THE RETAIL SUMMIT 2022

Conference / Summit (onsite)
Retail

Address: Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Rd - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Date: 14 to 15 Mar '22
Special Offer: Save 10% with unique code INDUSTRY10 (select non-retail when registering).

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The Retail Summit – The annual meeting place for the global retail community – is returning to Dubai on the 14-15th March 2022.

The Retail Summit is a global, content-led event for c-level executives from across retail to come together to learn, connect and debate. Bringing together +1000 of the brightest minds of the global retail community, it is the premier platform to shape the future of retail.

As retail emerges from the seismic impact of the global pandemic, the retail landscape has changed – permanently and profoundly. Those businesses who pivoted quickly, prioritised their brand’s purpose and capitalised on soaring digital penetration are reaping the rewards and taking market share.
 
Against this backdrop of innovation and change, it has never been more vital for global retail leaders to come together to share personal insights, meet face-to-face with industry disruptors and debate future trends.
 
The meeting place for the 2022 Summit will be the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai – a truly fitting platform for engaging and entertaining this congregation of the greatest minds in retail.

Why Attend?

Created by retailers, for retailers under the expert guidance of industry advisors, The Retail Summit does things differently.

Getting you closer access to inspirational leaders, highlighting the most innovative and impactful stories in retail today and hosting a range of networking opportunities to support meaningful connections.

Companies already confirming their attendance include Pandora, Aqua di Parma, Adidas, Majid Al Futtaim and L’Oreal.

Dubai is open to international visitors and is leading the world in hosting safe live events.

One of the cornerstones of The Retail Summit, alongside exclusive content and world-renowned speakers, is facilitated and structured networking. Whether via the dedicated App pre-event, through private 1-2-1 meetings or during the Beach Party, there are multiple opportunities to meet, connect and discuss ideas with your like-minded peers from around the world.

📌 Music // Cocktails // Entertainment

The Beachfront, Raffles The Palm - Monday 14 March 2022 - 18:30pm

Following the first day of the Summit, take this opportunity to continue captivating conversations and connect with the global retail community in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Make the most of your time in Dubai with the elite of the retail industry and form lasting connections. The Beach Party is open to all Summit attendees and provides an informal setting to create and strengthen your connections with old friends and new.

Join us at sunset for our networking party on the beach! Kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy Dubai’s renowned hospitality

🎯  Your delegate ticket gives you access to:

  • Over 15 hours of content across 32 dedicated sessions, presentations and leadership panel discussions.

  • 70+ C-suite Retailers and brand speakers - many of whom will be sharing their insights in front of a live audience for the first time since the start of the global pandemic.

  • Attendance at a glittering networking reception, taking place against the background of Dubai, being held on the evening of the 14 March 2022.

  • The Retail Summit 2022 networking app to share your profile and make business connections before, during and after the Summit.

  • Hand-picked suppliers and facilitators who can assist you with your future business growth plans.

  • All recorded content after the Summit closes, giving you access to specific sessions of interest or you missed out on live, so enjoy at your leisure.

  • Global and local media, associations and industry bodies, who together are instrumental to the future of the global retail industry.

 📢 SPECIAL OFFER


Save 10% with special code INDUSTRY10 (select non-retail when registering).

Follow #theretailsummit for regular updates!

Showcasing Expert Speakers

Embrace cross-sector ideas   

Next-generation customer experience and incredible branding isn’t unique to retail. Learn from the trend-setters in parallel industries including F&B, hospitality and lifestyle who are leading the way. Bring back a new outlook and fresh ideas to your organisation.

Join the pioneers 

Turning the spotlight on disruptors from across the world, be the first to hear from new, innovative brands changing the face of retail. Get inspired and take away new thinking from the trailblazers! The Summit features these brands on the same platform as the legacy names too – so there’s no searching for them in graveyard shifts or breakout rooms!

Meet global icons

Get closer to the industry legends who have shaped the retail world. Hear stirring, personal insights from the most inspirational names in retail and connect with them through intimate interviews and spotlight sessions. Leave with a reignited passion for the industry.

★  The Marketplace - Showcasing Innovation

Against the backdrop of today’s fast-paced economic environment, the retail sector is as vibrant as ever. Across the globe, hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs bring new concepts and brands to market every day.

But how do young, ambitious retailers and brands build the necessary contacts and infrastructure to expand effectively beyond their domestic markets? Whilst showcasing their proposition to interested parties in the most authentic manner?

