Retailers face a critical choice: Innovate or Perish

The Middle East retail sector continues to be one of the most attractive markets globally. With many residents possessing higher disposable incomes coupled with the constant influx of tourist, the UAE retail industry continues to flourish. This is evident with the amount of international brands entering the market each year and the amount of new shopping destinations spring up.

Competition amongst retailers and mall owners continues to grow leaving companies looking for innovative ways to stand out and attract loyal customers in this ever changing market.

Back and bigger for its fourth year, the InRetail Summit: United Arab Emirates presents the region’s retail industry a strategic platform to openly discuss the most complex challenges facing the retail industry in the region. Over 150 retail executives will come together to talk about how to capitalise on current trends and solutions to propel the industry forward. Together, retailers, mall owners, brand owners and solutions providers will have the opportunity to join their peers to collaborate in identifying and unlocking new opportunities that will transform the region’s retail industry into a world class shopping destination.


  • Mall owners and developers
  • Supermarkets, hypermarkets and department stores
  • Beauty and skincare
  • Clothing, apparels and fashion
  • Food and beverage
  • Luxury brands
  • Electronic and entertainment
  • Specialty stores
  • Duty free

Who will Attend

  • SVP, VP, Head, Director, GM, Manager of:
- Retail
- Retail Property/Products
- Technology
- Procurement
- Strategy
- Marketing
- Brand Management
- Operations
- Customer Experience

Summit Focus

Challenge 1: Next Generation Retailing
Challenge 2: Embracing the Digital Age: Digital Retail Innovation
Challenge 3:Capitalising on Your Competitive Edge
Challenge 4:Becoming the Omni-Channel Retailer
Challenge 5: Benefiting from Big Data and Data Analytics
Challenge 6: Technology Integration for Increased Profit
Challenge 7: Reaching your Customers through all Mediums
Challenge 8: Building Brand Loyalty and Consumer Confidence