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Cost

USD 1,000 USD 2,000 USD 3,000 USD 5,000
Individual Membership 4 8 12 20
Additional Membership USD 200 USD 200 USD 190 USD 180
RPM Feature Page - Once a year. Company name and logo on MECSC Corporate Membership Page
VIP Event Registration
Directory Company Listing
Transferrable Individual Membership - Upon member/employee leaving the company
Newsletter Advertisement Company- Unlimited
Social Media Advertisement (Company) - Unlimited
Corporate Membership Logo
Corporate Membership Certificate
Directory Feature Page - Once a year. Company name and logo on MECSC Corporate Membership Page
Job Portal - Employer Posting
Company Branding Opportunity (During Events) Networking. Company name and logo on MECSC Digital Screen
Website Branding (Corporate Membership)
Newsletter Advertisement Individual - Unlimited
Job Portal - Employee Posting
Social Media Advertisement (Member) - Unlimited
Directory Member Listing
Individual Membership Logo
Online Directory Access
Hotel Partners/Discounts
Networking Event Pass
JTR School Discount Member Rate Member Rate USD 50
off for max 10 members
USD 100
off for max 10 members
RECon Event Member Rate Member Rate USD 50
off for max 10 members
USD 100
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Individual Membership


Benefits

Individual

Cost

USD 200
Individual Membership 1
Additional Membership USD 200
RPM Feature Page - Once a year. Company name and logo on MECSC Corporate Membership Page
VIP Event Registration
Directory Company Listing
Transferrable Individual Membership - Upon member/employee leaving the company
Newsletter Advertisement Company- Unlimited
Social Media Advertisement (Company) - Unlimited
Corporate Membership Logo
Corporate Membership Certificate
Directory Feature Page - Once a year. Company name and logo on MECSC Corporate Membership Page
Job Portal - Employer Posting
Company Branding Opportunity (During Events) Networking. Company name and logo on MECSC Digital Screen
Website Branding (Corporate Membership)
Newsletter Advertisement Individual - Unlimited
Job Portal - Employee Posting
Social Media Advertisement (Member) - Unlimited
Directory Member Listing
Individual Membership Logo
Online Directory Access
Hotel Partners/Discounts
Networking Event Pass
JTR School Discount Member Rate
RECon Event Member Rate
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Expand your Network


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We provide multiple platforms to help you get connected to all other professionals in the industry


Spring Board Networking Events

Attended by over 250 industry professionals, a great avenue to network and make new connections which takes place on different countries in the MENA region organized by MECSC and its Regional Representatives.






RECon MENA (Annual Retail Conference)

Organized by the MECSC, RECon Middle East & North Africa brings together Shopping Centre Industry Professionals, Retailers, Management and Consulting Companies, Architects and Design Companies, Entertainment and Leisure Companies, Product and Service Providers to the industry, all under one roof for two days of Industry Leaders speeches, Education, Networking and Deal Making while exploring new business opportunities.


MECSC Online Directory

Have an exclusive access to our database 24/7 and connect to over 1,000 members in the region, 500+ Shopping Centres, 900+ Retailers and 500+ Product and Service Providers.

Advance your Profile


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Learn more and be certified globally. Be ahead of everyone in the game.


John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals

With three (3) levels to choose from based on your professional experience, JTR covers a comprehensive, concentrated, rigorous course taught by prominent Shopping Centre industry experts from the USA, Europe and the Middle East who serve as the faculty. Disciplines include Management, Marketing, Leasing, Visual Merchandising, Shopping Centre Security and Risk Management.



In-house Training

Customized Educational Programs are available to fit your company’s needs, done when and where you want it. This program has been successfully done in Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia over the past few years.







Online Training

Some online courses are made available for members who can only don short courses trainings during their free time. Choose from as short as 1-hour session to as long as 6 months courses to be done on your own pace.

Promote and Grow your Business


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The MECSC provides media for members to promote their business for growth and expansion. From Traditional to Digital Marketing platforms, and through Deal Making Sessions and Gala Awards during the Annual Conferences.


The Retail People Magazine

With readership in 45 countries our magazine creates a voice in the Middle East and North Africa region. The Retail People Magazine aim is to help you facilitate your business and to raise your personal profile in the retail industry locally, regionally and globally. The magazine is distributed to its members through mailings, MECSC-hosted events and other partnerships. Your ad will be seen and read by the 10,000+ industry professional who receive The Retail People Magazine each year.

