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Voice on Demand - Retail Podcast by MECS+R (MECSC)
16 minutes | 3 days ago
Your Customers are Changing. Are You? by David Avrin
David is the author of the book ‘Why Customers Leave (and How to Win Them Back)’ In his session, he will talk about your changing customers with the recent shift in mindset and expectation, how it has affected the retail industry and provide solutions and strategies to drive, retain and attract customers.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Marketing Beyond Crisis: Leveraging The Power Of Location
This episode with Albert Correya from Becomap. Know how business can revive and prevail despite the on-going challenges and how omni-channel presence is going to be the future of retail. Understand how proximity marketing is going to be a game changer. And explore why it has an incomparable increase in conversion rate for retail when compared to other model. www.mecsc.org www.retailcongressmena.com
12 minutes | 2 months ago
(Part 2) - How will you communicate differently? With Shannon Alter, CPM
This is Part 2 of our episode with Shannon Alter, CPM. On this episode we will talk about what to expect for the Retail Industry globally in the next few years. How should retailers and shopping centres interact with one another and what should be their focus? Brought to you by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers. Shannon Alter, CPM is a Member of the MECS+R, to reach out to her, contact us at email@example.com or visit www.mecsc.org
7 minutes | 2 months ago
(Part 1) - How will you communicate differently? With Shannon Alter, CPM
On this episode with Shannon Alter, CPM let us explore her journey in the Retail and Real Estate Industry and get inspired. Let us take this opportunity to learn from her experiences and be prepared in Deal Making, building long-lasting relationships! Establish your path to success by learning the fundamentals to deal with your clients. Brought to you by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers. Shannon Alter, CPM is a Member of the MECS+R, to reach out to her, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mecsc.org
8 minutes | 3 months ago
Retailing in Iraq: Seizing the Opportunity of Change
Explore retailing in Iraq and its opportunities with MECS+R Member, Ihsan Zangana, Managing Director of IZ Developments. Ihsan heads the development of the upcoming Mall of Kirkuk in Erbil, Iraq. With the recent developments in the economy of the country, retail has seen significant changes in its trends. Consumers are also seeking more options for brands. How do we take advantage of these opportunities? Let us explore this topic today, only at the VOD Retail Podcast by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
(Part 2) Virtuous Consumption: When malls and small businesses do good
This is Part 2 of our last week's episode on Virtuous Consumption! To promote the well-being for residents, lets explore how shopping centers and small and medium retail centers acts as catalysts to not only increase local economies but participate in shaping a healthy ecosystem. With Garance Choko, CEO & Founder of Coda Societies, Firm based in NYC that specializes in shaping social and economic infrastructures promoting equity worldwide. For more updates, follow us on www.mecsc.org or email us at email@example.com
8 minutes | 4 months ago
Virtuous Consumption: When malls and small businesses do good
To promote the well-being for residents, lets explore how shopping centers and small and medium retail centers acts as catalysts to not only increase local economies but participate in shaping a healthy ecosystem. With Garance Choko, CEO & Founder of Coda Societies, Firm based in NYC that specializes in shaping social and economic infrastructures promoting equity worldwide. For more updates, follow us on www.mecsc.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
5 minutes | 5 months ago
History 101 on Arabic Perfumes
Another exciting episode with Mostafa Diga, Operations Manager at Abdul Samad Al Quraishi Perfumes Company. An exclusive, with a 150 year old company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Learn how they grow from 3 --> to 370+ branches around the world. And whats in store for them next! For more details or/ to connect with Mostafa and Abdul Samad Al Quraishi Co. contact us at MECS+R, or contact Justin Espiritu at email@example.com www.mecsc.org | Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram www.facebook.com/MECSC.org?ref=ts www.youtube.com/channel/UC1SJQottYoV5RtqFcO6lDMw www.instagram.com/mecsc/ www.linkedin.com/company/696103/admin/ twitter.com/MECSC_ORG
55 minutes | 6 months ago
Impact of COVID-19 In The Shopping Centre and Retail Industry
Special Episode recorded live during the webinar series hosted by the MECS+R. Discussion Points ► E-learning launch for the MECS+R augmenting GVS by end of April/May. ► The MECS+R Directory 2020 launch digitally at the end of April. ► The Retail People Magazine digital launch for May edition at the end of April. ► The Voice on Demand Retail Podcast and Video On Demand Retail Channel to feature more episodes related to the shopping centre and retail industry. ► Insights on how landlords should support the retailers and how the retailers can survive during store shutdown. ► Does a retailer have the legal grounds to break out from the lease or renegotiate the terms using the force majeur clause? ► Tenant / Landlord relationship during the current situation and how landlords might address the retailers. ► Insights on how online retail is affected. ► Insights on the effects of COVID-19 and rebound in China retail. ► Request for rebound plan from the government and government assistance. ► Comments on the changes in the habits of consumers resulting to changes in retailer mix. ► Comments on malls going virtually online. ► Comments on rental rebates, commission or percentage rent.
