Brick & Mortar and Beyond

Consumers. Choice. Confidence.

With total global retail sales projected to reach $28 trillion by 2020, companies across the world have their best people working hard to capitalise on the growth of retail spending. So, competition levels are extremely high right now and now with the rise of direct-to-consumer retailers who further diversify the market… The pressure is truly on, and new technology is a way for retailers to beat the competition. New innovations bring new solutions while also prompting improved customer experiences across various touchpoints. Brick & Mortar and Beyond will demonstrate who’s leading in these innovations, and how this trend is being executed in different ways.  

- Star lineup: Future-focused retailers who set the bar on technologies and solutions across digital, ecommerce, retail, innovation and customer experiences

- Stay up to date with the cutting-edge insights and discover the latest technologies and solutions that change the way you engage with your customers

- Learn from the latest campaign and innovation in retail, payments, e-commerce, data, AI, AR & VR, voice and robotics


  • Abdellah Iftahy

    Abdellah Iftahy

    Partner, McKinsey & Company United Arab Emirates
    Abdellah is a Partner in McKinsey & Company's Dubai Office. He leads the consumer and retail practice in the Middle East and is an active member of the global Strategy service line at McKinsey.
  • Ashish Tulsian

    Ashish Tulsian

    Co-Founder & Chief Everything Officer, POSist India
  • Bart Denolf

    Bart Denolf

    CEO Franchise, Sacoor Brothers United Arab Emirates
  • Greg Moore

    Greg Moore

    Corporate VP, Health Technology & Alliances, Microsoft United States
  • Joe AbiAkl

    Joe AbiAkl

    Chief Corporate Development Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding
  • Joe Stringer

    Joe Stringer

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tenx Health United Kingdom
  • Kai Schmidhuber

    Kai Schmidhuber

    Digital & Innovation Expert Germany
  • Lisen Almgren

    Lisen Almgren

    Head of Soundry & In-Store Music, Epidemic Sound
  • Pawel Kolacz

    Pawel Kolacz

    Co-Founder & CEO, IAMBOT Inc. United States
  • Phillip Raub

    Phillip Raub

    Co-Founder & President, B8ta & Co-CEO, Toys “R” Us United States
  • Syed Usamah

    Syed Usamah

    Director of Engineering, ThredUP United States
  • Tom Otton

    Tom Otton

    Founder & CEO, Creative Media Agency

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