The RLC MENA Summit returned to Riyadh more powerful than ever
In partnership with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA)
On the 22nd and 23rd of March 2022, Retail Leaders Circle hosted its 8th MENA Summit in partnership with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA). After two years, the Summit’s 8th edition returned to Riyadh more powerful than ever bringing together an unrivaled lineup of public officials, business leaders, pioneers, community groups, startups and investors, under the theme “Building Responsible & Inclusive Growth”.
Amongst the summit’s speakers were business leaders from top organizations including Chalhoub Group, Visa, AlHokair Fashion Retail, Hamat, Majid Al Futtaim, stc, Jahez International Company, Noon, Al Futtaim Group, TikTok, Snap, Alsulaiman Group, Unified and BinDawood Holding. Arabian Centres joined as the strategic partner for the event.
Another key feature of the event was the exclusive launch of the “GCC Personal Luxury in 2021: A story of early recovery and growth”, a regional report conducted by Chalhoub Group in partnership with The Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture.
PwC also revealed the regional version of the Global Consumer Insights Survey which includes data from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.
In the Press Release below, you can discover more about the 8th edition of the most powerful retail gathering in the region.
Here, you can watch the event’s highlights.
Riyadh to host the 8th edition of Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit
The Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA) secures renowned regional summit to be hosted 22-23 March 2022
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 21 February 2022: Hosted in partnership with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority (SCEGA), Retail Leaders Circle, the world’s foremost strategic forum for the global retail industry, has announced the dates of its 8th MENA edition. The renowned regional gathering for retail returns to Riyadh for the second time in its first in-person summit post-pandemic and is being held from 22-23 March 2022.
Widely regarded as the most influential mobilization of regional and international leaders that play a substantial role in shaping the industry’s agenda, the 2022 Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit will bring together an unrivalled line-up of public officials, business leaders, pioneers, community groups, start-ups and investors.
Amjad Shacker, acting CEO of SCEGA, stated: “Riyadh is proud to host the 8th edition of the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit, which provides an excellent platform for the industry to deliberate on issues impacting the sector. With retail accounting for 12% of Riyadh’s GDP, and Kingdom-wide annual growth in eCommerce expected to reach 18.95% by 2025, the Summit is a significant opportunity to share knowledge and experience from across the region on how we can unlock even greater potential as we undergo unprecedented transformation.”
Under the theme “Building Responsible & Inclusive Growth”, the 2022 Summit will introduce new and groundbreaking programs, on-site initiatives and live experiences aiming to facilitate learning, collaboration and partnerships at scale and reinvent the industry norms in real-time.
“Our ambition is to bring the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit to where the action is”, commented Panos Linardos, Chairman, Retail Leaders Circle. “We are thrilled to propel the industry forward by partnering with the Saudi Conventions and Exhibitions General Authority to host the 8th edition of our MENA Summit in Riyadh and continue our mission to lead and empower the regional retail and commerce ecosystem”.