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An introduction from our Chair: Peter Page, MENA-based Group Loss Prevention Manager
Welcome to Retail Risk – Dubai 2018.

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as this year’s Chair.

More about Peter…

Peter is an experienced security practitioner with over 22 years’ experience at all levels across many industry sectors. He specialises in loss prevention, profit protection and organisational resilience.

Since 2006, Peter has worked throughout the Middle East and North Africa and is currently employed as Group Loss Prevention Manager by one of the region’s largest conglomerates.

Peter earned his CPP board certification in 2012. He is currently the Vice Chairman for the Dubai Chapter of ASIS International and serves as a member of the Middle East Advisory Council.

Peter has an MSc in Business Continuity, Security & Emergency Management and wrote his dissertation on implementing ISO 22301- for which he received a distinction. He also has a post-graduate certificate in Security Management and is a lead auditor for seven international standards. Peter is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute and a Member of the Security Institute.

Peter is dedicated to raising the professionalism of the security industry and in particular, the development of fellow security practitioners through education and certification: Peter received the PCB award for his service to teaching the CPP certification and is an adjunct lecturer for Edith Cowen University, teaching the Diploma in Aviation Security.

If you were building a new business, how would you deal with Risk?: Mazen Chedid – Founder & CEO, Your Arabian Doll

Entrepreneur Mazen Chedid has done just that, and for him risk management underpins everything he does, both personally and professionally. In this thought-provoking and informative session Mazen will consider the risks he’s taken in building his business, and discuss the strategies he uses in managing day-to-day risks including Price, Supply and Supplier risks, with case study examples. He also looks at one of the highest risk concerns in his business: warehouse and inventory optimization. How do you find the perfect balance to prevent stock-outs, improve demand response time and asset utilization, reduce inventory and enable faster order cycle times?

More about Mazen…

Mazen Chedid is a Lebanese entrepreneur with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University and a passion to turn his ideas into reality. He has worked in the retail management sector during his career and he founded his main brand Your Arabian Doll under his holding company Arabian International Fashion. It launched 10 branches within its first year with minimal resources, produced over 150 product ranges in its category and sold over 4,800 items within the first 15 months of launching the brand. One of Mazen’s distinctive business strategies is a highly collaborative B2B incorporation into his products, fuelled by an obsession to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Panel discussion: Risk culture – make your people your LP business partners

Moderated by Rachid Kerkab, Managing Director, Al-Ghibli & Co

In this session Rachid will take a look at retail’s corporate culture and examine the risks and safeguards for fraud within it. With the help of a range of expert panellists he will consider the role of HR and People & Organisation. How can HR and P&O be a business partner for the LP and Fraud Risk teams? Also discussed will be anti-fraud strategies and an anti-fraud/ethics and compliance case study.

How to do ‘more with less’ in Loss Prevention: Bruce Duncan – Head of Business Risk, Matalan

More updates to follow…

In a tough business climate, innovation and imagination are key...: Jason Hall – Western Europe Senior Manager, Profit Protection, adidas Group

Following on from his inspirational presentation last year, Jason is back with an update. He continues to challenge his team on their way of working and as business gets tougher so do the demands for the team. Being able to adapt their approach to remain fully aligned now means that creativity of new ideas and concepts has become the priority for the team: to ensure they continue to inspire all by their communication style, helping stores remain passionate about reaching their targets. Jason will talk about how working together and trusting each other whilst dealing with change is the key to success.

MEET THE EXPERTS PANEL: Experts decide 'How To Do More With Less' at Retail Risk – Dubai’

As a world leader, the UAE continually challenges us to rethink what is possible in retail.

However, as UAE retail continues to expand at breakneck speed, the question for the Loss Prevention Manager is how to keep up whilst working within the fiscal constraints of budgets?

How To Do More With Less addresses that challenge head on…

Based upon the phenomenal success of the 2017 Retail Risk – Dubai Meet the Experts sessions, this year we move up a gear to urgently address the specific issues affecting retailers right now.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss, one-to-one and in confidence, how they should address the specific challenges faced by their individual businesses across the whole spectrum of loss prevention.

The session will give retailers the tools they need to successfully reassign resources in the most cost-effective way, to achieve their business objectives and in a manner consistent with the very high standards of retail customer experience for which the UAE is synonymous.

Delegates can expect to meet with as many as 12 international experts one-on-one. This is not a “meet the buyer” event where vendors pitch their businesses to a captive audience. Many of the experts will not be vendors. And those who do work for vendor organisations are honour bound NOT to use this opportunity to pitch their products. They are invited simply to provide expertise and insight in key areas.

"It was an amazing experience to attend one of the best conferences across the globe."

Attending retailer
Retail Risk – Dubai

"It was a very delightful event and the experience was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of the presentations and the ones from adidas especially. The market study from KPMG was another highlight. I look forward to the event next year."

Attending retailer
Retail Risk – Dubai

"As an exhibitor at Retail Risk for the past 2 years, the management & organising team are an absolute pleasure to work with... They also go above and beyond to facilitate dialogue and interaction between exhibitors and conference delegates."

Attending exhibitor
Retail Risk – Dubai

"It was an amazing experience to attend one of the best conferences across the globe."

Attending retailer
Retail Risk – Dubai

“It was a very delightful event and the experience was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive nature of the presentations and the ones from adidas especially. The market study from KPMG was another highlight. I look forward to the event next year.”

Attending retailer
Retail Risk – Dubai

"As an exhibitor at Retail Risk for the past 2 years, the management & organising team are an absolute pleasure to work with... They also go above and beyond to facilitate dialogue and interaction between exhibitors and conference delegates."

Attending exhibitor
Retail Risk – Dubai