The Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) released by A.T. Kearney has placed six Middle Eastern countries in the top 30 most-attractive markets for development opportunities in retail. Following a year that saw oil prices drop, the region has remained an attractive destination for retailers. According to the report, the key focus for the region will be on the long-term prospects for growth in the retail sector. The six Middle Eastern countries in the 2015 GRDI are Qatar, UAE, KSA, Jordan, Oman, and Kuwait.


The UAE has been ranked the eighth most attractive market globally for retailers. The quality of transportation such as roads and metros is a key factor contributing to a retailer’s success as the growing young population and increased number of expats and tourists make the decision to shop based on their accessibility from direct metro links to shopping malls.


Technology is greatly contributing to improved operational efficiency for retailers, but the importance of technology to future business success will become greater. There is, and will be, an overwhelming need to effectively manage the business through business intelligence. Demand-based management can succeed only with real-time data information delivered through increasingly newer forms of technology delivery systems. As a result, retailing will become more personal, and customer data and relationships will become a key asset for retailers.


Retailers have several avenues to reach shoppers in new ways based on need—convenience, choice (or assortment), shopability, price value and even promoting the brand outside the store. Innovations in these categories all make the shopping experience easier, faster, or better for consumers, encouraging them to make more trips and buy more.


The world's leading retail experts are coming to Technology and Innovation in Retail 2016 to inspire you and share their insights.




Nidhi Chavan

Head-Innovations & Business Excellence

Enterprise IT

AL Futtaim LLC

Razi Hamada

Razi Hamada

Head of Business Excellence


Al-Futtaim Retail

Atul Batra

Chief Technology Officer


Seema Agarwal

Seema Agarwal

Vice President

Retail Analytics


Manu Midha

Manu Midha

Head- Electronics


Kumar Prasoon

Dr Kumar Prasoon

Group Chief Information Officer

Century Malls - Safeer Group

David Quaife

David Quaife

Head of OmniChannel

Home Centre

Mederic Payne

Mederic Payne


Home Centre – Landmark Group

Bernard Creed

Bernard Creed

Vice President


Dubai Duty Free

Omar Istalif

Omar Istalif

Head of Project Management Office



Michael Moosburger

Michael Moosburger






Key Technology trends being tracked at TIR 2016: 
Mobility commerce Big data and Customer Customer delivery proposition
Inventory management & Order fulfilment Handling Customer Payments Upgrade e-commerce platforms
Digitalize Data management Flexible and Agile Supply chain 9 Stores Improvement


Innovation updates from across the globe which you need to notice:

  • Jeans store uses QR codes to make shopping easier for men
  • Facebook app lets runners pay with kilometers completed
  • In China, virtual reality stores turn open spaces into a supermarket
  • In Denmark, supermarket crowd sources suggestions for local products
  • Mobile app lets retail store shoppers skip the checkout lines
  • Brazilian fashion retailer displays Facebook ‘likes’ for items in its real-world stores
  • Machine accepts cards for tips
  • Calming UK store campaign includes quiet shopping areas and de-branded products
  • At Brazilian retailer, RFID tracks merchandise from manufacturer to customer 
Who Should Attend?
CEOs/CIOs/CMOs/CFOs/COOs Directors, General Managers and IT Teams Merchandising and Supply Chain Management
Customer Experience, E-Commerce and Innovation Management, Digital Marketing, Sales and Promotions Management IT, Architecture and Infrastructure Management
Store Systems, Operations and Labor Management Mobile and Social Management Financial Directors
Register your interest by filling out the form below or send an email to apoorv@infoxg.com to know more about the delegate packages.


Where are the retailers coming from?
- UAE: 50%
- Qatar: 20%
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 20%
- Rest of GCC: 10%
Types of Attending Companies:
Shopping Malls

Retail Brands


Loyalty Programmes

Creative and Marketing

Retail Technologies


Product Categories:


Retail Technology

·         Automated retailing

·         Digital signage

·         In-store

·         Self-checkout

·         RFID, Tags, NFC, Beacon

·         Wearables

Retail Payments

·         Mobile printers

·         Mobile solutions

·         POS, mPOS, Handheld devices

Retail Security

·         CCTV, Access control

·         Loss prevention


Retail Analytics

·         Foot fall, People counting

·         Traffic analysis

·         Video analytics

Retail Management

·         Cost and price analysis

·         Inventory management software

·         Merchandising, financing, ERP

·         Accounting systems, store design, HR

·         Supply chain, Warehousing

·         Queue management

Retail Marketing and Loyalty

·         Campaign management, Branding & design

·         Database marketing

·         CMS, CRM

·         Loyalty, Big data, Re-targeting


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Event Format

One-to-One Business Meetings

The summit will be a high octane platform for the retail industry stakeholders to come together to divulge business opportunities amongst the project developers and material and service providers alike.

Technical Presentations

Curated experts from across the globe will deliver technical presentations sharing the expertise and experience gained over many years of working in the retail segment.

Case Studies

In-depth analyses of projects which set benchmarks in retail and carved a niche for the projects. 

Round Table Discussions

Sit across the table with peers from your industry in an exclusive and candid setup to discuss specific technologies and emerging market trends. Chaired by top industry leaders every participant contributes and gets 360 degree view on a decided topic.

Expert Interview

A fiery dialogue session between two industry experts by asking direct questions and extracting maximum information about the subject.


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