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RECon MENA 2016”, is the most successful and longest running Retailer & Shopping Centre Conference in the Middle East

RECon MENA 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November


Dubai, 23rd October – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres gears up for RECon MENA 2016; starting from 30th till the 1st of November at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC. RECon MENA 2016 is themed “The Customer and Innovation”; in line with the shopping centre and retail industry which are continuously changing and evolving, driven by a new, dynamic, global transformation providing service, connectivity and convenience for customers.


David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says, “One of the reasons which sets our RECon Conference apart from other events around town is the fact that, our RECon Conference has been successfully running for 22 years. As one of the most anticipated conferences locally, the RECon Conference attracts retail industry professionals regionally and globally. Strong attendance numbers annually provide a lively business environment and world class networking forum; it also hosts the most innovative workshops and offers the most renowned globally recognized speakers at the conference. Our new MECSC App for mobile phones is also a first for us this year with all the latest functionality to allow you to link and learn with everyone”


The RECon MENA 2016 offers several new features to the Conference, starting from 30th of October, a one day intensive workshop will be hosted in “Retail Property Management” conducted by regional retail industry leaders. This year’s addition to the RECon Conference also includes, delivering a user friendly mobile APP. Deal Making Sessions provide a platform that provides networking and the opportunity for making the right connection for decision makers in the Shopping Centre and Retailer Industry. Renowned Radio personality, Richard Dean from 103.8 Dubai Eye will be the Master of Ceremonies for RECon MENA 2016. This year, the event will introduce two notable keynote speakers, globally famed Dr. Parag Khanna & Dr. Tommy Weir. On 31st of October Dr Tommy Weir will be kicking off the Recon conference, with 15+ years in the UAE, Dr Tommy is a renowned speaker, advisor, author and Growth Specialist who specifically coaches CEO’s on how to grow against the odds. On 1st of November Dr Parag Khanna will take the stage – Parag is an international relations expert and best-selling author. Twice on TED Talks, CNN Global Contributor, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalization at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.


RECon 2016 is jointly organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); begins on Sunday 30th of October at 10 am to 4 pm with a Property Management Workshop instructed by global leaders in the industry followed at 6:00 pm with the RECon Conference kick off and welcome reception. The conference on the 31st of October starts at 9:30 am till 3:30 pm and on the 1st of November the Conference runs from 9:30 am till 3:00 pm. At 6:00 pm our Cocktail reception party begins; followed by the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony which begins at 7:00 pm and ending at 10 pm.


RECon 2016 Schedule:
Day 1: Oct 30th (10 am to 4 pm) Property Management Workshop
(6:00pm till 8:00pm) Welcome Reception – Café Belge Ritz Carlton DIFC
Day 2: Oct 31st (9:00am till 3:30pm) Conference – Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom and Exhibition Centre
Day 3: Nov 1st (9:00am till 3:00 pm) Conference – Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom and Exhibition Centre
(6:00pm) – Cocktail Reception
(7:00pm) – Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner


To register for RECon: visit www.mecsc.org or e-mail: david@mecsc.org; lea@mecsc.org or register@mecsc.org


You can also refer to the webpage of the app for more features at http://mecsc.olasoft.com/site/recon_mobileapp.