Submission Deadline: 14 September 2018

ICSC in association with MECSC is pleased to announce the 8th edition of these prestigious awards that honors the best in the industry.

ICSC Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards will be presented at RECon Middle East and North Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for outstanding achievement in marketing, retail and design.

Gold Winners of the ICSC Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards will be automatically submitted for the ICSC Best-of-the-Best Global “VIVA” (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Awards.

The Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards are a prime opportunity for shopping centre owners, retailers, developers, management companies, architects, designers and industry professionals to showcase their efforts in design, development and operation of their unique centres and award winning retail stores.

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2018 Award Judges

Emre Pelin  

Emre Pelin is a seasoned executive with 20 years of FMCG, petrochemical and real estate experience with blue chip global and leading regional companies spanning experience throughout the Middle East including work and living experiences in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and UAE. 

Emre holds a diverse background with a proven success record that began with The Coca-Cola Company’s Turkey region where Emre personally led the development and implementation of high profile programs including Ramadan programs,  global and local sports activation to add value and depth to brand Coke. Emre's first exposure to the GCC came in 2000 with a sales and marketing role for Saudi Aramco where Emre successfully built a direct retail and consumer marketing division for Aramco’s 
Petromin operation in Jeddah.


Maimunah Shebani 

Maimunah Shebani is the Managing Director of the Retail Agency in Oman. Throughout her career, she’s been involved in real estate and retail development where she gained a solid understanding of the real estate sector and retail fundamentals. Maimunah has been affiliated with the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) since 2012. Previously, she was the regional representative of Oman for the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC) and has successfully held a number of Next Gen Networking events in Oman. Currently, she is a Board Member of the MECSC.

Maimunah holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK. She is also certified by Manchester Business School in Strategy and Planning.


Lizelle Fitoussi is a marketing & communications expert with deep roots in Africa.
After graduating from University with an Honours Degree, she started her marketing career working with some of the biggest and leading shopping malls in South Africa. Early in the year 2000, Lizelle decided to move to the Middle East to take up a role as Mall Manager for The Bahrain Mall, where she worked for a number of years.
Her passion for marketing, events and retail took her to Dubai next, where she joined MAF as Marketing Manager for Deira City Centre, and thereafter Mall of the Emirates for almost a decade.
Throughout her career Lizelle had opportunities to conceptualise and execute a myriad of campaigns ranging from grand openings, to sales promotions, CSR & digital campaigns, and she has won more than a dozen internationally recognised marketing awards.
Lizelle had the pleasure of consulting for a number of shopping malls in the UAE before she joined the MBI Group as Head of Marketing (Asset Management & Retail) where she continues to apply her expertise and strategic direction to marketing, retail, specialty leasing and senior management teams.



Nada Abou Saab 

Nada Abou Saab has more than 19 years of experience in the Middle East’s business landscape, eight of which have been within Majid Al Futtaim, where she presently serves as the Marketing Director -- Shopping Malls for some of the region’s leading retail and leisure destinations.  

Nada has extensive experience in working across the Middle East and North Africa, and has garnered a proven track record of driving market share, brand recognition and revenue generation through strategic marketing initiatives.  

As part of previous roles in sales and marketing in the MENA region, Nada developed considerable multinational expertise in the region’s growing hospitality and retail sector. She holds master’s degree in business marketing and administration from the Lebanese American University.


Pam Bryson

Pam Bryson is a dynamic marketing professional with over 20 years of specialized experience in the shopping mall, retail and entertainment industries across Canada, the Middle East and North Africa. 
In her most recent position as VP of Marketing for the IMG Group of Dubai, she was responsible for the rebranding and launch of the world’s largest indoor theme park – IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai. This project was a unique first-of-its-kind development, in partnership with Marvel International of Disney and Cartoon Network of Turner Broadcast.

Prior to this, Pam held the position of VP, Marketing for the largest developer and manager of shopping malls in the Middle East – Majid Al Futtaim where she worked for 10 years overseeing 12 shopping malls, with a combined GLA of more than 11 million square feet. During her tenure, she established a dynamic marketing department comprising over 150 employees and oversaw grand opening launches of some of the most iconic shopping destinations in the world including: Mall of the Emirates (featuring Ski Dubai), Mirdif City Centre Dubai; Bahrain City Centre, Bahrain and Beirut City Centre, Beirut – Lebanon.

Before returning to Dubai in 2003, Pam and her husband lived in Cairo, Egypt where she held the position of General Manager of Marketing & Research for a large multi-use development which included 7 office towers, 2 residential buildings, 3 hotels and a super-regional shopping centre – CITYSTARS.

Originally from Canada, Pam held the position of Director, Regional Marketing for Invanhoe Cambridge where she oversaw the marketing activities for 21 shopping malls in Western Canada.

She is a graduate of the University of Calgary, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Major in Marketing. She is an ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) designated Certified Marketing Director (CMD), has over 25 ICSC Marketing awards credited to her name and has held various positions on ICSC committees, teaches at the Professional School of Development for ICSC, and was an awards’ judge for the ICSC Marketing awards for over 15 years in Canada, USA, Asia, South Africa, the Middle East and Global Viva Awards. Pam currently lives in Dubai with her husband and twin boys.