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Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference - MRDC 2017

By Conference Connection

Mar 20, 2017

Inaugural Middle East Retail and Downstream Conference to be held in Dubai.


3 – 4 May 2017, Dubai, UAE


Conference Connection is pleased to announce the inaugural Middle East Retail and Downstream Conference 2017 (MRDC 2017) which will be held in Dubai on 3 – 4 May 2017. Hosted by the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), the conference will bring together industry executives and specialists to examine emerging market and pricing trends, post liberalization, in the retail & downstream sector.

Transformed by technology, digitalization, the movement towards alternative fuels, this two-day event is the first of its kind in the region, with a dual focus on the evolution of retail design, facilities and services, advances in RFID technology, payment systems and the advent and role of non-fuel activities in the business model. 


A distinguished faculty from Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe is expected to address at the entire retail and downstream marketing supply chain in the post price liberalization era with topics ranging from products supply, technology, and alternative fuels to retails facilities.


This conference is expected to be attended by regional operators, retailers and distributors from National & International Oil Companies, distributors, municipal corporations, chambers of commerce, operators of equipment, technology and point of service providers as well high volume franchise owners/operators. It should be of interest to supporting organisations specialising in the downstream retail and transportation and as well as those specialising in payment systems, fleet cards and customer loyalty programmes.


Participants will have the opportunity to visit the UAE’s only Green Petrol Station operated by ENOC, on the concluding day of the conference in the afternoon of 4th May 2017.





  • The GCC Retail and Downstream Marketing Sectors in the Post-Price Liberalization Era
  • Downstream Retail Industry: Trends and Potential Growth
  • RFID Technology and Fleet Card Management Solutions
  • Digitalizing Retail Forecourt to Enhance the Customer Experience
  • Digitalizing Forecourt to Enhance Operational
  • Challenges & Competition in High-Volume Retailers
  • Retail Facilities, Design and Services
  • Alternative Fuels: CNG/Electric Vehicles and Biofuels
  • Pricing Strategies and Solutions to Release Untapped Profit Potential
  • The Evolution of the C-Store
  • Expanding the F&B Offer on Forecourt
  • Customer Loyalty in Relation to Forecourt





The conference is crucial to all key decision makers and senior management in the fuels industry including:


  • Retailers from NOCs and IOCs
  • Standards & Regulators Authorities
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Private Operators / “Asian” Operators
  • Franchising Companies
  • Equipment Suppliers / Manufacturers
  • Technology Providers
  • Forecourt Customers


For further details and regular update on the conference, please contact Conference Connection at Tel: +65 6338 0064, email info@cconnection.org or visit www.mrdc-conference.com

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