12 February - Afternoon

Stay in 5-Star Luxury

The W Hotel on The Palm Jumeirah Dubai, West Crescent sets the scene for your stay in Dubai.

Revel in tranquil surroundings where you can bask in Arabian Gulf views from the terrace of your suite. Inside, bright and bold interior design combines state-of-the-art amenities and playful touches.

13 February 

The Retail Summit - Day 1

We start the day at 09:00. Our speaker faculty of 80+ global C-level retailers will present, dissecting the latest thinking around key issues that retailers need to stay abreast of to remain relevant.

Join Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group for a must-attend panel discussion on sustainability and for his closing keynote session at 17:15.

  • What made him strive to disrupt the status quo and follow his heart? 
  • What keeps motivating him to break world records?
  • What’s next for the Virgin empire?
  • What would he tell his 16 year old self now? 

This is a unique opportunity to gain to hear 1st hand from one of the most successful businessmen of the modern era. If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to ask him a question... Do not miss out!

13 February - Evening

Welcome Reception

The evening's social functions start back at the W Hotel, SOBE - the only rooftop bar on the Palm with 360 views of Dubai, including an unobstructed sunset. Take it all in: the Arabian Sea, the Palm in all its glory, and the Marina skyline.

Depending upon your itinerary, you will be attending the Women in Retail reception, or our drinks reception, which includes an incredible modest fashion show hosted by the Islamic Fashion & Design Council.


13 February - Evening

Women in Retail Reception

Inclusivity is critical for retail to thrive. By providing a platform for top and upwardly mobile female retail executives to network and make connections, our Women in Retail reception embraces this wholeheartedly.

Join us at the incredible SOBE Rooftop bar at W hotel as we celebrate the achievements of female executives in the retail space to date, whilst acknowledging the steps that need to be taken to achieve gender parity.

14 February

The Retail Summit - Day 2

Proceedings kick off at 09:00. Listen to 6 hours of cutting edge content from more than 45 best-in-class retailers. We’ve also built in over 2 hours of high-quality networking time for debating the topics covered during the day’s program with your peers, and to build relationships with other key players from the community. We have all of the bases covered! 

A jam-packed 2 days of content, networking and experience ends at 17:30. Once we’re done, let your hair down and blow off some steam at The Retail Summit wrap party!

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