Deal Making Session

Do a year’s worth of business in three days at the annual Recon MENA. Get a VIP room or a meeting area for leasing opportunities for Retail Developments, showcasing new/existing retail concepts for retail brands. These 2- dayy sessions building awareness of products and services available for the retail and shopping Centres industries.

Annual MENA Awards

Win in the most recognized achievements for Professional Excellence in the Global Retail Industry. Annual awards are given on various categories such as Traditional Marketing, Net Operating Income (NOI) Enhancement, Design and Development, Retail Excellence, Best Mena Retail Brands, Best New Technology in Retail and Retail professional of the Year.

Monthly Newsletter

Received by 10,000+ subscribers worldwide, our monthly newsletter can absolutely get your words out there to the right audience. Any marketing campaign, Press Releases, Company updates, and Product Launches are 100% welcome to be included.

Social Media Advertisement

With over 20,000 combined followers and mostly within the Shopping Centre and Retail Industries, your advertisements and or updates will reach your target viewers.

Resources (Exclusive access for members only)


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Have an exclusive access to Industry Related Reports and receive first hand information through our Monthly Newsletter, MECSC Directory and Retail People Magazine.

  • Online Member’s Directory: MECSC helps you connect with other industry professionals and build a network of professional relationships by providing you exclusive member access to MECSC Member Database, our online directory of member contacts
  • Online Malls Directory: Discover valuable information on retail developments in the MENA region
  • Online Products and Services Directory: Look in a comprehensive listing of products and service suppliers
  • Specialized Industry Publications: A wide range of specialized publications by industry experts which are only authorized to be distributed only by MECSC & ICSC
  • Online e-Newsletter: Members receive a monthly compilation of news and features from the industry via email

Registration Form


Fill-out the registration form below and send it to membership@mecsc.org
 















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Retail People Magazine


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The Official Magazine of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres

Raise your personal profile in our quarterly issue magazine!

The Retail People Magazine is the foremost source of knowledge and information for the retail industry, where MECSC members can have an active voice in the activities of our organization. The magazine is a tool for bringing people together, educating, discussing and enhancing our industry, and showcasing the great things happening in our industry in the MENA region. Retail People aim is to help you to facilitate your business and to raise your personal profile in the retail industry locally, regionally and globally.

With readership in 45 countries, we are creating a voice in the Middle East and North Africa region. The magazine is distributed to its members through mailings, MECSC-hosted events, and other partnerships. Your ad will be seen and read by the 10,000+ industry professionals who receive Retail People each quarter. The e-magazine is available on the MECSC website and 4,000+ social media followers. Available as well in issuu.com which reach more audiences.

If you would like to include a story or feature on our magazine, please contact David Macadam, CEO at david@mecsc.org / Mariz Matocdo, Marketing Officer at customercare@mecsc.org or call at +971 4 359 7909.

  • Are you a Shopping Centre looking to lease space?
  • Are you a Retailer interested to enter the market or expand your operations?
  • Are you a Service Provider looking to market a product or your services?


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Magazine Issues



Issues

2018 Q2 ISSUE 15

Global Trends on Food, Entertainment, Media and Technology

Cover Story: Mr. Majed Al Hokair, Group Vice Chairman of the Al Hokair Group, shares his family’s commitment to entertainment in Saudi Arabia

Issues

2018 Q1 ISSUE 14

Creating Exceptional Experiences

Cover Story: Mohammed J. Al Marzouq, Chairman, Tamdeen Group, about Building Great Places, Creating Exceptional Experiences and Delivering Outstanding Sales

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2017 Q4 ISSUE 13

REINVENTION

Cover Story: Special RECon MENA 2017 Edition

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2017 Q3 ISSUE 12

Education and Technology in Retail

Cover Story: Maimunah Shebani, Managing Director of the Retail Agency addressing the employment gap in Oman through retail training.

