25 Oct 2018 1586 Views


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 25th, 2018 - Franchise Arabia has partnered with The Retail Summit to support the #1 global industry event in the calendar year, THE RETAIL SUMMIT 2019, being held on 13th - 14th February 2019 Atlantis, Dubai, UAE.

The summit, which will be will held in partnership with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will act as a platform for discussions covering topics spanning from digitalisation and technology to innovation and brand building.

Billionaire businessman and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson will be the keynote speaker of The Retail Summit 2019, Branson will join over 800 C-level executives and industry experts and professionals from around the world, who will share their insights on today’s fast-changing retail landscape.

Some of the largest retail brands in the industry are sponsoring and supporting this event, which is known to attract high caliber leaders and executives from all over the world.

Omar Alhaza’a, Founder & CEO of Franchise Arabia commented, “We’re thrilled with this partnership with TRS, and are excited to be involved with this premier international conference in our home-town of Dubai – the vibrant center of the region. Our aim is to compliment TRS’s efforts to execute a world class event”.

Gary Thatcher, The Retail Summit CEO, commented, “We have always welcomed partnership opportunities with firms whose objectives are consistent with, and suitable to our mission. The agreement with Franchise Arabia will further strengthen the TRS’s leadership position in providing a unique platform for leaders in the global retail industry to open up bigger possibilities for their business in order to network, build, and grow.”

“There is a demand for a gathering of global retailers bringing together c-suite executives to network, and debate. Dubai is an ideal setting to host this global summit as it remains one of the world’s top retail hubs,” added, Gary Thatcher.

Dubai’s retail market grew to $35 billion in 2017, according to statistics from Euromonitor International. It has the second highest mall density in the world thanks to its high visitor to resident ratio. The emirate also accounts for nearly 49% of the total retail stock of malls in the UAE.

The Retail Summit 2019 has been designed with global CEOs and their senior teams in mind, providing resources to develop responses to the consumer, technology and business model shifts that fundamentally transformed the global retail landscape.

About Franchise Arabia:

Known as the ‘The Voice of Franchising’ in the MENA region, award-winning Franchise Arabia is the 1st and most trusted portal that matches the best franchise opportunities with prospective franchisees, we are the premier destination for both franchisors & franchisees to match-make business opportunities in the Middle East North Africa region and worldwide.

We expertly assist brand owners to enter new markets and assists investors to acquire franchises for the best franchised and most recognized brands in the world. We give companies the two vital ingredients that they most need to grow:  The right platform to showcase their brand, and the opportunity to generate qualified leads.

Today, with over 100 franchise opportunities, we have a proven track-record and a concept that has achieved and sustained growth rates at or above the expected benchmarks, during which we have gained tremendous regional & global traction.

About The Retail Summit:

The Retail Summit brings together 800 international heritage players and disruptors from every segment of the sector to explore retail’s convergence with technology, experience and hospitality.

Digital disruption and a change in consumer expectations are driving a profound transformation in retail. A new generation of retailers are delivering a winning combination of outstanding service and ground-breaking use of technology to deliver the memorable shopping experiences that consumers crave.

The Retail Summit facilitates discussion across the ecosystem including how to innovate, embrace digital and build an agile organisation, enabling you to thrive in this environment.

The first summit will take place 13th - 14th February 2019 at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, UAE.