The Marketplace has been specifically designed to provide a solution to these two challenges.

The Retail Summit recreates a modern high street, complete with a series of bespoke shop interiors that will be fitted out with unique products and concepts.

Over the course of the two days, emerging entrepreneurs will meet C-level executives from major global retailers and master franchise groups on the lookout for new unique concepts which they can roll out in new territories. This is your opportunity to meet the retail rising stars and be amongst the first to spot the concepts and products that will be dominating the future of retail.

 ★  Dedicated App – Connect Pre, During and Post Summit

The bespoke Summit App enhances your experience, allowing you to share you profile and make contact with peers pre-event. Have visibility on who’s in the room, share your details and arrange to catch up over a coffee.

 Meeting Pods – Dedicated space to enhance creativity and productivity

The Retail Summit Meeting Pods, are bespoke, private spaces specifically created to facilitate small meetings where real innovation and business connections occur.

Centred at the heart of The Summit exhibition floor, the private meeting spaces are the perfect environment for delegates to take time out to digest what they’ve learnt, make new business contacts or re-group with peers.

So huddle up, explore opportunities and create lasting business connections.

Delivering hard hitting content 

Catch up on-demand

With sessions happening simultaneously, it’s impossible to see everything! All the sessions are recorded so you can relive your favourite moments or watch the sessions you missed post-event, whenever suits you.

Get to the point

Join sessions that are filled with unmissable insights from world-leading speakers. We provide all the stats you need on store numbers and revenue so the speakers can focus on giving you the answers that matter!

New ways of learning

We have expanded the agenda to support your learning in more ways. From 15-minute TED talk presentations to interactive panel discussions, we have included more of the content you need. These formats get you closer to the action.

Showcasing Expert Speakers

Embrace cross-sector ideas   

Next-generation customer experience and incredible branding isn’t unique to retail. Learn from the trend-setters in parallel industries including F&B, hospitality and lifestyle who are leading the way. Bring back a new outlook and fresh ideas to your organisation.

Join the pioneers 

Turning the spotlight on disruptors from across the world, be the first to hear from new, innovative brands changing the face of retail. Get inspired and take away new thinking from the trailblazers! The Summit features these brands on the same platform as the legacy names too – so there’s no searching for them in graveyard shifts or breakout rooms!

Meet global icons

Get closer to the industry legends who have shaped the retail world. Hear stirring, personal insights from the most inspirational names in retail and connect with them through intimate interviews and spotlight sessions. Leave with a reignited passion for the industry.

★  The Marketplace - Showcasing Innovation

Against the backdrop of today’s fast-paced economic environment, the retail sector is as vibrant as ever. Across the globe, hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs bring new concepts and brands to market every day.

But how do young, ambitious retailers and brands build the necessary contacts and infrastructure to expand effectively beyond their domestic markets? Whilst showcasing their proposition to interested parties in the most authentic manner?

The Marketplace has been specifically designed to provide a solution to these two challenges.

The Retail Summit recreates a modern high street, complete with a series of bespoke shop interiors that will be fitted out with unique products and concepts.

Over the course of the two days, emerging entrepreneurs will meet C-level executives from major global retailers and master franchise groups on the lookout for new unique concepts which they can roll out in new territories. This is your opportunity to meet the retail rising stars and be amongst the first to spot the concepts and products that will be dominating the future of retail.

 ★  Dedicated App – Connect Pre, During and Post Summit

The bespoke Summit App enhances your experience, allowing you to share you profile and make contact with peers pre-event. Have visibility on who’s in the room, share your details and arrange to catch up over a coffee.

 Meeting Pods – Dedicated space to enhance creativity and productivity

The Retail Summit Meeting Pods, are bespoke, private spaces specifically created to facilitate small meetings where real innovation and business connections occur.

Centred at the heart of The Summit exhibition floor, the private meeting spaces are the perfect environment for delegates to take time out to digest what they’ve learnt, make new business contacts or re-group with peers.

So huddle up, explore opportunities and create lasting business connections.

Delivering hard hitting content 

Catch up on-demand

With sessions happening simultaneously, it’s impossible to see everything! All the sessions are recorded so you can relive your favourite moments or watch the sessions you missed post-event, whenever suits you.