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2017 Q2 ISSUE 11

Men & Women in Retail

Cover Story: Alessandro Gaffuri Founder & CEO of CELS Group talks about the why of customer engagement in retail marketing

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2017 Q1 ISSUE 10

Fashion and Lifestyle

Cover Story: Kamel Shaban of Brands International talks about revolutionizing Men’s Fashion

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2016 Q4 ISSUE 9

The Customer & Innovation

Cover Story: Special RECon Edition

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2016 Q3 ISSUE 8

Specialty Retail

Cover Story: GATE AVENUE at DIFC – A First of its kind urban lifestyle destination

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2016 Q2 ISSUE 7

Leisure and Entertainment

Cover Story: MG Worlds of Adventure – the world’s largest indoor theme park

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2016 Q1 ISSUE 6

Fashion and Beauty

Cover Story: Samar Akkou, CSM, CLS – Youngest Woman to achieve ICSC Certification in the Middle East.

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2015 Q4 ISSUE 5

Great to Legendary

Cover Story: Special RECon Edition

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2015 Q3 ISSUE 4

Retail Consumer Trends

Cover Story: Nidal Jamjoom, Trailblazing CEO of Kinan International shares how the KSA retail landscape will transform in the coming years

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2015 Q2 ISSUE 3

Food Retail - Leading retail strategies trends and opportunities for the F&B Sector

Cover Story: Ivana Gazivoda Vucinic, CMD, CLS talks about F&B Revolution

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2015 Q1 ISSUE 2

Women in Retail - Five Influential women in the retail sector share their views

Cover Story: Interview with Salma Shasha’a from Jordan

Issues

2014 Q1 ISSUE 1

Retail People Launch

Cover Story: Mohammad Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Mall talks about his ambitious expansion plans

Testimonials


I have been a member of MECSC for the past 15 years and owe them a ‘thank you’ for keeping me up-to-date with the retail and shopping centre industry. Working in a dynamic and ‘fast-paced industry’ it can be a struggle to be in accord with the new developments, retailers, trends and key people shaping the industry. The Retail People Magazine keeps me informed, insightful and in touch with the industry.”

LIZELLE FITOUSSI  
CMD, UAE

As one of the article contributors to Retail People Magazine, the main thing I can say is that at every retail event I have attended locally or regionally, people seem to know who I am because they have either read an article of mine or have seen a photo of me in the magazine. I cannot think of a more effective way to give me the exposure in my career that I need to build the right relationships and facilitate business.”

MAIMUNAH SHEBANI  
OMAN

For the past few years retail industry in the Middle East has transformed and Middle East Council of Shopping Centres has helped us a lot to keep up to date with everything new. When I joined MECSC, I didn’t know many people and as well was not aware with latest updates of the retail market. The magazine helped me in understanding new trends, keep update with new projects in the market. I owe MECSC a lot of our success of where we are and helping us and I hope it can help others like me.”

KAMEL SHABAN  
UAE

MECSC ’s Retail People Magazine is providing global knowledge and exposure to both its readers and contributors. As a contributor, the magazine pushes me to always be on top of the topics covered & be on a constant quest for knowing and achieving more to share with the reader's substantial experience, expertise, and content. That in turn elevates my knowledge, skills, and profile, and also boosts my exposure within a bigger network of professionals; all funneling towards enhanced career opportunities and progress.”

SAMAR AKKOU  
LEBANON

This is a great initiative by the MECSC! It gives one an idea of the happenings and views in our industry in the region, draws attention to ideas that are trending and is another way to connect within our f r a t e r n i t y . I t ’s a l s o a w a y f o r m e m b e r s i n o u r f r a ternity to contribute to the industry. The magazine has evolved and has grown from strength to strength and I look forward to many more especially young people contributing to the magazine.

AVIJIT YADAV  
CMD,CSM,CLS,CDP,CRX, KUWAIT

We treasure our market, we believe in the value of exposure to our business community and Retail People Magazine excels at providing this. It is a great way to hear and be heard by the relevant audience. It provides the opportunity to our brand to be associated with a strong and reputable association like MECSC. This leads us to great networking opportunities, assures a solid establishment and ultimately, the ‘brand recognition’ that is deserved. As we work directly with several newcomers, retailers and malls, it is a part of our established marketing strategy to introduce RPM as a vehicle to promote themselves.

ALESSANDRO GAFFURI  
UAE

Retailers and shopping centers are a nexus of transaction and transformation for the Middle East region, and RPM’s audience include stop management in these sectors. The magazine provides a unique channel for bringing new ideas to the professional community, which makes it most attractive to contribute to RPM and join MECSC. Besides the excellent reach and quality of the magazine, the RPM staff is highly professional and easy to work with, and this makes it a pleasure to participate!

SHAH KARIM  
USA
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