RECon MENA 2017 honours it’s finest at the Awards Gala


The RECon MENA 2017 Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony held on 31st of October at Ritz-Carlton DIFC

The Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton – DIFC glittered with the Awards and the Winners taking home the prestigious trophies; the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner was held on the 31st of October ending the 3 day Recon Conference on a high note. The spectacular Awards & Dinner Gala honoured the most outstanding achievers in Marketing, Retail & Design from the MENA region.

David Macadam – CEO of MECSC says, “Every year at RECon, the Awards Gala is the most anticipated event of the conference and we are truly proud to celebrate excellence & offer recognition to our finest brands & individuals in the Retail & Shopping Mall industry in MENA.”

 The MECSC/ICSC MENA Gold Award winners under Design & Development category include, The Outlet Village from Dubai, UAE & Mall of Qatar from Doha, Qatar for new developments; 360 Mall from Kuwait City, Kuwait for Renovations/Expansions; Monoprix from Doha, Qatar for Retail Store Design; Vox Cinemas from Dubai, UAE for Best MENA Retail Brand; Level Kids – City walk from Dubai, UAE & Saffori Land – Al Othaim Mall – Rabwa from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for Retail Excellence; Kamel Shaban from Brands – Dubai, UAE wins Retail Professional of the year; In the category of Traditional Marketing, The Galleria from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Advertising; Oman Avenues Mall from Muscat, Oman for Cause Related; Mall of the Emirates from Dubai, UAE for Customer Service Experience and/or Engagement; Centrepoint from Dubai, UAE & Dalma Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Digital/Social Media; Dubai Festival City Mall from Dubai, UAE for New/Emerging Technology; The Galleria from Abu Dhabi for Public Relations; Yas Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE & Dubai Festival City Mall for Sales Promotions & Events; Dalma Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Marketing & Sponsorships & Dalma Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Operations/Over all team.

The MECSC/ICSC Silver Award winners under the Design & Development category include, Al Ghadeer Square from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for New Developments; Hayat Mall from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for Renovations/Expansions; Xtremeland Family Entertainment Centre & Centrepoint from Doha, Qatar and Vox Cinemas from Dubai, UAE & Zuhair Pharmacy from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Retail Store Design; Centrepoint from Dubai, UAE takes home the Best MENA Retail Brand; Al Hokair Time from Makkah, Saudi Arabia & Boutique Le Chocolat, City Walk from Dubai, UAE for Retail Excellence; The silver winners under the Traditional Marketing Category include, City Centre Beirut from Beirut Lebanon & The Galleria from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Advertising; Centrepoint & Mall of the Emirates from Dubai, UAE for Cause Related Marketing; Abu Dhabi Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE & Mall of the Emirates from Dubai, UAE for Customer Service Experience and/or Engagement; Mall of the Emirates & City Centre Deira & City Centre Mirdif from Dubai, UAE for Digital/ Social Category; Burjuman Centre from Dubai, UAE, Mall of Qatar from Doha, Qatar & Grand Mall Hail from Hail, Saudi Arabia for Grand Opening, Expansion & Renovation; Burjuman Centre from Dubai, UAE for New/Emerging Technology; Dubai Festival City Mall from Dubai, UAE & Dalma Mall from Abu Dhabi, UAE for Public Relations; The Beach, Burjuman Centre & Mall of the Emirates from Dubai, UAE for Sales Promotion & Events & Al Wahda Mall from Abu Dhabi for NOI Enhancement.


About RECon MENA 2017:

 Jointly organized by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECon Middle East & North Africa 2016 will bring together shopping centre industry professionals, retailers, management and consulting companies, architects and design companies, entertainment and leisure companies, product and service providers to the industry. All under one roof for three days of networking, learning from the best and brightest in the retail industry, deal making, celebrating the 2017 Award winners and exploring new business opportunities, the RECon Conference enables its delegates to complete a years worth of business in just three (3) days.


Sponsors of RECon MENA 2017:


Platinum Sponsors: CELS Events LLC,            Afkar Lighting Equipment Trading Co. LLC,

Al Othaim Real Estate Investment & Dev Co, Abdullah Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Co. & Arabian Oud International


Annual Sponsors: Tamdeen Group


Gold Sponsors: Alef Group LLC, Line Investments and Property LLC, Gulf Related, Red Sea Mall, Dalma Mall, Marakez, Unified Asset & Property Management, Marina Mall, and Aswaq Management & Services and Arabian Centres.


Silver Sponsors: Kinan International Real Estate Development, Retail Emotions, Al Hokair Group & Al Araimi Boulevard


Bronze Sponsors: Yardi, BTC Fashion, Matalan, Mellow Yellow, Tati, Capacita, Premier Marketing Management, JLL, Ezdan Mall, AZDEF & Azab Production Group FZE, Reem Mall, SCS Malls – Rahmaniyah Mall, and Brands International


Exclusive Gala Dinner Sponsor: Ezdan Mall


Conference Break & Lunch Sponsor, Gala Gift Bag Sponsor: Line Investments


Stationery Sponsors: Xpandretail, and Reem Mall


Exclusive Gala Dinner Cocktail Sponsor: BTC Fashion


Lanyard Sponsor: BRANDS International


Delegate Badge Sponsor: Kinan International Real Estate Development


Conference Delegate Bag Sponsor: ALEF Group LLC


Conference Delegate & Gala Gift Sponsors: ALEF, Kinan, BTC Fashion, Gulf Related, Line Investments , Tamdeen, Arabian Oud & Dhamani


Support Partners: Crystal House Sharjah, Crystal Arc Factory LLC, Oleander Flower, Axis Communications, Nearbuy Group, Salesfactory ME


Official Exhibition Contractor: Kingsmen Middle East


Official Technology Partner: Hypermedia


Media Partners: Selfie TV, Khaleej Times, & SCT


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 (, 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 also raises the personal profiles of our members, locally, regionally and globally. The MECSC covers memberships throughout the MENA region and globally through the ICSC. Web: / FB: Twitter: MECSC/ Instagram: MECSC/ Pinterest: MECSC/ For information about the MECSC, please contact: Email: phone +971 4 359 7909

For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & pr – Email: – 765 55255