RECon 2015 Testimonials

Maimuhna Shebani

"Being involved in the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres has been a stepping stone in my career because ever since the first time I attended the RECon in 2012, I really understood the dynamics and the involvement of the association in the Middle East and how important it is to the health of the retail industry across the region."


Maimunah Shebani
General Manager 
INMA 

Member Since 2012

Simon Wilcock “RECon is the single best most specific forum for communication in retail and retail estate in the Middle East. You have events that are bigger, you have events that are small and naturally but the reality check is that the main decision makers, the biggest businesses, the more relevant businesses are in this space.”

Simon Wilcock 
Chief Executive Officer 
Arabian Centres Real Estate Company 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member Since 2002

Marwan Eskandarani “RECon has been important for us over the years. The networking is invaluable, and what we get from the networking from people here is very important for us as well as the conference room sessions that we get a lot of information from all over the word. We think bringing experts from the market from all over the world from retail sector category and shopping mall category only contributed positively over the year. We are also excited this year to see that there was a deal-making session being set-up, this has only completed our RECon experience.”

Marwan Eskandarani
Business Development Director
Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC
Dubai, UAE

Member Since 2014

Mohamed Abdellatif Lotfy CRX,CSM,CLS “It’s a good chance for us to make the branding for our brands and company and to see the opportunities in the GCC and MENA. We are here to communicate with other developers and retailers to share the information and spend our knowledge to see how we get the benefits from the deals that we are making during these 3 days.”

Mohamed Abdellatif Lotfy CRX,CSM,CLS
Business Consultant - Property Management
Mudon Ahlia Real Estate
Safat, Kuwait

Member Since 2005

Mustafa Mohamed Al Marzooqi “It’s a good networking event, you will get to know what other retailers are doing in the market, it’s a good chance to see what other shopping centres are evolving and developing. So it’s a good information sector to know what going on in the region.”

Mustafa Mohamed Al Marzooqi
General Manager- Community Retail
Aldar Properties PJSC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Member Since 2015

Avijit Yadav “The MECSC is the most active partners of the ICSC as part of its global program and obviously very vital and exciting dynamic organization with all the activities in the shopping centre area in these region. The shopping centre industry in the gulf region is very exciting and inspiring. ICSC can really help to educate and bring members together and help them understand how to be more successful in their projects because there are a lot of best practices over the world that ICSC sees because of our global reach.”

Stephen Lebovitz
Chairman
International Council of Shopping Centres
New York, USA

Avijit Yadav, CMD, CSM, CDP, CLS, CRX “One of the biggest benefits of coming to this event is that we network with the industry professionals with all kinds of walks of life. You meet people from the industry, who are suppliers and vendors in the industry. RECon is where you get together, where you connect, you network, you learn from the conversation from each other, you learn the projects that are going on in the industry.”

Avijit Yadav, CMD, CSM, CDP, CLS, CRX
Chief Operating Officer
GLA Management

Member Since 2002