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C-StoreForum 2020

C-StoreForum 2020

February 3-4, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Dubai

Hyatt Regency, Dubai | February 3-4, 2020

What is the key factor driving growth in the convenience sector across the Middle East, Africa and Asia?

Urbanisation? Aging populations? Smaller households? Greater disposable income? Or a more complex mixture of this and more?

We can see multichannel retailers are investing heavily in new concepts to capitalise on this trend with in-store restaurants, food-to-go, fresh, pharmacies and store franchises becoming commonplace.

With the landscape evolving at a break-neck pace, C-StoreForum is a unique event that allows you to take stock of market dynamics in just two days. Invite-only, it gives you the tools and know-how to create a more successful business, focusing on streamlining processes and developing strategies for future growth.

OpenRoom’s signature one-to-one meetings format enables people and businesses to connect, identify opportunities and explore new solutions. With networking at the heart of the event and endless opportunities to spend time with peers and partners from across the region, you’ll leave with a recipe for business success and a contact book that bursts at the seams.

Taleb Al Saleh, Marketing Director, ENOC

Chair, Taleb Al Saleh, Marketing Director, ENOC

Chairing the conference will be Taleb Al Saleh. Taleb is the Marketing Director at ENOC. Alongside fuel stations, ENOC is behind the leading homegrown convenience-store chain in the UAE, ZOOM.

Laurent Guitart
CEO, Circle K UAE

Keynote, Laurent Guitart, CEO, Circle K UAE

Leveraging the rapidly changing convenience store: From Grocery to Gourmet

Laurent Guitart has more than 21 years of retail experience and a wealth of knowledge across all retail formats. He joined the Circle K team in 2015 with a program of change which resulted in a substantial increase in both revenues and margin, and a streamlining of supplier partners.  In 2017 and 2018, Circle K was awarded Best Retail Convenience Chain across the UAE.

Laurent has continued to grow the business and has overseen a rise in customer numbers from 4.6 to 6 million per annum. He is passionate about improving the customer journey and since 2017, has initiated a cashless program across all its branches.  Laurent graduated from Rive Gauche University in France and has been a resident of Dubai for the past 13 years.

Tomas Mazetti
Co-Founder, Moby Mart

Speaker, Tomas Mazetti, Co-Founder, Moby Mart

The Future is here: the $10,000 Staff-less Corner Store, Live in Shanghai

Tomas Mazetti is the founder of Moby Mart, a hyped staffless corner-store that has been featured extensively in global media during 2018-2019. Before Moby, Tomas has a long history of running tech startups like Wheelys Café, an app-powered café on wheels that have sold to over 80 countries! When Tomas don’t his companies or build AI-powered stocking solutions he likes to read medieval poetry and fly experimental aircraft. At the C Store Forum he will tell some secrets on how to launch new tech faster than the giants and the future of small retail. 

Satish Zope
Head of Petroleum & Digital Payment Business, AGS Transact Technologies

Ignite Sessions, Satish Zope, Head of Petroleum & Digital Payment Business, AGS Transact Technologies

An expert in Retail and Supply Chain Management Technology, Satish has played a significant role across several positions he has held in his career spanning over 23 years. At AGSTTL, Satish has led many industry-first initiatives such as Fastlane, making a contribution towards the automation & digitization of the Indian fuel retail industry.

Prior to joining AGSTTL in 2010, Satish was associated with Mountain Technologies and Processbiz Technologies Inc. as the Head of Business Development where he successfully managed the growing demand for retail automation and CRM solution across the retail and oil & gas industry. He has also been instrumental in driving several innovative projects in India.

Satish is a post-graduate in Business Management from the University of Pune. In his free time, Satish can be found listening to old classical songs or playing cricket.

Tu Vu Thanh
CEO, 7-Eleven Vietnam

Testimonial, Tu Vu Thanh, CEO, 7-Eleven Vietnam

The forum was a great opportunity to connect, engage and share with industry experts and peers.  We met several potential supplier partners at the event who will be able to help us grow our business.  We look forward to participating and contributing in future events.

Ong Chee Jern
General Manager, Xpress Point

Testimonial, Ong Chee Jern, General Manager, Xpress Point

An insightful forum and key to understanding future trends for the CVS industry. The information and networking session were a great help for exploring new business opportunities. I would highly recommend this kind of event to any business associate that wants to grow their business in the region.

Ideas worth sharing

Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth sharing

Short, sharp sessions to ignite your curiosity

45-second insights

Elevator Pitches, 45-second insights

Giving delegates the opportunity to pitch their business to a captive audience and make themselves memorable. 

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Event Partners

Franke Coffee Systems

Franke Coffee Systems is a world-leading solution provider for professional coffee making. The product range includes fully automatics, semi-automatics, traditionals, capsule machines, and specialty craft brewers. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovations.

The venue

As one of the world’s most popular business hubs, Dubai is the perfect location to host our next PetroForum MENA. Delegates will benefit from its first-class travel links, and will be staying at the fabulous Hyatt Regency in the heritage heart of the city, on the Corniche, a renowned waterfront promenade. From a metro station nearby, access the Dubai Museum, Bastakia Quarter, the business district, shopping centers and more. The Dubai International Airport is just 15 minutes away.

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