World Retail Congress discussed innovation in retail, will return to Dubai in 2017

Held for the first time outside Europe, the 10th World Retail from April 12 and 14 in Dubai saw more than 1,300 participants from 58 countries.

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Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has agreed with the World Retail Congress to host the 11th edition of the event in Dubai next year.

Held for the first time outside Europe, the 10th World Retail from April 12 and 14 in Dubai saw more than 1,300 participants from 58 countries.

The three-day event discussed disruption and innovation within retail and issues around customer engagement apart from the future of the sector. Patrick Chalhoub, CEO, Chalhoub Group; and Nisreen Shocair, president, Virgin Megastores Mena also spoke at the event.

Hamad Buamim of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: “The World Retail Congress has become another major platform in Dubai that will contribute significantly to the growth of the retail sector in the region and the international level.” Ian McGarrigle of the World Retail Congress said: “This year, we have seen our biggest ever attendance, with the highest proportion of retailers, many of which are at CEO level, and we are excited to announce that the Congress will return to Dubai in 2017.”