Get to the point

Join sessions that are filled with unmissable insights from world-leading speakers. We provide all the stats you need on store numbers and revenue so the speakers can focus on giving you the answers that matter!

New ways of learning

We have expanded the agenda to support your learning in more ways. From 15-minute TED talk presentations to interactive panel discussions, we have included more of the content you need. These formats get you closer to the action.

ABDULMAJID RABBAT

CEO, SARA Group

ALEXANDER KAYSER

Director, eyos

ALEXANDER LACIK

CEO, Pandora

AMIHAY KILSTEIN

MD, H&M, Israel

ANDREA FRABETTI

CEO, Sunseeker International

ANDRÉS CONTRERAS

CEO Spain, Portugal, LATAM & North Africa, BESTSELLER

ANGELA FARRUGIA

Founder, Brand x Society

APOORV SOOD

Vice President, Global Business & Partnerships, WebEngage

ASMA ISHAQ

CEO, Modere

AVI SHOMER

Co-Owner & CEO, Tzomet Sfarim

BETH BUTTERWICK

CEO, Jigsaw

BORIS TRUPCEVIC

CEO, FOREO

CAITO MAIA

Founder, Chilli Beans

CATHERINE LEVESQUE

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Tapestry Europe

CHIEH HUANG

CEO & Co-founder, BOXED

CLAIRE HUTCHINSON

Global Division Director, Travel Retail, HMY Group

COLLEEN CASLIN

CEO, Jessica McCormack

DAVID BOYNTON

Chief Executive, The Body Shop

DEVERE FORSTER

COO, Dubai CommerCity

DIDIER SOUILLAT

CEO, Time Out Market

EDIE RODRIGUEZ

Member of the Board of Directors, Gaucho Group Holdings

EMMANUEL ERIBO

Co-Founder, LØCI

ERAN YASUR

Co-owner, BRAVO Israel & Superbrands

ERIC ERHARDT

President EMEA, MCM Worldwide

GIUSEPPINA VIOLANTE

EMEA VP for Portfolio Strategy and Growth, Coty

HE HAMAD BUAMIM

President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

HOLLY WORST

Director, Vertical Growth – Retail, Grocery, and Petrol, Worldpay from FIS

HON. SOOMILDUTH BHOLAH

Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Government of the Republic of Mauritius

IRA KALISH

Chief Global Economist, Deloitte

JAMES BAILEY

Executive Director, Waitrose

JAUME MIGUEL

CEO, Tendam

JIAKE LIU

Co-Founder & CEO, Outer

JOSE GOMEZ

Chief Development Officer & Member of the Managing Board, ETAM

JULIEN MACDONALD OBE

Fashion Designer, Luxury Fashion House, JULIEN MACDONALD

KAPIL SETHI

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GMG

KATE HARDCASTLE MBE

Broadcaster and Founder, Insight with Passion

LABONI SAHA

Founder & Creative Director, L SAHA

LESLEY EXLEY

Chief Executive, Exley Hervey

LOTTIE WHYTE

CEO & Co-Founder, MyoMaster

MARISA SELFA

CEO, North Sails Apparel

MAX BERGER

Chief Commercial Officer, Highsnobiety

MICHAEL CHALHOUB

President of Strategy, Growth, Innovation & Investment and Joint Venture,
Chalhoub Group

