESKANDARANI

MARWAN ESKANDARANI PRESIDENT - MECSC

MARWAN ESKANDARANI

PRESIDENT - MECSC

MARWAN ESKANDARANI

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RICHARD DEAN

RICHARD DEAN PRESENTER - DUBAI EYE

RICHARD DEAN

PRESENTER - DUBAI EYE

RICHARD DEAN

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Said Haider

Said Haider REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR - YARDI SYSTEMS

Said Haider

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR - YARDI SYSTEMS

Said Haider

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ALESSANDRO GAFFURI

ALESSANDRO GAFFURI GENERAL MANAGER - CELS GROUP

ALESSANDRO GAFFURI

GENERAL MANAGER - CELS GROUP

ALESSANDRO GAFFURI

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DEMIRHAN Büyüközcü

DEMIRHAN Büyüközcü CEO - V-COUNT

DEMIRHAN Büyüközcü

CEO - V-COUNT

DEMIRHAN Büyüközcü

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VIC BAGERIA

VIC BAGERIA CEO/CVO - XPANDRETAIL POWERED BY SAVANT

VIC BAGERIA

CEO/CVO - XPANDRETAIL POWERED BY SAVANT

VIC BAGERIA

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GEORGE KASPARIS

GEORGE KASPARIS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SHOPPERTRAK

GEORGE KASPARIS

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SHOPPERTRAK

GEORGE KASPARIS

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Daniel Parry

Daniel Parry MANAGING DIRECTOR - GULF RELATED

Daniel Parry

MANAGING DIRECTOR - GULF RELATED

Daniel Parry

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SCHEDULE

Pre-Conference Masterclass

Marketing

Welcome to RECon 2018

Kick off Cocktail Party Reception and Launching of Souks to Malls

Registration and Coffee

Conference Official Opening & Welcome

Welcome Address

Keynote Address: David Meerman Scott

Panel Discussion: How to Make Entertainment Work?

Networking & Refreshment Break

Keynote Address: Retail Investment Funds Dubai and Turkey

Panel Discussion: Future Proof Marketing

Panel Discussion: Mall Bench-marking Project

Networking Lunch

Annual General Meeting

Close of Conference Day One

Registration and Coffee

Opening and Welcome Remarks

Keynote Address: Kate Ancketill

Address: Daniel Parry

Address: Alessandro Gaffuri

Morning Networking Break

How Digital Innovation Leads Retail

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Networking Lunch

MECSC Board Meeting

ICSC Awards Cocktail Reception

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

TESTIMONIALS

  • “It’s a good networking event, you will get to know what other retailers are doing in the market, it’s a good chance to see what other shopping centres are evolving and developing. So it’s a good information sector to know what going on in the region.”

    Mustafa Mohamed Al Marzooqi l General Manager- Community Retail at Aldar Properties PJSC Member Since 2015
  • “One of the biggest benefits of coming to this event is that we network with the industry professionals with all kinds of walks of life. You meet people from the industry, who are suppliers and vendors in the industry. RECon is where you get together, where you connect, you network, you learn from the conversation from each other, you learn the projects that are going on in the industry.”

    Avijit Yadav, CMD, CSM, CDP, CLS, CRX | Chief Operating Officer at GLA Management Member Since 2002
  • “RECon has been important for us over the years. The networking is invaluable, and what we get from the networking from people here is very important for us as well as the conference room sessions that we get a lot of information from all over the word. We think bringing experts from the market from all over the world from retail sector category and shopping mall category only contributed positively over the year. We are also excited this year to see that there was a deal-making session being set-up, this has only completed our RECon experience.”

    Marwan Eskandarani | Business Development Director at Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC Member Since 2014
  • "Being involved in the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres has been a stepping stone in my career because ever since the first time I attended the RECon in 2012, I really understood the dynamics and the involvement of the association in the Middle East and how important it is to the health of the retail industry across the region."

    Maimunah Shebani Member Since 2012

MENA AWARDS CATEGORIES

Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards
Gold Winners of the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards will be automatically submitted for the ICSC Best-of-the-Best Global “VIVA” (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Awards

This category is intended to recognise excellence in marketing and programmes that strengthen a shopping centre’s or company’s bottom line.

This award honours a MENA retailer that has truly demonstrated an overall successful year in terms of performance, product, marketing, and customer service within the period 1 August 2017
to 31 July 2018.

Programmes and initiatives intended to generate revenue that directly enhances the net operating income (NOI) of a shopping centre or company.

This category will recognize innovative CEOs, COOs, MDs, Directors and Senior Managers from the MENA region who have made an outstanding contribution to their business over the period, 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

This category is intended to recognise world-class retail properties for their design and development creativity.

This award for Service Providers recognizes the year’s best solution, which is defined as including delivery to a client of both technology product(s) and professional services to solve a particular problem or take advantage of a specific opportunity within the period 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

This category aims to recognize Retailers in the region for their outstanding performance, innovation, and commercial success within the period 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

Deadline: 13 September 2018

DEAL MAKING SESSION

What is ICSC/MECSC Deal Making?

MECSC Deal Making is a platform that provides networking and right connection for decision makers in the Shopping Centre Industry to make and nail those important deals. Its a gathering uder on roof of developers, owners, retailers, francise operators and product and service providers to do a year’s worth of work in just 2 days of deal making activities.

How will you benefit from this event?

We, at the MECSC, will be the bridge to connect you or help you get the right connection to get those deals done!! As a Developer/ Shopping Mall Owner, it is important that you already have a list of potential Retailers and Franchise Operators that you would like to meet at the event. Concurrently, as a Retailer/Franchise operator, a planned meeting with a Developer/Mall Owner should already be in placed prior to the event. Let the MECSC team know who you want to connect with and we will introduce you to the proper person.

Who attends the ICSC/MECSC Deal Making?

Shopping Center Owners, Developers, Retailers, Franchise Operators, Product and Service Providers

When and Where will be the Event?

It will be held in conjunction with RECON MENA 2018 on October 29 – 30, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel – DIFC, Dubai, UAE.

How to Register?

You can register by filling-out the registration form and email to dealmaking@mecsc.org. Confirmation of registration will be sent upon completion of registration form and payment of applicable fees.

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EXHIBITION FLOOR PLAN

BOOTH COMPANY BOOTH COMPANY
Booth A Amusement Services LLC Booth M Line Investments & Property LLC
Booth B Solution BI Middle East Booth N Available
Booth C LPFLEX Booth O Reserved
Booth D Reserved Booth P Reserved
Booth E Funtopia Booth Q Unified Asset Property Management 
Booth F Available Booth R McArthur + Company
Booth G Reserved Booth S Al Hokair Group
Booth H Arabian Oud Booth T V-Count
Booth I Retail Emotions Booth U Blachere Illumination
Booth J Kinan International Booth V Xpandretail powered by Savant
Booth K Reserved Booth W Oud Elite
Booth L Dalma Mall Booth X Cels Group

EVENT PRICE LIST

All prices are subject to 5% VAT

CONFERENCE ONLY
AED 3,950
MEMBER
Pre-Conference Access 25 Exhibition Stands Access Inspiring Speakers Deal Making Session Free F&B Three Days Visit
GALA DINNER
AED 1000
MEMBER
Gala Dinner Seat Free F&B One Day Visit

Ritz Carlton, DIFC Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 359 7909

E-mail: connect@mecsc.org