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Uniting the retail world


Speakers who attended in March 2023

Global Brands and Retailers in Attendance

Uniting the Retail World

The Retail Summit is a global, content-led event for C-level executives from across retail to come together to learn, connect and debate. Bringing together 800+ of the brightest minds of the global retail community, it is the premier platform to shape the future of retail.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This is the annual global platform where industry icons share their expert knowledge and insights through a cutting-edge agenda. In a world of seismic change and innovation, there has never been a more critical time to meet face-to-face to debate and share future disruptions, advancements and innovations.  

2023 Summit delivered 2 days of hard-hitting content, diverse panel discussions and unique networking opportunities to enhance business transformation.

  • 800+ Attendees
  • 72 C-level speakers representing legacy brands to modern disruptors
  • 39% Women C-level speakers
  • 61% Retail audience
  • 64 Nationalities
  • 342 Companies represented
  • 2 Iconic venues bringing luxury and unprecedented networking against the Dubai skyline

Sharing unrivalled networking opportunities

Women in Retail

Women in Retail

A dedicated reception will showcase 3 female business leaders who lead their teams through adversity, inspire change and create modern and successful retail businesses. This is more than breaking the glass ceiling, together they will explore pivotal business values and where they draw inspiration from.

Dedicated App – Connect Pre, During & Post Summit

Dedicated App – Connect Pre, During & Post Summit

The bespoke Summit App enhances your experience, allowing you to share you profile and make contact with peers pre-event. Have visibility on who’s in the room, share your details and arrange to catch up over a coffee.
Meeting Pods – Dedicated space to enhance creativity & productivity

Meeting Pods – Dedicated space to enhance creativity & productivity

Designed to provide shelter and protection without creating confinement. Materials for the meeting pods are chosen for cleanability, durability and sustainability.
"Congratulations on a fantastic event. Should be very proud of what you have achieved with the Summit. Definitely made some great contacts and got to speak to some very influential people, so thank you for the opportunity".

DAVID GANDY, Founder, David Gandy Wellwear

"Thank you so much for the last few days. Truly memorable trip spending time with incredible inspiring people. The dinner at the Royal was incredible".

JODY PLOWS, CEO, Nobody's Child

Thank you to our 2023 Partners