Company Profile

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R) exists to provide our members with the highest quality of content rich, flawlessly executed and promoted networking, education and conferencing events. These events serve the specific needs of our members in each country in the MENA region. Our channels of communication including the Retail People Magazine, The MECS+R Directory and the monthly What's Up Retail Newsletters reach out to our membership of retail industry professionals monthly, quarterly and annually keeping them informed, abreast of the latest information and connected to the retail industry regionally and globally.

Established in 1994, MECS+R has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,000+ industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa and beyond representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing managers, leasing managers and specialists, retailers, consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industry suppliers.

MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Territories



  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen



2nd Floor, DAC Office 207, Unit No. 11, The Offices 2, One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre, PO Box 9292, Dubai, UAE


7 Employees

Active Members

1000+ Members

International Counterparts

Our By-Laws


Our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect

The type of personally identifiable  information that MECS+R collects includes:  name,  address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and may also include information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

The Web Site also allows you to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's mailing and e-mail address to enroll them in an MECS+R seminar, or if you order publications online and want them sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. In addition, when MECS+R members forward MECS+R seminar invitations to third parties, we may collect certain personally identifiable information from those third parties, such as their email address.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Web Site, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill an online order for MECS+R products, or to contact you about issues regarding your membership.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them the relevant information which you have requested for them. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

If you choose to submit User Content for publication, we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our products, programs and services and to enable us to provide a more tailored interface for individual Users.

We may disclose any User's personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.

Staff, Executive Committee Members, Regional Representatives, Volunteers, Agents, and Contractors of MECS+R who may have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for MECS+R. MECS+R members and non-members who have access to personally identifiable information of members and other individuals through the use of the MECS+R website are also required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice, and are required to use such information strictly for business related purposes.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice or as otherwise permitted by law.

We may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you.

Finally, MECS+R will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

The Web Site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Users should consult the other sites' privacy notices as MECS+R has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

The MECS+R sites covered by this Privacy Notice sometimes may offer content which is co-branded with third parties (the "Co-Branded Content"). By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to use the Co-Branded Content. MECS+R has no control over third party use of this information.

MECS+R may use a reputable third party to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its Web pages. Our privacy policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad server may have collected from you.


To enhance your experience with our site, many of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.

Our Commitment to Security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Founding Members

Abdulla bin Eisa Alserkal

Ali Hassan AlKabeer
Al Kabeer Consultants
Mississauga, Canada

Fardan Hassan Al Fardan

Ishwar B. Chugani
Managing Director
Giordano Middle East FZE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Majid Saif Al Ghurair
BurJuman Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Simon Thomson
Retail International
United Kingdom

Walter Kleinschmit
R2E Consultants Inc
Winnipeg, Canada


Executive Committees

MECS+R Chairman


MECS+R Members of the Board 2021-2022


Regional Representatives

MECS+R Regional Representatives


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