MICHAEL HARRISON

Co-Founder & COO, Gravity Active Entertainment

MONA IBELLINI

Journalist, Filmmaker & Presenter

NICOLA THOMPSON

COO, MADE.COM

NIK ROBINSON

Founder, Good Citizens

ORI WATERMANN

CEO, Be By Shufersal

PAOLO DE CESARE

CEO, Matchesfashion

PATRICK MCINTYRE

Head of Global Retail, Mars Retail Group

RADEK JELINEK

President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Italia

RAMI HELALI

Co-Founder & CEO, Kotn

RAMIT HARISINGHANI

General Manager MENA, b8ta, Chalhoub Group

SALEH AL TUNAIB

Co-Founder and CEO, Raha

SAUD ALSULAIMAN

CEO, Alsulaiman Group

SEBASTIAN SUHL

CEO, Trussardi

SHAI EISENMAN

Founder & CEO, Bubble

SUNIL NAIR

Chief Information Officer, Gulf Marketing Group

SUSIE KUHN

President EMEA, Foot Locker Europe

THIERRY ANDRETTA

CEO, Mulberry

THORSTEN HECKRATH

Business Economist & CEO, ROSE Bikes

TOUFIC KREIDIEH

Co-Founder & CEO, Brands for Less

ABDULMAJID RABBAT

CEO, SARA Group

ALEXANDER KAYSER

Director, eyos

ALEXANDER LACIK

CEO, Pandora

AMIHAY KILSTEIN

MD, H&M, Israel

ANDREA FRABETTI

CEO, Sunseeker International

ANDRÉS CONTRERAS

CEO Spain, Portugal, LATAM & North Africa, BESTSELLER

ANGELA FARRUGIA

Founder, Brand x Society

APOORV SOOD

Vice President, Global Business & Partnerships, WebEngage

ASMA ISHAQ

CEO, Modere

AVI SHOMER

Co-Owner & CEO, Tzomet Sfarim

BETH BUTTERWICK

CEO, Jigsaw

BORIS TRUPCEVIC

CEO, FOREO

CAITO MAIA

Founder, Chilli Beans

CATHERINE LEVESQUE

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Tapestry Europe

CHIEH HUANG

CEO & Co-founder, BOXED

CLAIRE HUTCHINSON

Global Division Director, Travel Retail, HMY Group

COLLEEN CASLIN

CEO, Jessica McCormack

DAVID BOYNTON

Chief Executive, The Body Shop

DEVERE FORSTER

COO, Dubai CommerCity

DIDIER SOUILLAT

CEO, Time Out Market

EDIE RODRIGUEZ

Member of the Board of Directors, Gaucho Group Holdings

EMMANUEL ERIBO

Co-Founder, LØCI

ERAN YASUR

Co-owner, BRAVO Israel & Superbrands

ERIC ERHARDT

President EMEA, MCM Worldwide

GIUSEPPINA VIOLANTE

EMEA VP for Portfolio Strategy and Growth, Coty

HE HAMAD BUAMIM

President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

HOLLY WORST

Director, Vertical Growth – Retail, Grocery, and Petrol, Worldpay from FIS

HON. SOOMILDUTH BHOLAH

Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Government of the Republic of Mauritius

IRA KALISH

Chief Global Economist, Deloitte

JAMES BAILEY

Executive Director, Waitrose

JAUME MIGUEL

CEO, Tendam

JIAKE LIU

Co-Founder & CEO, Outer

JOSE GOMEZ

Chief Development Officer & Member of the Managing Board, ETAM

JULIEN MACDONALD OBE

Fashion Designer, Luxury Fashion House, JULIEN MACDONALD

KAPIL SETHI

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GMG

KATE HARDCASTLE MBE

Broadcaster and Founder, Insight with Passion

LABONI SAHA

Founder & Creative Director, L SAHA

LESLEY EXLEY

Chief Executive, Exley Hervey

LOTTIE WHYTE

CEO & Co-Founder, MyoMaster

MARISA SELFA

CEO, North Sails Apparel

MAX BERGER

Chief Commercial Officer, Highsnobiety

MICHAEL CHALHOUB

President of Strategy, Growth, Innovation & Investment and Joint Venture,
Chalhoub Group

MICHAEL HARRISON

Co-Founder & COO, Gravity Active Entertainment

MONA IBELLINI

Journalist, Filmmaker & Presenter

NICOLA THOMPSON

COO, MADE.COM

NIK ROBINSON

Founder, Good Citizens

ORI WATERMANN

CEO, Be By Shufersal

PAOLO DE CESARE

CEO, Matchesfashion

PATRICK MCINTYRE

Head of Global Retail, Mars Retail Group

RADEK JELINEK

President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Italia

RAMI HELALI

Co-Founder & CEO, Kotn

RAMIT HARISINGHANI

General Manager MENA, b8ta, Chalhoub Group

SALEH AL TUNAIB

Co-Founder and CEO, Raha

SAUD ALSULAIMAN

CEO, Alsulaiman Group

SEBASTIAN SUHL

CEO, Trussardi

SHAI EISENMAN

Founder & CEO, Bubble

SUNIL NAIR

Chief Information Officer, Gulf Marketing Group

SUSIE KUHN

President EMEA, Foot Locker Europe

THIERRY ANDRETTA

CEO, Mulberry

THORSTEN HECKRATH

Business Economist & CEO, ROSE Bikes

TOUFIC KREIDIEH

Co-Founder & CEO, Brands for Less

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Atlantis, The Palm

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