Connecting Retailers for the Future of Retail

RETAIL CONGRESS MENA The Voice of the Shopping Centre & Retail Industry in the MENA Region

The region’s largest retail & shopping centre event in the region, the Retail Congress MENA is being held from the 5th to the 6th of December 2022 at Ritz Carlton Hotel IN DIFC Dubai.

The congress will address how we can build back better for the future as the year 2022 presents the retailers, mall owners and service providers opportunity to pave the way for the next evolution – the Retail Reborn.

The Retail Congress (RECON) MENA will enable attendees to learn new insights, strategies and exciting innovation opportunities that is set to make the world of shopping and retail keep going and emerging.

Organized by The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers (MECS+R), Retail Congress (RECON) MENA will bring together the retail industry professionals, all under one roof for two days of invigorating, stimulating discussion and world-class content, networking, deal making and establish lucrative business relationships while sharing important views and experiences with key-players in the retail industry.

MECS+R or The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers is the regional trade body representing the Retail Real Estate Industry in the MENA Region since 1994. MECS+R has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of regional and international industry professionals.

The Council represents shopping mall owners, developers, marketing managers, leasing managers and specialists, retailers, consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industry suppliers. MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.

MECS+R exists to provide members with the highest quality of content-rich, flawlessly executed and promoted networking, education and conferencing events. These events serve the specific needs of members in each country in the MENA region.


The MECS+R’s vision is to represent, promote and develop the Shopping Centre & Retail Industry in the Middle East and North Africa. This is done through Professional Development & Training Programs for Industry Professionals, Networking Opportunities, Industry Specific Resources & Publications, Retail Industry, shopping malls, Retail Training, Retail Certifications, Customized Education, Retail Conference, Networking Events, Deal Making Sessions, Shopping Malls Directory, Retailers Directory, and Service Providers Directory.

The Council’s channels of communication include the Retail People Magazine, MECS+R Directory and What’s Up Retail Newsletter that reaches out to the retail industry professionals monthly, quarterly and annually. The content keeps members informed and helps them stay abreast of the latest information relating to the retail industry regionally and globally.

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