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Judges Alumni

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical & leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal & external networks, achieve buy-in from senior stakeholders, gain C-suite support and deliver-with-excellence. Well- honed decision-making skills. Collaborative. Keep-it-simple approach.

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Stephen McCallion

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

Andrew is a content strategist and producer with in-house experience from the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and nASDAQ OMX. In the past few years Andrew has mainly been focused on producing online videos and TV advertisements for smartphones, yet his broad career also spans financial communication, consumer PR and B2B copywriting.

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Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

James helped businesses create, transform and grow their digital presence, products and teams using strategy, marketing, product and technology. Working for global brands, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, helping clients understand new busi- ness practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

His Clients include: Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

Martin Kirke

Former Group HR Director Post Office Ltd

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Former Group HR Director Post Office Ltd

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Tony Coll is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation coaches and trainers. A former BBC TV and BBC Radio reporter and producer, he has worked for many years with senior figures from companies and organisations of all sizes; politicians; national and local government officers; health service and utility managers; pressure group spokespeople; charity workers; chief police and fire officers. He worked at cabinet level with the late Veronica Crichton, former director of communications at the Labour Party, in media training several UK government ministers.
Tony’s training can be delivered in the form of personal coaching or consultancy, in groups or as part of wider emergency response training. It covers effective emergency communication with newspapers, radio, TV and social media as well as addressing live audiences.

Tony Coll is an Oxford law graduate who began his career as a newspaper reporter in North East London and Sheffield.  He moved on to the BBC World Service, BBC Radio One ‘Newsbeat’, BBC and commercial local radio and BBC regional TV in Manchester and London.  He has interviewed cabinet ministers and other public figures; researched, produced, reported and presented news and current affairs programmes, from hard news, sequence programmes and “built” documentaries, through live political discussions and phone-ins, to lighter features, celebrity profiles and vox pops.

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Tony Coll

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft
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Omar Rostom

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

International public relations expert and a digital guru with more than 20 years of experience.
- Deputy Managing Director of Edelman EMEA, European Technology – Digital evangelist (2011-2012), fouunder and Managing Director Rumeur Publique (1988, 2011).
- President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 2013.
- Founder of NGO ‘Internet sans Frontières’ (Internet without Borders) in 2007 then WebDiversity in 2011.
- Published author of Allons, enfants de l'Internet! (Publisher: Diateino, 2010).
- Creator of the "ReputationWar" international conference (2013).
- Professor of Lobbying & Influence at INSEEC (since 2010).

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Christophe Ginisty

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland
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Hannu Koikkalainen

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

Guy has 30 years’ experience in international BBC TV news, corporate communications and media consultancy. Now based in the UAE since 2006, he founded and ran for 10 years a successful media training and consultancy firm in London, Greenwich Village PR, working with blue chip clients such as KPMG, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), L’Oreal (Paris) and the Crown Estate.
In 2006, as adviser to the spokesman of the Asian Games Doha, he led the official response to the media onslaught following the death of a competitor.
Guy has worked for many international news organisations such as BBC TV, BBC World Service Radio, International Television News (ITN), Reuters, EuroNews and Channel 4 News.

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Guy Perry

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

EMERGING MARKETS

RETAIL SUMMIT

8-9 December 2016

London, UK

About Emerging Markets Retails Summit 2016

This “Invitation Only” event is for progressive Retail leaders, packed with insight into both industry trends, as well as regulatory updates, giving participants the opportunity to take away invaluable strategic knowledge, and creative ideas.

Reasons To Attend

The Event focuses on showcasing examples of good practice adopted by successful brands.
Join us in December in London to see how you can play a key role in the future of your business: Adopt cutting-edge leadership skills, manage sustainable change, lead winning growth strategy, transform and shape the future of the Business.

This highly interactive and full of content 2 Day will deliver intensive learning and highly enjoyable experience
The different speaking formats will give attendees a range of different sessions to choose from. These included a range of different formats such as Case Studies, highly intensive Fire Learning sessions, and Q&As.

Great Opportunity to share experiences, network and meet your peers during the day as well as at the evening Retail Brilliance AWARDS cocktail reception, celebrating the amazing success of some of the BEST BUSINESSES in the world.

