arab luxury world, the conference on the business of luxury in the Middle East, is a unique summit built on the extraordinary growth the region has recorded the past decade in the luxury segment. The Middle East’s transition from a frontier to an emerging market is of the utmost significance for most luxury brands. arab luxury world was born out of the necessity for the industry to come together once a year, to share, to interact, to exchange knowledge and to understand consumers’ insights through unique research as well as the trends developing in the region.
The conference brings together global and regional luxury brands, as well as the agents, distributors, mall operators, retailers, service providers, global consultancy firms, media agencies and luxury associations under one roof, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
The conference’s past editions have been great successes, with unprecedented media coverage and the arab luxury world hashtag trending throughout the two days, bringing together more than 650 participants from the luxury industry every year under one roof.
This year, arab luxury world will focus on the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the end of the era of overabundance – two factors that are transforming the Middle East luxury industry. As innovation, adaptability and sustainability become the new norms, the industry’s stakeholders are faced with the necessity of adapting to single-digit growth in brick-and-mortar sales. Meanwhile, the digital disruption has arrived and online platforms are vying for the lion’s share of the market and enjoying double-digit growth.
Changing economic realities have put new opportunities on the table, but in the region today, how do brands create an emotional engagement with their Arab customers? Can luxury businesses adapt to an environment of digital disruption? What does the future of retail look like in this new environment?
arab luxury world 2018 will address all these concerns and more. Join us on May 8 and 9, 2018.