Khalifa Furqan Athar to speak on The Qatar Projects Conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel Doha, Qatar, 17 – 19 March 2014
Khalifa Furqan Athar, Director Strategy & Planning and Managing Partner of McARTHUR + COMPANY will be one of the speakers on the Qatar Projects Conference that will be held from 17th to 19thMarch in Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha.
Qatar Projects Conference is held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum and s under the full support of Ashghal.
In 2014, the conference will feature two tracks; on which covers Qatar’s Energy & Utilities sector, and another which focuses on Qatar’s infrastructure & Transport sector. This means more sector-specific content as well as extended networking opportunities. Over 400 government representatives, C-level executives and senior decision makers are expected to attend Qatar Projects 2014.
The Qatar National Vision 2030 plan intends to transform the country into a modern, knowledge-driven economy. Qatar Infrastructure & Transport Track will bring government representatives, developers, project owners and construction stakeholders to discuss various scenarios and strategies to ensure successful project delivery.
Together with other panelists, Mr. Athar will participate in topic “Update on Qatar’s real estate developments” (part of Qatar’s Infrastructure & Transport Track). This session will be held on 18th March starting at 4.35 PM.
The Mall Design & Development Middle East Conference is a unique event that brings together the key stakeholders in the design, delivery, construction and operation of malls to debate the future of mall development in the region.
McARTHUR + COMPANY directors Ritu Chopra and Tom Dvoracek showcased a cutting edge presentation on new Global Design Trends in the shopping mall industry. Sharing with key stakeholders, the issues critical to efficient, sustainable and the vision for the malls of the future.
Retail forum for the MENA region under the patronage of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai, UAE.
McARTHUR + COMPANY lead the way at Future Retail 2013. With team members; Saad Athar, Director Investment & Analysis, McARTHUR + COMPANY, presenting on the topic of “Partnerships & the Future of Retail” whilst Phil McArthur, participated in the panel discussion: “Mixed Used Developments, The New Destination”. Both sessions discussed a variety of issues in retail development and were very well received.
RECON Middle East & North Africa, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Hotel, Dubai, UAE, November 24 – 26, 2013.
McARTHUR + COMPANY in association with the International Council of Shopping Centres & Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, were proud to be part of the very successful RECON MENA 2013, the regions dedicated forum for retailers, shopping centre owners and service providers.
Phil McArthur, Managing Director of McARTHUR + COMPANY, moderated the panel discussion session on the topic of “Expo 2020: Is Retail Prepared To Welcome The World?” during the RECON MENA 2013 Conference. The regions key industry leaders including: Ishwar Chugani, Managing Director of Giordano Middle East, Dimitri George Vazelakis, Executive Managing Director – Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Abdulla Bin Sougat, Managing Director of Bin Sougat Group of Companies (Previous CEO, DIFC) all delivered their acumen on this subject.
McARTHUR + COMPANY Director of Investment & Analysis, Saad Athar, conducted a day’s workshop on behalf of Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC) on “Operations Finance & Management at Shopping Centres”.
The aim of this workshop was to understand the importance of the financial information in the shopping centre and retail business enabling individuals towards making sound and informed decisions.
This session reflects on McARTHUR + COMPANY’s commitment of continued support to MECSC and the regional shopping Centre community.
Phil McArthur was one of the distinguished faculty representing in this leading retail summit. Phil was part of a panel session, discussing ‘Redesigning the Shopping Experience – Success of the Best Retail Environments’. The panel shared expertise on reimaging mall design to attract leading retailers and differentiating your mall destination and environment.
Doha Bank Conference, ‘Business Collaboration & Partnership’, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar, June 23rd, 2013
Furqan Athar, Partner/Director Strategic Planning Finance, McARTHUR + COMPANY was a keynote speaker at this Doha Bank knowledge sharing conference. Furqan presented on the critical topic of ‘Organised Retail & Engaging Suppliers/Customers’ to industry professionals from the region.
McARTHUR + COMPANY in association with the International Council of Shopping Centres & Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, were the proud co-sponsors of the ICSC Next Generation networking event, held in the Palace Hotel, Dubai. McARTHUR + COMPANY proudly sponsored an enjoyable evening with leading industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa regions.
McARTHUR + COMPANY directors participated as the faculty of this highly successful shopping centre training program. McARTHUR + COMPANY directors; Furqan Athar, Ritu Chopra and Phil McArthur taught mature students from all over the world the fundamentals of shopping centre management, finance and leasing.
McARTHUR + COMPANY was delighted to participate in RECON Las Vegas, the world’s largest gathering of retailers, developers and capital markets focusing on shopping centre investment. Phil McArthur had the pleasure of joining the Middle East Shopping Centre Discussion Panel, on the topic of ‘New Growth Opportunities For Global Retailers’.
McArthur once again judges ICSC VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ Design and Development Awards, January 26th 2013.
In continuing our commitment to shopping centre excellence, Phil McArthur is a member of the jury for the ICSC VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Awards. The VIVA Awards annually honour the most outstanding shopping centres worldwide, and this year’s winners were announced during a special presentation at the opening ceremony of the ICSC RECON Las Vegas Convention on Sunday May 19th 2013. Congratulations to Santa Monica Place (California), Parc 66 (China), TD Bank – Net Zero Store (Florida) and Bloomingdales (California), for their world class achievements.
McARTHUR+ COMPANY was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the RECON MENA conference in November. Ritu Chopra moderated the “Retail Runway”, where international retail concepts presented their brands. Phil McArthur along with Derek Barker of Haskoll Architects and Designers delivered a presentation highlighting the growth of competition to capture consumer spending, entitled “Tomorrow’s Shopping Centres, Today”, and Furqan Athar gave an enlightening speech, “Retail 101: How Retail Works,” about the essential components of retailing.
ICSC Retail Real Estate World Summit: The Globalization of Retail, Shanghai, China, Sept 11-14, 2012
McARTHUR + COMPANY is proud to support the initiatives of International Council of Shopping Centers with their strategic growth in Asia. Phil McArthur will be participating in an international panel discussion exploring Shopping Centre Trends and Best Practices: The Next 5-10 Years.
McARTHUR + COMPANY were delighted to once again participate in the faculty of this highly successful shopping centre training program. McARTHUR + COMPANY Directors, Furqan Athar, Ritu Chopra and Phil McArthur taught students from over 15 nations the basics of shopping centre management and leasing.
Phil McArthur continues in his 15 years of support of Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and its outstanding educational and business development initiatives. Phil McArthur coordinated a panel with AT Kearney and leading global retailers on the opportunities in new emerging retail markets. November 27-29th 2011.
McARTHUR + COMPANY is proud to support the initiatives of International Council of Shopping Centers on their strategic growth in Asia. Phil McArthur was delighted to participate in the key Asian conference held in Shanghai November 2-4th 2011, focusing on shopping centre investment opportunities in the emerging markets