Retail Leaders Circle 2021 – The Great Retail Reset


Disruption, Resilience and the Power of Collaboration

  • 3Powerful Days
  • 30+Countries
  • 50+Speakers
  • 80%Retailers & Brands


The Most Powerful Regional Retail Gathering of the Year

Where Ambition and Exclusivity Meet

Retail Leaders Circle, a trusted and influential community of prominent retail leaders, is committed to provide the world’s retailers, brand owners and suppliers with the intellectual and social capital they need to succeed.

Retail Leaders Circle is fueled by a community of senior-level decision makers across the entire spectrum of the retail industry who come together for thought-provoking discussions and networking. Join this prestigious group of industry influencers who are dedicated to retail excellence.

See details and photos of our 2020 RLC Summit

Why Attend

An Unparalleled Networking Experience

Take this unparalleled opportunity to network with CEOs from some of the world’s most successful companies and gain key insights into the challenges faced by retailers, manufacturers and their service providers across the consumer goods industry. From meet-and-greets to CEO breakfasts and delegate lunches to private meetings and dedicated networking breaks, the Global Summit ensures you have enough time to interact with your peers from around the world.

What RLC MENA can do for Retail

Following the un precedent changes and uncertainty this pandemic brought, there has never been a more critical moment for business leaders to connect. This is a moment of great challenge, but also a moment of great opportunity.

This is the time to Reset.

Business Leaders

RLC is playing a critical role in helping lead the retail industry through its recent period of disruption. Stream One will headline another unrivaled line-up of the foremost policymakers, principals, founders, directors, and industry stakeholders to activate strategic conversations, create cross-border collaborations and inspire ideas that will shape the region’s retail agenda.

Incredible Networking

Conscious of time differences, we have built the virtual summit around prime-time programming where attendees from multiple time zones will be able to get inspired, connect, and make meaningful connections, no matter where in the region or the world they are.

2021 Themes

  • 1Pandemic Tectonics
    and the Future of Retail
  • 2Reinvigorating the
    Innovation Economy
  • 3The Convergence of Tech,
    People and Innovation
  • 4Deciphering the
    New Consumer
  • 5Authenticity, Purpose
    and Sustainability
  • 6Life and Work in a
    New World Order

Request an Invite

The 2021 Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit will convene top retail and brand leaders, mall owners and operators, e-commerce executives, retail innovators, policymakers, industry partners, investors, and entrepreneurs who will debate and shape the future regional retail agenda.

To request an invitation: Please complete the form below with your personal data. You will be notified within 5-6 business dates if your request for attendance has been approved.

If you have received an invitation: Enter your Invitation Code in the form below, and complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation of your registration within the next 5-6 business days.

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John Hadden

CEO, Alshaya Group

Alain Bejjani

CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Group

Patrick Chalhoub

Group President and CEO
Chalhoub Group

Waleed Al-Saud

Founder & CEO, Mukatafa

Faraz Khalid

CEO, noon

Renuka Jagtiani

CEO, Landmark Group

Hosam Alqurashi

Senior Advisor
The Royal Commission for Riyadh City

Chris Baker

SVP & Head of Retail
North America, Visa Inc.

Ahmad Bin Dawood

CEO, BinDawood Holding

Barbara Kahn

Patty and Jay H Baker Professor of
Marketing, The Wharton School

Omar El Hamamsy

Group CEO
Orascom Development Holding

Olivier Harnisch

Head of Hospitality
Public Investment Fund

Steve Sadove

Former Chairman & CEO
Saks Fifth Avenue

Nisreen Shocair

CEO Middle East, Yoox Net-a-Porter

Pierre-Yves Roussel

CEO, Tory Burch, USA

Matt Shay


Patrick Bousquet Chavanne

Board Member, Brown-Forman

Marigay McKee

Managing Partner,
Fernbrook Capital Management, USA

Abdellah Iftahy

Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Saud Ghassan AlSulaiman

CEO, IKEA Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

Marwan Moukarzel

CEO, Fawaz Alhokair
Group Fashion Retail

Norma Taki

Middle East
Consumer Markets Leader, PwC

Timothy Earnest

Group Director, Al Futtaim Malls

Hisham Al Amoudi

CEO, Kamal Osman
Jamjoom Group

Ghaith Shocair

Principal, Theorema Partners

Aref Yehia

Client Partner, Omnichannel Retail

Alistair Gosling

CEO, Extreme International
Board of Advisors, Qiddyia

Ali Bailoun

Country Manager KSA, Visa Inc.

Deborah Weinswig

CEO, Coresight Research

Joey Zwillinger

Co-CEO, Allbirds

Ali Mansour

CEO Retail, eXtra

Tim Carmichael

Chief Data Officer, Chalhoub Group

Selim Chidiac

CEO, L’Azurde

Adnan AlKhalaf

Vice President, Retail
Channels bv STC

Olivia Phillips

Group Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar GCC, ITP

Cyrille Fabre

Partner, Bain & Company

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Patrick Chalhoub

Bander T. Hamooh

Ali Al-Othaim

Saoud Al-Sulaiman

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Selim Chidiac

Steve Sadove

Steve Sadove

and Associates

Said Daher

Mortimer Singer

Marigay McKee

Gilbert Harrison

Robin Lewis

RLC in the Press

Past Attendees


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