The Anniversary 10th Retail Leaders Circle Summit returns to Riyadh once more, convening top industry leaders, stakeholders and policy-makers. Under the theme ‘Fearless Innovation: Charting the Next Frontiers’, it will bring together diverse innovative voices from all perspectives, backgrounds, and geographies under one roof to debate on what the future holds for retail and commerce in the Kingdom and the global landscape. 

The Summit will take place on February 19-20, 2024. 

Below, you can read the press release announcing it. 

Riyadh Hosts Decade-Milestone Retail Leaders Circle Summit and takes center stage on global retail

The 10th edition of the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit brings the world’s leading retail conversations to Riyadh, highlighting the Kingdom’s position as a regional retail hub and fostering groundbreaking collaborations

Riyadh, November 8th, 2023 – Retail Leaders Circle (RLC), Middle East and North Africa’s preeminent annual strategic forum for the retail, real estate, tourism and related sectors, announces the theme of its 10th edition: “Fearless Innovation: Charting the Next Frontiers”. The flagship event will convene notable global and regional industry leaders on February 19-20, 2024 at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh to highlight the importance of international dialogue, action, and consensus to drive systemic positive change.

The 10th anniversary edition of the Summit will see a confluence of global CEOs, senior policymakers, innovators, and investors from over 40 countries and across industries, including retail, real estate, tourism, and technology, to drive discussions and share their diverse perspectives and experiences.

Themes of discussion will include:

– The New Growth Agenda

– The Lifestyle Destinations Frontiers

– AI & Tech: Powering Progress

– Leadership in the New Normal

– Purpose, Profit and Conscious Consumerism

–  The Future Disruption Catalysts.

“For a decade, Retail Leaders Circle has cemented its legacy by pushing boundaries, embracing disruption, and pioneering change in the global retail industry,” said Panos Linardos, Chairman of Retail Leaders Circle. “Riyadh is the ideal host city for the 10th anniversary of Retail Leaders Circle as Saudi Arabia’s retail narrative extends beyond commerce; it exemplifies how, through fearless cross-industry innovation and collaboration, retail can redefine a nation’s trajectory.”

As part of Saudi Arabia’s transformative journey towards becoming a top global retail hub and the biggest in the Middle East and Africa, Retail Leaders Circle also highlights the retail sector’s pivotal role as a key pillar of Vision 2030. A cornerstone of the Kingdom’s GDP, retail fuels economic growth, emphasizing non-oil revenue streams and invigorating consumer spending.

By serving as a strategic platform for influential conversations, Retail Leaders Circle acknowledges Saudi Arabia’s retail milestones and positions the Kingdom as a leading force in the global retail landscape.

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