Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres hosts RECon Forum – Jeddah 2017  

David Macadam - CEO MECSC

RECon Forum Jeddah will be held at the Hilton Hotel Jeddah, 7th & 8th May 2017

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) hosts the first RECon Forum Jeddah on 7th& 8th of May at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.

RECon Forum Jeddah is themed “Retail of the Future – Saudi Vision 2030”; the event is under the patronage of HRH Prince Mishaal bin Majed Al SaudThe Governor of Jeddah and in association with Jeddah Chamber, Jeddah Tourism Development Council and Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.


David Macadam, CEO, MECSC says, “This year we are pleased to offer the very first Recon Forum Jeddah; aiming to highlight expert industry speakers & influencers from the GCC and the Saudi region in a large platform. We have enjoyed tremendous support and encouragement from the Saudi region to host the RECon Jeddah Forum.”

RECon Jeddah Forum is jointly organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce; begins on Sunday 7th of May opened by David Macadam – CEO MECSCMohammad Alawi – CEO Red Sea Mall & Bill Kistler – Executive VP/ MD ICSC with a welcome speech by Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel – Chairman Jeddah Chamber followed by an awarding ceremony – the first day will be packed with expert speakers and a panel discussion on “Flood of Regulations for the Retail Industry, VAT, Competition How To Survive And Prosper While We Make The Successes to Arrive At 2030”. The Forum will run till Monday 8th of May, the day will commence with a Keynote address by Ali Al Saloom – Author, Cultural Consultant, Professional Speaker & TV show host highlighting “The Future of Retail in the GCC. How to Win In this Ever Changing Industry?” the day will progress with expert speakers and will end with the Launch of the Joint MECSC/Retailers education program in Saudi by Prakash Menon – Founder/ Executive Chairman – Global Retail Academy.

Expert Speakers of RECon Forum Jeddah include, Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel – Chairman Jeddah Chamber; Mohammad A. Al Amri – GM Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH); Mounib Hammoud – CEO Jeddah Economic Company Ltd.;Mohammad Alawi – CEO Red Sea Mall; Khalid S. Al Jasser – CEO Arabian Centres; David Macadam – CEO MECSC; ARCH. Anas Serafi – GM Abnia Consulting Engineers; Ali Al Saloom – Author, Cultural Consultant, Professional Speaker & TV personality; Bill Kistler – Executive VP/ MD ICSC, Eng. Wail M. Balkhair – Deputy CEO Al Mahmal Development Co. (Ltd.); Jamil Ghaznawi – Country Head KSA – JLL; Motaz Hajaj – Co Founder/ CEO Chess Tag; Yasser Faisal Al Sharif – CEO Jabal Omar Development Co.; & Prakash Menon – Founder/ Executive Chairman – Global Retail Academy.

To register for RECon Forum Jeddah: visit www.mecsc.org or e-mail:  david@mecsc.org;  lea@mecsc.org or register@mecsc.org

 You can also refer to the webpage of the app for more features at http://mecsc.olasoft.com/site/recon_mobileapp.

 Sponsors of RECon Forum Jeddah 2017:

Platinum Sponsors: Red Sea Mall, Hamat Propert Co., Arabian Centres, Jeddah Economic Company, Jabal Omar Development Co.

Gold Sponsors: Line Investments & Property LLC, Al Othaim Real Estate & Development Co.

Silver Sponsors: Abnia Consulting Engineers, Al Hokair Group, Saudi Bonyan Real Estate Investment.

Bronze Sponsors: Kinan, Al Mahmal Center, Heraa International Mall, Giordano, Umdasch Shopfitting

Official Exhibition Partners: Azab Production Group FZE, Azdef

Social Media Sponsor: Chess Tag

Lanyard Sponsor: Brands International

Support Sponsors: Nearbuy, Global Retail Academy

About MECSC:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres affiliated to the New York based International Council of Shopping Centres has over 70,000 members globally (www.icsc.org), the MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts. Facilitating members to grow their business through retail industry education, business development, conferencing and networking opportunities. The MECSC covers memberships throughout the MENA region and globally through the ICSC.


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