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March 2023

Apparel Group cements its position as a global retail leader as the Platinum Sponsor at The Retail Summit 2023

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Dubai, UAE – Apparel Group, the leading fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate, took center stage as the Platinum Sponsor at The Retail Summit 2023 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. The coveted annual summit is renowned for bringing together global retail giants to discuss the trends and future of the retail industry, and this year’s edition was no exception. Over the course of two days, the summit hosted the retail industry’s shapers and held panel discussions with C-level executives and speakers from across the world.

The highly-anticipated summit was hosted at the iconic, Atlantis, The Palm, on the 14th and 15th of March. The event brought together local and global renowned retailers, who delved into a two-day extensive agenda discussing the drivers of the future of retail. event and rthe creativity, vision and leadership of .

Notable speakers at the event included Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group, among distinguished panelists alongside fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger. The panel, titled “The Attention Economy: Capturing the Imagination of Today’s Consumer,” explored key strategies and insights for engaging modern customers.

Other distinguished retail visionaries who spoke at the event featured Michael Ward, CEO of Harrods, Kristina Blahnik, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Loves, Tom Athron, CEO of Fortnum & Mason, and Seth Ellison, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. The discussions further emphasized the importance of adapting to the ever-changing retail landscape.

Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group said, “As a company that continually strives to set the pace and direction for the retail industry, Apparel Group is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor at The Retail Summit 2023. Our sponsorship of this event aligns with our corporate strategy to stay ahead of the curve, and collaborate with like-minded visionaries. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to engage with top-level executives and share our innovative and sustainable practices. Our commitment to pushing boundaries and driving growth remains unwavering, and we look forward to shaping the future of retail with our fellow industry leaders.”

About Apparel Group

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 2025+ retail stores and 80+ brands on all platforms while employing over 18,500+ multicultural staff.

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Egypt. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary and Philippines.

Apparel Group has created an omni-channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear, and lifestyles such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot, and Rituals.

Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades.


About The Retail Summit

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. The event is the annual global platform where industry icons share expert knowledge and insights through a cutting-edge agenda. In a world of seismic change and innovation, there has never been a more critical time to meet face-to-face to debate and share future disruptions, advancements and innovations.