conneXion 2015 took place in Dubai 14-17 April

conneXion Dubai was another great success. See why.

Consumer behavior is changing fast, and we have to be nimble and ready to react to change if we want to stay ahead of the game. This was the conclusion for the over 400 retailers, hospitality operators and software providers, who attended conneXion 2015 – the LS Retail and Hospitality conference and expo, which took place in Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah Resort on April 14-17, 2015.

conneXion 2015 focused on showcasing “Easier, Simpler, Faster” software solutions for retailers and restaurateurs worldwide and was structured around 3 main objectives:

  • Presenting latest trends and research results for the retail and food service industries,
  • Exchanging best practices from international specialists and professionals
  • Presenting software solutions that meet the needs of retail and hospitality businesses worldwide.


On April 15 and 16, the actual conference took place, where guests could attend over 50 sessions led by international experts in retail and hospitality. Leading industry experts delivered keynote and presentations, including:

Magnus Norddahl Chief Executive Officer and President
Marko Perisic General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics 365
Daniel Levine Consumer trend expert
Dadi Karason Chief Technology Officer

Training Day

LS Retail’s yearly event kicked off with a “readiness day”, which presented a series of technical workshops and training sessions tailored on the interests of retailers and hospitality specialists. Participants had the chance to get a deeper understanding of all technical aspects of their chosen software solution, as well as discuss software- and industry-specific challenges and needs.

Conference and Expo

Panelists included IT specialists sharing software tips and tricks as well as retailers and restaurateurs discussing trends, issues and successes in their software implementations. Among the retailers and hospitality operators who shared best practices using LS Retail solutions were: Fabrizio Preti, CTO of A. S. Roma; Jonas Carlsson, Director Hotel IT Operation Services at Nordic Choice Hotels; Ashika Charan, Head of IT at Cost Club Ltd – Megamart ; Shubhojit Mahalanobis, Deputy General Manager at Danube Home; Sascha Voelz, Poresy Managing Director; George Mathew, IT Manager at Grandstores.

At the Expo guests got acquainted with the latest software solutions from big names in the field of retail and hospitality business IT. The two Gold sponsors of conneXion 2015, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP), showcased their products at their booths in the expo. Other exhibitors were: Toshiba, AGR, Cenium, SQL Perform, DK Online, Mergetool, SaaSPlaza, Godrej, aswaaq, Powa, Datavan, 1Click Factory.

Closing event and awards ceremony

conneXion 2015 closed on April 16th with a formal dinner and awards ceremony at the Armani Hotel in Dubai honoring the LS Retail’s top-performing partner companies.

We also want to thank all participants, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and staff members that contributed in making conneXion 2015 a great success. Without your active participation, we could not have made this such a huge accomplishment!

It was a great honor receiving you all and we hope you were inspired, and returned home with a compass, a roadmap and a strategy on how you are going to lead your business forward to greater success.

conneXion 2015 in pictures