25 - 26 November, 2019 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Joe Nekic

Head of Loss Prevention - Southern Gulf M. H. Alshaya Co.

A Loss Prevention Specialist with over twenty years of experience in security & retail asset protection including internal & external investigations, crisis management, and risk management. A leader with excellent communication, people management skills, supported by experience in all aspects of asset protection and investigations.

Conference Day One: Monday, 25 November 2019

Monday, November 25th, 2019

10:30 AM Fire Side Chat: The Evolving Scope of Retail Loss: Are we investing enough in our Loss Prevention strategy to keep up with ever-changing threats?

The recent years have seen a shift in ‘Retail Loss’ from concerns such as theft to actually driving brand loyalty and revenue protection. While inventory protection and management is still a key focus, most retailers in the region are asking themselves ‘how do we grow and protect our store revenue when 11.8% of Gen-Z shops on Facebook, nearly 25% of Baby Boomers shop on social platforms. And Millennials prefer to buy products they discover on Instagram and Snapchat”?

  • How can the multipurpose IoT technology increase surveillance efforts and drive efficient inventory management, all while attracting new age customers?
  • Implementing an Omni-Channel approach towards consumer retention
  • The role of ‘Customer Engagement’ in


Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

10:30 AM Fireside Chat: Cost Management Looking at Cost Management as a Non-Finance Function

As a process intensive business, retail is one of the top sectors that concentrate on OPEX and cost management as a means of loss prevention. According to a McKinsey report, it is estimated that automated checkouts can reduce cashier staff requirements by up to 75%, resulting in savings of $150 billion to $380 billion a year in 2025. This is just one minor step towards a comprehensive loss prevention and profit protection strategy. Join this session to dive deeper:

  • How is accidental waste and employee misconduct adding to your business cost?
  • Tackling vendor fraud on all levels of the business
  • Minimising inventory redundancy and returns: Best practices to save on smaller inventory costs


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