World Retail Awards entries closing soon

world retail congress awardsMore than 1000 CEOs and senior retail executives will descend on the Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai for the 10th edition of the World Retail Congress held between April 12-14 this year.

At the congress retail executives from across the globe will come together to discuss the changing demands of contemporary consumers and the future of retail.

The three-day event will close with the World Retail Awards, a global industry event that recognises and honours retail excellence. Since the awards launched in 2007 retailers from around the world have presented their work on a global stage, allowing brands to showcase their innovation and excellence across various segments of the industry.

“We saw a lot more new retail coming to the store to ‘copy’ our idea,” said Eataly USA CEO, Nicola Farinetti, winners of best new retail concept in 2014. “Inspiration from other businesses and applying to yours is the best way to innovate.”

BreadTalk, one of China and Singapore’s leading bakery outlets, says it enjoyed new levels of publicity after it won of the growth market retailer of the year award in 2014. “As our business is predominantly in Asia and the Middle East, it was good exposure for other retail owners to get to know our brand and our business better,” said BreadTalk group senior VP brand development group, Joyce Koh.

The awards feature nine categories in total, including new addition for 2016 the Rodney Fitch Award for Innovation and Creativity.

Entry for the awards close on February 2 and can be completed via:

Inside Retail is partnering with Monash Business School’s Australian Consumer, Retail and Services (ACRS) research unit to take a delegation of senior retail executives to the next World Retail Congress event at subsidised cost.

Australian Retail executives who are interested in joining the Inside Retail-ACRS World Retail Congress Dubai 2016 delegation can obtain more information by emailing


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