14 minutes | 7 months ago
Wore The Same Outfit For The 5th Time And Was The Coolest In The Room
Sustainability will be the only way to do business and those who didn’t incorporate in time are going to be left behind. Small changes matter, and it starts from our behavior as consumers. The access to information and the fact that we are more conscious about our impact is doing its part too. Join us today with Vikram Malkani CEO and Founder of The Albex Group.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
Retail Evolution Across The Middle East l Anthony Spary l CBRE
Retail Evolution Across The Middle East (Pre-COVID-19) In this episode we have the honor of having a globally acclaimed and highly regarded expert in the retail and real estate industry, Anthony Spary, Director & Head of Retail at CBRE Dubai. We talk about relaxed licensing laws, direct corporate entry, APAC retailers in the Middle East and new franchise opportunities. As a listener and a retail stakeholder, ask yourself, how do you think the retail landscape will be in the next 5 years?
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Retailer / Landlord Partnerships in a Mature Market – The Open Book Idea
Furqan openly talks about the dynamism in the region where problems such as oversupply, lack of planning, cohesiveness, oversizing of malls, shortage of brands among others are not the same everywhere, but the solutions are. He also shared his thoughts on CAPEX and retailer support as one of the biggest issues faced by the industry today and how we can navigate through it. The goal is not being congruent, having synergy, getting it balance nor the customer experience, it is all about maximization.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Retail Live: Predicting and Influencing Behavior Around The World Using Big Data
In this session learn from the creator of Valuegraphics, David Allison, how you can predict and influence the behavior of your customers and audience by managing Big Data. Bringing messaging, science and motivational data to every idea to every interaction in everything in business and in life. What does data say about customer experience? Change the way you look at the world. How to engage with your audience, client, stakeholders, shareholders and anyone in your life by looking at data differently.
15 minutes | 9 months ago
Centralizing Procurement In Retail: What You Need To Know l Iyas Khatib
Iyas Khatib talks about the importance of having established procurement department for shopping malls, connecting shopping malls who spend in similar categories of indirect spend, aggregate their spend and negotiate better pricing from a group of carefully selected suppliers. In the time of tight margins, it is time to look for new ways of savings and achieving the best value for money. Guest Expert: Iyas Kathib, Partner, Procurement Plus
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Design Thinking: The Key Framework For Successful Retail Innovation In The GCC
In this podcast Scott explains how the leading retailers and creators of game-changing innovations are leveraging Design Thinking to transform their organisations and their approach to innovation, and seeing huge impact on customer experience and bottom line financials as a result. He introduces the key components of Enterprise Design Thinking and explains how after listening to this podcast, listeners within the leading retail portfolio businesses in this region can get Design Thinking accredited and start to make an immediate impact in their role and organization.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Alternative Project Financing Opportunities for Retail Developers
Learn about low-cost funding programs which are available to international companies looking to expand opportunities to market and sell US retail and food services brands. Know how this alternative funding can supplement current funding abilities to expand sales and to acquire new franchise opportunities. American Franchise Export Services (AFES) with David and Robert Junk have enabled the expansion of this important franchises globally. Reference: Website: https://en.afes-fund.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +1 913 219 5358
17 minutes | a year ago
Movie Hour with Debbie - The Importance of Building the Right Team
In this episode, Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas – a movie theater chain owned by Gulf Film LLC talks about ways on how to build a successful team. Its very important to have a multi-cultural team for a diverse kind of audience specially in the retail entertainment industry. Debbie shares some of the best practices they have in place to promote team work at Novo Cinemas to give people the best and the most innovative entertainment experience everyday.
48 minutes | a year ago
Leadership Training - Understanding And Developing Organizational Culture
In this episode, Arthur Carmazzi - Global Top 10 Though Leader, shares the 3 characteristics of a great leader which you must learn and deliver daily. Learn about leadership motivation traits that help develop organizational culture. Useful Links: https://www.directivecommunication.net/ https://cultureevolution.com/ https://coloredbrain.com/
51 minutes | a year ago
The Renaissance Of Physical Retail Space
From the Retail Congress MENA 2019 at Ritz Carlton, DIFC, Dubai, UAE on October 29, 2019. Cate Trotter is the Head of Trends at Insider Trends. She works with brands such as IKEA, Nike, Chanel, Galeries Lafayette. She'll show you a range of forward-thinking brands devising new uses for space, supercharging their growth and profits in the process.
14 minutes | a year ago
Music On Retail
How does Music impact your customers to Retail? In many studies, music and sounds affect the psychology of human beings. Like how the color red, induces hunger or craving for food, in many countries. Music induces many emotions like nostalgia, joy, anger, and even impulse buying. We will tackle today, specifically, how this concept relates to consumer buying behaviors.
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