The Agenda

ON THE ROAD TO SCALING UP

With a strong leaning towards innovation in the private sector and with new technologies capturing the universal smartphone ownership, Saudi Arabia is considered the future massive hotbed of Middle East’s entrepreneurship. Good news for small retailers and start ups – there’s never been a better time to grow their company, and scale at an unprecedented pace.

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome

09:10 – 09:40

Startups Ecosystems Powering National Growth

09:40 – 10:30

Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption

10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 11:30

Focusing on the Consumer: Navigation Through Moments of Growth

11:30 – 12:30

Startup Pitch Competition Pt. 1

12:30 – 14:00 Prayer and Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30

Design Thinking with Business Model Innovation

14:30 – 15:10

Creating a High Potential Venture in a Developing Economy

15:10 – 15:20

Presentation: I AM POSSIBLE

15:20 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 16:15

How to Turn New Customers into Repeat Customers

16:15 – 17:15

Startup Pitch Competition Pt. 2

17:15 – 18:15

Networking Reception & Startup Showcase

Opening Night Reception
18:15 – 18:30

RLC Saudi Forward Official Opening Ceremony

18:30 – 18:45

Opening Keynote: Saudi of Tomorrow

18:45 – 19:15

Startup Awards Ceremony

19:15 – 20:15

Dinner – Open Buffet

CREATING THE BLUEPRINT FOR SAUDI RETAIL

RLC Saudi Forward’s agenda is fresh, groundbreaking and unmatched. It focuses on the most important trends, business models and innovations – each presented in context so that you gain an appreciation of the medium and long term direction of the industry while also taking away short-term practical tactics and understandings of today’s realities.
RLC Saudi Forward attendees comprise an eclectic delegation of industry stakeholders and extraordinary C-level leaders from the across the entire spectrum of the retail industry. Thought leaders & visionaries push the conversation forward, share best practices, network, and discover future opportunities in a unique and transparent format that serves as a catalyst for growth and development.

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Opening and Welcome Address

09:10 – 09:40

International Retailer Keynote

09:40 – 10:25

CEO Roundtable: Navigating the New Saudi Retail Landscape

10:25 – 11:00

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: How Retailers are Attracting & Retaining Talent

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 11:45

Innovative Middle East Ecommerce Models and Trends

11:45 – 12:30

The Banker View: Economic Outlook and Future of Payments

12:30 – 14:00 Prayer and Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:20

Saudi 2030: Industry Implications and the New Retail Roadmap

14:20 – 14:50

Inspirational Keynote

14:50 – 15:30

Technology, Innovation and the Future of Shopper Marketing

15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 – 16:30

The New Truths About the Changing Saudi Consumer’s Behavior

16:30 – 17:15

Creating Winning Combinations and Adapting to a New Era of Retail

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Remarks

+ Day 1: Small Business Growth

ON THE ROAD TO SCALING UP

With a strong leaning towards innovation in the private sector and with new technologies capturing the universal smartphone ownership, Saudi Arabia is considered the future massive hotbed of Middle East’s entrepreneurship. Good news for small retailers and start ups – there’s never been a better time to grow their company, and scale at an unprecedented pace.

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome

09:10 – 09:40

Startups Ecosystems Powering National Growth

09:40 – 10:30

Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption

10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 11:30

Focusing on the Consumer: Navigation Through Moments of Growth

11:30 – 12:30

Startup Pitch Competition Pt. 1

12:30 – 14:00 Prayer and Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:30

Design Thinking with Business Model Innovation

14:30 – 15:10

Creating a High Potential Venture in a Developing Economy

15:10 – 15:20

Presentation: I AM POSSIBLE

15:20 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 16:15

How to Turn New Customers into Repeat Customers

16:15 – 17:15

Startup Pitch Competition Pt. 2

17:15 – 18:15

Networking Reception & Startup Showcase

Opening Night Reception
18:15 – 18:30

RLC Saudi Forward Official Opening Ceremony

18:30 – 18:45

Opening Keynote: Saudi of Tomorrow

18:45 – 19:15

Startup Awards Ceremony

19:15 – 20:15

Dinner – Open Buffet

+ Day 2: New Horizons

CREATING THE BLUEPRINT FOR SAUDI RETAIL

RLC Saudi Forward’s agenda is fresh, groundbreaking and unmatched. It focuses on the most important trends, business models and innovations – each presented in context so that you gain an appreciation of the medium and long term direction of the industry while also taking away short-term practical tactics and understandings of today’s realities.
RLC Saudi Forward attendees comprise an eclectic delegation of industry stakeholders and extraordinary C-level leaders from the across the entire spectrum of the retail industry. Thought leaders & visionaries push the conversation forward, share best practices, network, and discover future opportunities in a unique and transparent format that serves as a catalyst for growth and development.

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 – 09:10

Opening and Welcome Address

09:10 – 09:40

International Retailer Keynote

09:40 – 10:25

CEO Roundtable: Navigating the New Saudi Retail Landscape

10:25 – 11:00

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: How Retailers are Attracting & Retaining Talent

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 11:45

Innovative Middle East Ecommerce Models and Trends

11:45 – 12:30

The Banker View: Economic Outlook and Future of Payments

12:30 – 14:00 Prayer and Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:20

Saudi 2030: Industry Implications and the New Retail Roadmap

14:20 – 14:50

Inspirational Keynote

14:50 – 15:30

Technology, Innovation and the Future of Shopper Marketing

15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 – 16:30

The New Truths About the Changing Saudi Consumer’s Behavior

16:30 – 17:15

Creating Winning Combinations and Adapting to a New Era of Retail

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Remarks