Retail business in the GCC region is rapidly growing accompanied with swift changes in regulations and competition. This year, the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce will be holding the RECon Forum Jeddah – first to be hosted by MECSC – from 7th to 8th May. The forum is held under the theme “Retail of the Future – Saudi Vision 2013”; the event is under the patronage of HRH Prince Mishaal bin Majed Al Saud, The Governor of Jeddah and in association with Jeddah Chamber, Jeddah Tourism Development Council and Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.
The forum will bring high profile speakers and will be opened by David Macadam – CEO MECSC, Mohammad Alawi – CEO Red Sea Mall & Bill Kistler – Executive VP/ MD ICSC with a welcome speech by Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel – Chairman Jeddah Chamber. Issues to be discussed include: Flood of Regulations for the Retail Industry, VAT, Competition How to Survive and Prosper While We Make the Successes to arrive at 2030; The Future of Retail in the GCC. How to Win In this Ever Changing Industry?”