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10-11 November 2020 | Atlantis, Dubai

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.

Hard hitting content

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

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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. Walk away with a reignited passion for the industry.

Delivering hard hitting content

Catch up on-demand

Catch up on-demand

With three 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

New to 2020, we have expanded the agenda to support your learning in more ways. From intimate, interactive roundtables to inspirational and immersive short presentations, we have included more of the content you need. These formats get you closer to the action.

Facilitating real connections

Build lasting relationships

Build lasting relationships

We provide an abundance of tailored networking opportunities to help you make, build and strengthen relationships across the retail community. From the bespoke app, private meeting pods and high-level lunches to the 300+ person networking reception, the Summit offers the ideal setting to truly connect with your peers.

Discover new brands

Discover new brands

The Marketplace turns the spotlight on young, ambitious brands and entrepreneurs looking to expand their horizons. See and feel what’s special about them in purpose-built pop-up stores that showcase these disruptors and be the first to meet the rising stars of retail.

 

 

Celebrate diversity  

Celebrate diversity
 

With a speaker faculty made up of leaders from diverse backgrounds and over 33% women, the Summit aims to reflect the diverse, creative individuals that make up the face of retail today. Join them to champion a more diverse retail world and take steps towards accelerating a more balanced workforce.
 

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