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Coming up // The Retail Summit 2024

One of the region's finest opportunities to learn and network when it comes to all things retail, is back. The Retail Summit 2024 will take place at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on the 23rd and 24th of April and the fourth edition, promises a packed schedule as ever, including the return of the prestigious Icon Award, an annual tradition honouring the remarkable contributions of individuals who have left a lasting mark on the world of retail.

2024 Women in Retail Reception

Ozwald Boateng OBE

This year, The Retail Summit will proudly present the Icon Award to Ozwald Boateng OBE, Founder and CEO of Ozwald Boateng, recognising his extraordinary contributions to menswear fashion and the retail industry at large. With a career spanning over three decades, Boateng has revolutionised menswear fashion with his unique design aesthetic, seamlessly blending Savile Row tradition with international flair, intricate detail, and unmatched artistry. His impact transcends borders and resonates throughout the fashion industry worldwide.

In honour of Boateng's remarkable achievements, TRS will host an exclusive Icon Dinner on April 22nd. This invite-only event will take place at the award-winning rooftop restaurant CouCou at The View, the Palm, where Boateng will be honoured with the prestigious 2024 Icon Award. Boateng will also take to the stage on day one of the summit.

The Summit will also host a fantastic line-up of empowering speakers for the 2024 Women in Retail Reception, which is always a highlight of the Summit, taking place on April 23rd at 6pm at the Gastronomy Terrace, Atlantis, The Royal.

This year's panel features three inspirational female leaders, including Sima Ganwani Ved, Founder and Chairwoman of Apparel Group; Karen Millen OBE, Founder of Karen Millen and Melissa Odabash MBE, Founder and Creative Director at Melissa Odabash. Together, they will delve into the crucial topic of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Inspiring the Next Generation of Retail Talent’.

Founded in 2018 by Gary Thatcher and Marc Howard, The Retail Summit is a global, content-led event for C-level executives from across the retail industry to come together to learn, connect and debate. More than 800 senior retail professionals will come together and the event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in partnership with Dubai Chambers.

For more information and your last chance to register, visit


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