Smart Stores Expo showcasing retail tech

Conference and expo focuses on the future of retail technology in the Middle East

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Smart Stores Expo showcasing retail tech HE Juma Mohamed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs of the UAE Ministry of Economy presented a keynote address to the show.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 6, 2018

The Smart Stores Expo is underway at Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center.

The show was opened on Tuesday, with a keynote address from HE Juma Mohamed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs of the UAE Ministry of Economy. In his speech, Al Kait acknowledged that retail has been an important contributor to UAE's economy and will continue to play a pivotal role in the country's development.

The conference included sessions on the smart retail landscape in the Middle East, the future of shopping centres, and digital transformation in retail with AI Technology.

The expo includes representatives from Union Coop, Al Tayer, Landmark and Majid Al Futtaim, and a number of leading vendors in the retail technology space.

"We are pleased to see such enthusiasm from the retail community to innovate and gear up for the future. Harnessing technology to deliver a new shopping experience and grow your business is a key imperative for retailers to find new customers and to hold existing ones.  It is critical for every player in the industry to move forward with new innovations and I can honestly say that Smart Stores Expo is world class in every respect when it comes to resources driving the future of shopping," stated, Jayaraman Nair, Chairman of VIS Exhibition, organizers of the event.

The Smart Stores Expo concludes today, at DWTC.

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