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10-11 November 2020 | Atlantis, Dubai

14 Oct 2019

London to Dubai: The Retail Summit 2020 Launches

London to Dubai: The Retail Summit 2020 Launches

The retail landscape is changing at a rapid rate, influenced by a number of factors driven by the "always-on" consumer. But its the retailers that embrace innovation and technology to create bespoke shareable (and memorable) retail experiences that inspire today’s consumer before, during and after they hit the stores, on- and offline, 24/7, 365 days a year, that are thriving.

How retailers can tap into this 'hyper-connected' consumer and transform the retail experience to create deeper more meaningful connections with consumers, is the central theme of The Retail Summit 2020. To celebrate the unveiling of the 2020 programme we hosted two launch events in London and Dubai. A who’s-who of retail business leaders, media and VIPs, including guests from Harper’s Bazaar, Liwa, Charlotte Tilbury, Puma, LEGO plus many more were in attendance to kick off the proceedings. We sent our editorial team along to cover the events and you can read both write-ups from London here, and Dubai here.

Sponsor The Retail Summit: With the agenda out and an impressive speaker list taking shape, we are inviting sponsors to get in touch to discuss cooperation opportunities. Contact our team for more information.


The Retail Summit 2020 – Postponed



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Urgent Notice – The Retail Summit 2020 Postponement

New Dates for The Retail Summit – 10-11 November 2020, Atlantis, Dubai

Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring closely the global coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and assessing whether The Retail Summit 2020 should take place. Particularly as it affects the majority of our participants who are unable to travel due to restrictions.

Until yesterday evening we were confident that the situation would not impact our ability to deliver the event and bring together the international retail community.
While the UAE remains safe to travel and continues to adhere to and implement the highest levels of medical measures and hygiene protocols, we feel that the delivery of a world-class international event will be inevitably impacted by such travel restrictions.
With this in mind, and following close consultation with our event partners, key stakeholders and hosts, we have taken the decision to postpone The Retail Summit 2020.
By opting to defer the event to a later date, we believe that we will be in a better position to deliver The Retail Summit 2020 at full capacity offering our event partners and participants the value and international exposure they have come to expect from us. The new dates will also align the Summit with Expo 2020 Dubai, offering an enhanced experience for all attendees. 
We have committed to hosting the event at the Atlantis in Dubai on the new dates: 10-11 November 2020.

For any questions, please contact our team by emailing info@theretailsummit.com.
Thank you for your support and understanding on this matter.
Gary Thatcher
CEO & Co-Founder
The Retail Summit