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January 2024

Apparel Group unveiled as the Headline Partner for the 10th Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit 2024 in Riyadh, KSA

Apparel Group Head Office Building

Apparel Group, a leading global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate, has announced its headline partnership with the prestigious Retail Leaders Circle (RLC) MENA Summit for its milestone 10th anniversary, set to take place on February 19-20, 2024, at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, KSA. 

This year’s summit, celebrating a decade of retail and commerce leadership, will focus on themes like innovative growth strategies, the impact of AI and technology, and evolving consumer trends. Apparel Group’s partnership with RLC MENA aligns with its commitment to driving innovation and excellence in the retail industry. 

During the summit, Sima Ganwani Ved, Founder & Chairwoman of the Apparel Group will be a distinguished speaker bringing a wealth of expertise to the conversation on Diversity, Inclusivity, and Women’s Empowerment. With a profound commitment to fostering inclusive environments and advancing gender equality, Sima Ganwani Ved has been a driving force for positive change within the retail industry, she commented “As we navigate the evolving landscape of the retail industry, I am excited to share insights at the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit. Embracing diversity, fostering inclusivity, and empowering women are not just ideals but essential strategies for a thriving and progressive business environment.” 

Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, “We are excited to partner with the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit on its 10th anniversary. This event represents a convergence of ideas and innovations that are shaping the future of retail. Apparel Group has always been at the forefront of embracing change and fostering growth in the retail sector. Our partnership with RLC MENA is a testament to our commitment to leading the industry through innovation and thought leadership.” 

“We are thrilled to welcome Apparel Group as a Headline Partner in the 2024 Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit”, said Panos Linardos, Chairman of the Retail Leaders Circle. “Apparel Group’s long-standing industry leadership aligns with our mission to strengthen the entire retail ecosystem across the Middle East and North Africa region by stimulating innovation, building synergies, promoting inclusivity, and driving industry excellence.” 

The summit is anticipated to be a significant event, uniting global CEOs, policymakers, and industry pioneers to discuss and shape the future of retail and commerce. 

About Apparel Group LLC 

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 2100+ retail stores and 85+ brands on all platforms while employing over 20,000+ 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, 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.