WHAT IS WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS?
World Retail Congress was founded in 2007 in response to retailers seeking a platform for senior leaders to come together to discuss the major issues and trends affecting the industry. In delivering this agenda, the Congress has welcomed thousands of senior retail speakers, from some of the world’s biggest, to the newest businesses, as well as leading industry stakeholders from global economics, politics, finance and NGOs.
Dubai’s retail tourism, unparalleled infrastructure and easy connectivity to the world make it the ideal setting for the flagship event, taking place on 12-14 April 2016 at the five-star Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS AND VISIONARY CONTENT
World Retail Congress delivers the most compelling and valuable content for senior retail leaders. The theme for 2016 is “Attracting and engaging the modern customer”.
Daily themes include:
1. Where we are today? Who are the consumers?
2. Consumer experience and how to engage
3. Serving tomorrow’s consumer
UNRIVALLED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
World Retail Congress provides a unique opportunity to meet and build relationships with key decision makers from more than 65 countries This year it’s even easier to make contacts using our networking tool; Congress Connect. This complimentary service allows you to approach confirmed retailer attendees, sponsors, partners and industry experts to pre-book meetings for onsite in Dubai.
CELEBRATING THE 10TH EDITION OF WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS
Dubai will be the 10th edition of the Congress and it’s the first time the event will be held outside of Europe. The event will draw on regional specialisms including developing effective relationships with brand licensing partners, ‘retail-tainment’ and duty free retail.
CELEBRATING RETAIL EXCELLENCE
Recognition for achievement in the industry culminates in the Hall of Fame Lunch, International Women in Retail Drinks, World Retail Awards and Innovation Competition.
BOOK YOUR PLACE AT WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS 2016
World Retail Congress offers several options for retailers attending this year’s event. Whether you’re in a rush and can only stay for a few days, or would like to make a trip out of it for you and your partner, we are able to offer a range of packages to meet your needs.