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Hosting an impressive panel, The Retail Summit returns with its third installment to Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, and the soon-to-open Atlantis, The Royal, on the 14th and 15th of March. Organised in partnership with Dubai Chambers, The Retail Summit is an annual event held globally for industry personnel with the prospect of connecting with global retail giants to learn and discuss the future and movement of the retail industry. 

“The value of the UAE’s e-commerce market is expected to reach US$9.2 billion in 2026, and Dubai Chambers’ support for The Retail Summit is instrumental in ensuring that the sector continues to thrive. Bringing in new retailers and companies to Dubai is in line with one of our strategic priorities of attracting foreign investments and international companies to the Emirate,” stated Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President & CEO of Dubai Chambers.

Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and Model Gigi Hadid at the women’s Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection fashion show by Tommy Hilfiger in Milan, on February 25, 2018. Instagram @thomasjhilfiger

The agenda unveiled 75+ speakers providing practical insights and case studies across 30+ curated sessions addressing the most pressing issues in modern retail. Speakers at the summit include Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Ward, CEO of Harrods, Kristina Blahnik, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Loves, and Tom Athron, CEO of Fortnum & Mason. 

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More internationally acclaimed guests will include, Manju Malhotra, CEO of Harvey Nichols, Simone Dominici, CEO of Kiko Milano, David Vercruysse, President of Fashion, Beauty & Homeware at Chalhoub Group, Mona Kattan, Co-Founder & Global President of Huda Beauty and Founder of Kayali, Dr Tara Lalvani, Founder of Beautifect, Khadija Oubala, CEO of Sultan Center Group and Piyush Chowhan, CIO of Panda Retail Company.The summit adopts a TED talk format to accommodate instrumental panel discussions. The agenda is structured around four major pillars that will guarantee high-level, engaging learning experiences through practical insights.

The first pillar, Customer Centricity, will focus on understanding customers’ values, frustrations and expectations to help deliver long-lasting business value. Sustainability will involve the discussions centred around the non-negotiable necessities for brands to drive a more positive change. The People and Culture pillar will draw upon the ideology of businesses putting their people first every time. And the fourth pillar, creating a brand identity, is all about evoking positive connections and carving out a unique position in a crowded, hyper-competitive sector.

For retailers and non-retailers, the ticket is priced at Dhs3,354 and Dhs13,500, respectively, for full two-day access to content, all advertised sessions, networking sessions and networking receptions. Registration for retailers closes on the 27th of January.

Gary Thatcher, CEO and Co-Founder of The Retail Summit shares, “We welcome attendees to a front-row seat to come together to learn, connect and debate through a bespoke itinerary and a series of networking events at two iconic locations in Dubai.”

To learn more and register, click here