Emerging Markets Retail Summit - Speakers Alumni

Nick Maclean

Managing Director, Middle East, CBRE
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Nick Maclean

Nick Maclean

Managing Director, Middle East, CBRE

Irwin J. Barkan

CEO, BG International
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Irwin J. Barkan

Irwin J. Barkan

CEO, BG International

Dr. Martin Fabe

Partner and Global Head of Strategy, A.T. KEARNEY
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Dr. Martin Fabe

Dr. Martin Fabe

Partner and Global Head of Strategy, A.T. KEARNEY

Sean Staunton

President, Middle East & Africa, DUTY FREE ASSOCIATION, Vice President – operations, Dubai, DUTY FREE

Prior to joining Dubai Duty Free, he was employed with Aer Rianta for 10 years (1990-2000) working in such locations as Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Moscow, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria and Qatar.

Sean is responsible for a team of 5,000 staff who handled a $ 1.8 billion turnover in 2013 as well as 70,000 sales transactions daily.

Sean is President of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) and Chairman of the Dubai Irish Society. He is also President of Dubai Celts Gaelic Athletic Club.

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Sean Staunton

Sean Staunton

President, Middle East & Africa, DUTY FREE ASSOCIATION, Vice President – operations, Dubai, DUTY FREE

Richard Jory

Network Planning General Manager, SHELL

Richard became the General Manager Network Planning in August 2012 and is currently based at Shell’s London corporate office. After joining Shell in 1996 Richard has worked internationally in Shell’s Aviation, Business Development, Marketing, Biofuels and Gas-To-Liquids businesses. He has worked in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. While based in the UAE he was the local lead for all activity across the Downstream.

Richard was born in the UK and graduated from Bath University with a degree in Economics. He is married with two daughters, and outside of work his interests include sport and travel.

Richard is also a keen advocate of sustainable development. He and his wife reforested 15 hectares in Mexico with 18,000 trees to ensure their family is carbon neutral.

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Richard Jory

Richard Jory

Network Planning General Manager, SHELL

Ayaz Maqbool

CEO, Tejuri
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Ayaz Maqbool

Ayaz Maqbool

CEO, Tejuri

Imad Lahad

Director, Digital Strategy Arab Region, APCO Worldwide
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Imad Lahad

Imad Lahad

Director, Digital Strategy Arab Region, APCO Worldwide

David Moore

International Business Development,Russia, MENa, India, SPAR International
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David Moore

David Moore

International Business Development,Russia, MENa, India, SPAR International

Klass Mantel

General Manager, Convenience Retail and Lubricants, SHELL Retail
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Klass Mantel

Klass Mantel

General Manager, Convenience Retail and Lubricants, SHELL Retail

Manu Panda

Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Sfrica for the Information Services Business, MASTERCARD
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Manu Panda

Manu Panda

Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Sfrica for the Information Services Business, MASTERCARD

Aniko Kostyal

Expansion Director russia & Cis, MANGO
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Aniko Kostyal

Aniko Kostyal

Expansion Director russia & Cis, MANGO

Erwan Rambourg

Managing Director, Global Co- head of Consumer and Retail Global Research, HSBC
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Erwan Rambourg

Erwan Rambourg

Managing Director, Global Co- head of Consumer and Retail Global Research, HSBC

Nisreen Shocair

President, Virgin Megastore, Middle East
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Nisreen Shocair

Nisreen Shocair

President, Virgin Megastore, Middle East

Johannes Torpe

Founder, johannes Torpe studios, Creative Director Bang & Olufsen
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Johannes Torpe

Johannes Torpe

Founder, johannes Torpe studios, Creative Director Bang & Olufsen

David Thurling

Vice President - Malls, Al Ghurair Properties
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David Thurling

David Thurling

Vice President - Malls, Al Ghurair Properties

Neil Garner

Applications Manager, ORACLE RETAIL, MEA
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Neil Garner

Neil Garner

Applications Manager, ORACLE RETAIL, MEA

Boris Planer

Chief Economist, PLANET RETAIL
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Boris Planer

Boris Planer

Chief Economist, PLANET RETAIL

Adnan Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer of Al-Shaheer Corporation
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Adnan Ahmed

Adnan Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer of Al-Shaheer Corporation

Retail Brilliance Awards 2016

Has your organisation gone above and beyond to achieve success?

Entering the Retail Brilliance Awards is free for conference Participants!

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