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Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on the go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on the go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Location:

United Arab Emirates

Description:

Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on the go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Language:

English

Contact:

+971563726112


Episodes

Decoding Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology - With Neoflow Asset Management Chief Investment Officer, Tobias Young

3/13/2022
Cryptocurrency adoption rates are surging, with Chainanalysis reporting a 2300% increase in adoption rates since Q3 of 2019. To better understand the nuances of this multi-trillion dollar market, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Tobias Young, Chief Investment Officer at Neoflow Asset Management and former member of the Global Blockchain Council, to talk about cryptocurrency, how it works, the recent market crash and the potential it holds in the future. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About...

Duration:00:22:17

8 Point Roadmap For Designing Iconic Human Experiences - With Tim Kobe

2/23/2022
Having helped craft the brand experience that enabled Apple to grow from $2 billion company to a $3 trillion one, Tim Kobe is a visionary designer who continues to transform the realm of brand experiences through a focus on human outcome. Rohma Theunissen sat down with the designer himself, to find out the cornerstones of his methodology, and how designers and brands can apply them to maximize their Return on Experience (ROX). Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Tim Kobe Tim Kobe is a...

Duration:00:03:14

Why Return On Experience Is The New ROI - With Eight Inc Founder & CEO, Tim Kobe

2/16/2022
Return on Experience (ROX), is the new ROI, but what exactly is ROX and how do we effectively implement it? To better understand the concept Rohma Theunissen caught up with Tim Kobe, Founder & CEO of Eight Inc, Chairman of X8 Ventures, and the man behind Apple’s iconic store experience to talk about his game-changing book, Return on Experience. In an exclusive interview, Tim breaks down the importance of human experience design, its key components, the significance of ROX, how its measured,...

Duration:00:30:04

5 Things To Consider When Launching An NFT Collection - With Rami Kadi

1/26/2022
With NFTs being the biggest buzzword of 2022 thus far, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Rami Kadi, the visionary Lebanese-American couturier on the verge of launching his first NFT collection, to find out the key things that brands and individuals need to consider before diving into the realm of NFTs. NOTE: This episode was recorded virtually as Rohma was in Dubai and Rami was in Beirut – so there are a few glitches in sound but we think that makes the conversation even more...

Duration:00:03:37

Disrupting Boundaries: Couture & NFTs - With Lebanese Couturier, Rami Kadi

1/19/2022
With the global market for NFTs surpassing $41 billion in 2021, digital collectibles are becoming the most sought-after “it” items in the fashion industry. Rohma Theunissen caught up with Rami Kadi, the pioneering Beirut-based couturier who is set to become the first Middle Eastern designer to create and sell an NFT collection. In this exclusive interview, Rami reveals the algorithmic design process behind his SS22 couture collection, how and why he created his first-ever NFT collection, the...

Duration:00:21:44

5 Things To Know About Kuwait's Luxury Market - With Zainab Alabdulrazzaq

12/20/2021
With the fifth-highest number of millionaire households in the world, Kuwait is a haven for luxury connoisseurs. To better understand the unique needs of its luxury consumers, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Zainab Alabdulrazzaq, Editor-in-Chief of Kuwait’s leading digital luxury platform 3oud.com, to find out the 5 key things that brands need to know about the Kuwaiti luxury market. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Zainab Alabdularazzaq Zainab is a highly respected Kuwaiti media...

Duration:00:03:00

Exploring Kuwait's Luxury Heritage - With 3oud.com Editor-in-Chief, Zainab Alabdulrazzaq

12/14/2021
With a legacy of luxury that can be traced back to the 70’s, Kuwait is one the most sophisticated markets within the GCC. Rohma Theunissen caught up with Zainab Alabdulrazzaq, influential entrepreneur and Editor-in-Chief of 3oud.com, to understand the Kuwaiti luxury market, the country’s position within the global and regional arena, the affluent local consumer, and how she managed to broker one of the biggest deals in the region that led to Tamdeen Group’s acquisition of 3oud.com. Hosted...

Duration:00:27:30

5 Pillars To Building A Powerful Social Media Strategy - With Mike Khouri

12/6/2021
Being able to keep up with the ever-evolving world of social media is a mammoth undertaking. To better understand the key components of building a killer social media strategy, Rohma Theunissen sat down with Mike Khouri, Founder & Managing Director of social-first creative agency Tactical, to find out the tips and tricks that brands – and individuals – can use to maximize their ROI. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Mike Khouri Bio’s are serious and boring, Dubai-based Founder and...

Duration:00:02:10

Social Media, Influencers & The Metaverse - With Tactical Founder & Managing Director, Mike Khouri

11/23/2021
With the advent of Meta, the social media and digital universe is poised for yet another major transformation. Rohma Theunissen caught up with Mike Khouri, Founder and Managing Director of Tactical, to talk about the evolution of social media, the position of influencers, the significance of the metaverse, the potential of NFT’s and what it takes to develop and maintain robust social and digital strategies amidst all these changes. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Mike Khouri Bio’s are...

Duration:00:35:36

5 Tips For Launching A Successful Podcast - With Rohma Theunissen

11/16/2021
With podcasts being pegged as one of the fasting growing digital mediums in the MENA markets, Judy Daghestani catches up with Curated Conversations Host & Producer, Rohma Theunissen, to find out the key tactics for launching a podcast series that stands out. Hosted by: Judy Daghestani About Rohma Theunissen A graduate of McGill University and Parsons School of Design, Rohma has amassed over a decade of experience in the international luxury fashion industry working for brands such as...

