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Event Programme

Trade Show

Exhibition Setup

09:00 - 12:30

Check in, set up your exhibition place and meet the Channel Summit team.

Fresh Green Salad with Feta

Opening Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

Meet some of the delegates and prepare for the day ahead.

Business Meeting

Pre-Scheduled 1 to 1 Meetings (9 slots)

14:00 - 18:00

20 minute face to face meetings at the exhibitor stand or online via the Channel Summit meeting system.



Smart Home Appliances Market: Simplifying consumers’ lives and catering for their needs

Presented by Nicolet Pienaar, Market Intelligence Lead – MENA GfK

14:00 - 14:30

Location: Sir Baniyas

The technology in the homes has experienced an unprecedented rate of change over the past decades, and it is not over. Penetration of smart devices ranges in households from smart TVs, coffee machines, washing machines,, etc. While the promise of a smart home resonates well with consumers in general, the present reality is a collection of isolated smart devices in our homes.

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Channel Dynamics Transformed: Unveiling the Influence of AI

Presented by Timothy Davies, Country Manager Middle East Region, CONTEXT

15:00 - 15:30

Location: Sir Baniyas

This session highlights the key challenges confronting the technology industry in recent years, touching on the evolving landscape of AI PCs. Looking ahead to the middle of 2024, the discussion explores anticipated changes in AI, emphasising the imperative for sustainability in IT and a shift towards circular practices.

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Circular Economy & Retail: the Role and Value of BuyBack Programmes

Presented by Pascal Chabret, Retail Specialist

16:00 - 16:30

Location: Sir Baniyas

European retail specialist, Pascal Chabret, shares first hand insights into how a retailer can introduce and integrate a successful buyback programme that contributes to both the circular economy and bottom line.



The Disconnect That's Holding Your Channel Sales Back

Presented by Elias Bughosn Chaluja, Founder & CEO, ChannelPro

17:00 - 17:30

Location: Sir Baniyas

Almost every link in the supply chain has now been digitized, from pricing, ordering and inventory, through purchasing, transport and delivery, to marketing funding, materials and promotion. For vendors that want to drive more orders and sell-out from their channel, optimizing the channel sales experience is the next big step. 


Keynote Presentation

Evolution or REvolution- What retailers can expect in 2024?

Presented by Nicolet Pienaar, Market Intelligence Lead – MENA, GfK

18:00 - 18:30

2023 gave us learnings and highlighted the importance of embracing technology, sustainability, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making in the global retail industry.

Retailers have faced a raft of challenges since the pandemic boom of 2020 and 2021 when the sector witnessed record sales. With consumers working, cooking, and seeking entertainment at home, the industry experienced significant shifts. Now, it’s changing again.

As the global slowdown caused by spiraling inflation and the cost-of-living crisis stabilizes, early indicators show an upward shift. Different regions are posting varied economic forecasts, some experiencing increases in consumer confidence, and a slight easing of inflationary pressures. These positive developments lay the foundation for a promising future, signaling the potential for an overall economic upturn.

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The 60 Seconds to Convince

18:30 - 19:30

Vendors will have 60 seconds on stage in front of the audience to present their innovative products.


Welcome Reception

20:00 - 23:00

More opportunities to network and get to know delegates attending the event. More details coming soon.

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