Middle East Council of Shopping Centres conducts the “John T. Riordan Global School for Retail Real Estate Professionals”

JTR starts from 16th until 20th of April at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC – Dubai, UAE.


Dubai, April 9th 2017  – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres – (MECSC) will be hosting (JTR) –John T. Riordan Global School For Retail Real Estate Professionals at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, in DIFC from 16th until 20th of April. The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC), is the region’s largest retail industry association representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing and leasing managers, retailers consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industry suppliers from the retail industry.

David Macadam – CEO of Middle East Council of Shopping Centres says, “One of MECSC’s roles in the region is to offer education and awareness about the retail sector; JTR’s five- day program covers comprehensive, concentrated, rigorous course taught by prominent shopping centre industry experts from the USA, Europe and the Middle East who serve as faculty.”


JTR’s faculty this year has top retail professionals including – Alex Andarakis & Emre Pelin (Andarakis Advisory Services); Malik Qaiser (Ezdan Mall); Priya Chellani (JLL); Stephanie Chartier (Al Farwaniya Properties Management); Furqan Athar (McArthur & Company); Karen Scott (CBRE, Skye Group, Americas Retail Project Management); Marwan Eskandarani (Kamal Osman Jamjoom); Adrian Lee; Jamal Al Shawish ( Alef Group); Bruce Von Kaufmann (Meraas); Kevin Ryan (Gulf Related); Colin Beaton (Limelight);  Franka Lange (Arabian Centres); Pam Bryson (Aldar Properties); Omar Khoory (Nakheel)  and Greg Vogt (Gulf Related).

The ICSC/MECSC Schools for Professional Development (Levels 1 & 2) is a 5-day program leading to an ICSC Certificate. Courses start from 16th until 20th of April. In conjunction with the training, MECSC will be hosting the Next Generation Networking Event on Tuesday the 18th of April at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC, Dubai, UAE. Next Gen Dubai offers the ideal platform and opportunity for retail and shopping mall professionals to network and grow their business.

The Gold Sponsors for the Next Generation Networking event include, Savant Data Services, Brands International & Kingsmen Middle East LLC. The Annual Sponsors are Afkar Lighting, CELS events, Alef Group & Arabian Centres.

To RSVP for this event, please click the link Register Online or visit www.mecsc.org for more details.

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