Duration:00:06:33

The Rise of Podcasting - With Curated Conversations Producer & Host, Rohma Theunissen

11/9/2021
It’s no secret that the podcast market is booming, with Apple Podcasts reporting a 100% increase in published podcast titles since 2019. Judy Daghestani sits down with Curated Conversations host, and this episode's guest, Rohma Theunissen to talk about the growing popularity of podcasts, looking at key facts and figures within the region, the unique appeal that this medium offers, the MENA listeners and just what it takes to launch, produce and host a successful, multi-season podcast...

Duration:00:24:52

The Influence of Community Commerce - With TikTok Head of Retail & E-Commerce MENA, Aref Yehia

10/12/2021
Since its inception just a few years ago, TikTok has changed the very manner in which we consume content online. Having just surpassed the one billion active monthly users mark, Rohma Theunissen caught up with TikTok’s Head of Retail & E-Commerce, Aref Yehia, to talk about the draw of short-form content, TikTok’s unique algorithm, the new definition of influence, and how brands can leverage the power of community commerce to boost awareness, engagement, conversions, and sales. Hosted by:...

Duration:00:19:48

Building A Fine Jewelry Legacy - With Azza Fahmy CEO & Partner, Fatma Ghaly

6/2/2021
When it comes to aspirational fine jewelry brands, Egyptian brand Azza Fahmy is nothing short of a global icon. With a legacy spanning across 50 years, the brand has consistently exported collections imbued with authentic Middle Eastern perspectives and exquisite craftsmanship. Rohma Theunissen caught up with the brand’s CEO & Partner Fatma Ghaly, to talk about Egypt’s luxury market, the contemporary consumer, their newly opened location at THAT Concept Store in Dubai, and what it’s like to...

Duration:00:28:31

5 Tactics For Growing E-Commerce - With Edward Sabbagh

5/26/2021
Given the surge in demand for online shopping as a result of the ongoing pandemic, e-commerce has been the savior for many brands and sectors during these unprecedented times. Rohma Theunissen sat down with Edward Sabbagh, VP of Growth & Managing Director for EMEA of leading global luxury platform FARFETCH, to ask him key tactics brands and organizations can employ to grow their e-commerce business in 2021, and beyond. NOTE: This episode was recorded virtually to uphold social distancing...

Duration:00:08:33

Driving E-Commerce Growth – With FARFETCH VP of Growth & Managing Director of EMEA, Edward Sabbagh

5/8/2021
When it comes to luxury e-commerce, FARFETCH is the undisputed industry disruptor. Driven by an unparalleled sense of innovation, the platform has played a pivotal role in the survival and growth of luxury retail, paving the way with sustainable models and new technologies that facilitate the digitization of the luxury shopping experience. Rohma Theunissen caught up with the force behind the FARFETCH brand in the Middle East, Edward Sabbagh, VP of Growth & Managing Director of EMEA, to talk...

Duration:00:28:51

5 Qualities of Effective Leaders - With Rania Masri El Khatib

5/2/2021
In this episode of #bitesizedconversations, Rohma Theunissen catches up with one of the most respected leaders within the Middle Eastern retail industry, Rania Masri El Khatib , to ask her the 5 qualities leaders need to have to guide businesses through these tumultuous times. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Rania Masri El Khatib Rania Masri El Khatib is a senior retail executive with over 20 years of experience in the sector, starting from the shop sales floor. Passionate about the...

Duration:00:03:00

The Transformation of Retail Culture – With Rania Masri El Khatib

4/24/2021
Considered one of the most powerful players in the Middle Eastern retail industry, Rania Masri El Khatib spearheaded the omnichannel transformation of one of the region’s biggest luxury retail businesses Chalhoub Group. Rohma Theunissen caught up with the former CTO to talk about the evolution of the industry, its work culture, and the leadership required to empower employees to drive organizational success now and in the future. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Rania Masri El...

Duration:00:51:08

5 Pillars For Success In The Contemporary Marketplace - With Max Svärdh & Albin Johansson

4/6/2021
On the heels of the launch of Axel Arigato’s new Dubai store at Level Shoes, Rohma Theunissen caught up with the contemporary Swedish label’s co-founders, Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson to find out what it takes for contemporary brands to succeed in 2021. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Axel Arigato Underground Swedish brand Axel Arigato headed by Albin Johansson and Max Svärdh made its place as a renowned footwear label in summer 2014. The brand follows a unique business model that...

Duration:00:05:36

Conquering The Contemporary Market – With Axel Arigato Founders, Max Svärdh & Albin Johansson

3/30/2021
“We thought that [a DTC model] was how we could make the biggest impact at that time. We wanted to own the relationship with the customers but also wanted to work very quickly.” When it comes to contemporary fashion, Swedish label Axel Arigato is one of the segment’s undisputed leaders. Given the growth of the contemporary luxury market in recent years, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Axel Arigato’s founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson to talk about their success, the DTC model, the...

Duration:00:24:00

5 Ways You Can Help Lebanon - With Roni Helou

3/23/2021
8 months after the tragic Beirut blast, Lebanon is facing some of the toughest times in its history. Rohma Theunissen caught up with Roni Helou to find out what people outside of the country can do to help. To donate to Beit El Baraka, click here. Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Roni Helou Born in Lebanon in 1992, Roni Helou is a conscious ready-to-wear designer based in Beirut. In 2016 upon his graduation from Creative Space Beirut, a progressive fashion school that offers free design...

Duration:00:03:53