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Voice on Demand - Retail Podcast by MECS+R (MECSC)
15 minutes | 18 days ago
Virtual Reality: The Future of Retail Entertainment in Shopping Malls
FEC's or Family entertainment centres, rapidly became the anchor tenants across the globe in different shopping centres in the past several years. And simply because it became an essential element to provide the experience inside malls. With the advancement of technology, a dream for most people has become a reality recently, and that is Virtual Reality. We invited Mr. Frederic Fittousi - MD of Virtual Centre today, to explain to us the future of retail-entertainment. Frederic@virtualcenter.ae, www.virtual-center.com
49 minutes | a month ago
Retail Rescue: How to reposition a struggling retail development asset?
Mr. Phil McArthur, a member of MECS+R since 1996, will discuss on this episode about the best practices and the how to's on developing retail assets correctly. Mr. Phil have developed and advised many shopping centres that are now successful today, including but not limited to, MAF Shopping Malls, Citystars Cairo, Al Futtaim Malls and more.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Is Pakistan your next must visit place on earth?
With Habil Ahmed Khan, Director of Operations for The Gulberg Mall & Signature Living in Islamabad, Pakistan. We had a lovely discussion about the vast opportunities of retailing in Pakistan. How the increasing tourism will affect the retail industry. And why the country is getting more and more attention from tourists in a global scale. Do you want to know more? Contact email@example.com
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Retail Property Management Company Resilience & Sustainable Future
Learn about today's business model challenge, building a resilient enterprise, why resilience is important and how to become a more resilient company. Let's hear from Mohammad Alawi, CEO and partner of REDS Real Estate Development Solutions in Jeddah. REDS thrives to help fill the gaps in the kingdom’s real estate market by introducing unique commercial/mixed-use real estate products that are interlaced with the end user’s day to day life.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Hospitality Mindset – Thinking-Hospitality To Maximising Service And Sales
FOOD+DESIGN+SERVICE (Excellence) = SALES + MANAGEMENT = ASSET GROWTH Francis Loughran, founding director of Future Food, specialising in Food, Restaurant and Hospitality Consultancy shares his insights on the importance of hospitality mindset to reinvigorate the hospitality industry. -Using solid and relevant data and personal experience to master planning a customer-centric food and hospitality mix -Calculating sustainable volumes of food and hospitality to ensure MAT maximization, a balanced mix and future proofing order to reduce risk -Develop a mix that reflects a range of authentic and passionate-food operators - local, national and international -Proven food and hospitality operators that understand the values and vision of the mall project and implement the business of food approach to the business case and creativity of passionate foodies. Food and design are inseparable – design to succeed and budget accordingly
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Being Resilient and Hopeful in a Time of Change by Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Bob Phibbs is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, marketing mentor, author of three books, and motivational business speaker. In 1994, Phibbs started his retail consulting company, The Retail Doctor. His clients include some of the largest retail brands in the world including Bernina, Brother, Caesars Palace, Hunter Douglas, Lego, Omega, Hearts on Fire, Vera Bradley and Yamaha. One of the top retail influencers of 2018 and a Top Voice on LinkedIn, Phibbs is also an American Express merchant advisor, IBM retail futurist, and RetailWire BrainTrust partner. He has appeared on ABC, Fox, MSNBC, PBS and he and his work have been featured in articles in Entrepreneur, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He performs business makeovers for the Los Angeles Times. With over 30 years experience beginning in the trenches of retail and extending to senior management positions, Phibbs has been a corporate officer, franchisor, and entrepreneur. He received the highest increase in sales from South Coast Plaza, at that time the highest grossing mall in the USA.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Changes in Customer Behavior & Marketing Strategies for Retailers
How did the covid-19 pandemic changed customer’s behavior? On this episode with Alyssa Almaiahi, Creative Director of Mint Stalk Creative and Digital Agency, let’s explore the changes and effective marketing strategies to which combines online and in-store tactics to drive sales and loyalty. Brought to you by the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers. Do you want to know more? To reach out to Alyssa, contact their Mint Stalk UAE office on +971 58 504 8627 or send her an email directly at Alyssa@mintstalk.com
16 minutes | 6 months 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 | 7 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 | 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mecsc.org
7 minutes | 8 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 email@example.com or visit www.mecsc.org
8 minutes | 9 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 | 9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 minutes | 10 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 email@example.com
5 minutes | a year 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 | a year 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 | a year 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 | a year 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 | a year 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 | a year 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.
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