Annual InRetail Summit Saudi Arabia

The prestigious InRetail Summit, held in Jeddah -Saudi Arabia starting from tomorrow, will convene industry pioneers and the retail elite experts. The two-days event will be held at Park Hyatt Jeddah, and will discuss the challenges facing the industry.

InRetail Summit will share and present ideas through individual presentations, discussion and focus groups that will provide everyone with lots of information about the local market. The way how to handle the growing demand for all types of merchandises and luxuries will also be studied.

Mohi’adin Yahya Hakami, deputy secretary general of business sectors at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), supporter and speaker at the event, stated: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Gulf region with an average of SR15,000 per capita.”

 He added: “The Saudi retail sector has reached SR23.7 billion, according to recent reports. The credit goes to various effective factors such as the high annual income, large percentage of youth, increasing consumption rates and the continuous growth in the number of shopping centers, malls and commercial stores in this prosperous market.”

Hakami said: “To benefit from the promising opportunities the Saudi retail market offers, we have to understand its directions, the needs of the consumer and the common shopping behaviors. This is where the InRetail Summit comes in to shed the spotlight on the important issues and topics that the sector pioneers need to tackle and address properly.”

Mohammad Alawi, CEO of the Red Sea Markets Company Ltd. and chairman of the second annual InRetail Summit, stated: “The InRetail Summit intends to convene shopping mall owners, retail corporate executives, business developers and solutions architects to discuss the upfront challenges that face the Saudi retail sector, which will be the pivot topics of the summit.”  Alawi continued: “The summit will also review the new anticipated malls environment and discuss all the means to ensure sustainability for the sector. As well, the participants will review the directions and solutions that should be taken toward contributing to a better future for the retail sector in Saudi Arabia.”

InRetail Summit is supported by a number of major Saudi companies, the most important among them being Red Sea Markets Company, knowledge partner of the event, Innovative Sponsor SAP, Silver Sponsors RBS, NCR Red Box Digital and Cradlepoint and the smart business technologies and solutions, Bronze Sponsor BI Solutions and Qlik and Associate Sponsors Ejada, Cegid and ShopperTrak.

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