Created by retailers, for retailers under the expert guidance of industry advisors, The Retail Summit does things differently.

Getting you closer access to inspirational leaders, highlighting the most innovative and impactful stories in retail today and hosting a range of networking opportunities to support meaningful connections.

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 +1000 of the brightest minds of the global retail community, it is the premier platform to shape the future of retail.

As retail emerges from the seismic impact of the global pandemic, the retail landscape has changed – permanently and profoundly. Those businesses who pivoted quickly, prioritised their brand’s purpose and capitalised on soaring digital penetration are reaping the rewards and taking market share.
Against this backdrop of innovation and change, it has never been more vital for global retail leaders to come together to share personal insights, meet face-to-face with industry disruptors and debate future trends.
The meeting place for this years 2022 Summit at the the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai – a truly fitting platform for engaging and entertaining this congregation of the greatest minds in retail.

Expert speakers

  • Embrace cross-sector ideas
  • Join the pioneers
  • Meet global icons


Hard hitting content

  • Catch up on-demand
  • Get to the point
  • New ways of learning


Real connections

  • Build lasting relationships
  • Discover new brands
  • Celebrate diversity



Showcasing expert speakers

Embrace cross-sector ideas   

Embrace cross-sector ideas   

Next-generation customer experience and incredible branding isn’t unique to retail. Learn from the trend-setters in parallel industries including F&B, hospitality and lifestyle who are leading the way. Bring back a new outlook and fresh ideas to your organisation.

Join the pioneers 

Join the pioneers 

Turning the spotlight on disruptors from across the world, be the first to hear from new, innovative brands changing the face of retail. Get inspired and take away new thinking from the trailblazers! The Summit features these brands on the same platform as the legacy names too – so there’s no searching for them in graveyard shifts or breakout rooms!

Meet global icons

Meet global icons

Get closer to the industry legends who have shaped the retail world. Hear stirring, personal insights from the most inspirational names in retail and connect with them through intimate interviews and spotlight sessions. Leave with a reignited passion for the industry.

Delivering hard hitting content

Catch up on-demand

Catch up on-demand

With sessions happening simultaneously, it’s impossible to see everything! All the sessions are recorded so you can relive your favourite moments or watch the sessions you missed post-event, whenever suits you.


Get to the point

Get to the point

Join sessions that are filled with unmissable insights from world-leading speakers. We provide all the stats you need on store numbers and revenue so the speakers can focus on giving you the answers that matter!


New ways of learning

New ways of learning

We have expanded the agenda to support your learning in more ways. From 15-minute TED talk presentations to interactive panel discussions, we have included more of the content you need. These formats get you closer to the action.


The Retail Summit 2022

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